September 2014 - Metro Gold Reference wins Best Sound award at the New York Audio Show! New York Audio Show Wrapup
June 2014 - THE Show Newport 2014 Show Wrapup
May 2014 - Hi End Show Munich 2014 Wrapup
May 2014 - image-hifi.com reviewed the Nola Metro Grand Reference Gold loudspeaker (in German).
May 2014 - Hifi-Stars magazine reviewed the Nola KO loudspeaker (in German).
May 30-June 1, 2014 - The Show at Newport will be on from May 30 to June 1. NOLA will demonstrate the amazing Metro Grand Reference Gold loudspeakers in a small room -- yet we will get great sound. We will use our usual battery of equipment -- Audio Research REF 10, REF 75 and REF CD8, with Nordost Odin cable. All are welcome. Hope to see you there!
May 15-18, 2014 - The High End Show in Munich is upon us. NOLA, along with our German distributor, Mythical Audio, will demonstrate the Baby Grand Reference Gold ($72000) and the Metro Grand Reference Gold ($33000). Also on display will be Boxers, Contenders and KOs. We will use Unison amplifiers with Nordost cable. We expect really good sound from these new models. All are welcome. See you there!
March 2014 - Enjoy The Music.com reviewed the Micro Grand Reference Gold, state of the art stand mounts....
February 2014 - NOLA wins Best Sound Awards at CES 2014!
January 2014 - Nola has been awarded FIVE Editor's Choice Awards from the Absolute Sound for 2014 for the Baby Grand Reference, Metro Grand Reference, Micro Grand Reference, Contender and Boxer!
January 7-10, 2014 - "Iíll say it here and now -- these are the most fluidly musical loudspeakers I have ever heard." - Harry Pearson. NOLA speakers will demonstrate the Concert Grand Reference Gold at CES 2014. Come see and hear this amazing product. We are located in Venetian Suite 30-101. See you there.
December 2013 - Harry Pearson reviewed the Concert Grand Reference Gold loudspeakers...
October 2013 - Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2013 show wrapup.
October 2013 - Our Listeners Club interviewed Carl Marchisotto this month. OLC is a not-for-profit endeavour. Their objective is to try to SLOW DOWN THE DECLINE IN INTEREST in music beautifully reproduced when confronting the tidal wave of those who value the portability of MP3 over sonic excellence. Frankly, it is a tough challenge. Sometimes they are successful. Visit them at http://ourlistenersclub.com/.
October 11-13, 2013 - Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2013. NOLA will demonstrate the amazing Metro Grand Reference Gold loudspeaker. This loudspeaker provides state of the art performance in small to medium spaces while providing a unique musical performance. We will be in Suite 2021. See you there.
October 2013 - Harry Pearson is reviewing the Concert Grand Reference Gold loudspeakers...
July 2013 - AV MAX reviewed the Nola Boxer and the Nola Micro Grand Reference II in their August issue.
June 2013 - THE Show Newport 2013 Show Wrapup
June 2013 - At THE SHOW NEWPORT 2013, May 31 to June 2, NOLA will introduce the statement stand mount speaker, the Micro Grand Reference Gold. Employing new woofers with massive Alnico ring magnets and gold phase plugs, new ribbon tweeter with 100kHz response and new cutting edge crossover components, Micro Grand Reference Gold expands on what was thought possible in a stand mount speaker. We are in room 203 at the Hilton, please join us. Also, Nordost will use the floor-standing Metro Grand Reference Gold to demonstrate their cables in their room.
May 2013 - Hi End Show Munich 2013 Wrapup
May 2013 - Nola introduces three new loudspeakers (the Baby Grand Reference Gold, the Metro Grand Reference Gold, and the Metro Grand Reference Series III) at the Hi End Show Munich 2013.
May 2013 - Neil Gader reviewed the Nola Contender in Issue 233 of The Absolute Sound.
February 2013 - Congratulations to the newest Boxer winner at our raffle February 17th: Dennis Ashendorf of Costa Mesa, CA
February 2013 - "For presenting a musical experience as close to "real" as I've ever heard, Nola and Audio Research win the 2013 Best Sound of the Show Jimmy Award." - James Saxon for The Audio Beat magazine.
February 2013 - KO wins Audio Beat Jimmy Award for BEST SPEAKER under $10,000.
February 2013 - Jonathan Valin awarded the BEST SOUND / HIGHEST VALUE AWARD to the Nola KO in The Absolute Sound, Issue 230
February 2013 - Neil Gader awarded the BEST SOUND / HIGHEST VALUE AWARD to the Nola Boxer in The Absolute Sound, Issue 230
January 2013 - CES 2013 show wrapup.
January 2013 - NOLA wins four Editor's Choice Awards from The Absolute Sound Magazine for Boxer, Micro Grand Reference II, Metro Grand Reference II, and Baby Grand Reference II.
January 8-11, 2013 - At the January 2013 CES Show from Jan 8-11th, NOLA will debut the Concert Grand Reference loudspeaker. This loudspeaker is our all-out 2 tower model and sets new standards in many sonic areas. The 8 ohm / 91 dB sensitivity rating means that the Concert Grand Reference can be driven by quality amplifiers from 75 watts / channel and up.
November 2012 - Harry Pearson reviewed the Nola KO.
October 2012 - Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2012 show wrapup.
October 17-18, 2012 - Nola Dealer Evening: Scott Walker Audio of Anaheim California presents NOLA loudspeakers for two evenings of music and discussion. Various NOLA models will be on demonstration. Meet Carl Marchisotto who will answer any of your questions with straight talk. A pair of the very popular Boxer loudspeakers will be raffled off as a bonus. For further information, please contact: Scott Walker at 714-349-7782 or firstname.lastname@example.org
October 12-14, 2012 - At the 2012 Rocky Mountain Audiofest, NOLA will introduce the new KO OPEN BAFFLE loudspeaker. All are welcome to audition this auspicious product. MSRP is $9800/pr. Congratulations to Pete Grzybowski of Massapequa, NY, who won the raffle for a pair of the very popular BOXER bookshelf loudspeakers.
September 2012 - StereoMojo.com reviewed the Nola Contender.
June 2012 - the absolute sound reviewed the Metro Grand Reference in the July/August issue.
June 2012 - Positive Feedback reviewed the Boxer and Announcer for home theater use.
June 2012 - Nola launches new hot product, the KO, at Newport Beach, June 2012. Show wrapup.
June 2012 - NOLA will debut, in conjunction with Upscale Audio,
the KO loudspeaker at THE SHOW
NEWPORT BEACH on June 1-3. KO is the top of the Boxer collection and
incorporates state of the art NOLA Reference Series concepts at a much
more affordable price. Utilizing our mirror-imaged short line source
open baffle array. The KO can fill medium to large rooms with ease,
while providing very high sound quality. KO employs four 4½"
open baffle dipole midranges, four 1" exotic silk dome tweeters and 2
cast-frame aluminum cone bass drivers in separate ported chambers. A
90 dB sensitivity combined with an 8 ohm impedance allows KO to be
driven by a large selection of amplifiers, including vacuum tube
units. New Unison Crossover Technology provides improved power
utilization for higher effective efficiency. KO is supplied in Piano
Cherry or Piano Black and includes four grilles, including the
front. Matching piano black base and deluxe spikes are also included.
May 2012 - Hi End Show Munich 2012 Wrapup
May 2012 - NOLA will debut the Grand Reference VI at the upcoming 2012 Munich Hi End Show. This 4 tower system is our flagship and now incorporates Unison Crossover Technology so one pair of mono block amplifiers or one stereo amplifier can drive all four towers. Drive units have been upgraded to reduce moving mass and increase speed across the board. This system is considered by many to be the finest loudspeaker system available.
April 2012 - NOLA will debut the Concert Grand Reference at Lyric Hi Fi, in NYC, April 12,13,14 and 15th. This the ultimate in 2 Tower loudspeaker systems and employs 12 cutting edge transducers per side.
March 2012 - the absolute sound awarded Nola FIVE 2012 Editors' Choice Awards
January 2012 - 2012 Consumer Electronics Show show wrapup.
January 2012 - NOLA Contender receives rave review in January 2012 Stereophile magazine.
October 2011 - 2011 Rocky Mountain Audiofest show wrapup.
October 2011 - There is a new section called Customer Comments under the About menu, where we will be sharing comments about Nola products from our customers.
October 2011 - NOLA at 2011 Rocky Mountain Audiofest: NOLA will demonstrate the latest version of the celebrated Baby Grand Reference at the Rocky Mountain Audiofest from October 14 thru 16th. Also, Contenders will be on demonstration in the Soundstring room. Congratulations to Mary Arnold of Arvada, CO, who won the raffle for a pair of the very popular BOXER bookshelf loudspeakers.
June 2011 - T.H.E. Show / Newport Beach show wrapup.
June 2011 - NOLA Contender reviewed by Dean Seislove of
Positive Feedback Magazine:
June 2011 - NOLA will be exhibiting at T.H.E. Show / Newport Beach, June 3, 4 and 5th. With our dealer Upscale Audio, NOLA will have one room for the Metro Grand Reference and one room for the Contender. Hope to see you there.
May 2011 - Hi End Show Munich 2011 Wrapup
May 2011 - Nola will demonstrate the Metro Grand Reference at the Hi End Show in Munich, May 19th through 22nd. We hope to see you there.
April 2011 - Stereophile reviewed the Nola Contender at Axpona 2011
January 2011 - Harry Pearson reviewed the Nola Micro Grand References in the February issue of the abso!ute sound
January 2011 - CES 2011 show review wrapup: Nola at CES 2011
System 1 will demonstrate the Baby Grand References
System 2 will feature two new products:
The Contender: a floor standing 3 way speaker which is the step up from the Boxer. The Contender tower is 90 dB sensitive, 8 ohms, with response from 35Hz to 28 kHz and uses Boxer technology. MSRP is $3400/pr.
The Announcer is the matching center channel speaker for the Contender and Boxer. It incorporates three drivers and uses Boxer technology. Both new models are available in the standard Boxer finishes: True Piano Cherry and True Piano Black. MSRP is $1500.
November 2010 - Nola Boxer wins The Absolute Sound Entry Level Loudspeaker 2010 Product of the Year Award.
November 2010 - RMAF 2010 show review wrapup: Nola at Rocky Mountain Audiofest
October 2010 - The 2nd annual Nola Boxer raffle was held at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2010 in Denver, Co. this past week. The lucky winner was Regina Hammock of Valley Stream , NY. Congratulations to Regina for being this year's winner of a beautiful pair of Nola Boxer Loudspeakers. :-)
August 2010 - Jonathan Valin reviews the NOLA Baby Grand Reference in the Absolute Sound issue 205. He concludes "they earn my highest recommendation."
August 2010 - Steremojo reviewed the Nola Micro Grand Reference and gave them a Maximum Mojo Award.
July 2010 - Carl Marchisotto was interviewed in the August issue of The Absolute Sound.
May 2010 - Dean Seislove of Positive Feedback Online reviewed the Nola Boxer
May 2010 - Neil Gader of the abso!ute sound reviewed the Nola Boxer in the June/July 2010 issue
May 2010 - Hi-Fi News reviews the Micro Grand Reference in the June 2010 issue
April 2010 - SoundStage awarded the Metro Grand Reference Best Sound at the Show at CES 2010
February 2010 - Neil Gader of The Absolute Sound magazine reviewed the Nola Boxer loudspeaker.
January 2010 - The Absolute Sound Magazine awarded the Nola TBolt III Subwoofer an Editor's Choice Award. Harry Pearson wrote, "The addition of the Nola TBolt IIIs (still one of the cleanest, most musically natural of all those on the market) gave the power for the thunderous bass some movies require, without coloring the bottom octaves (as, say, on organ recordings) unnaturally."
January 2010 - The Absolute Sound Magazine awarded the Nola Viper Reference II its third Editor's Choice Award: "If you are frustrated by loudspeakers that occasionally impress in a hi-fi sense, but don't really allow you to focus on the music, Tom Martin found the open-baffle, multiway Nola Viper Reference to be a breakthrough - neutral, non-analytical, and highly musical."
January 2010 - CES 2010 Wrap-up
January 2010 - Nola introduces the compact floor standing Metro Grand Reference at CES 2010. Only one square foot of floor space is required for the Metro to provide its magic.
October 2009 - Lyric HiFi & Video reviewed the Micro Grand Reference
October 2009 - Show review wrapup: Nola at Rocky Mountain Audiofest
October 1, 2009 - Nola has upgraded the Viper Reference to the series III level for improved performance. We will hold the price at the series II level of $15,000 until Jan 1, 2010 at which time there will be a price increase.
October 2009 - Nola at Rocky Mountain Audiofest
NEWS FLASH: We are pleased to announce that Johnathan Scheufler of Aurora, CO is the proud winner of the raffle held at RMAF 2009 for a pair of the new Nola Boxer Bookshelf Loudspeakers. Congratulations to Johnathan.
From October 2 through October 4, Nola will demonstrate the Baby Grand Reference and the new amazing Micro Grand Reference standmount. In addition to CD source we will also use 15inch anolog 2 track tape for maximum performance. Nola will exhibit in suite 2021.
In addition, in room 2020 Jolida will demonstrate the new BOXER standmount ($1500/pr). Boxer is Nola quality throughout and is finished in gloss true piano Cherry Wood-the same finish as in our more expensive models.
September 2009 - Nola introduces a new bookshelf monitor called the Boxer at $1500/pr.
August 2009 - The Absolute Sound Magazine (Issue 195, September 2009) awarded the Nola Viper Reference II its second Editor's Choice Award.
June 2009 - Frank Doris at Home Theater Review reviewed the Nola Viper Reference II, calling it "one of the finest loudspeakers I have heard in more than 40 years of listening to top-performance audio playback systems."
June 2009 - Dagogo.com reported on the Nola Viper Reference II at AKFEST 2009
May 2009 - Nola sets the production price of the Micro Grand Reference at $14,000/pr. Despite favorable comments at the 2009 CES, Carl Marchisotto was not completely happy with the performance. He therefore went back and upgraded the speaker before production, to incorporate the latest generation of our Alnico midrange and also installed a more advanced three-board internal crossover to support it. The $14,000 price reflects these upgrades.
May 2009 - Positive Feedback reported on the Nola Viper Reference II and Boxer prototype at AKFEST 2009
January 2009 - Enjoy The Music reported on the Nola Baby Grand Reference at CES 2009
January 2009 - Jonathan Valin from AVGuide.com/The Absolute Sound reported on the Nola Baby Grand Reference at CES 2009
January 2009 - Home Theater and High Fidelity reported on the Nola Micro Grand Reference at CES 2009
January 2009 - Positive Feedback reported on the Nola Baby Grand Reference and Micro Grand Reference at CES 2009
January 2009 - Reporting at CES 2009, UHF Magazine wrote, "We enjoyed the large and handsome Nola Baby Grand Reference speakers, with their rosewood finish and the open baffle for the Raven ribbons and the midrange drivers. Audio Research provided the rest of the chain. Gorgeous!"
January 2009 - Nola Baby Grand wins 2008 Product of the Year Award from Stereomojo magazine
January 2009 - Nola Baby Grand wins best sound at two different shows
January 2009 - Nola Micro Grand Reference reviewed at CES 2009
January 2009 - Stereomojo raves about the Baby Grand Reference
December 2008 - The new Nola Micro Grand Reference loudspeaker will be introduced at the January 2009 CES Show. No ordinary stand mount, the Micro is a scaled down Baby Grand and is designed to provide the same musical experience in a smaller venue. Micro employs two magnesium woofers, one magnesium open baffle mid range and one open baffle true ribbon tweeter. A dedicated double platform ball bearing base is included.
December 2008 - Hi Fi News highly recommended the Nola Viper Reference II in their December issue
October 2008 - StereoMojo.com awarded the Nola Baby Grand Reference Best Sound In Show at RMAF 2008
October 2008 - EnjoyTheMusic.com mentioned the Nola Baby Grand Reference at RMAF 2008
October 2008 - Positive Feedback listed the Nola Baby Grand Reference in their Top Ten Rooms of Attainable Audio at RMAF 2008.
September 2008 - Nola Viper Reference Series I wins an Editors' Choice Award in The Absolute Sound magazine, issue 185, October 2008. (Note: the Viper Reference has been upgraded to series II status).
May 2008 - StereoMojo.com reviewed the Nola Viper IA and awarded it their highest award, the Maximum Mojo Award
April 2008 - Tom Martin of the Absolute Sound Magazine reviews the Nola Viper Reference in the April/May issue and calls it a "breakthrough".
January 2008 - The Viper Reference has been upgraded to series II ($15,000) and was demonstrated at the 2008 CES.
January 2008 - Chris Martens from The Abso!ute Sound named the Nola Baby Grand Reference as Best Sound at CES 2008.
January 2008 - Jonathan Valin from AVGuide.com reviewed the Nola Baby Grand Reference at CES 2008.
January 2008 - Positive Feedback mentioned the Nola Baby Grand Reference and Viper Reference at CES 2008.
January 2008 - High-End Palace reviewed the Nola Baby Grands at CES 2008.
January 2008 - StereoMojo.com reviewed the Nola Baby Grand Reference at CES 2008
December 2007 - The Viper IA was reviewed in Issue 34 of Positive Feedback magazine
December 2007 - The Viper IA was given a Writers Choice Award for 2007 in Issue 34 of Positive Feedback magazine
October 2007 - Nola Viper Reference reviewed in Hi-Fi+
October 2007 - Nola Viper Reference wins best sound of show at IHEAC 2007
October 2007 - The Absolute Sound magazine bestowed an Editor's Choice Award to the Nola Grand Reference IV.1 loudspeaker system.
September 2007 - The Nola Viper Reference was reviewed on StereoMojo.com
September 2007 - In The Absolute Sound Magazine, issue 174, September 2007, Harry Pearson reviews the Nola Grand Reference IV.1
May, 2007 - The Nola Viper Reference was reviewed in the Finnish magazine Hifimaailma
May, 2007 - The Nola Viper IIA was reviewed in HiFi&Musik
May, 2007 - We are proud to announce that both the NOLA Grand Reference and NOLA Viper Reference are now on demonstration at Lyric Hi-Fi in New York City!
January, 2007 - Nola showed the Viper Reference and Viper IA at CES 2007 in Las Vegas. Click here for Show Reports
November, 2006 - The Nola Viper IIA, LCR Reference and Thunderbolt III were reviewed in this month's Robb Report Home Entertainment magazine.
October, 2006 - The Nola Nola Grand Reference IV and TBolt III subwoofer received an Editor's Choice award from Harry Pearson in the current issue of the abso!ute sound.
June, 2006 - The Pegasus Reference Xtreme was reviewed by Positive Feedback at Home Entertainment 2006 in Los Angeles.
June, 2006 - The Pegasus Reference has been upgraded to the Pegasus Reference Xtreme. The price is now $55,000 and includes the Xtreme crossover modules developed for the Grand Reference IV.
March, 2006 - Positive Feedback reviewed the Nola T-Bolt III Subwoofer.
February, 2006 - We are pleased to announce that Lyric Hi Fi in NYC now has the new Nola Grand Reference IV on demonstration.
February, 2006 - Pegasus won a Product Of the Year Award in HiFi+ magazine.
February, 2006 - Pegasus was given a follow-up review in Hi-Fi+ magazine.
February, 2006 - Positive Feedback reviewed the Pegasus Reference at CES 2006. Reviewer Karl Lozier states: "The sound quality was superb, simply superb... Easily a contender for best sound quality at CES."
January, 2006 - The Nola Mini was reviewed in the January issue of Stereophile.
January, 2006 - Pegasus was reviewed in HiFi+
January, 2006 - the abso!ute sound reported on the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest in Denver, Colorado. They wrote, "Also mated with DeHavilland gear - and sounding quite good - were the Nola Viper Reference loudspeakers ($12,000), three-way, open-baffle floorstanders that Carl Marchisotto debuted at the show. The Nolas were one of the better sounds at RMAF - not as authoritative as the ($60,000) VR-9SEs, but every bit as beautiful and transparent."
December, 2005 - the abso!ute sound conveys an Editor's Choice Award on the Nola TBolt II subwoofer. They wrote, "With one twelve-inch driver similar to those in the Grand Reference and a critically-tuned, all-wood, heavily braced box, what we have here in the TBolt II is a baby Tyrannosaurus Rex of the subwoofer field: fast, vicious in its attack, and thunderous in its power."
October 1-2, 2005 - Nola debuted the Nola Viper Reference at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest in Denver, Colorado.
July 2005 - The Viper II was reviewed in Positive Feedback.
July 2005 - Introducing Blue Thunder speaker cable
July 2005 - Introducing the IP-1 Isolation Platform
June/July 2005 - The Nola Grand Reference III is listed once again as the reference two-channel loudspeaker system by Harry Pearson in The Absolute Sound Magazine, issue 154, June/July 2005. In the same issue in an hp's workshop update, Pearson notes an even better sense of continuousness and coherent soundfield from 40Hz up, with the new crossover and isolation base.
April 2005 - The Viper Signature was part of one of the "Best Rooms In Show" at Le Festival Son et Image de Montrťal 2005.
April 2005 - The Grand Reference II was exhibited to excellent reviews at the Taiwan Hi End Show 2005
February 2005 - Nola has been awarded a Positive Feedback Online 2004 Writers' Choice Award for the Mini loudspeakers.
February 2005 - Nola has been awarded AudioArt's "Best Performance Of The Year" for the Grand Reference II.
January 2005 - Nola has garnered rave reviews for the new Pegasus loudspeaker at CES 2005:
January 2005 - Nola Loudspeakers will be exhibiting new products at the 2005 Consumer Electronics Show in the Alexis Park Hotel. Pegasus, Viper II Plus, Viper I and LCR Reference will be on display.
October 2004 - Positive Feedback reviewed the Mini.