As these renders show, the central mystery of the back panel is an inset dress plate with big tweeter contour knob. Our two prior 8mm audiolab reviews had found the voicing of both Piu models darkish. The new adaptable HF balancer now put the end user in charge of this aspect and did so across an unusually broad swath of 20dB of possible cut.

In Warsaw, Donatas showed vinyl on new LampizatOr electronics with a Reed turntable also from Lithuania. He aimed his woofers out to shorten first bass reflections over firing across the room.

A bit like a one-sided KEF Blade, Linga's five drivers cluster as tightly as possible. They pursue close adherence to the point-source ideal. Finish options are mirror black with black, silver or bronze accents. ±3dB bandwidth of 35-20'000Hz meets 4Ω nominal impedance (2.5Ω minimum) and 150W long-term power handling. Playing loud should be no issue.

Dimensions of 200x58x23cm HxDxW could be. They belong in the serious category. So does net weight of 250kg/pr for crated delivery. 3rd-floor flats without elevators but low ceilings will be less than happy on the first day. These are monolithic transducers. Their  all-black dress code adds itself to man-plus height for undisputed visual dominance. But with 66.36² inches of midrange cone area per side like a single 9.2" driver plus 226.2² inches in the bass like a 17" woofer, Linga isn't just a cosmetic displacer. It displaces considerably more air than any two-way compact. One expects substance of tone and dynamics from the big leagues.

Right after the show, Donatas checked in. "I have a question about assembly before we prep and ship. I must know if there will be anyone to help you." I explained that it'd be just me. "The outriggers aren't the issue. It's getting the upper parts installed with just two hands. That's heavy and a bit risky. I am doing this with a little help of my wife but will have a safe solution for you."  Apparently Linga would ship in four parts to reduce the size of the crates and make them easy to get indoors. I simply never commit my wife to unpacking or setup. If I can't manage myself, I can't accept a proposed assignment. Now Donatas wanted to know the max height of our doors in case he'd ship fully assembled, with rollers on the outriggers. I didn't want to unpack on the back porch and risk maneuvering a very tall high-gloss speaker through our narrow hallway where I might not make it around two bends. "In that case the 4-part shipping is the only option. I have some ideas." Couldn't I connect the two parts on the carpet, then stand things up after? Donatas thought the same and said he'd include proper instructions.