In a small workshop in Memphis, TN, a group of music-loving craftsmen introduced the world to EgglestonWorks Loudspeakers with the roaring debut of the ANDRA. At the time, the company was an unknown, but all that would change very quickly. It would take less than a year for the Andra to appear on the cover of Stereophile Magazine – not once, but twice in 3 months – earning that publication’s “Speaker of the Year” award.
Praise for the Andra came from audiophiles and audio professionals alike. The great mastering engineer, Bob Ludwig, was an early adopter picking up 5 pieces of Andra’s to outfit his DVD mastering setup. Ludwig chose the Andra for their clarity and truthful character coupled with a non-fatiguing sound that made hours of work seem like minutes.
During its lifespan, the Andra has seen two major design updates as well as numerous small detail improvements. Both the Andra II and III versions have faithfully upheld the high sonic standard set by the original, while at the same time improving upon the overall nature of the product.
With such a storied past, how do you properly celebrate 20 years of audio excellence and longevity? We, atEgglestonWorks, felt that such an important milestone deserved to be honored by a completely new product born of the Andra tradition. Offered as a Limited Edition, the Viginti was developed to pay homage to the Andra and build upon its legacy.
Viginti, Latin for “twenty”, is the embodiment of evolution and inspiration. Featuring a dual bass section of 10” woofers and unique slot porting system, there is no lack of deep, tight bass. The familiar looking 6” drivers give the Viginti that mid-range clarity for which Andra has always been known.
The Andra Viginti Ltd Edition, 20th Anniversary speaker took several years to careful development to achieve. Spending a little time with the Viginti will illuminate why this special product is worthy of the Andra legacy.
Tweeter: 1” Beryllium dome
Midrange: 2 – 6” carbon cone dome
Bass: 2 – 10” carbon cone subwoofers
Efficiency is 87dB
Impedance is 6 Ohms,3.5 Ohm minimum at 29Hz
Usable output extends from 20Hz to 40kHz
Footprint: 14” x 23” x 50” H