Reviewer: Srajan Ebaen
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Sources: 27" iMac with 5K Retina display, 4GHz quad-core engine with 4.4GHz turbo boost, 3TB Fusion Drive, 16GB SDRAM, OSX Yosemite, PureMusic 3.01, Tidal & Qobuz lossless streaming, COS Engineering D1, Metrum Hex, AURALiC Vega, Aqua Hifi La Scala MkII, Fore Audio DAISy 1, Apple iPod Classic 160GB (AIFF), Astell& Kern AK100 modified by Red Wine Audio, Cambridge Audio iD100, Pro-Ject Dock Box S Digital, Pure i20
Preamplifiers: Nagra Jazz, Esoteric C-03, COS Engineering D1, Clones Audio AP1
Power & integrated amplifiers: Pass Labs XA30.8, FirstWatt S1, F6; Crayon Audio CFA-1.2; Goldmund Job 225; Gato Audio DIA-250; Aura Note Premier; Wyred4Sound mINT; April Music Stello S100 MkII, Vinnie Rossi Lio, AURALiC Merak [on loan], Clones Audio 55pm [on loan]
Loudspeakers: EnigmAcoustics M1, Albedo Audio Aptica, soundkaos Wave 40, Sounddeco Sigma 2; Boenicke Audio W5se, Zu Audio Submission; German Physiks HRS-120, Eversound Essence, Gallo Strada II w. TR-3D subwoofer
Cables: Complete loom of Zu Event; Black Cat Cable redlevel Lupo; KingRex uArt double-header USB; Tombo Trøn S/PDIF; van den Hul AES/EBU; AudioQuest Diamond glass-fibre Toslink; Arkana Research XLR/RCA and speaker cables [on loan], Ocellia OCC Silver power loom [on loan]
Power delivery: Vibex Granada/Alhambra on all components
Equipment rack: Artesania Audio Exoteryc double-wide 3-tier with optional glass shelves, Krion amp shelf
Sundry accessories: Acoustic System resonators, Verictum Silver X Block on preamp and amp
Room: Irregularly shaped 9.5 x 10m open floor plan with additional 2nd-floor loft; wood-paneled sloping ceiling; parquet flooring; lots of non-parallel surfaces (pictorial tour here)
Review component retail (ex VAT): €2'070/pr for O203F; €880/pr for O202B

"As promised, I am sending you the introduction of our newest speaker line unveiled this weekend at the Audio Video show in Warsaw/Poland. We call it Overture, the beginning of something more exquisite. The range consists of five models: one centre channel, one monitor and three floorstanders. We developed a special type of protective grill which unlike conventional solutions doesn't distort the sound. Each speaker comes with two detachable front panels, one of which is cloth covered. You get exactly the same sound, tonal balance and overall clarity with or without these cloth-covered versions."

"The tweeters of this range are loaded with a deep waveguide. This raises their sensitivity in a critical region and unloads the drivers themselves to net measurably lower THD. All Overture models are available in an expanded array of exciting finishes - gloss colours, textured gloss never seen before and classic veneers, all protected by a scratch-resistant coating." The sender had signed as Gediminas Gaidelis, owner and chief designer of AudioSolutions in Lithuania. Should your geography be too hazy to know where that is, our map shows it be on the Baltic sea sharing borders with Russia, Poland, Belarus and Latvia.

For review, I decided on the smallest floorstander. Its F3 or LF reach is off by just a few cycles relative to the 2.5-way 5-driver flagship. Just so it is shorter and lighter on eye, back and wallet by 11cm, 11kg and €910, then a pure d'Appolito 2-way with a simpler 2nd-order crossover which goes easier on complexity and drive requirements. Whilst the alphanumeric O203F name is unimaginative to the extreme, prior AudioSolutions reviews in these pages show that Gediminas does have plenty of imagination when it comes to speaker design. Rather than cater to the nouveau or ancienne riche, our man in Eastern Europe prefers more regular folks. To him, value is no dirty word but a sparkler. That rings my bell. Ka'tching. Here the Overture range replaces the company's previous entry point of the Euphony models. For the O203F, it means "highly braced CNC-precision MDF construction up to 36mm thick; a high-flow bass reflex port; a linear impedance crossover of point-to-point makeup; biwire binding posts; and a 25mm silk dome tweeter with two 150mm classic paper-cone mid/woofers." I asked Gediminas what else he could tell us about this model in particular; and about his decision to retire the entire Euphony range.