Raidho TD3.8 loudspeaker $117,000 Review
August 15, 2023 §
The TD3.8s are time-stealers. Often, while listening to them, an hour disappeared in seconds. Perhaps more than any other speakers I’ve auditioned at home, the TD3.8s made me want to turn off all the lights in the room, to be alone in the dark, transported by the music. Into the music. These speakers are lavish in both sonics and appearance—so, on second thought, leave those lights on. “Mindbendingly good” was one of the first notes I scribbled after I began playing music through them.
Copper wire was born when two Dutchmen fought over a penny, so, true to my birthplace, the Raidhos’ price gives me pause. In this ultraluxury range, I can think of other deeply impressive loudspeakers I’d put on my shortlist. The $76,000/pair Focal Maestro Utopia EVO springs to mind; the $94,000/pair Magico M3; the $91,000/pair MBL 101 E MKII Radialstrahler; even the tremendous Klipschorn Jubilee (for $87,500/pair you could go crazy, buy five, and put together the most bitchin’ Dolby rig ever, footnote 5) All these products are soul-stirring—and so are the TD3.8s.