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This review first appeared in the September 2009 issue of hifi & stereo magazine You can also read this review of the Myro Whisky in its original German version. We translated it through a syndication arrangement with our German colleagues. As is customary for our own reviews, the writer's signature at review's end shows an e-mail address should you have questions or wish to send feedback. All images contained in this review are the property of or Myro. - Ed.

Reviewer: Jörg Dames
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Source: Fonel Simplicité (variable outputs), Audiomeca Obsession II, Wadia 170i Transport & Apple iPod & Benchmark DAC1 USB
Pre/power - Myyrad MXA 2150, Funk LAP-2.V2, integrated - Fonel Emotion, Abacus Ampino Rieder, Lua 4040C
Speakers: Thiel CS 3.7, Sehring S 703 SE, Quadral Rondo
Cables: Low-Level - Straight Wire Virtuoso, high-level - HMS Fortissimo, Reson LSC 350

Review Component Retail: Starting at €7.980/pr

What’s that? Pointy tongues will insist that it means too dumb to properly promote oneself. I view it differently. During times like ours where—be it advertising, politics or other— the more and more desperate war for attention gets noisier and more extravagant by the minute, it’s pleasant for a change to not be assaulted but presented with more subtle and solid evidence to make a sale. Particularly in matters hifi, I prefer that.

The Celler firm Myro was founded exactly 20 years ago (October 1, 2009 is their anniversary). If I paid proper attention, they haven’t exactly beaten their own drum since. Even today’s tester, the Myro Whisky, clearly is no speaker that’s pushy for attention in the hotels, churches and conference centers where it finds itself used; nor one which gets cosmetically noisy compared to other speakers in its price range except perhaps for the color of our sample.

Basics: Myro speakers are sold exclusively direct.  Either you trek to Celle (or a recording studio in Düsseldorf); or you book an appointment inclusive Myro representative for a private audition. Perhaps you’ll offer the man a cuppa java while you put his product through its paces over your electronics and within the acoustics it needs to suit – your own.

The Whisky is a two-way monitor. Two Seas Excel mid/woofers bracket a Mundorf air motion transformer about whose tight manufacturing tolerances Myro designer Michael Weidlich waxes poetic. One could feel inclined to think ‘off the shelf’ since Myro makes no grandiose statements about “specially modified drive units according to uncompromised proprietary requirements”. Regardless, Whisky trim is clearly globally admired top off the shelf stuff. Attractive is the concave CNC’d MDF baffle meant to synchronize time arrivals with the listening seat. Yes, this is a bona fide time-coherent design as audiophile lingo refers to phase coherence. Yet Herr Weidlich isn’t too fond of the term. It’s a subject we’ll revisit momentarily not least because in the listening room as well, the Whisky exhibits certain key traits.

The remainder of the enclosure is MDF as well. There are multiple internal braces, non-parallel side walls to minimize reflections and resonances, significant bull-nosing on the edges against refractions and a discrete sub chamber for the crossover network. As should be the case in more ambitious price strata but isn’t always, the latter sports ‘adequate’ ingredients like Mundorf Supreme capacitors and copper foil inductors for the signal path exclusively. Interestingly, Myro does not subscribe to a fixed filter slope that would correlate with a specific order. Rather, driver transitions are synchronized for each specific electrical and acoustical condition, something which has Weidlich refer to his network as being more akin to an analog computing circuit than conventional crossover.

The back sports the bass reflex port and, huh, no terminals. The Myroians find it more rational to move those to the bottom of the enclosure where speaker cables will hang freely without getting twisted. Granted, practicality might view this two ways but placement atop my stands did not have the terminals get in the way. Should they, Myro offers special bases for €220/pr. Proper stands too are part of their catalogue.