Constellation is known for its products of stellar audio quality, with simple if slightly inelegant designs. But with their latest music system, they’ve sought to create a beautiful outward shape to resonate with the product’s inward brilliance. The result is a striking speaker that they call the Leo.
The first product in their new Dominion series, the Leo represents a Renaissance for Constellation’s engineer and design division. Built to be compact, attractive, and intelligent (if only we had all been built the same) the Leo is part of Constellation’s SmartAudioProducts initiative, through which they’ve sought to integrate new technologies for the modern music lover. The Leo’s intelligence means that fine-tuning and control is available using your smartphone or tablet. A tri-amplified stereo system, the Leo promises to evoke high-quality sound from any media with which it’s paired, from CD players to phono cartridges. The Leo can also connect to WiFi, Google Chromecast and Apple AirPlay for streamlined streaming. Two 6.5-inch high-sensitivity woofers, each driven by their own 140-watt amplifier, reside on opposite ends of the architecture to produce thumping bass while avoiding bothersome vibration. Two 2.5-inch midrange drivers tethered to individual 70-watt amplifiers belt the mids, while the highs are illuminated by two 0.75-inch tweeter, also connected to 70-watt amps. Touting itself the world’s finest playback interface, the Leo is an audial and visual artwork for your home. Coming soon to a living room ampitheater near you, the Leo will be available for purchase later this year.