Talk Audio Magazine UK names Hybrid Audio Technologies’ Unity U61-2 two-way component set not only a “Best Buy”, but also “Reference Class” – the first product to ever achieve this distinction.
Hybrid Audio Technologies is a manufacturer of six complete high-end speaker product lines, from the budget-friendly Stage I Mirus line-up available in all popular sizes, to the reference audiophile brand Legatia Special Edition in the company’s Stage VI offering. The company is elated to announce that Talk Audio Magazine UK, a highly respected mobile audio publication that provides the country’s most frank product reviews, has published an objective evaluation of the Hybrid Audio Technologies Unity U61-2 component set. Adam Rayner, tester for Talk Audio magazine UK writes:
“These are bloody well-made and sound wonderful. Bright, crisp, detailed, sweet and enjoyable with awesome sonic cues and sound staging.
Highly developed by a true car audio nutter, there are many ways in which these systems are car audio gospel purity-in-intent. Not prettied-up domestic speakers not even rated properly for use in the damp old car (I know a big brand notorious for just that) but rather stuff designed to sound good in the car audio environment. Features like smaller tweeters with fabulous engineering or the minimalist passives with the drivers’ roll offs being crucial to the process.
So, not only do these score a Best Buy flag for their overall score, they are also the earners of a new Talk Audio flag. One we needed but didn’t have and, just like my chums over on Home Cinema Choice, gets awarded entirely upon the reviewers’ discretion. And that is REFERENCE class. For above a certain quality point, you can use a ‘reference’ grade piece of kit to ‘listen’ to the performance of other bits plugged into it. So ‘reference’ grade speakers mean you can hear how well the amp and player are working. A ‘reference’ amp is needed to hear how well a speaker sounds and so forth. And these really are that good. The very fact that these earn a Reference flag and are not all the way up the HAT line, just proves that despite the huge prices on these babies, you get good value and you get what you pay for!”
The entire review can be found here.
Hybrid Audio Technologies would like to remind the reader that the Unity U61-2 is a $400.00 retail component set! Yes, a set that has been called “reference grade” for the same price of all competing brand’s middle-grade two-way component and coaxial systems.