From time to time Nola makes demonstration and other used equipment available for purchase.
We currently have the following item for sale:
We are selling our demo pair of Nola Concert Grand Reference Gold 2 loudspeakers! These are the exact same pair of latest models shown at the last RMAF Show:
The Concert Grand Reference Gold Mk. 2s ($250,000/pair) are impressive in every respect. The frequency response of these behemoths in 18 Hz to 100 kHz. That's right, 100,000 Hz, thanks to the ribbon supertweeter. The Nola Speakers and VAC system was placed in an irregular-shaped room, tucked in sort of an alcove, and at first I thought the sound would be typical of the giant speakers-smallish room configuration which often sounds like you're listening in a tunnel. Not so here. I felt the system, which also included a VAC Statement 450S power amp, VAC Master Line Stage, VAC DAC mk. II, ARC REF CD8 and Nordost Odin 2 cabling, possessed an unusual clarity and projected a realistic sound stage that sounded incredibly open and inviting.
This was one of those rooms where I loved the sound as well as the company. While I'm certainly looking forward to reviewing a much smaller pair of Nola Speakers in the near future, the Concert Grand Reference Gold Mk. 2s delivered a sound that I won't soon forget -- scalable according to the music, yet as dynamic as it gets. In many ways, this was the best low frequency performance I heard at RMAF 2019 with loads of texture and visceral impact.
What's even more incredible is that these massive speakers aren't even the Nola Speakers flagship -- that title belongs to the four-tower Grand Reference VI Gold! No, I won't be reviewing those any time soon, but I can't wait for the smaller pair." -Marc Philips, Part Time Audiophile, RMAF 2019
Selling price: $200,000