The 1028 BE speakers you see here was the “entry” ticket to enjoy the fabulous sounds of the Utopia series. For much less money, you would get the same 3-way setup with Beryllium tweeters and the W-Cone mid and bass woofers that were used in the Utopia series. Needless to say, this was a great strategy which eventually saw the 1028 BE speakers become one of the best selling speakers following their launch. Listening to these speakers is like watching a movie on a 4K TV versus plasma. With two 6.5″ ‘W’ woofers, one 6.5″ ‘W’ midrange and their award winning 1.25″ Beryllium dome tweeter, it produced a music stage that had so much vibrancy, detail and dynamic punch. Bass was swift and the mids clean and clear with a very smooth and detailed high. Driving the speakers were fairly easy (but they enjoy good quality wattage). They have a nominal impedance of 8 ohms and a sensitivity of 91dB. We drove them with the Constellation Audio Centaur amp and Conrad Johnson CT-5 preamp with fantastic results. Speakers do drop to 3-4 ohms so make sure your amp has that ability. Bass response dips down to 34Hz (frequency range is 34 Hz to 40 KHz) which is more than sufficient in most but the largest of rooms. Speakers stand 43.5″ tall, 10.5″ wide and 13.75″ deep.
Cosmetically, the speakers look really good. Minor scuff marks here and there but nothing major. Speakers had one owner from NEW and are barely 6 months old (plastic wrap on the speakers haven’t been removed) . We don’t have the original boxes but due to their size and weight, they will have to be shipped freight. Local pickup from our store can be arranged.