Here goes on some more dope on the Lithos Kontra's. This is day 2 they have been in my house.
Some more background on my "so called" high end experience. BTW I dont consider myself to be an audiophile. I appreciate great music and a system to me is just a channel to get me to hear that great music.
Like most people, I had heard of "BOSE" ten years ago, so when an opportunity arose, I imported the same (AM5 acoustimass). I used them for 6 months and by chance bumped into Lithos at Lakozy (shop at chowpatty, mumbai that deals in high end audio). I heard the sub sat combo and was immediately impresses. The NOA1-s were born from this combination. I bumped in Rajiv at Lithos one day and we hit it off as good friends. We landed up doing blind tests with people with the AM5's and the Sub sats. The sub sats won hands down.
Since I already had the BOSE and spent a small fortune on getting them, i didnt go in for Lithos...but then Lithis designed a tower speaker system called the 602's. they were great for a small room. I made the Towers my main music listening pair and put the Bose as rear speakers for movies.
I have been waiting for lithos to come up with a High End speaker for years. I knew Rajiv was working on the desing and engineering for a couple of years. I heard the prototypes, gave him feedback and it continued. Finally, 6 months later, I had not been in touch with Rajiv for a while, I check the lithos website and I see these magnificent speakers out there. I called Rajiv immediately to hear them and it was just superb.
Alas, the speakers are in my living room now and sounding brilliant.
My wish for Lithos is that he get the financial and management skill sets to take this company global. The Indian mindset is to disregard an indegneously built product. I always tell Rajiv, if I was a rich man and had enough money in the bank, I would gladly setup showrooms across the globe taking his product to ends of the earth.
But there is good news. Lithos is setting up a listening room in Bandra in about 2 weeks time. It is going to be near the Tommy hilfiger showroom on linking road. I think this will give Lithos the visibility it needs.
If you want to know more about me...just search Shaun Dubash on google and you will figure out what I do for a living...average joe here working to make in big in life