Penaudio

Situated west of Russia, at the base of the Scandinavian Peninsula there is small country called Finland. It is the land where summers are hot and winters are very cold. It is the land known by it’s nature and technology.

All  the Penttilä family are musical. From the very start Sami sung and played instruments like his siblings did. However what Sami enjoyed mostly was listening to music. As a young boy Sami learned to respect the natural sound. In his youth when he got his first salary from summer job, he decided to find proper speakers. To his surprise he could not find good enough speakers.

“I  heard flaws in every speaker. The sound did not flow properly; High sounds did not sparkle right way and low sounds were full of artificial energy. The real, deep sound I was looking for was missing. So I decided to make myself a pair of perfect speakers.”

Portfolio

Sinfonia

Type  3,5-way, reflex loaded, floorstander
Drive units:
29 mm textile, ferrofluid cooled dome tweeter, with hexadym magnet system (Crescendo),
2 x 145 mm midrange/woofer, copper rings above and below T-shaped pole piece, radial reinforced rubber surround,
2 x 260 mm paper coned woofer, 4 layer voice coil
Cross-over  80 Hz, 200 Hz, 4400 Hz
Frequency range in room response  20-30000 Hz
Sensitivity  87 dB/1 m/2.83 V
Nominal impedance  4 ohms
Recommended amplifier  >50 W
Dimensions (w x h x d)  180 x 1765 x 557 mm
Weight  70 kg (150 lbs)
Extra:
Seas custom/excel drivers, WBT Nextgen 0705 AG, polypropylene capacitors, air-core inductors, aluminium reflex pipes, Finnish Plywood 21 mm and Sandwich Veneer 1.5 mm + MDF 16mm + Plywood 5 mm (High Gloss Version MDF 25 mm and MDF 18 mm) cabinet
Available in colors:  Birch,  Black Ash,  Black Piano, Oak,  White Ash,  White Piano, Zebrano

Sinfonietta

Type  3,5-way, reflex loaded, floorstander
Drive units:
29 mm textile, ferrofluid cooled dome tweeter, with hexadym magnet system (Crescendo),
2 x 145 mm midrange/woofer, copper rings above and below T-shaped pole piece, radial reinforced rubber surround,
260 mm paper coned woofer, 4 layer voice coil
Cross-over  85 Hz, 200 Hz, 4400 Hz
Frequency range in room response  20-30000 Hz
Sensitivity  86 dB/1 m/2.83 V
Nominal impedance  4 ohms
Recommended amplifier  >50 W
Dimensions (w x h x d)  180 x 1095 x 557 mm
Weight  38 kg (84 lbs)
Extra:
Seas custom/excel drivers, WBT Nextgen 0705 AG, polypropylene capacitors, air-core inductors, aluminium reflex pipes, Finnish Plywood 21 mm and Sandwich Veneer 1.5 mm + MDF 16mm + Plywood 5 mm (High Gloss Version MDF 25 mm and MDF 18 mm) cabinet
Available in colors:  Birch,  Black Ash,  Black Piano,  Oak,  White Ash,  White Piano, Zebrano

Sara S Signature

Type  2,5-way, reflex loaded, floorstander
Drive units:
29 mm textile, ferrofluid cooled dome tweeter, with hexadym magnet system (Crescendo),
2 x 145 mm midrange/woofer, copper rings above and below T-shaped pole piece, radial reinforced rubber surround,
Cross-over  300 Hz, 4000 Hz
Frequency range in room response  32-30000 Hz
Sensitivity  86 dB/1 m/2.83 V
Nominal impedance  4 ohms
Recommended amplifier  >50 W
Dimensions (w x h x d)  165 x 1080 x 317 mm
Weight  22,1 kg (49 lbs)
Specialities:
Seas Excel drivers, WBT Nextgen 0705 AG, polypropylene capacitors, air core inductors, aluminium reflex pipes, Finnish Plywood 18 mm and Sandwich Veneer 1.5 mm + MDF 16mm + Plywood 5 mm (High Gloss Version MDF 25 mm and MDF 18 mm) cabinet
Available in colors:  Birch,  Black Ash,  Black Piano,  Karelian Birch,  Oak,  Palisander Santos,  White Ash,  White Piano, Zebrano

Sara S

Type  2,5-way, reflex loaded, floorstander
Drive units:
30 mm textile dome tweeter (Wavecor),
2 x 145 mm (5,7”) midrange/woofer, copper rings above and below T-shaped pole piece, radial reinforced rubber surround (Seas Excel)
Cross-over  300 Hz, 4000 Hz
Frequency range in room response  32-28000 Hz
Sensitivity  87 dB/1 m/2.83 V
Nominal impedance  4 ohms
Recommended amplifier  >40 W
Dimensions (w x h x d)  165 x 1005 x 317 mm, (6,5 x 39,6 x 12,5 inches)
Weight  20 kg (44 lbs)
Specialities:
Seas drivers, WBT Nextgen 0708 CU, polypropylene capacitors, air-core inductors, aluminium reflex pipe, Finnish Plywood 18 mm and Sandwich Veneer 1.5 mm + MDF 16mm + Plywood 5 mm (High Gloss Version MDF 25 mm and MDF 18 mm) cabinet
Available in colors:  Birch,  Black Ash,  Black Piano,  Oak,  White Ash,  White Piano,  Zebrano

Legato Signature

Type  3-way, reflex loaded, floorstander
Drive units:
29 textile, ferrofluid cooled dome tweeter, hexadym magnet system (Seas Crescendo),
1 x 120 mm midrange, copper rings above and below T shaped pole piece, radial reinforced surround,
2 x 120mm woofer, copper rings above and below T-shaped pole piece, radial reinforced surround.
Cross-over  180 Hz, 4000 Hz
Frequency range in room response  38-30000 Hz
Sensitivity  85 dB/1 m/2.83 V
Nominal impedance  4 ohms
Recommended amplifier  >50 W
Dimensions (w x h x d)  140 x 1020 x 270 mm (with spikes), 140 x 995 x 270 mm (without spikes)
Weight  18,5 kg (each)
Specialities:
Seas Excel drivers, WBT Nextgen 0705 AG, polypropylene capacitors, air core inductors, aluminium reflex pipes, Finnish Plywood 18 mm and Sandwich Veneer 1.5 mm + MDF 16mm + Plywood 5 mm (High Gloss Version MDF 25 mm and MDF 18 mm) cabinet

Serenade Signature

Type  3-way, reflex loaded, floorstander
Drive units:
29 mm textile, ferrofluid cooled dome tweeter, hexadym magnet system (Crescendo),
1 x 145 mm midrange, copper rings above and below T shaped pole piece, radial reinforced rubber surround,
2 x 145 mm woofer, copper rings above and below T shaped pole piece, radial reinforced rubber surround
Cross-over  180 Hz, 4000 Hz
Frequency range in room response  32-30000 Hz
Sensitivity  87 dB
Nominal impedance  4 ohms
Recommended amplifier  >40 W
Dimensions (w x h x d)  180 x 1100 x 317 mm
Weight  25,85 kg (57 lbs)
Specialities:
Seas Excel drivers, WBT Nextgen 0705 AG, polypropylene capacitors, air core inductors, aluminium reflex pipes, Finnish Plywood 18 mm and Sandwich Veneer 1.5 mm + MDF 16mm + Plywood 5 mm (High Gloss Version MDF 25 mm and MDF 18 mm) cabinet

Cenya Signature

Type  2-way, stand mounted, reflex loaded
Drive units:
29 mm textile, ferrofluid cooled dome tweeter, hexadym magnet system (Crescendo),
145 mm midrange/woofer, copper rings above and below T shaped pole piece, radial reinforced rubber surround
Cross-over  4000 Hz
Frequency range in room response  35-30000 Hz
Sensitivity  86 dB/1 m/2.83 V
Nominal impedance  4 ohms
Recommended amplifier  >50 W
Dimensions (w x h x d)  180 x 300 x 342 mm
Weight  8,31 kg
Specialities:
Seas Excel drivers, WBT Nextgen 0705 AG, polypropylene capacitors, air core inductors, aluminium reflex pipes, Finnish Plywood 18 mm and Sandwich Veneer 1.5 mm + MDF 16mm + Plywood 5 mm (High Gloss Version MDF 25 mm and MDF 18 mm) cabinet

Cenya

Type  2-way, stand mounted, reflex loaded
Drive units:
30 mm textile dome tweeter (Wavecor),
145 mm midrange/bass (Seas Excel) with heavy copper rings above and below pole piece, radial reinforced surround
Cross-over  4000 Hz
Frequency range in room response  40-28000 Hz
Sensitivity  86 dB/1 m/2.83 V
Nominal impedance  4 ohms
Recommended amplifier  >50 W
Dimensions (w x h x d)  165 x 285 x 333 mm
Weight  7,5 kg
Specialities:
Seas custom/excel drivers, WBT Nextgen 0708 CU, polypropylene capacitors, air-core inductors, aluminium reflex pipe, Finnish Plywood 18 mm and Sandwich Veneer 1.5 mm + MDF 16mm + Plywood 5 mm (High Gloss Version MDF 25 mm and MDF 18 mm) cabinet

Charisma Signature

Type  2-way, stand mounted, reflex loaded
Drive units:
29 mm soft dome Seas Crescendo tweeter custom made
120 mm midrange/bass (Seas Excel) with heavy copper rings above and below pole piece
Cross-over  4400 Hz
Frequency range in room response  42-30000 Hz
Sensitivity  85 dB/1 m/2.83 V
Nominal impedance  8 ohms
Recommended amplifier  >30 W
Dimensions (w x h x d)  150 x 255 x 313 mm
Specialities:
Seas Excel drivers, WBT Nextgen 0705 AG, polypropylene capacitors, air core inductors, aluminium reflex pipes, Finnish Plywood 18 mm and Sandwich Veneer 1.5 mm + MDF 16mm + Plywood 5 mm (High Gloss Version MDF 25 mm and MDF 18 mm) cabinet

Rebel Two

Type  2-way, stand mounted, reflex loaded
Drive units:
22 mm textile dome tweeter (Wavecor),
146 mm special treated paperconed midrange/bass (Seas)
Cross-over  4000 Hz
Frequency range in room response  48-26000 Hz
Sensitivity  86 dB/1 m/2.83 V
Nominal impedance  8 ohms
Recommended amplifier  >30 W
Dimensions (w x h x d) 165 x 285 x 315 mm
Weight  6,5 kg
Specialities:
WBT 0780, polypropylene capacitors, air core inductors, Seas and Wavecor drivers, aluminium reflex pipe, 16 mm Finnish Plywood and 18 mm MDF cabinet

Rebel Three

Type  2,5-way, floorstander, reflex loaded
Drive units:
22 mm textile dome tweeter (Wavecor),
2 x 146 mm (5,7”) midrange/woofer, CCAW coils (Seas)
Cross-over  300, 4400 Hz
Frequency range in room response  48-26000 Hz
Sensitivity  87 dB/1 m/2.83 V
Nominal impedance  4 ohms
Dimensions (w x h x d) 165 x 1010 x 257 mm, (6,5 x 39,8 x 10,1 inches)
Weight  16 kg (35,3 lbs)
Specialities:
Seas drivers, WBT 0780, 16 mm Finnish Plywood and 18 mm MDF cabinet, polypropylene capacitors

Cold Ray PST/PSM  (special for Penaudio)

Weight capacity  30 kg
Height options  600 mm, 700 mm, 900 mm
Height of spikes  70 mm
Top plate  160 x 240 mm /  130 x 240 mm
Base plate  270 x 340 mm
Material of plates  Plywood

Cenya Centre Signature

Type  2-way, closed cabinet
Drive units:
29 mm textile, ferrofluid cooled dome tweeter, hexadym magnet system (Crescendo)
2 х 145 mm midrange/woofer, copper rings above and below T shaped pole piece, radial reinforced rubber surround
Cross-over  4000 Hz
Frequency range in room response  35-30000 Hz
Sensitivity  86 dB/1 m/2.83 V
Nominal impedance  4 ohms
Recommended amplifier  >50 W
Dimensions (w x h x d)  435 x 160 x 217 mm
Weight  9 kg
Specialities:
Seas Excel drivers, WBT Nextgen 0705 AG, polypropylene capacitors, air core inductors, aluminium reflex pipes, Finnish Plywood 18 mm and Sandwich Veneer 1.5 mm + MDF 16mm + Plywood 5 mm (High Gloss Version MDF 25 mm and MDF 18 mm) cabinet, bitum damping on side walls

Cenya Centre

Type  2-way, wall mounted, closed cabinet
Drive units:
30 mm tweeter,
2 x 145 mm midrange/bass
Cross-over  4000 Hz
Frequency range in room response  60-28000 Hz
Sensitivity  86 dB/1 m/2.83 V
Nominal impedance  4 ohms
Dimensions (w x h x d)  435 x 160 x 217 mm
Weight  9 kg
Specialities:
WBT Nextgen 0708 CU, Finnish Plywood 18 mm and Sandwich Veneer 1.5 mm + MDF 16mm + Plywood 5 mm (High Gloss Version MDF 25 mm and MDF 18 mm) cabinet

Charm

Type  Active subwoofer
Drive units:  270 mm
Cross-over  Active, adjustable
Frequency range in room response  20-200 Hz
Nominal impedance  Active
Dimensions (w x h x d)  450 x 495 x 450 mm
Weight  29 kg
Specialities:
Finnish Plywood 21 mm and Sandwich Veneer 1.5 mm + MDF 16mm + Plywood 5 mm (High Gloss Version MDF 25 mm and MDF 18 mm) cabinet
Sinfonietta
Penaudio Sinfonietta reviewed in TONE magazine – 06 / 2014:   – Read the Review
Sara S Signature
Sara S Signature awarded Best Buy by french HiFi magazine Haute Fidélité – Philippe David – 03 / 2016:   – Read the Review
Sara S
Hi-Fi+ – Jason Kennedy – 04 / 2015:   – Read the Review
English version of Italian Remusic.it review of Sara S – 09 / 2012:   – Read the Review
Legato Signature
Russian Soundex – 12 / 2016: “Penaudio Legato Signature – magnificent, amazing, musical and perfect in playing light jazz as well as complex classical works.”  – Read the Review
Cenya Signature
Haute Fidélité – Dominique Mafrand – 07 / 2015:   – Read the Review
Cenya
Hi-Fi Choice Magazine Poland recommends Cenya – Marek Dyba – 04 / 2016:   – Read the Review
New nice Cenya report from Small Spaces Audio –  10 / 2015:   – Read the Review
Penaudio Cenya reviewed (finnish) in Audiovideo.fi, Finland –  06 / 2014:   – Read the Review
Cenya review from Russia –  06 / 2012:   – Read the Review
Charisma Signature
Russian Soundex – 01 / 2017: Freedom of creativity  “I note the rare ability of small Penaudio Charisma Signature bookshelf speakers to play background of phonograms. It’s quiet sounds of the second plan, which is usually masked by louder solo instruments and vocals. This flow makes the sound more interesting and informative.”  – Read the Review
Audio Activity – Domenico Pizzamiglio – 01 / 2015:   – Read the Review
Rebel Three
Hi-Fi Choice Magazine Poland – Marek Dyba – 07 / 2016: New Best Buy Award  – Read the Review
 HIFI Live Magazine Spain – Josep Armengol – 07 / 2016: Penaudio tiene lo bueno de los altavoces estrechos, es decir una capacidad casi mágica de “desaparecer” acústicamente, de forma que incluso mirándolas fijamente y esperando detectar algún sonido procedente de ellas, lo que llega a tus oídos parece venir del espacio que las rodea, de una escena sonora muy bien recreada en las tres dimensiones.  – Read the Review

Philosophy

It was the year 1944. Finland was at war. Colonel Penttilä was leading artillery fire of field guns. The world around the men was roaring under heavy enemy fire.
Suddenly it all fell quiet. It took a while for ears accustomed to the roaring of cannons to understand the silence and sounds of nature. The wind sighed in the treetops, cuckoo sang in the distance. Warily the Finnish nature started to live again. The war had ended.
40 years later Penttilä was sitting in his rocking chair. His wife was playing the piano. His grandson had also come to listen to the music.
“Well Sami, do you know why the sound of piano is so beautiful?” Penttilä asked. The young boy could not answer and grandpa continued, “Although it is man made, you can hear the voice of nature in it. There is nothing artificial. It always reminds me of Finland’s forests. ”
His Wife began to play again. The Piano sung delicately, the tone of wood was deep and emotional. The little boy listened with thoughtful look on his face. The idea began to grow.

The speakers of Penaudio represent blend of long traditions of Nordic carpentry and the latest techniques in the working of wood. In them one can hear the sound of the northern nature. The touch of fine woodworker mister Petri Polso can be seen in the finishing of the speakers. Handmade and veneered speaker cabinets are  a great display of woodwork mastery. Unlike many modern devices speakers last practically forever. Therefore cabinet must also be long lasting both in physical and aesthetic way.