"How on earth has Richter been able to produce a speaker that sounds so good for such a low price? Richter would no doubt invoke the Wizard's incantation, and say ‘it's magic', but I tend to think that it's the new ‘dream team' of designers that should be congratulated on a job very well done. As the saying goes… love your work!" Greg Barrowman – Sound and Image Magazine
The Richter Legend Series V is all about - the music – the sheer magic of your favourite listening delivered in astounding stereo high fidelity for decades to come. The V Series is also about improved levels of musicality, and these are thanks to Richter's brand new proprietary drivers and careful acoustic design. This has been 'cooking' in the research lab for the last two years (2012-2014), and the team have adhered closely to Richter's philosophy of musicality and affordability. If you want audiophile sound on a budget, then the Richter Mentor's are hard to beat at even twice the price and leave the majority of the competition so far behind it isn't funny.
Sound quality?The performance surpasses absolutely everything in the price-range and comes close to others at nearly twice the price! To explain this is simple. We buy directly from Richter. There is one less link in the distribution chain, and these savings are passed on which creates a 'win-win' scenario. The Mentor's will work well with low powered hi fi or Home Theatre Amplifiers and Receivers but will sound significantly better with higher quality amplification. 2-Way Audiophile Design
The true two-way design features Richter's top-of-the-line wide-dispersion soft-dome tweeter and the same powerful 150mm (6") bass/midrange drivers as used in other models. This makes them ideal for a hi fi quality stereo in a small to medium room, but four or more of them would be ideal for anchoring the sonic drama of your Home Theatre. You would still need a decent subwoofer.
Tweeters: The soft-dome neodymium tweeters provide wide dispersion, producing a lively and spacious soundstage with smooth musicality, and a response extending well beyond human hearing.midbass Drivers: The highly efficient 150mm (6") mid/bass driver harness composite cones combining the natural acoustic finesse of paper with the strength of modern carbon-fibre technology. This produces ideal damping characteristics plus the coherence and timing essential to draw you into the music. The awesome bass is rich, deep and firm.
Crossover Network: You don't see this, but the crossover network or circuitry inside each enclosure is a key factor in any speakers performance. The all-new designed crossovers were painstakingly designed with feedback from a large team of audio specialists across Australia to produce emotional vocals, an astonishingly vivid soundstage and a smooth blending of frequencies. The highly stable off-axis response means the Legend V series maintain realism in a wide spectrum of listening environments – because everyone's listening room is different.
Cabinets: The cabinets or enclosures as some call them have been completely redesigned using non-parallel panels to reduce 'standing waves' which are an annoying problem that every speaker manufacturer has to address if they want tight and accurately pleasing sound. Also invisible to the naked eye is the comprehensive bracing that has been positioned to minimise harmonics. Double thickness rear and front baffles and new high-density damping makes these the most neutral and musical cabinets Richter have ever produced.