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Opera Mezza Speakers (Pair)

 

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Features

Warranty length 2 Years
Brand Opera Loudspeakers
Product Award What HiFi Award 4 Stars

Tech Specs

Speakers
Woofer: 1 x SEAS 5"
Cone: Double-treated Paper
Tweeter: 1 x Scanspeak 1"
Layout: 2 Way

 

Performance
Freq Response: 45 - 25kHz
Power: 70W RMS
Amp Pairing: From 10W RMS Out
Sensitivity: 88dB
Nominal Impedance: 4Ω

 

Crossover
LF Low-Pass: 12dB/oct
HF High-Pass: 12dB/oct
Cross-Over Frequency: 1,850Hz

 

General
Positioning: Far from room angles
Dimensions (HWD): 32.5 x 20 x 32cm
Weight: 16kg

Product Description

Opera Mezza is the smallest speaker in the Classica series featuring a two-way bass-reflex loaded in less than 8 liters. It can be used on a stand or shelf in medium or small rooms and/or with the listening point even in the near field (5 feet or less).

The Mezza stands apart from other bookshelf speakers at the same price thanks to it surprising ability to deliver extended low frequencies, and for the neutral yet detailed reproduction of the entire sound spectrum. This level of performance is is only possible because of the high-quality components used by Opera's skilled team.

Design & Build

The Mezza surprise for the extent of the low frequencies and for the neutral and detailed reproduction of the entire spectrum. The qualities of the Mezza arise from the high quality of the components: the woofer (Seas) has a paper diaphragm that is subjected to a double treatment that effectively dampens the break-up without increasing too much the mass. The motion of the cone is decompressed by the dust cup which is acoustically transparent.

The linear displacement of the diaphragm is 10 mm long and provides good performance even at low frequency and reduce intermodulation distortion in the midrange. The tweeter (Scanspek) is the same used in all the models of the Classica Line (Grand Mezza, Seconda and Quinta.) with a one-inch dome, decompression chamber and ferrofluid.

Key Features

- Stand-mount speaker, rear-ported design
- Wooden cabinet with leather wrap over the front, top and back
- Tweeter has ferrofluid and a decompression chamber
-  Easy to place in small- and medium-sized rooms
- High-quality components used throughout
- Perfect match for smaller valve amplifiers

Please note: Mahogany and White finish is available via special order only. 

Press Reviews

  • 'You can always trust the Italians to bring some style and sophistication. Opera Mezzas are undoubtedly classy speakers and their fit and finish definitely make them one of the more attractive and desirable pairs we've had recently.' (What Hi-Fi Magazine March 2013)

  • 'Sonically, the Mezzas do their best to charm and seduce. After a quick audition, your attention is drawn to their smooth and sweet midrange.' (What Hi-Fi Magazine March 2013)

  • 'Given their dimensions, the Operas still manage to bestow the listener with a decent amount of bass. They don’t sound malnourished at all and cope with the excursions during Eminem’s Without Me reasonably well.' (What Hi-Fi Magazine March 2013)

  • 'In true Italian fashion, the Mezzas look super-smart and are dressed to impress. Sonically, they’re steady as opposed to stunning, but there’s still plenty to admire about the way they go about their business..' (What Hi-Fi Magazine March 2013)

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