MarkAudio-SOTA Enters U.S. Market, Launches New Products MarkAudio-SOTA has announced its formal introduction to the U.S. market, and the launch of its new website with three unique new loudspeaker products.RS Staff ⋅ Mar 27, 2017 MarkAudio-SOTA has announced its formal introduction to the U.S. market, and the launch of its new website with three unique new loudspeaker products. The company utilizes a global team of experts in driver, crossover, and cabinet engineering to build wideband audiophile speakers from the ground up. MarkAudio-SOTA uses all-range drivers in the new Viotti One, Cesti B, and Cesti Tower speakers, which help create an acoustically accurate, symmetrical sound field. These products are now available exclusively from the company’s new website (MarkAudio-SOTA.us) with a 30-day money back guarantee. “To succeed in the ultra-competitive hi-fi speaker market, we knew we had to develop our speakers differently,” said Dwight Sakuma, president of MarkAudio-SOTA North America. “The valuable feedback we received from the 2015 AXPONA attendees, combined with our dream team of designers and engineers expertise, has yielded a truly natural-sounding speaker line that is sure to impress the most discerning audiophiles.” All cabinets, crossovers and speaker drivers are engineered in tandem to create an end product that exceeds the sum of its premium parts. The wide dispersion and shallow-profile cone drivers replace conventional cone-woofer and dome-tweeter combinations. With matched dispersion and output characteristics, along with a low-order crossover slope, the two custom-made Sota drivers provide a seamless integration between high and low frequencies. This integration results in a smooth, natural output and soundstage that affords a wider range of seating positions, allowing several people to hear a top-quality performance simultaneously. MarkAudio-SOTA’s unique All-Range driver approach offers the rich midrange that is typical of a wide-range single speaker design, while providing a dynamic, full frequency range extending from 40Hz to 25kHz. The three dual-driver speakers’ systems use different combinations of a custom-designed, 110mm (Sota 11) wide-range mid-bass driver mounted in a ported cabinet along with an acoustically isolated 50mm (Sota 5) tweeter. Both drivers use a low mass, mixed-alloy cone that generates exceedingly accurate audio transparency with incredible detail. The company’s all-range drivers utilize a 2.4kHz crossover frequency with gentle, second-order electrical and acoustic slopes that gradually blend the outputs, maximizing the advantages of their symmetric wide-dispersion drivers. The simple design, with few reactive components, also aids in amplifier matching, allowing MarkAudio-SOTA speakers to be easily driven by low-power designs. The result is a two-way loudspeaker without any obvious crossover transition. Viotti One MarkAudio-SOTA’s flagship two-way, stand-mount loudspeakers combine a unique Italian design style with British engineering that follows the company’s “Hear Our Difference” credo. The speaker utilizes custom all-range symmetric driver technology to create a full range loudspeaker in an elegant and finely finished cabinet. Laminated dual-core panels and polymers provide enclosures of maximum strength and acoustic stability. The result is statement-level sound quality for the discerning listener. $2,995/pair Cesti B MarkAudio-SOTA’s medium-sized, two-way bookshelf speaker utilizes custom all-range symmetric driver technology to create a full range loudspeaker. The speakers use a Billow waveguide baffle for optimum dispersion and accurate sound replication in smaller rooms. Styled with a clean, minimalist industrial design, the speakers are available in a finely lacquered finish and in three colors (black, red, or white). $1,895/pair Cesti T The flagship of the Cesti series expands on the Cesti B’s output. Twin Sota 11 bass-mid drivers increase the low-frequency extension and enhance the dynamic range for larger rooms. The speakers utilize a Billow waveguide baffle for optimum dispersion in practical room environments. Styled with a clean, minimalist industrial design, the Cesti T tower speakers are available in three colors (black, red, or white). $3,495/pair SubscribeFor more stories like this, and to keep up to date with all our market leading news, features and analysis, sign up to our newsletter here.