XT25SC90 + Zaph Audio ZA14W08
Swift offers exceptional performance at a very reasonable
cost. At heart are two outstanding drivers, the ZA14W08
from Zaph Audio and the dimunitive XT25SC90 by Vifa. Judiciously
blended by a high order, asymmetric crossover, the Swift
sounds so natural it disappears in a room.
is easier to describe what the Swift is not rather than
what it is. On first impression, it does not "Shout"
at you. Mids are not excessive, an all too common occurance
in Bookshelf speakers. On further listening, you'll discover
that there are no dreaded, ear piercing sibilance, no harshness
in the upper mids and no grittiness in the highs.
Swift delicate tonal balance lends itself well to soothing,
extended listening. Upper bass is articulate yet non-intrusive.
Vocals are clearly focused and cut right through the mix.
The highs add just the right amount of timbre and is not
overwhelming. No listening fatigue.
an F3 of 70Hz, the Swift is admittedly a bit shy on bass.
For most musical playback, a subwoofer that extends down
to 40Hz is recommended for your full listening pleasure.