Establishing itself as the true top of the Artisan Series, the Oso strikes a unique chord among EgglestonWorks’ already award-winning line of loudspeakers. The Oso also stays true to the ultimate goal of the other speakers in the Artisan Series – the Nico Evo and Emma Evo – which is to provide excellent sonic performance at real-world pricing.
As with all EgglestonWorks products, the Oso takes certain design cues from the other speakers in the line. You will find the same level of quality from the meticulously handcrafted cabinets to the lavishly painted exterior. Specifically, the Oso is a 3-way system utilizing a single tweeter, 2 – 6″ midrange units, and a side-firing 10″ woofer.
The decision to employ a side-firing woofer was both form and function. The goal was to get full-range performance from a relatively small and slender cabinet. The deep, room-filling bass that a large woofer can provide was a must for this speaker, but the desire to keep the cabinet’s footprint smaller presented a challenge. In the end, the decision to use a woofer on the side of the cabinet was the best solution to not compromising on the bass capabilities.
Around the the back of the Oso, you will find the now familiar slot port as utilized on the Nico Evo, Emma Evo, Kiva and Viginti models. This porting design allows for a smooth low end without any undesirable chuffing of air.
In short, the Oso shares the same obsessive attention to parts quality, hand assembly, and sonic excellence that you have come to expect from EgglestonWorks. Topping all of this off is the Custom Color Program which allows customers to choose virtually any color for their speakers making them truly one-of-a-kind.
Just like the rest of the Artisan line, the Oso delivers the quality and beauty of cost-no-object speakers at a real-world price. Listen and be impressed!