Chario Serendipity

We love drawing parallels from elements of life other than audio.

Pie. Nobody can argue, everyone enjoys pie of some flavor, sweet or savory. Yes, we know, at first glance there’s very little in common between pie and loudspeakers but if you look a bit deeper there are similarities in their essence – bear with us here.

Years ago, my family was visiting my wife’s grandmother in Vancouver, BC. This lady was born of hardy Nova Scotian stock, was ninety years old, had lived a full life, and had prepared a pie for us. I can’t remember what flavor but I would guess apple being that she had an apple tree in her backyard. We ate the pie slowly and took pleasure with every bite. After I ate the last bit and scraped my plate clean I asked my wife’s grandmother, “How do you do it? How do you make this crust?” I think we can all agree that pie filling is necessary but it’s the pie’s crust that makes or breaks the pie. She responded, “I don’t know.” She was a lady of few words.

I thought for three days about the pie and it’s crust. The ingredients are simple; flour, water, lard and pinch of salt, but the results vary dramatically and a great crust is elusive. The answer was actually clear: she’d been perfecting the pie’s crust for eighty years of her long life. Working, honing, refining—the science of making great pie crust.

Here’s where we make our comparison.

At a certain level, loudspeaker ingredients are simple too: enclosure, drivers, and crossover. But although each ingredient is somewhat simple, they’re all difficult to perfect. Chario has been researching, and refining speakers for almost fifty years with parts and materials they develop themselves. Each ingredient is chosen and carefully put together in a specific way to give perfect results.

Here’s where we make our comparison.

At a certain level, loudspeaker ingredients are simple too: enclosure, drivers, and crossover. But although each ingredient is somewhat simple, they’re all difficult to perfect. Chario has been researching, and refining speakers for almost fifty years with parts and materials they develop themselves. Each ingredient is chosen and carefully put together in a specific way to give perfect results.

The Academy represents decades of Chario’s studying of this craft. Acoustic development and material science both contribute to achieving the very best loudspeaker performance, but the magic that makes the Academy so special is the decades of experience (working, honing, refining—the science) putting the parts and pieces, the ingredients, together.

Academy Series

Serendipity
SERENDIPITY
Chario Sovran
SOVRAN
Sonnet
SONNET