Nola Brio Quatro Two Satellite / Two Subwoofer Loudspeaker System

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Nola Brio Quatro

 

[A] very simple and affordable three-piece system that, in due Nola fashion, sounds much more muscular, expansive, and musically evocative than it has any right to do for its size or price.
— CHRIS MARTENS, THE ABSOLUTE SOUND (Writing about the Brio Trio)

 

All the information below is for the Brio Trio which features two satellites and one subwoofer. The Quatro is an option with two subwoofers. Having stereo subwoofers offers a big improvement on the sound.

1) Each subwoofer handles just one channel, blending better with the loudspeaker it is supporting.

2) Subwoofers are more directional than people think, so two subs allows them to be placed close to their corresponding satellites, improving timing, coherency, and imaging.

3) Having more woofer area allows each sub to have less gain, offering tighter bass, but still moving a large amount of air, bringing the experience closer to "live".

NOLA introduced its Brio Trio satellite/ subwoofer loudspeaker system at CES 2016: a compact, high-end three-piece package featuring NOLA's hallmark open baffle design and a novel "1½ way" enclosure for the main speakers.The Brio Trio lives up to its name with sonic vitality and dynamic realism that far exceeds its compact size. It's ideal for use as a desktop monitor system or a top quality 2.1 channel system in smaller rooms or where space is limited yet

The Brio lives up to its name with sonic vitality and dynamic realism that far exceeds its compact size. It's ideal for use as a desktop monitor system or a top quality 2.1 channel system in smaller rooms or where space is limited yet uncompromising sound is desired.

Measuring just 5½ by 5½ by 12 inches, the Brio main speaker employs two identical 3½ inch (90 mm) drivers, with the upper driver operating in an open baffle as a dipole and the lower driver mounted in a ported chamber. This configuration combines the natural imaging and expansive soundstage provided by the open baffle mounting with the dynamic presence and impact of the enclosure-mounted driver.

The matching subwoofer utilizes an 8-inch, long-throw, high power-handling bass driver in a sealed enclosure, powered by a Class A/B 250-watt amplifier. NOLA chose Class A/B rather than the more typically used Class D subwoofer amplifier topology because of the A/B design's superior sound quality. The amplifier is a smaller version of the one used in NOLA's T Bolt subwoofer. The subwoofer provides continuously variable level and crossover frequency controls (from 40Hz-180Hz, 24dB/octave), 6dB at 35Hz switchable EQ, a phase switch and line-level and speaker-level inputs, enabling it to be seamlessly matched to the Brio main speakers and deliver optimum performance in any system and room.

Performance achieved is far beyond expectations for this type of system.
 

Specifications

Dimensions: 12" H x 5½" W x 5½" D (satellites) 12" H x 12" W x 17" D (sub)
Weight: 12 lb (Satellite pair) 40 lb (each sub)
Frequency Range: 28 Hz to 20 kHz
Sensitivity: 90 dB (satellites)
Impedance: 8 ohms
Finish: Piano Gloss Black
Recommended stand height: 31"