Richter’s Legend Series V is all about the music – the sheer magic of your favourite listening delivered in astounding stereo high fidelity and here via the Richter Wizards. Their are very high levels of musicality and all thanks to Richter’s brand new proprietary drivers and careful acoustic design which has been in the research lab for the last two years and they adhere closely to Richter’s philosophy of musicality and affordability.
The true three-way design features Richter’s top-of-the-line wide-dispersion soft-dome tweeters and the same powerful 150mm (6") bass and midrange drivers used in the flagship Dragons. The Wizards are ideal for hi-fi stereo in a medium to large room or anchoring the sonic drama of your Home Theatre.
Tweeters: The soft-dome neodymium tweeters provide wide dispersion, producing a lively and spacious sound stage with smooth musicality, and a response extending well beyond human hearing.
Mid-Bass Drivers: The highly efficient 150mm (6") mid/bass drivers - yes, there are two in each enclosure) harness composite cones combining the natural acoustic finesse of paper with the strength of modern carbon- fibre technology. This produces ideal damping characteristics plus the coherence and timing essential to draw you into the music. The awesome bass is rich, deep and firm.
Crossover Network: You don't see this, but the crossover network or circuitry inside each enclosure is a key factor in any speakers performance. The all-new designed crossovers were painstakingly designed with feedback from a large team of audio specialists across Australia to produce emotional vocals, an astonishingly vivid sound stage and a smooth blending of frequencies. The highly stable off-axis response means the Legends maintain realism in a wide spectrum of listening environments – because everyone’s listening room is different.
Cabinets: The cabinets or enclosures as some call them have been completely redesigned using non-parallel panels to reduce 'standing waves' which are an annoying problem that every speaker maufacturer has to address if they want tight and accurately pleasing sound. Also invisible to the naked eye is the comprehensive bracing that has been positioned to minimise harmonics. Double thickness rear and front baffles and new high density damping makes these the most neutral and musical cabinets Richter have ever produced.
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The Amplifier - Richter Mystique
Musicality and affordability should be the dual design criteria for any manufacturer tackling the development of any serious new amplifier. As we know, these deceptively simple goals are much harder to achieve than to target. Company Director John Cornell - a 40 year veteran of the "music" industry - proudly believes that they have excelled at this test with the release of their first 30 Watt per channel vacuum tube amplifier...the 'Mystique'. In fact John was so passionate about the Richter Mystique that he sent Audio Trends one of the first units to test and evaluate before committing to sell the amp.
The Mystique is built on a solid single piece casing and high current low noise 'Ring' type power transformer with independant filtering circuits for the left and right channels. The 'Mystique' is then equipped with Czech made JJ12AX7 vacuum tubes - very popular these days - for the first stage output and these are coupled with 'Ruby' 6l6G power tubes. All component parts are of the highest quality, featuring 'Vishay' HQ grade resistors, 'Nichicon' capacitors and an 'Alps' volume control. All circuit boards, input and speaker terminals are gold electro plated. The super high end 24bit 192 kHz USB DAC comes with its own independant power supply.
At the $1799 price, John Cornell from Richter says "that the 'Mystique' is the amplifier steal of the decade". The 'Mystique' certainly enhances Richter's near thirty year quest for industry leading, cost effectiveness in every product brought to market so far.
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The Richter design team is headed up by Dr. Martin Gosnell BE (Hons) PhD who has worked with Richter since approx. 2000 and is supported by the very experienced and highly respected Audio Engineer Brad Serhan. Together with the experience of audiophile owner John Cornell they have really set a new benchmark in Australian speaker design. You could pay a whole lot more for an international brand name and get not only an inferior product, but one that doesn't sound anywhere near any of the Richter Legend series. The Wizards will also please your eyes with their classic yet contemporary looks – perfect for hi-fi stereo or anchoring your home theatre acoustics, without breaking the bank. Do yourself a favour, just listen!
In The News
It’s another milestone from Richter, the only brand to win 26 industry and government awards, twice-named ‘Australian Manufacturer of the Year.’ “The brand has developed a solid reputation …its Wizard model is the biggest-selling Australian speaker in history” – Rod Easdown, THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD