Available in limited wood finishes.
As part of our Legacy Series, Rhea Speakers are no longer in production—However, our remaining stock represents tremendous value.
Soon after Alta Audio introduced the Rhea in 2015, Stereophile’s Herb Reichert commented:
“The music coming out of the rosewood Alta Audio Rhea loudspeakers ($4495/pair) seemed almost too good to be true. Not that Alta loudspeakers don’t always play nicely, but what I was hearing seemed extra-ordinary… With both CD and LP sources, the Altas played like they cost $50k.”
We couldn’t agree more. Though unimposing in physical size, the two-way Rhea presents an ultra-wide soundfield with exceptional bass response.
An Audiophile Perspective
Alta Audio created the Rhea to satisfy music lovers with an appetite for lifelike sonics if not the room for a full-size tower loudspeaker.
Rhea creates the space and specificity of the concert hall with all the power of live performance. Created using the same XTL* Bass (patent pending) transmission line and DampHard cabinet construction on the faceplate as our highly reviewed Celesta FRM-2M speakers, the Rhea presents all the intimate details of three-dimensional images from the front to the deepest parts of the concert hall.
A black seven-inch midrange/woofer blends smoothly and seamlessly with the five-inch pure ribbon tweeter, creating a sound that can move a listener to tears.
*Extended Transmission Line—Alta Audio’s proprietary technology that applies sonic geometry to tune speaker cabinets as if they are musical instruments, delivering an accurate, fast, and powerful low frequency response.
Trade-in opportunities may exist for your current Alta Speakers – please Inquire (subject to condition and other factors).
Height: 35 inches, 36.5 inches with spikes
Width: 8 inches at top, 12 inches at bottom
Depth: 11 inches
Weight: 49 lbs
– One 5.75 inch ribbon tweeter
– One 7 inch Bass woofer
Sensitivity: 87.5 dB / 2.83 Volts @ 1 Meter
Frequency response: 32Hz to 47kHz
Impedance: 4 Ohms
Requirements: 50 to 150 Watts per channel
Alta XTL Bass with DampHard faceplate
Rosewood finish (above) and Beechwood finish (below)—
left speakers shown without grills