Compact Speaker German Maestro Linea S B-One

The narrow shape with the elegant fillet is reminiscent of an old acquaintance: the MB quart Alexxa (AUDIO 3/07). Right – the Linea S from German Maestro is the official follow-up.

  1. Compact speaker German Maestro Linea S B-one
  2. Data sheet

However, not only the company name has changed, but also the vote. So, the compact B-one got a completely new tweeter. Rather than a conventional dome, an inverted Dome, which is designed to provide a much more homogeneous omnidirectional approach referred to by the manufacturer “ultrasphere” working here now. Dome below, Polyprop cone top – it stuck to the reverse arrangement of the drivers – mind, to make the signals of both drivers in the listeners as possible while meeting a: that to avoid interference in the transition area. It is located at 1900 Hz incidentally striking low. That the tweeter is however not significantly shatters, suggests a very good interpretation of the turnout and to a very high standard in the design of the chassis.

Also on the bass reflex there were to improve little: A wide, rounded slot instead of a pipe will now reduce the flow noises. Especially attractive was the optional real wood veneered case with the futuristic curved baffle: their waist should improve the dispersion around the tweeter and give no chance to edge reflections.

A hoard of heat

Differently than the previous charging Dali’s left taking the German Maestro: Bach’s meditative Cantata “I’ve had enough” (Montreal Baroque, ATMA Classique) sounded minimally more voluminous, it even warmer and   Worldly as on the already very nice playing Heco Celan XT 301.

Even more beautiful that all heat in the sound image the B-one “honors never boring or stuffy acted, but orchestral details in the appropriate final chorus your German Masters” (Wagner Meistersinger, Sawallisch) constituted almost naturally and rather profound. The poll was always beneficial if the recordings were rather difficult (like the demanding Sibilants on Katie Meluas “Shy Boy”). Vice versa, when too-dark mixes (about Dvorak’s 9th Symphony;) Järvi, Telarc), rhythmically slightly blurred her performance and lost but something too in welcoming warmth and deep space, instead of working out the individual instruments from their environment. Jazzy rock like Jeff Beck’s “guitar shop” she played while relaxed, but also something temperamentlos. A speaker that sounds rather unspectacular, but in longer sessions if the freedom of his fatigue on the first hearing and will find many fans his stoic silence.

+ Matched warm until of course, pleasant, spacious and extremely long hearing and compatible.

– Some more deep bass and temperament would do well.

German Maestro Linea S B-one

Manufacturer German Maestro
Price €800.00
Rating 78.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

General data
Dimensions (W x H x D) 19.5 x 37.0 x 30.0 cm
Weight 9.0
Surfaces Veneer, varnish
Color Maple, cherry, Zebrano and high gloss black / white
Technical characteristics
Bass principle Two-way bass reflex
Number of ways 2
Working principle of full Active
Connections single wiring
XLR connectors
Space adaptation
Surround complementary.
Laboratory characteristics
Maximum volume upper value 103 dB
lower cut-off frequency (-3dB) 59 Hz
Lower cut-off frequency (-6 dB) 51 Hz
Nominal impedance (audio) 6 ohm
Matched warm until of course, pleasant, spacious and suitable for long-term use
Some more deep bass and temperament would do well
Bass quality 60
Bass depth (bass Foundation) 55
Attention to detail (precision) 85
Dynamic 75
Maximum level (vitality) 55
Neutrality 90
Imaging 85
Spatial (airiness) 95
Processing Very good
Sound judgment very good 78
tested in issue: 7 / 10