NEWS: Roth Audio releases its first speaker range – meet the new OLi family

Roth Audio is perhaps better known for its vacuum tube amplifiers, but now it's turned its hand to speaker design with the introduction of the OLi speaker range.

The OLi speakers were developed in tandem with an North American engineering team, and are designed to work with Roth's Music Cocoon vacuum tube amplifiers, although they can be used with other makers' amps as well.

There are three models in the range: the entry-level, £100 OLi 1; the £149 OLi2 standmount; and the £249 OLi3 floorstander.

OLi1 is a two-way design which is just 20cm high and can handle up to 100 watts of power. OLi2 has a slightly larger cabinet and mid/bass driver, while OLi3 is almost 1m high, houses twin drivers and handles up to 150w. All three have black lacquer highlights on the top and bottom of the cabinet.

The Roth Audio OLi speaker range will be available in the UK from December.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.