Audio Experts' opinions
Read what high-end audio experts have written about the Driade loudspeakers and the Flow cables. Everything and more there is to know about Driade. With its outstanding specifications, superb flow, pace & rhythm Driade can compete with the best of the best.
Driade Flow Reference 808 speakercable
“As such, it is meant for those who wish to obtain the most neutral sound with the highest level of resolution and transparency, delicately balanced with airiness, refinement, and fluidity.”
Driade Premium Model 2S
The Premium Model 2S surprised me by sounding superbly confident, lively, and beautifully expressive.
Live Multitest – Driade Model 2
“WOW! That’s impressive! I seriously have goosebumps Far out the best out of the test”
Review Driade Model 3S – The ‘S’ of Serious
“Time after time we are curious to see what the Driade can conjure up in the room. The rhythmic and fast character of the Model 3S invites us to play more. It almost seems addictive.”
Driade Premium Model 3
“Model 3 delivers a magnificent sound quality, especially with voices, guitars and strings.”
Driade Flow Link Reference 808 XLR and RCA
Imagine my surprise when the
Reference 808 RCA cable smugly outperformed the CH Balanced Link in the very parameters in which I thought it already excelled!
Driade Premium Model 2
“The Premium Model 2 shows the passion, the orchestra, the smooth piano and especially the voice of the lady.”
René van Es
Driade Premium Model 1
“With the Model One, Driade picks up where it left off. The finish of the Model One is sublime.”
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Driade Flow 405
“The Driade Flow 405 is one of the loudspeaker cables that we can say has an above-average performance and occupies a unique position within this price range.”
Driade Flow 405
“This cable truly is something else. It has a smooth, free-flowing, organic and highly involving delivery that, quite unusually, does not come along with a lack of focus or a reduction in dynamic slam. This cable can be ever so seductive and alluring but it also roars in a super-bold and expressive fashion just as the music requires.”
User Submitted Posts
hifi-advice.com / Christiaan Punter about the Audio Show Alkmaar maart 2019
“Mafico and Driade joined forces to deliver a sound with Driade Premium Model 3 speakers using an Ayon S3 streamer, Spirit III integrated amp (in Triode mode) and the CD-10 CD player that was lively and dynamic and highly communicative, with a wide soundstage.
Driade was a popular Dutch speaker brand until the owner, Arnold Heres, retired and went to enjoy his pension in Bali. After some time, however, Arnold got that itch again and decided to revive his speaker brand and the current line of Driade speakers is the result.
I’ve reviewed all the Ayon components of this system but I am not familiar with the speakers. While I liked the natural timbre and the overall energetic delivery, I also found the upper midrange and lower treble to be a little forward at times. The overall consensus, however, was that many people liked this presentation.
Chances are that I will be reviewing one of his speakers at some point in the near future.”
Alpha-Audio.nl / Geoffrey van Houwaert over de X-fi audio Show september 2018
Zo vonden wij de PS Audio set met de weergaloze YG Acoustics Sonja luidsprekers heel goed klinken, als ook de prachtige Ayon buizenversterkers in combinatie met Driade (top-10)….
Music Emotion en HiFi.nl / René van Es in april 2018 over de Driade Premium Model 2
Een ander geluid dan B&W, anders dan KEF, Dynaudio of Focal. Een vleugje nostalgie en oude waarden klinken door in de Driade, een kostbaar vleugje dat we vooral niet moeten vergeten in de wereld van hedendaagse technologie. De Premium Model 2 heeft iets lekkers, iets menselijks, een ziel en dat maakt hem herkenbaar anders, ook in uiterlijk.
The Ear hi-fi music gear / Trevor Butler about the X-fi audio Show October 2017
“The biggest news story for me was the re-emergence of a once hugely popular Dutch speaker brand. Driade is back and with a new range thanks to original founder Arnold Heres who sold the company in 1992 but re-formed it two years ago because it had become dormant. He is pictured with the €4,500 Model 2, launched at the show and part of a four-model line-up made in The Netherlands.”