Orient Plads 1
2100 København

Since 1980 Audiovector has been producing some of the world’s most acknowledged and rewarded speaker and sub woofers.

Founder and CEO Mr. Ole Klifoth says:

‘I founded Audiovector in 1979, at that time under the name of F3/LYD. At that time I had been in this business for 8 years, selling different brands of speakers. I was frustrated by the fact that some of the speakers I had sold, were able to reproduce some aspects of musical reproduction perfectly, but not all. Others were perfect at other aspects. But I could not find a speaker, which did everything to perfection, so I decided to build it myself’.

‘From the start, it has been our wish, that our products would last a lifetime. Audiovector has been manufacturing speakers since 1979, and it is a fact that more than 85% of all speakers ever made, are still in service. So when people ask us “How long will an Audiovector last”, the answer is: “We don’t know yet!”.

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Audiovector R11 Arreté Reference Speaker – When Cost is no Object

Karanvir Singh / Oct 9 2012

Taking the concept of an unrestricted sound with no loss of dynamics from less power input beyond the existing borders, the founder of Audiovector Ole Klifoth and his design team has now realized a dream of crafting a high-end reference speaker from which all other speakers could be measured for their sound quality. Defined to be the culmination of lifetime’s listening, the uncompromised speaker Audiovector R11 Arreté has been designed to produce the ultimate listening experience. Built upon a foundation of experience, the R11 Arreté in essence are the pinnacle of 30 years’ of research, engineering, and listening experience, which boasts ultra-advanced technology and finishing, from titanium to aircraft-grade aluminum and 24K carat gold plating for anti corrosion treatment.

Audiovector R 11 Arreté Reference Speaker

Audiovector R 11 Arreté Reference Speaker
Audiovector R 11 Arreté Reference Speaker for Whom Cost is no Object

Audiovector R 11 Arreté Reference Speaker for Whom Cost is no Object

On the technical end, the R11 Arreté reference speaker features bipolar radiation characteristics to achieve a better relationship between the sound and the space around, while the eight ultra-linear sub-woofer drivers at the rear delivers the sound an effortless weight.

Audiovector R 11speaker

Audiovector R 11speaker

Further, the teardrop shape is the design’s core principle, allowing the non-parallel lines to eliminate all internal resonance, and reduces the need for excessive damping. Notably, the ultra-strong carbon-fibers are also an important ingredient in the membranes. The corners screws too are made from magnetic stainless steel.

Audiovector R 11 Arreté Reference Speaker for Whom Cost is no Object

Audiovector R 11 Arreté Reference Speaker for Whom Cost is no Object

In short, the R11 Arreté has been described as the most ambitious Danish speaker ever, which will set the standard for Audiovector for the next 10 years.

Audiovector R 11 Arreté

Audiovector R 11 Arreté

And, for those who wish for the best, the $207,000 R11s can now also be built to order, with bespoke finishing options, including red piano finish. The R11 comes in Madrona Burl Veneer covered with 12 layers of high gloss lacquer .

We interviewed Ole Klifoth, the CEO and Chief Engineer of Audiovector, who started Audiovector 30 year ago, back in 1979 to build the audio of his dreams.

Ole Klifoth

Ole Klifoth

1) How would you define your target audience?

Oly: Very wealthy people, footballplayers, golf stars, highly ranked sportspeople in general,luxury afficionados, people who value superb sound. Musicians. Enthusiast have bought the Audiovector R11 Arreté, too.

2) Audiovector speakers hold unique aura of classical timeless design. What is your inspiration when drawing a design?

Oly: Form follows function is one inspiration (the teardrop shaped design is ideal for sound, and it is and old design dogma, too). The other inspiration comes from myself and my two designers, jacob Tryde and Lars Mathiiesen (with whom I made the SR 6 design 10 years ago while we were travellin.- First drawing was in the sand of a wonderful Pacific Island…). And, you know, we are from Denmark, where classic timeless design was pioneered my people like Arne Jacobsen, Finn Juhl and others.

3) Where will you draw line between hifi and high for you?

Oly: As we do a wide range of products, we have to draw this line. The R11 Arreté, theSR6 Avantgarde Arreté, the Si3 Avantgarde Arreté and the Si1 Avantgarde Arreté are all true high end speakers, where nothing has been spared in order to achieve the best possible sound quality. The rest of what we do is high quality hi-fi, but not special enough to qualify for the hi-end title.

4) We have seen some unique shapes in high-end audio designed to achieve omnidirectional sound effect (360-degree sound). Your views on it?

Oly: Our R 11 is not omnidirectional, but it is a dipole between 90 Hz and 1500 Hz, which is where all the important “soundstage” information is. So , yes, I believe in speakers which are more complex than direct firing speakers.

Sounds like a dream…

But is much more that a dream – It’s reality and available from the web shop. For further information about Audiovector and the ground breaking technologies click below.

Audiovector – the coolest speakers in town

Audiovector resides in a studio in an old warehouse at the harbor side here in Copenhagen. Here the founder Mr. Ole Klifoth and his dedicated team produce and supply HiFi affectionados all over the world with the finest speakers ever seen. Audiovector produces speakers in a feinschmecker quality rarely seen – but the sound reveals a truly superior product quality.

Check the Audiovector website – here you can also study the fine reviews Audiovector has received from around the world.