"There was no straining with these speakers. In a word, they were effortless, never managing to have me tire from listening to them. I was amazed at how they can sound so big given their physical dimensions."
Where our standard EV 900 defines the entry level to the high-end world of Credo Audio loudspeakers, the reference version will let you experience your music on a whole other level.
The reference version is optimized in every aspect, to meet highest demands in dynamics and overall performance.
The used chassis were chosen after an intense election-process. Their specifications and sound-performance meet our expectations and fit perfectly with our crossover-philosophy.
Outstanding performance on- and off- listening axis
The components, used in the reference-crossover are all of premium quality and belong to the best on the market.
There is a controversial discussion about the advantages of such components (coils, resists and capacitors). We found that we achieve better results with the components we use, but they can't cause a wonder. Bad engineering can't be resolved.
Tighter tolerances, better mechanical and electrical specifications of course make a difference. With intense listening we found selected parts that have better clarity and fine dynamics.
The internal wiring and the connection-terminal are also different to the standard version. The terminal is milled from 6mm mineral composite and has major mechanical advantages.
The loudspeaker-cables have very low inductance. In the way they are made, the magnetic fields within the cables are reduced dramatically and it has outstanding mechanical characteristics. The vibrations inside the loudspeaker also have an influence to the cable, microphony-effects occur. We use cables with very pure OFC strands and with a dense and very pure silver coating. Which practically is the best you can get for internal wiring.
Chassis: 1" soft-dome Tweeter; 1 x 5.25“ mid woofer sliced paper