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National Anthem of Canada https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQNPpzzjrWY
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In 1867, with the union of three British North American colonies through Confederation, Canada was formed as a federal dominion of four provinces http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Canada and share the nation with it's indigenous people. Canada have a breathtaking wonderful nature panorama, and is today famous for their Ice Hockey sport, simply called 'Hockey', and legendary former star player Wayne Gretzky. Canada and former Soviet Union have dominated the Ice Hockey scene for many years https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gH1oBzowqg , and after the Fall of the Soviet Union, nations like Canada and the Czech Republic have since dominated the Ice Hockey scene, Canada as the Olympic Gold winner 2002, 2010 and 2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmS-pztANow https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MB-5_bgqRZU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGVbqzRnE_o http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKaQFfS_cRY
Canada is famous for music artists like Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, Bryan Adams, Kashtin, Shania Twain https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaCYp5NFrJw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTsBdH3Dohw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGGCiqQ4R0E http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2MtEsrcTTs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJe0bXYc6vA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7m0AGOILz4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8N2k-gv6xNE , but Canada is also famous for their loudspeaker products.


List of Canadian loudspeaker brands:

* Angstrom Loudspeakers http://www.angstromloudspeakers.com/
* Arteluthe http://www.arteluthe.com/ http://hifipig.com/arteluthe-loudspeakers/
* Athena Technologies http://www.athenaspeakers.com/
* Axiom Audio http://www.axiomaudio.com/
* Bill Perkins of Perkins Electro-Acoustic Research Lab https://ca.linkedin.com/pub/bill-perkins/17/232/515 http://www.pearl-hifi.com/03_Prod_Serv/PR2/
* Blueberry Hill Audio http://www.blueberryhillaudio.com/
* Bryston http://www.bryston.com/products/speaker ... ature.html
* Coincident Speaker Technology http://www.coincidentspeaker.com/
* Creative Sound Solutions http://www.creativesound.ca/
* Dahlquist http://www.dahlquistcorporation.com/
* Dayton-Wright http://www.dayton-wright.com/
* Edenacoustics http://www.edenacoustics.com/
* Energy Loudspeakers http://www.energy-speakers.com/
* Ethera http://www.ethera.com/
* Fidelity Acoustics http://www.fidelityacoustics.com/
* Focus Audio http://www.focusaudio.ca/
* Gershman Acoustics http://www.gershmanacoustics.com/
* Hansen Audio http://www.hansenaudio.com/
* Krannis monitors
* Lahave Audio http://lahaveaudio.ca/about.html
* Lightning Sound http://www.lightningsound.net/
* Mirage Loudspeakers http://www.miragespeakers.com/
* Morrison Audio http://www.morrisonaudio.com/speakers/
* Muraudio http://muraudio.com/
* New Form Research http://www.newformresearch.com/
* Ocellia http://www.ocellia.com/Anglais/a-welcome.html
* Paradigm http://www.paradigm.ca/
* Pro-Linear Electronics http://www.pro-linear.com/
* PSB Speakers http://www.psbspeakers.com/
* Raw Accoustics http://www.rawacoustics.com/
* RL Acoustique http://www.rlacoustique.com/
* Quest http://www.questhifi.com/
* Reference 3A Loudspeakers http://www.reference3a.com/
* Rega Camber loudspeakers
* Sinclair Audio http://www.sinclairaudio.com/
* StudioLAB http://www.speakerdirect.com/
* Tetraspeakers http://www.tetraspeakers.com/
* Totem Acoustic http://www.totemacoustic.com/
* Unity Speakers http://www.unityaudio.ca/
* Verity Audio http://www.verityaudio.com/
* Watson Labs http://www.dayton-wright.com/WATSONLABS_.html


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I thought that Hemp Acoustics was based in Minnesota? I was not aware of any Canadian connection.

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Arteluthe (speaker systems, horns, stands) in Québec.

Krannis monitors (large format studio speakers) in Toronto


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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2015 6:08 am 
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These are an interesting take on Open Baffles:

http://www.edenacoustics.com/

Built in amps and ADC/DAC's to do the crossovers in the digital domain.

If my info is correct, this is jp boudreau who was the original distributor for Eddie Wong's Tube Magic Amps - now 'Chinese' owned.


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I thought that Hemp Acoustics was based in Minnesota? I was not aware of any Canadian connection.

Sorry, I've just removed Hemp Acoustics from the canadian speaker brand list. I found Hemp Acoustics from http://www.canuckaudiomart.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1608 , were 'samry' posted the list from http://www.audioasylum.com/audio/speakers/messages/208547.html


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While they were a joint venture in terms of design and manufacturing with Axiom you could add Bryston to your list.


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dr.joe wrote:
Arteluthe (speaker systems, horns, stands) in Québec.

Krannis monitors (large format studio speakers) in Toronto

I've just added Arteluthe and Krannis to the canadian speaker brands list on page 8 http://www.canuckaudiomart.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=3571&start=105 , thanks :D

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These are an interesting take on Open Baffles:

http://www.edenacoustics.com/

Built in amps and ADC/DAC's to do the crossovers in the digital domain.

If my info is correct, this is jp boudreau who was the original distributor for Eddie Wong's Tube Magic Amps - now 'Chinese' owned.

Nice speaker systems edenacoustics offer, wow. I've just added edenacoustics to the canadian speaker brands list on page 8 http://www.canuckaudiomart.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=3571&start=105 , thanks :D


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Ron D wrote:
While they were a joint venture in terms of design and manufacturing with Axiom you could add Bryston to your list.

I've just added Bryston to the canadian speaker brands list on page 8 http://www.canuckaudiomart.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=3571&start=105 , thanks :D


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Muraudio speakers in Ottawa.


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Morrison Loudspeakers/Toronto
LaHave Audio in Nova Scotia


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Dayton-Wright and Watson Labs should be in there, too.
Also the original Rega speakers were Canadian, made by what became Camber.


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here is robert's latest new speaker

http://www.monoandstereo.com/2015/02/ar ... s-new.html

I happen to be the proud owner.

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Translated review of PSB Imagine X2 Tower speakers http://www.lydogbillede.dk/test/psb-imagine-x2-tower/
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>>Test of PSB Imagine X2 Tower - Budget speakers on steroids - How much should top class sound cost? PSB believes that it is enough with DKK 10000 (ten thousand danish crowns).

Plus: Imagine X2 Tower is fully grown three-way floor standing speakers with big and powerful sound. They not only deliver impressively rich and accurate bass; midrange and treble also impress with dynamics and clarity that is not common in this price range.

Minus: PSB Imagine X2 Tower speakers looks like ordinary speakers, and they require lots of space.

We scratched our heads, as PSB recently launched their new speaker series. A number of new models with the same or better performance than the critically acclaimed Imagine Series, but at a significantly lower price? Here was something that did not seem right ...

It turned out, however, that the new Imagine X for which the series is called, should not replace the current Imagine models. Instead, it is about a huge upgrade of the cheaper Image Series. The new speakers, however, are sonically close to the more expensive models, that PSB has given the new speaker series the name 'Imagine X'.

The specifications are largely the same, but with more simple construction and less expensive materials to get the price down. According to PSB, it has given the X models an exceptional good relationship between price and performance.

Impressively potent

The top model in the series, Imagine X2 Tower, is a good example as impressive potent speakers. Sonically they are close to Imagine T2 on which my colleague Geir Nordby had much good to say about when he tested T2 two years ago. There some differences: the cabinet with the curved sides is replaced by a more simple variant, in which only the front is curved. On the other hand, the cabinet is deeper, while the bass ports are moved to the front.
X2T will probably not win any design awards; they look as reputable speakers do and occupy some floor space. You don't get exclusive finish either: black vinyl is the only option. Nevertheless, it is impressive what PSB has managed to squeeze into a speaker below DKK 10000: Where T2 distributes bass from three 5¼-inch elements, there are two 6½-inch bass units in X2 Tower and a completely new 5¼-inch midrange unit in a separate part of the cabinet and a titanium tweeter with neodymium magnet.
Combined with bi-wiring terminals (useful if you have a receiver or amp with additional speaker outputs for bi-amping), double bass ports and ample cabinet volume is all geared to the potent sound.

Science in sound

Speaker construction is relatively easy to learn, but a difficult art to master. All speaker designers have different philosophies and techniques on how to they build their speakers. Some like to start with the best ingredients and plugging speaker elements from the top shelf. Other trust their "golden ear" to listen through components that sounds best to them. And many are copying each other ...
The PSB company like to rely on scientific facts on how we people perceive sound. To do this, they have teamed up with some of the most clever minds in acoustics. Chief designer Paul Barton has since the 1970s been a frequent user of the Canadian Research Centre National Research Council (NRC).
At NRC they work/research on everything from aerospace to microbiology, but also has their own acoustics department. You will find one of the world's most advanced anechoic chambers and specialized listening room for blind testing of audio equipment. These facilities have been invaluable in helping Canadian speaker manufacturers like PSB, Mirage and Paradigm with more.

Sound quality

Power and precision costs money, it is said. To construct speakers that can play loud and clean, and dealwith all kinds of music from Metallica to Mozart without embarrassment, require speakers that can withstand any pressure level. This eliminates many of the smallest and least expensive speakers, as soon as you turn up the favorite music the weaknesses comes to light. It does not hurt either that the speakers can deliver more 'juice' for the party at home!
PSB X2 Tower turns out to live fine up to these criteria. placeded correctly - with roughly equal distance respectively between the speakers and the speakers to the listening position, and angled slightly inward toward the listening position - the big X2T manages to really fill the room with sound. The soundstage is enormous, with convincing depth and resonance. At the same time they provide a rock solid stereo imaging: The separation of left and right channels are very good and deliver regular good spreading and phase response. On some recordings we even experienced some "surround" effect!
So big and powerful sound often results in some disadvantages in this price class, usually in lack of precision, much staining and / or woolly bass. Therefore, it is both pleasing and surprising that X2T sounds very tight, detailed and full control including in the bass area. The sound of a bass drum is tight and firm, while synth bass and guitar is reproduced with sufficient gravity. The bass is nice and full, and here we get more than just show-off kickass bass performance - it goes deep without favoring certain frequencies.
We also experienced X2 Tower as relatively flexible in terms of placement, and it's possible to place them close to the rear wall without the bass being uneven.

Dedicated midrange

Three way speakers are still quite unusual in this price range. The advantages of having a dedicated midrange unit like the X2 Tower has, is that it achieves lower distortion and better dynamics in the tonal range where our ears are most sensitive to errors. It also offers advantages for the bass elements, which have a narrower frequency range to reproduce. In X2Ts case, the two bass units have different working fields, which, combined with the separated placement counteracts standing waves in the listening room.
Paul Barton is said to be particularly proud of the new midrange unit made of carbon, which PSB has developed to the X2T speaker. And we can certainly understand him. The midrange is crisp, dry and super-light, and with very little staining. Microphone voice recordings sounds creepy real and present through X2 Tower!
PSB has long had a penchant for tweeters with metal dome, which sometimes has a slight tendency for metallic sound. We hear no sign of metallic sound here. The sound is warm and full-bodied. The tweeter may not be as focused as the best mini-monitors, but at least not as forward leaning as some of these can be.
The sound is very liberated and not box-like, as is often the case when going from bookshelf speakers to large floor standing speakers in the budget class. At the same time, we experienced to be able to sit outside "butter hole" in the middle between the speakers, the soundstage did not collapse.
Recently we have had many expensive speakers through our test room. Vienna Acoustics Liszt and Sonus faber Olympica I, to name just a few. Exotic constructions with a fairly uncompromising approach to sound production.
In this case you will easily be finicky, and the distance down to a few usually good speakers as Imagine X2 Tower is obviously noticeable. But the difference is not as big as you might think: Openness in the sound and the way the sound from all the speaker units merge into an precise whole, is remarkably good regardless of price and testify that PSB has done very well with these speakers.
We also tested X2 Tower in the home theater and the PSB speakers proved to be highly competent front speakers in surround context.
X2T can advantageously be set to Large, and thanks to its high sensitivity, they play very loud and clean with lots of dynamic excess. We tried them also with Pioneers new surround receiver SC-LX88, with a really good result.

Competitors

X2 Tower is of course not without competiton. Several of the major manufacturers have launched new series in the more affordable end of the price scale recently. Among Bowers & Wilkins' new 600 S2 series, which must be considered one of the most serious challengers.
We made a quick comparison with the floor standing B&W 684 S2. And it leaves no doubt that X2T is significantly more capable speakers than 684. The X2T's bass goes deeper and the soundstage is bigger than 684, without sacrificing accuracy. And the 684 is a little polite with big drums, while PSB deliver realistic gravity and scale.
The difference in sensitivity is also evident as PSB can play noticeably louder with the same power in, which is especially worth noting in home theater context. B&W 684 S2 costs around DKK 1000 less and is significantly more compact. It is clear that you must go up in the larger B&W 683 S2 (DKK 10,998 pair) to give the Canadian X2T worthy competition.

Conclusion

Paul Barton has not forgotten the old virtues, and with Imagine X2 Tower has managed to create some very potent speakers compared to the price bracket. Even with more simple cabinets and production methods has managed to retain much of the high performance of Imagine series. In fact, the X2T is sonically unpleasantly close to Imagine T2 in several areas.
The result of the simple but clever design can be heard as soon as new music out of X2T. The sound is great, potent and full-bodied with realistic depth and sense of spaciousness. PSB Imagine X2 Tower sounds better than floor standing speakers in this price range have the right for!<<, by reviewer 'Audun Hage'


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You could add Ocellia to the list too. Originally from France, they moved at least part of the operation to Montreal a few years back.
Here's the contact info:
OCELLIA
10950 Av de l'Esplanade
Montreal, QC, H3L 2Y6
Canada
Tel : 514 658 4894

If you want to include less common speakers, there's also Bill Perkins of Perkins Electro-Acoustic Research Lab, Inc. out in Calgary:
https://ca.linkedin.com/pub/bill-perkins/17/232/515

Here they are. The internet is amazing!:
http://www.pearl-hifi.com/03_Prod_Serv/PR2/


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