Harry Pearson, Absolute Sound Magazine, “At the price, at the performance level, at its proximity to the music experience itself, I’d say this is something of a sonic triumph. I know this, I could easily live with the truths these speakers tell me. I don’t feel as if I am missing anything”.

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NOLA Boxer 3 Bookshelf Speakers

$3,250.00

The NOLA Boxer bookshelf has been in continuous production since it won a Product of the Year Award in 2010. It has been revered throughout the world as a great value in sonic performance. The NOLA Boxer has been upgraded to series 3 status to join the other members of the series 3 Boxer Collection — NOLA Contender 3 and KO 3. Sonic advancements include a startling sense of driver cohesion, increased transparency and smoothness. New cabinets from the USA provide a more solid foundation that translates into cleaner bass, a more dynamic response and improved image focus. In addition, a new silk dome tweeter provides a sound closer to our ribbon tweeter in the Reference Series. The upgrades have further enhanced the musicality or efficiency of the original design. A tweeter diffraction ring is utilized for cleaner high frequency response. The bass driver is loaded by a rear mounted double flared port for low distortion and noise. Bass response has been extended to 38 Hz. Rear connection is via all metal 5-way binding posts that accept spades, banana plugs or bare wire.

The all-important crossover is a shallow slope design for good phase and transient characteristics and utilizes Mundorf capacitors and point to point wiring. The crossover board is vibration isolated as well. The sound stage is very large and “open” with a unique “life-like” sound. Pat’s Audio Art feels that these are the best speakers for naturalness and faithful reproduction of all forms of music, and without rival.

NOLA Boxer 3 Bookshelf Speakers. $3250.00 / Pair.

NOLA Boxer S3 Bookshelf Speakers

$4,500.00

With each reiteration since 2010, we have seen the Nola Boxer progress with lower mass drivers and tweeters, approaching those of the most expensive speakers in the world. The addition of the S version brings the Boxer much close to sonic quality of the Nola Reference Series which starts at $30,000 CAD. The S series (as in Nola Contender S3 and Nola Boxer S3) utilize very expensive pure silver monofilament internal wiring and Mundof oil and foil capacitors. Seldom seen in speakers costing less than $20,000. The crossovers are mechanical isolated and point to point hand wired. Pat’s Audio Art is proud to introduce the Nola S3 at $3500/pair USD to our market area. Come audition them and be prepared to be stunned and amazed.

NOLA Boxer 2 Bookshelf Speakers. $4500.00 / Pair.

NOLA Contender 2 Speakers

$5,000.00

The Nola Contender 2 is a slim floor-standing tower loudspeaker that is the step up from the very popular Nola Boxer bookshelf. Compared to the Boxer, the Contender offers sonic improvements in the areas of depth reproduction, dynamic range, low level resolution and bass extension. The low frequency response has been extended to a conservative 35 Hz with usable response to 25 Hz. The bass quality of the Contender, however, maintains the quick and nimble characteristic of the Boxer.

Stereophile Magazine, “(The Nola Contender). . .in a number of areas betters an earlier $12,000/pair model from the same designer. It’s refreshing to see a talented speaker designer put such serious effort into a product not geared for those with deep pockets. For those who hear the Nola Contender after not having heard a Carl Marchisotto design in a while, the choice may come down to only this: Piano Cherry or Piano Black?”

NOLA Contender 2 Speakers. Tower Speakers 44″ Tall. Just 8″ Wide. $5,000.00 / pair.

NOLA KO Speakers

$12,250.00

The Nola KO loudspeaker is the top model in the Boxer Collection. While it incorporates the easy to drive characteristics of other Boxer Collection models, it also incorporates state of the art concepts used in our top Reference Series products at a much more affordable price.

Utilizing our mirror-imaged short line source open baffle array, the Nola KO provides the “open”, spacious, and transparent sound that sets Nola apart. The Nola KO can fill medium to large rooms with ease, while providing very high sound quality.

Nelson Brill, Absolute Sound, “Listening to the cascading colors of the cimbalom in the system in Room #2 was like sitting right next to it on stage… As the final cimbalom note was lithely struck, I was left ravenously wishing for more!”

NOLA KO Speakers. Tower Speakers 45″ Tall. Just 10″ Wide. $12,250.00 / pair.

NOLA Metro Grand Reference III Speakers

$33,750.00

The NOLA Metro Grand Reference Series III a compact floor standing loudspeaker that provides state of the art sound quality in small to medium rooms. The Metro Grand Reference Series III uses only one square foot of floor space. Technology developed for the Grand Reference VI and the Concert Grand Reference have been “trickled down” to provide performance that is the cutting edge for what can be achieved in this size platform.

Absolute Sound, ” With the Nola Metro Grand Reference, master loudspeaker designer Carl Marchisotto has successfully created a loudspeaker with much of the performance of his impressive Baby Grand Reference loudspeaker in a smaller package that should be at home in smaller listening environments. The Metro Grand offers a tremendous sense of spaciousness, air, and naturalness, and has an uncanny ability to transport you to the concert hall. This fine loudspeaker, which could be called a baby “Baby Grand Reference,” produces beautifully lifelike, dynamic sound, and does a wide range of music very well — from small-scale works to large ones in all musical genres. It should definitely be on your short-list. Like the Dahlquist DQ-10, Nola’s Metro Grand Reference may one day become a classic.”

NOLA Metro Grand Reference III Speakers. Tower Speakers 45″ Tall. $33,750.00 / pair.

NOLA Micro Grand Reference Gold Speakers

$27,750.00

The NOLA Micro Grand Reference Gold is a stand mounted loudspeaker that utilizes the same driver and crossover technology as other Reference Gold models such as the Baby Grand Reference Gold. Unlike most stand mounted speakers, the Micro Grand Reference Gold utilizes our 3½ way UnisonTM crossover, four driver technology — basically a reduced size version of our statement floor standers. The driver array utilizes our 45 degree, mirror-imaged concept for midrange and tweeter. The twin 120mm gold magnesium cone woofers are now driven by massive Alnico ring magnets for increased definition, clarity and even lower distortion. The solid copper phase plugs are gold plated to provide damping by the soft gold layer over the solid copper. This concept eliminates any last vestige of coloration from these drivers. Bass is tighter with more impact. The 110 mm tri-laminate dipole midrange also uses an Alnico magnet for the lowest possible distortion.

NOLA Micro Grand Reference Gold Speakers. Bookshelf Sized Speakers 24″ Tall with Bases. $27,750.00 / pair.

NOLA Metro Grand Reference Gold Speakers

$41,250.00

The NOLA Metro Grand Reference Gold a compact floor standing loudspeaker that provides state of the art sound quality in small to medium rooms. The Metro Grand Reference Gold uses only one square foot of floor space. Technology developed for the Grand Reference VI and the Concert Grand Reference have been “trickled down” to provide performance that is the cutting edge for what can be achieved in this size platform.

NOLA Metro Grand Reference Gold Speakers. Tower Speakers 45″ Tall. $41,250.00 / pair.

NOLA Baby Grand Reference Gold Speakers

$90,000.00

The NOLA Baby Grand Reference Gold employs technology recently developed for the Grand Reference VI and the Concert Grand Reference. These include the development of new 220 mm magnesium bass transducers which now incorporate massive Alnico ring magnets for even lower distortion and improved clarity over the whole range. These new bass drivers also incorporate solid copper phase plugs that are now gold plated. The gold plating is not for cosmetic reasons but instead is used because the soft gold layer damps the copper plug to eliminate any vestige of coloration from these drivers. Bass is tighter with improved definition.

NOLA Baby Grand Reference Gold Speakers. Tower Speakers 62″ Tall. $90,000.00 / pair.

NOLA Concert Grand Reference Gold Speakers

$246,250.00

The Nola Concert Grand Reference Gold loudspeaker is our ultimate two tower loudspeaker system. Its performance is only exceeded by the Nola four tower Grand Reference VI Gold system. The Concert Grand Reference Gold is an open baffle short line source design employing twelve state of the art transducers per tower. The system is configured in mirror imaged pairs.

NOLA Concert Grand Reference Gold speakers. Tower Speakers weighing 275 pounds per side. $246,250.00 / pair.

NOLA Grand Reference VI Gold Speakers

$372,500.00

The Grand Reference VI Gold represents a major upgrade to our flagship loudspeaker system. All elements of the system that affect sound quality have been upgraded. Drivers now number 54 of the highest quality transducers for the system.

The true ribbon tweeters have been fitted with twice as powerful neodymium magnets, which double the acceleration of the diaphragm while further reducing the very low distortion. The special Alnico magnet midrange drivers have reduced mass and optimal phase plugs for faster response and lower distortion. The magnesium woofers have been redesigned for much greater speed and “openness” for life-like sound. The subwoofer drivers have been improved with lower noise and distortion.

NOLA Grand Reference VI Gold speakers. Four Cabinet Tower Speakers. $372,500.00 / pair.