The Goldmund Apologue Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary
From the Robb Report Luxury Newswire
Celebrated in 1987 for its unique design by New York's Museum of Modern Art, where it was displayed, and for its unique audio quality by worldwide audio enthusiasts who bought the 50 pairs then produced, the Goldmund Apologue speaker stands as a major milestone in Goldmund history.
Twenty-five years later, Goldmund is paying tribute to this extraordinary product by issuing a Limited Series of 25 Goldmund Apologue Anniversary speakers with an exactly identical design but with all the technological progress made by the company during those 25 years.
The 1987 edition of the Apologue was a 3-way passive speaker. The Apologue Anniversary comes with twice as much drivers and built-in amplification totalizing 3600W for a pair.
To this extreme power, Goldmund added the latest signal corrections developed by Goldmund's Fundamental Research department. If it is scientifically correct to say that the Apologue Anniversary is 100% corrected both in amplitude and phase, providing for the first time a “perfect response” from a pair of speakers, Goldmund prefers to look at the technical achievements in this model from another angle. Goldmund does not develop technologies or manufacture equipment just for the sake of it. Goldmund's ultimate objective and reward is to create emotions.
Goldmund believes that the more perfect the sound reproduction, the more intense these emotions will be. The company focuses on the results the technologies it develops can provide in this sense. These are listed below:
Each instrument is positioned at its correct place,
Complete stability of the image,
Perfectly well defined trebles,
Extremely neat bass,
Ultra high definition and precision in the voices,
Higher playback levels without distortion,
No fatigue to the listener, even at extremely high levels.
To the perfection of the sound, Goldmund also wanted to add the highest level in the design, ease of use and installation.
The signal feeding the Apologue Anniversary is sent exclusively wirelessly, so the 2 speakers of a Stereo System can be presented without any cable, except for an AC plug that can be installed below the speaker. So the superb design, with all its details can be admired by walking around the speakers, a possibility usually dangerous due to connecting cables. Goldmund thinks there is no reason to admire such an exceptional sculptural object only from the front and a pair of Apologue Anniversary can be observed as if they were in a Museum, even if playing Music at the same time.
About The Goldmund Custom Shop: Since this very special product will be purchased by a happy few very special people, Goldmund will sell the Apologue through a VIP channel that was initially developed for the Goldmund Media Room: The Goldmund Custom Shop.
Thanks to the services offered by the Custom Shop, buyers can require a specific finish that they can select with Goldmund Custom Shop experts. It also provides them with unique services that include the system to be installed by Goldmund specialists from our Geneva factory, who will to tune it exactly to the customer room acoustics and setup. These engineers will travel anywhere in the world to customize Apologue’s configurations and make sure that the level of the system is up to the customers’ expectations.
In a time when all traditional audio products are usually sold as cash and carry and are heavily commoditized, such a personalized product and service are a privilege that only the Goldmund Custom Shop can provide.
The Apologue Anniversary price has been set slightly over half a million dollars and can be ordered with a deposit of 60000 dollars.
About Goldmund: Founded in 1978, Goldmund has set the standard for ultra-luxury audio products worldwide by allying the most advanced technologies to the utmost quality of materials and customized services. Based in Geneva, the company’s exceptional product design is matched by its industry-leading commitment to fundamental research in audio performance. Employing a team of electro-acoustic engineering experts, Goldmund has developed and introduced industry firsts home wireless music distribution, DVI output, mechanical grounding, thermal grounding, extreme multichannel processing and many more.
At the forefront of the international luxury audio/video marketplace, Goldmund introduced mythical products such as the Reference II turntable, the world’s most expensive turntable, the Telos 5000 limited series 5000 watts amplifier, the Eidos Reference Blue, the most luxurious universal player, and the Goldmund Media Room, a revolutionary (and patented) customized Home-Theater solution.
Today Goldmund continues to offer ultimate audiophile products but has also developed luxury lifestyle lines that provide a unique performance while simplifying customers’ lives through extreme customization.