Frequency Response: |
10"d x 15"w x 35.5"h
8.5 Ohms (16 Ohms max, 7.3 Ohms min @ 26Hz)
44”H x 9”W x 17.5”D (not including feet)
Cherry Bamboo, Mahogany Bamboo, Mink Bamboo
8 Ohms, 6 Ohms minimum
37"H x 8.5"W x 13.75"D (not including feet
Cherry Bamboo, Mahogany Bamboo, Mink Bamboo
In the end, Becky and I both found the DeVore Fidelity gibbon Super Nines to be speakers we want to continue to enjoy in our home." Jack Roberts, The Audio Beatnik
"The level of refinement and power embodied in the O/Ref System is a thing to behold"
In one of the dreaded ground floor prefabricated rooms he managed to pull a rabbit out of the hat in the form of a 4-cabinet, 4-way, 5-drivers reference speaker system that worked marvels on both jazz and classical music.
"There is not much more to ask from a speaker system and from the show’s performance as a whole. It had some of the most credible timbres, the soundstage was open and extended all the way to the room’s ceiling, the bass was good despite the well documented awful acoustics of these cubicles.
"...there is little else out there that offers this kind of refinement."
"DeVORE FIDELITY: O / REFERENCE - heaven on earth
If you're done chasing the rabbit and want to finally catch it, you've come to the right place.."
"clearly my "Best of Show" performance."
"John Devore unveiled his first attack on state-of-the-art sound and hit out of the park. An immersive musical experience rarely experienced with most audio systems. Extraordinary dynamic ease."
The Audio Beatnik
They take up a whole lot less space than any of the other statement systems I know of, but don’t think for a minute that the DeVore Fidelity’s Orangutan Reference Speaker System isn’t in that league. I promise you they compete with any speaker system."
Best Of Show "one of the most gorgeous 4-box speaker systems I have seen. The sound was pure. Just great warmth in all best aspects of that work. Remarkable."
"The Orangutan Reference speakers not only embody that house sound but they throw in the summer house, the winter house, and transportation."
"Best Of Show "If I wanted to pick the single most interesting debut at the show, it would be the DeVore Fidelity Orangutan Reference loudspeakers. They’re beautiful in a stout, hearty way, and they produced a sound that satisfied in every possible way–fantastic low bass, a natural and realistic midrange and an overall smoothness that I found mesmerizing."
"In the end this was a showstopper of a room where time and space seemed at odds and had me low-whistling a few times at what I was hearing."
The Absolute Sound Magazine
"DeVore Fidelity Gibbon Super Nine produced loads of output, smooth tonal balance, and tons of value at its $9990 price point."
Secrets Of Home Theater and HiFi Magazine
"This was the best sounding system I listened to all day. It had thunderous yet articulate bass, silky smooth mids, and crystal clear highs. For a price of $9,990, I think it’s a tremendous bargain. Not only do I plan to go back today for another listen, but I want to get my hands on a pair of these for review! Very impressive."
The Audio Beat Magazine
Jimmy Award 2018
"Brooklyn’s finest. The DeVore Fidelity room is an annual must-visit thanks to my deep admiration for David versus Goliath."
Audio Head Magazine
"When I entered the room John had some classical music on, projecting an expansive soundstage that was tonally balanced and sufficiently textured. Switching over to Jelly by Laural Halo, the low end intro really impressed across the board with a low end grip that just wouldn’t let go. The same rich tapestry rung through as with the previous track, but followed by control of the low-to-high dynamics that was equally impressive as it was focused. It was the toe tapping high fidelity experience that I was looking for, but rarely heard all week."
"...there were many more, but the memory I am left with is trying (and failing) to destroy the DeVore Fidelity Orangutan O/96s on Sunday afternoon with a 24/192 needledrop, from a 12" 45rpm single of Joe Walsh's "Rocky Mountain Way." Rock'n'roll, audio-show bliss!"
“What I really love about these speakers is how they convey the tone of the instrument. Very natural, very warm. Some of the other systems you can get distracted by the soundstage or imaging, but this one, man, this is closest to what it sounded like in the studio when we were mixing.”
"I came back a second and third time and got to experience this Sugden gear driving Dee-Vore's flagship speaker, the Gibbon X, and all I can say is: Wow! Dang!."
The Audio Beat
"Once again, one of my absolutely favourite-sounding rooms in Denver."
Jason Victor Serinus,
"Most notable, from my perspective, were several stunning wins. The first, which addressed loudspeakers at both ends of the price spectrum, is that DeVore Fidelity and Wilson Audio both won awards for their products. DeVore's Orangutan 0/93 snared 'Floor-Standing Speakers under 15,000 EUR.'"
"The DeVore/Tone Imports room and new gibbon Super Nine loudspeakers get my second nomination for best sound of show."
The Audio Beatnik
Bongo Award: DeVore Fidelity Gibbon Super Nine Speaker – Best Product Debut at RMAF 2017
"I think these [gibbon Xs] are built for real living rooms. Yes, they were fabulous."
Digital Audio Review
“Epic, masterful full range reproduction from beautiful pieces of audio furniture [gibbon Xs.]”
"This was such a relaxed, nuanced, and heartfelt sound, and DeVore, and Halpern always spin the most engaging records, so whenever you find yourself near the room you can’t help but be pulled into it just because of the great tunes always wafting out of the door. For price point, simplicity, and sheer, unbridled musicality this room was a true standout at the show."
Our goal at DeVORE FIDELITY is to create products that communicate the life-breath of music. We believe that the best means to this end combines the art of aesthetics with the science of physics in such a way that each complements the other, and together yield a product far greater than the sum of its parts.
Founded by president and chief designer John DeVore in 2000, DeVORE FIDELITY has gone on to win awards and universal acclaim for every one if its products, as John continues to push the state of the art in speaker design. John brought his 30 years of experience as a musician, 20 years of designing speakers and 18 years of Hi-Fi industry experience to his company, and, as Stereophile put it back in 2005, " DeVore Fidelity is a young company, but at Home Entertainment Shows and CESes over the last half decade, its products have pulled down critical kudos and consumer raves that more established companies would kill for. "
Old Forge Audio
63 Flushing Ave., Unit 259
Bld 280, Ste 510
Brooklyn, NY 11205