Test in sound and tone 5-2020
You shouldn't keep trying to listen to Deep Purple with small speakers, the little man in the back of your head warns. On the other hand, why not? It has to be able to do that, at least a little bit. Nobody demands the power and authority of a 15-incher, but you have to have an idea of ??"properly" reproduced rock music. No problem for the Scandinavian Monitor S151: It certainly manages to convey a noteworthy "Child In Time" atmosphere. Of course, the bass plays within the limits dictated by the membrane area, the support provided by the reflex system generates the amount of extra thrust that one can hope for. As already proven in countless other applications, the AMT does its job very well. It sounds silky, crisp and very free at the top. Personally, I would have indulged in a bit more energy at the lower end of its spectrum, but that's a matter of taste. The energy of a voice à la Adele is there, even the late Johnny Cash sounds authentic: a bit strained, but realistic and full of fervor. Smaller productions suit the Scandinavian Monitor S151 more, with voices and economical instrumentation it shows its full potential. In the "Tool-Test" he pulls himself out of the affair respectably: Of course he doesn't really stand a chance against over-drummer Danny Carey, but the compact loudspeaker undoubtedly transports the genius of "Fear Inoculum". Especially since he builds a very large stage, places the complex guitar gimmicks on "Pneuma" well out there, far away from the speakers, and nails James Mainard Keenan's organ right to the middle. That's perfectly fine - not the reinvention of the compact two-way loudspeaker, but a successful variant of the topic.