Rio brings impeccable musicality to medium-size and small rooms. Recent advances in our Q-Stone™ enclosure technology have reduced our labor, making Rio more affordable -- and very compact, indeed! As in our other speakers, Rio's time-coherent technology allows you to listen for hours on end, with no concern for a recording's quality -- all you hear and feel is the performance. With its Balanced-Phase™ crossover circuit, Rio delivers any music at any loudness, with a full bass response far greater than anyone expects from such a small size!
Solid Q-Stone™ cabinet designed to produce the very best sound from placement in tight-quarters.
High-contrast dynamic range reveals the most involving performances, whether played very loudly or very softly.
Large, front-mounted bass port delivers hard-hitting bass from its Optimal-Point™ location on the interior.
Balanced-Phase™ first-order crossover allows the cleanest possible time-coherent sound.
Includes our Happy Ears for Life™ warranty.
What Owners say...
"Really musical! Makes you want to dance!"
"A real breakthrough at its price. It's so cute!"
"Definitely a Green Mountain speaker! No excuses on any note, at any loudness."
"Great bass! Who'd have thought from such a small package?"
"Boogies hard! Thoroughly impressive. Sounds far larger than it really is!"
"Amazing! Wonderfully clear, totally relaxing."
"I'm a mastering Engineer in San Francisco and have been searching for a pair of speakers I can live with for the past 3+ years.... [Rios are] the TIGHTEST and most ACCURATE pair of two-ways I've heard, by far. FYI, I've auditioned everything the pro-audio market has to offer: ATC, Barefoot, Proac, Adam, K&H, PMC, JBL, Genelec, Meyer, etc.... and none are as clean or natural sounding as the Rio. I feel like for the first time I'm really hearing what my eq's, compressors, limiters, codecs and different dithering algorithms are doing to my audio... I think they are one of the best values I've encountered!" More >
What a Reviewer says...
"Five Stars!" "Best Buy!" HiFi Choice Magazine
"...this discreet little standmount turned out to be one of the most exciting speakers to come my way in years... musically very communicative with vivid dynamic expression... there's absolutely no doubting the exceptional overall sound of the little Rio's... the midband expression and coherence truly approaches the state-of-the-art... [This] exceptional performer is way ahead of its peers in delivering a vivid and engrossing musical experience, so value for money is, therefore, unquestionably very high...
"Best of all is its exceptional speed and minimal time-smear, which brings a brilliant immediacy and tight, solid focus to the reproduction of instruments and voices, creating vivid dynamic expression and an unusual degree of realism. It's all very realistic, as is that most difficult of tests – single speaker mono.
"Loudspeakers as phase-accurate as these are very rare, but some listeners (not all!) will find them quite irresistible... Vivid excitement... Once set up, the impressive strengths of these compact speakers quickly becomes obvious." More >
-Paul Messenger, HiFi Choice magazine, April, 2010
Read Paul's review in full here. In its comments-section at the bottom, you can read our designer's thoughts on what Paul heard and why. Thank you, Paul!
Pricing and availability
Rio loudspeakers are precision-crafted by hand.
Rio's price varies around the world due to currency fluctuations, shipping costs, taxes, customs, and duties. Currently in the USA, Rios sell for $2500/pair. Contact us or your local GMA Authorized Retailer or Agent for assistance.
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