O/96 Speakers

With the Orangutan O/96, DeVORE FIDELITY brings it’s award-winning blend of musicality and accuracy to a new speaker designed especially for low-powered tube amplifiers. 10″ paper cone with a phase-plug powered by a motor adapted from our Silverback Reference drivers. 1″ silk-dome tweeter with a powerful double-magnet motor system gently horn-loaded.

Frequency Response: 26Hz-31kHz
Sensitivity: 96 dB/W/M
Impedance: 10 ohms
Dimensions: 12″d x 18″w x 35.5″h including stands

O/96 in Bird’s Eye Maple

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Press

Colorful yet uncolored, the DeVore Orangutan O/96 is the loudspeaker many of us have been waiting for. …The O/96 is here to stay—as both a commercial product and as a well-loved part of my playback system.”
Art Dudley, Stereophile Magazine

Transparency is a term all too readily bandied about in reviews, but the O/96s truly exhibit this quality. The instant you hear these boxes in action then 99% of other ‘boxes’ sound, well, like they need a kick up the pants to get them going. The O/96s simply do not reveal themselves as a ‘sound source’ – their ‘touch’ is so light that the faintest of notes and sounds seem to slip unhindered into the room.
Paul Miller, HiFi News

A transparency to source that will challenge the preconceptions of many listeners, timbral accuracy that often left me shaking my head at its realism, and astoundingly deep, powerful bass: these are some of the hallmarks of John DeVore’s O/96 loudspeakers in my opinion.
Rafe Arnott, Part-Time Audiophile Magazine

I got to play some very lovely flute solos courtesy of the great man — Rimsky Korsakov, Borodin and others. My sound was replicated to perfection — every musical inflection heard, stress here, crescendo there, and sweet diminuendos. I’ve not heard my own sound on a speaker sound so natural. Most speakers add something, but the DeVores left me alone. Very impressive.
Anthony Kershaw, Audiophilia Magazine

“If you listen in the dark or with your eyes closed, with the right recordings you may think and feel the music is coming from musicians and not speakers. The sound is energizing, life-size, full of emotion, and just flows into the room. …There is no way a two way with a 10 inch woofer and a one inch tweeter should sound like these speakers. How do they sound so coherent, how do they sound so big, how do they sound so alive? I don’t know, but I do love it even if I can’t explain it.”
Jack Roberts, Dagogo Magazine

It was the misunderstanding of that time that painted the orangutan as rough, wild powerhouses. John DeVore’s naming of his speakers corresponds instead to the modern understanding of these animals: wild and strong certainly, at the right moments. But infinitely delicate and sensitive at other moments. Making this connection to both is so outstandingly successful in the 0/96, I would like to award a well-deserved imperial scepter, crown and rule over the high-end landscape.
Uwe Kirsch, Image HiFi Magazine, Germany