Lowther Loudspeakers has announced its first brand-new speaker design in almost 30 years – the Almira – a modern twist on a classic that’s said to “preserve the clarity and scale of larger Lowther speaker cabinets, but with a more compact footprint”.
Lowther Loudspeakers was born out of a collaboration between Engineer Paul Voigt and O.P. Lowther who formed Lowther-Voigt Radio in the 1930s, producing a range of high-end radiograms, amplifiers, tuners and loudspeakers offering many different adaptations for home use including custom cabinets.
The Almira has been meticulously designed to present equally as well in smaller rooms as they do in larger spaces. The Almira is a 2.3m single folded quarter-wave generic Voigt horn with a floor-facing exit. Although designed with Voigt’s original principles in mind, the Almira is a slight departure from the Lowther heritage design with the addition of a handmade super tweeter, together with an Almira-specific phase compensation board. They use Lowther’s DX3 drive units and are comparable in efficiency and scale of the soundstage with larger heritage cabinets, like the TP2.
“The Almira is the first new speaker Lowther has designed in over 30 years,” says Managing Director, Martin Thornton. “We wanted to make a statement that Lowther is back whilst acknowledging and embracing our heritage. We believe horn-loaded loudspeakers present the highest level of musical reproduction and with Almira, we are addressing the challenges of modern digital re-production without sacrificing the traditional Lowther values.”
All Lowther Loudspeakers are handmade to order in Great Britain and sold in numbered pairs. Users can choose from a wide selection of matched veneer sets including the stylish limited edition Rosewood. The Almira can also be specified with or without top cover grilles and come with levelling screw feet, which are removable for carpet standing. Almira speaker pairs are priced from £12,000.