P-Series Loudspeakers
P1 Monitor
P2 Floorstander

• Plywood cabinet with AEROFLEX port system

• 25mm baffle is flexibly mounted to main cabinet

• Optimised crossover using
Mundorf components

• 1x 180mm SEAS aluminum mid-bass drive unit

• 1x 27mm SEAS Sonolex coated dome tweeter

• Frequency response - 45hz to 30khz

• Sensitivity - 86dB (2.83v)

• Recommended power - 50 to 100 watts

• Impedance - 8 ohms

• Dimensions - 349mm H x 192mm W x 310mm D* (plus 20mm binding posts)

• Weight - 9kg

• Magnetic grilles

• Plywood cabinet with AEROFLEX port system

• 25mm baffle is flexibly mounted to main cabinet

• Optimised crossover using
Mundorf components

• 2x 180mm SEAS aluminum mid-bass drive units

• 1x 27mm SEAS Sonolex coated dome tweeter

• Frequency response - 34hz to 30khz

• Sensitivity - 88dB (2.83v)

• Recommended power - 50 to 150 watts

• Impedance - 4 ohms

• Dimensions - 1024mm H x 192mm W x 315mm

• Plinth dimensions - 232mm W x 320mm D

• Weight - 25kg

• Magnetic grilles

Ophidian's P1 Evolution is all about being clean and transparent – and it does the job very well. Indeed the aluminium coned mid/bass driver and Solonex-coated tweeter make quite the team where detail and precision are concerned.

The P1 Evolution was unremitting – forensic, even – in its desire to capture the enthralling detail. Just Cruzin' from Stanley Clarke has a laid-back groove, and the P1 Evo showed its knack for tight timekeeping. The metronomic high-hat clicks were hyper-realistic, and it didn't take any ear-strain at all to pick out the room reverb that follows every snare hit.

Designer Gareth James acknowledges that the Ophidian P1 Evolution is not “soft”. Yet, although it refuses to mollycoddle your music, it delivers incredible insight. The modestly-sized mid-bass driver partners very well with the extremely capable tweeter to dig deep into whatever music you play. It also highlights the regularly overlooked 'micro-detail' that is so often missed out. This means you could actually use this speaker in a professional studio as monitors.

That's not to say that they don't necessarily work well in domestic situations. I enjoyed the fact that records with exceptional production values are rightfully rewarded and put on a spotlit dais. I understand that the P1 Evolution may be too stringent for some listeners, but it's great to have diversity in the marketplace. In conclusion, then, there's a strong market for the kind of buttoned-up focus and sober clarity that these speakers provide – and as such, they deserve every success.

-Stereonet full review: https://www.stereonet.com/uk/reviews/ophidian-p1-evolution-loudspeaker-review

When reviewing products, you often find yourself subconsciously analysing the sound and dissecting it, which is not always helpful. The P2’s never once had me trying to analyse the sound, I just sat and immersed myself in musical pleasure. I’ve had several floorstanders in my listening room over the years and not all have worked successfully for various reasons, but on this occasion it was not an issue as the AEROFLEX technology in the cabinets was really doing its stuff. Gareth said I could place the P2’s near to my back wall. I gave them about 18” (45cm). When I placed my hand behind the rear port, playing some loud and bassy music, there was very little air exiting, a testament to the technology.

The design aim for low, accurate bass was certainly achieved and I had forgotten what a good floorstander can bring to the party when music with great bass on it is played. Not only was the sound controlled (I hate loose, boomy bass), the sheer impact of low end notes was brilliant. It wasn’t just on test tracks I know work well, albums that I hadn’t played for some time suddenly surprised me with the detail and low end content I hadn’t noticed or heard before. A favourite album of mine is Joan Armatrading’s “Shouting Stage” and apart from the sublime musicianship the songs really move me, even though it was released in 1988, and I bought it then. Good music never dies. The title track on the album (last one on side1for vinyl fans) has Mark Knopfler on guitar and Pino Palladino on bass. There is a marvellous bass line throughout the track and on a good system it just rumbles out of the speakers and creeps across the floor towards the listener. I never fail to be moved by this track, superb. The P2’s didn’t let me down here.

The mid and top end were equally as impressive with very clear articulate vocals and instruments and silky highs. The P2’s never once offended me or made me think that wasn’t very good. Anybody after a speaker that they want to keep for a long time need look no further. I thoroughly enjoyed them and wished I could have kept them. I can’t say any more than that. Ophidian now have several dealers, so if you are interested look them up. Well worth auditioning.

HiFiPig Full Review: https://hifipig.com/ophidian-audio-prophet-p2-loudspeakers/

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