Coherent speakers replaced my beloved Devore Orangutan 96’s and I am glad that I made the move. Gary has been telling me about how great the Coherent speakers are for several months. Even though at that time Gary and I already had a very trusting relationship, I really did not believe that Coherent’s could be better than the O/96’s. So just because I trust Gary, I ordered a pair of Coherent Ref 15’s. The speakers came with a well protecting package, perfectly on time from all the way Canada. I was blown away instantly and more right after 2 hours of initial break-in. Now, I am with the lovely Coherent’s for few months and I am totally in love with these. I am using a 8watts per channel 300B amp and quarter volume is more than enough to feel the low end frequencies on my chest with these super efficient speakers. Medium and high frequencies are detailed, super aired (if there is such a word) and gives you no fatigue at all. The only negative effect of these speaker for me is that I can’t turn off the music and I have been going to bed really late for the last few months.
Coherent Audio No-Compromise GR15 High Efficiency Unique Sonic Blades.
Now at True Audiophile
We have long looked for high efficiency speakers that don't sound like a box. As in the box completely disappears. With their patented Sonic Blades and unique and beautiful finishes, you'll readily agree - True Audiophile Mini Review
Just Awarded BEST IN SHOW 2022 for the Montreal Show by Enjoy the Music
Unlike all other speakers, the Coherent Line sounds great off-axis as well as traditional sweet spot listening. Great for all of us that actually have a life and not perfect listening rooms.
Raves from Oslo, "The conclusion here should hardly come as a surprise, but I now have to write it anyway. Coherent Fifteen Neo are entertainment machines, they live, seethe, explode, whisper and drone so you can hardly believe it, all depending on what the music demands.
They work brilliantly as tools for "comparison by contrast", i.e. in the form of being able to present the differences in the recordings so clearly and comprehensibly that it is absolutely fantastic.
They work almost unreasonably well for low-power, high-quality tube amplifiers, and can also be adapted to amplifiers with a higher damping factor, and are thus more accessible to more than us backward tube hoods. One of the many brilliant features these speakers have is that they also deliver both life and rhythm at low volume, in short they are wonderful speakers for most furnished homes. Nothing beats cubic inches!" Read full review here (be mindful its a translation so requires some patience)
GRA 15 / Reference 15 "Hypnose" Loudspeaker
Modified 15” Radian Coaxial driver with crossover based on totally new design princiiples
Frank Fazzalari's ultimate expression of speaker technology in a bespoke cabinet. An efficiency of over 102dB @ 8ohms allows these amazing speakers to be driven by cost effective low-power 45 and 2a3 tube amplifiers.
This is a full range speaker (32Hz to 20kHz +/- 3dB) producing effortless musical performance for any type of music. A Reference 15 incorporates only the top-of-the-line design, construction and components
The standard components include neodymium driver magnetics, an Aluminum diaphragm and Mcap Supreme Mundorf capacitor. These can be upgraded to an exotic Beryllium diaphragm and ultra high end Mundorf EVO Silver-Gold-Oil capacitor Matching stands are also available.
Tweeter diaphragm - Aluminum
Driver Magnetics - Neodymium
Crossover Capacitor - Mundorf MCAP Supreme
Internal cabling - Nordost 4-Flat FEP/OFC
LEVELS 1 & 2 UPGRADES
Tweeter diaphragm - Beryllium
Crossover Capacitor - Mundorf SUP=EVO / SGO
Crossover Capacitor - ACS Cera / JUP-BW / MU-SGO
Internal cabling - AC Switzerland Silver/Cryo/Cotton
SUPERTWEETER Now Standard. No uncharge.
- Integrated Supertweeter - 18kHz - 150kHz
Price is for Standard Edition. Inquiry for upgraded editions.
Custom Made in Canada - Multiple Veneer Finishes available - Partial examples in Specs/Features
Optional "Premium" & " TABU Signature" Veneer Finishes available - CALL
Premium Veneer up-charge per pair : $380 / Floorstander
TABU Signature Veneer up-charge per pair : $480 / Super Monitor -- $640 / Floorstander
Subject to longer delivery lead time.
Customer review from Sweden:
My name is ... and I live in Sweden.
I'm lucky enough to own a pair of Coherent floorstanders, the GR 15.
I have been in this passion/hobby for almost 40 years. Let me tell you. I have owned a lot of speakers during this period of time. Almost a pair per year.
I just love the GR 15 and on that level that they are the first thing i would save in case of a fire in my home.
… Sounds creepy almost, but its not. I love them for the way they tick all my sound boxes. They are very all-around and don't interfere with my choice of music for the day.
They can simply rock, be delicate and everything in between. They do classical with scale. And everything they do they do with presence and the feeling of being connected to the music.
There is a big difference between listening to music and being hardwired to the resort of music. Being inside the music where its up to your energy of the day to concrete that specific experience. I’m no tech savvy guy who knows how to make a speaker. But if i was it would sound in the direction of the GR 15.
Thank you for giving birth to the GR 15.
Kristian Bergen in Sweden
Type: Rear ported, concentric single driver
Cabinet:Canadian Particle Board construction (Not MDF which is dead and lifeless in a cabinet)
Spike / Cone - ready Threading
Finish: Stained, varnished wood veneer
Figured Mahogany or Tiger Maple
15 " co-axial
3 " high frequency dome w/ wave guide
Magnetics / Diaphragm :
Prime : Ferrite-Aluminum
Signature : Neodynum-Aluminum
Reference : Neodynum-Beryllium
150kHz Piezo Super Tweeter
Internal wiring: Prime : Duelund 16GA / Jupiter Cu Cryo
Signature : LessLoss CMARC-S
Reference : LessLoss CMARC-L
Crossover Coil & Cap
Prime : Coherent Custom-wound Coil
Signature : Mundorf Feron Foil Coil
Reference : Mundorf Feron Foil Coil
Prime : Mundorf Supreme Classic
Signature : MUN/JUP/ACS Cera Tricap
Reference : MUN/JUP/ACS Cera Tricap
Performance & Dimensions
GRA Super Monitor
32 Hz - 20kHz + / - 3dB
To 150kHz with Super Tweeter
25 Hz - 20kHz + / - 3dB
To 150kHz with Super Tweeter
Prime : 99dB
Signature & Reference : 102dB
Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms
Input Power: 2 - 400 Watts RMS
Connectivity:5-way Binding Posts
Super Monitor : 20W x 17.5D x 32.5H
Super Monitor Stand : 8.5H
Floorstander : 20W x 17.5D x 41H
60 lbs each
I have been a long time audiophile and have like others with this audio hobby obsessed over many different equipment combinations. Over the years I realized that I like the sound of high efficient speakers paired with single ended amps. Gary at True Audiophile helped me find the perfect combination of amp and speaker with the Audion Silver Night Special Edition 300B and the Coherent Model 15 Neo. I give this combo the highest praise as it just plays music that is totally engaging, life like and emotive like I have never experienced. The speaker will have you tapping your toes and stopping to listen to the music at low volumes as well as it does at high volumes. My highest recommendation! and thank you Gary for all of your help!
My journey in high end audio began after my last child graduated from USC. Suddenly I had extra money to pursue this passion (sickness) as an audiophile. As I’m sure you all know it is a slippery slope to find that sound you have in your head. The reviewers can only review what they are sent, and are reluctant to give a bad review. The stores only offer information about what they sell, which may or may not be the best or best value. Also, since sound is somewhat subjective, what they like, may not be what you like. As someone who has always loved music and audio, I had in my head that one day, I was going to have a McIntosh system. What I didn’t know at the time is that McIntosh is like the Rolex of the Audio world. Great quality, solid, iconic, beautiful, and desirable. What I found out later, is that are several of the Patek’s and AP’s of the audio world. And so I began this journey with Mac separates and Sonus Faber speakers. The system was actually pretty good. The impetus to improve my system began when I found out that the Mac streamer/DAC I had would not play high resolution audio. The dealer I originally worked with never even talked to me about this. So I found another dealer that allowed you to try most products for 60 days. I bought a new streamer/DAC and this improved the experience significantly. A friend of mine then loaned me a server streamer and separate DAC and told me that it would be much better, which it was, a lot better. Three iterations later I had the Innuos zenith mark III server/Streamer and a very good two piece DAC with considerably better components all the way around. Enter the Innuos Phoenix reclocker. I had heard that it would make a significant difference so I found a dealer in Oregon (no sales tax) and called True Audiophile My conversation with Gary lasted over an hour.He questioned and he probed. I really got the feeling that he understood what I wanted and had the experience and knowledge to get me there. I bought the Phoenix which he assured me was a good decision. I got it and he was right. A few weeks later Gary contacted me and said he was sending me a DAC that would blow my socks off. As it was half the price of my two piece rig, I had my doubts. But true to his word, it was a revelation. Suffice it to say that I got a new amp, new tubes, new cables, new isolation devices, but I was reluctant to give up my very fantastic Harbeth speakers. With Gary’s gentle prodding I finally agreed to purchase the Coherent 15 floor standers with every upgrade save the beryllium tweeters. They are large, beautiful, and substantial. They make a live recording sound LIVE. They are incredibly efficient and horns sound like horns, a guitar sounds like it is being played in my room, and vocalists sound like they are projecting at me from their particular place on the stage. What makes these speakers really amazing is that the sound stage is wide, tall, and deep and It is very well defined. The biggest surprise to me has been that they continue to sound better all the time. Is this possible? Even after more than 250 hours? Please buy these speakers if you don’t already have them, and lmk if you are having the same experience. You will not regret the purchase.