Our General Manager Mark Hales started with Audio Trends at about the same time the Richter Wizards were first lighting up the audio sky here in Melbourne. That was in 1989 and now 25 years later (September 2014), we are proud to deliver our customers the latest Legend Series V model. That in itself tells you how well they compare to the competition with each range standing alone for around 6 years and even then updates have been minor.
Richter’s Legend Series V is all about the music – the sheer magic of your favourite listening delivered in astounding stereo high fidelity. These improved levels of musicality are 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.
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, especially for subwoofers…its Wizard model is the biggest-selling Australian speaker in history” – Rod Easdown, THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD