USHER CP-8571 Diamond DMD

MJ11.04.2011

Floorstanding loudspeakers

The Usher CP-8571 DMDs are specified from 26Hz, however, subjectively they go far lower than that. In the bass region the difference between the Dancer Mini Ones and the CP-8571’s is like the difference between driving VW Golf and VW Passat.

100% reference

Funkce a forma

76%
Ergonomie
63%
Zvuk
78%
Zpracování

They are typical Dancers with a deep (76cm) backwards tilted baffle which is used for Usher’s flagship model Be-20. The units are sculpted from up to 65mm thick HDF boards covered in satin wood veneers. There is no single wall that would be parallel; on top of that, there is hardly a surface to be found to be planar, rather the design follows different curvatures and transforms the speakers into a kind of art. Since I have reviewed my first Usher speakers, the Be-10, I am upset with the metal plate bluntly mounted on the front baffle with company’s logo – the detail I think is inappropriate and spoiling the classic design of the speakers. In my opinion.

The Dancer CP-8571 Diamond DMD are three-way speakers with the DMD diamond tweeter, 180mm midtone woofer and 200mm woofer, both using paper cones reinforced with carbon fibres. The cabinet is ported by 2 ports. The CP-8571’s are not easy to move around as they weigh 87kg each. Unfortunately, you have to move them around to find the best placement which is necessary to make them sing, which is something shared among all Ushers.

Nízké frekvence

Váha
80
Výbušnost
65
Artikulace
68

The cabinets of the CP-8571 Diamond DMD’s are very rigid and I could not sense any hint of resonances even during very loud parts of playback. It is good to know that one does listen to a music rather than to the cabinets. The Ushers do not lose their authority as well as their soundstage does not collapse with increasing loudness. I was listening to the thundering big drum and cymbals in 6th movement of Peer Gynt (Arabian Dance): this is the track that peels plaster off your listening room’s walls at high volumes. Despite this the the orchestra was perfectly organized and individual instruments nicely delineated within a realistic soundstage. Not speaking about the Usher’s baffles that remained dead as a concrete block (no wonder, they are reinforced by a cast iron frame and filled with a lead composite).

Čistota rozlišení

Detail
82
Vzduch
68
Transparentnost
62

The DMD Ushers perfectly delineate tambourines within the soundstage and beautifully portrait the trailing off. I suspect Usher’s designers to fine tune their speakers for classical music. Therefore it comes as no surprise to hear chamber quartet (Telemann, Paris Quartets) with great dynamic portrayal of harpsichord and cello and natural imaging.

Tonální věrnost

Témbr
71
Dynamika
70
Časování
62

The Ushers can easily pressurize a room with energy to the extent of having an issue with bass modes. I cannot recommend the CP-8571 for rather small rooms if you like playing loud – of course you may put them into a small room, be prepared for using 50% of their potential, however. They like plenty of room around; the further they are from front and side walls the better, their toe in may be smaller than usual. Position them correctly and their soundstage opens up and shuddering power of Prince of Persia soundtrack will nail you to the seat. Also with Tom Petty’s Good Enough (Mojo) there was a lot of weight and definition for the bass guitar and the midrange had great depth of the sonic picture and I had a sense of good authority and control over the music I played.

Prostorovost

Trojrozměrnost
73
Šířka scény
70
Hloubka scény
73

In the process of audio review the ideal situation is the following: I stop making notes and starts to listen. Then, after a CD is over, I start looking for another one and then another to hear how they sound through the reviewed equipment. This is what happened to me with the Usher Audio’s CP-8571 Diamond DMD speakers.

The Dancer CP-8571 Diamond DMD’s are arguably the best buy from the whole Usher Audio’s catalogue. Stay away from tubes and if you insist on using some, stick to the ones with authority and control like Audiomat or Audio Research. Avoid placing them into small rooms and close to room boundaries.

Cena v době recenze:220 000,- Kč

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