There is nothing special about the O/93, and that is the ace up its sleeve. People have been making two-way loudspeakers with soft-dome tweeters and ten-inch bass drivers for decades, to such an extent that the skills behind such products have come and gone and come back once more. Which means DeVore can draw upon huge field resources and the result is excellent. It’s not going to re-draw the musical landscape and it’s not going to start the next great audio revolution; the Orangutan O/93 is simply a loudspeaker that doesn’t monkey around (admit it: you knew that was coming) with a fine formula.
We live in a world of short attention spans. The DeVore Orangutan O/93 challenges that head-on, and that is its greatest strength and possibly its greatest weakness. If you are of a butterfly mind, the O/93 may well leave you cold, because you will not be able to give music the time to sink in, and something more immediate and upfront sounding will win you over. If, on the other hand, you take a more mature, more considered approach to your musical journey and are prepared to let your music reveal itself to you in appropriate time; the O/93 is the perfect partner. Highly recommended.
Type: Two-way, bass reflex floorstanding loudspeaker
Drive units: 1× 25mm soft silk dome tweeter, 1× 250mm paper mid/bass cone
Frequency Response: 30Hz–31kHz
Impedance: 10 ohms nominal
Dimensions (W×H×D): 38×90.1×25.4cm
Weight: 20.5kg each
Price: £8,000 per pair
Manufactured by: DeVore Fidelity
Distributed in the UK by: GT Audio
Tel: +44(0)1895 833099