"The new Ulitma 40 doesn’t just have a timeless chic appearance, in spite of a shiny veneer typical of less expensive standing loudspeakers, it has a such a high-end look that it was difficult to imagine that we were dealing with the by far cheapest loudspeaker in our test.“
"Whether the loudspeaker is presented with rap, rock, or thrilling classical music, it has a linear character can always be heard. It’s consistently bold – that’s how the Berliner’s are, after all – and brings across enormous enthusiasm. It has a extensiveness and exhibits an attack and impulse fidelity in the upper ranges that are unusual for this price class. These characteristics allow cymbals to explode like flashes of light shining of the *Spree on Sunday.”
*A river that runs through Berlin.
Sound: 70 points