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Before I go over the actual listening notes, a few words about Pylon’s pricing. As you saw in the introductory paragraph, their loudspeakers are priced at 980zł. That's ca. €250. A pair! This is so low that I asked Mr. Mateusz to confirm it. Thrice I received confirmation. That is the correct price. Even more, the Internet confirmed it once again. This had me flabbergasted. I simply cannot comprehend how anyone can make money on such a well-made loudspeaker with such good drivers and components which sells for this little? Even Chinese-made speakers sounding far worse but looking similar cost more or much more. The only plausible answer is production on a mass scale. Upon launch Pylon already acts like a big company with elaborate production, design and sales prowess. Perhaps this is the correct assumption then. Either way, I really do wish them fast and dynamic growth.

To protect myself from going over the edge, I treated the Pearl as speakers in the 1.600 - 1.800zł price range because it strategically allowed me to compare them with two other very good choices – the floorstanding Monitor Audio M4 and Tonsil Sierra Pro I reviewed some time ago. If those speakers were to really sell for 980zł a pair in the shop, I could already conclude this review with "f…ing unbelievable!"

Even in these comparisons against hand-selected overachievers, the Pylon demonstrated something special that is often missing in many speakers regardless of price and whose lack becomes particularly offensive in ultra-expensive creations from top high-end companies. Here I mean coherence.

The Pearl sounds like a single-driver speaker. You cannot hear the seam between tweeter and woofer when we talk timbre and bass reflex. Both elements and their relationship place this Polish construction on par with any other good loudspeaker regardless of price. Such far-reaching integration comes only from knowledge and experience and cannot be achieved by chance. The second probably even more important part of the equation is proper application.

As I said these loudspeakers perform like a single almost point source. I tested them with a wide variety of musical styles, tortured them with low bass from electronica, caressed them with the sublime voices of Montserrat Figueras and Frank Sinatra. The sound maintained the same character always. Similar elements were brought to the fore to confirm the project's surprising consistency.

So coherence is the most important achievement here. No less important, the second one is the well-chosen tonal balance and timbre. It seems to me that the tweeter and woofer here are close to the ones I first encountered in the Tonsil Siesta. Alas, the timbre of the two Polish speakers is significantly different. Where the Siesta was open and a bit bright, the Pearl is quite warm and rich of reverb. The very high dynamics of the Pro-Tonsil are slightly tempered here yet better integrated by not existing for the sake of dynamics but being subordinate to the emotional communication.

The sound of the Pylon is easiest described as being slightly warm. Not overly warm—there is no muffling or muddying of the sound—the shape of the midrange is so rich, mature and vast that the treble is simply subservient to it. We simultaneously hear that the tweeter is good and neither bright nor sharp (a quite common flaw of cheap textile tweeters) but not very refined. For the money it seems to be a revelation but already the gold-colored dome tweeter of the Monitor M4 is clearer and more resolved. The advantage of the Pylon is that the treble better integrates with the midrange. And it is precisely the midrange that probably becomes the biggest surprise of this discovery. I am not 100% sure since I liked the beautiful low and slightly soft bass equally well. Finally of course it is the midrange where most musical things happen that define any speaker.