DeVore Fidelity Gibbon Super Nine Loudspeakers
A 2.5-way design incorporating the revolutionary .75-inch textile tweeter first debuted in the gibbon X and two long-throw paper woofers in a compact but wide bandwidth, very high performance package.
- .75-inch treated textile dome tweeter
- Two 7-inch paper cone woofers
- Paper in oil and film capacitors
|Impedance||8 Ohms, 6 Ohms minimum|
|Dimensions||37″H x 8.5″W x 13.75″D (not including feet)|
|Finish Options||Cherry Bamboo, Mahogany Bamboo, Mink Bamboo|
DeVore Fidelity Gibbon Super 9
Jon Iverson | Jan 14, 2018
…Here is the new DeVore Fidelity Gibbon Super 9 ($9,900 pair) which falls in between the company’s big Gibbon 10 3-way and the Gibbon 88 smaller 2-way floorstander.
“This is a 2 and a half way,” says DeVore, “and the goal with this speaker was to get as much of the performance of the big Gibbon 10 in a smaller package and make it significantly easier to place in a room.” DeVore adds that the speakers are very easy to drive with a 91dB sensitivity and “nice even 8 ohm load.” They’ve also been designed for a wide sweet spot and in fact the demo pair were not toed in at all but were imaging quite nicely. “Group friendlier design,” DeVore remarked, which lends itself to a bigger listening window.
(This) is the very first production pair, and the speaker will start shipping as soon as CES is over. As with the rest of the Gibbon line, the new Super 9 is made out of solid bamboo and come in three finishes: an amber bamboo called “Cherry”, a deeper stain color called “Mahogany” and then “Mink” which has the bamboo stained a dark anthracite grey.
Also can’t help pointing out that DeVore’s badge (seen in closeup above) noted that he is “The” John DeVore. But why is “Hon.” crossed out? “The only way I could get ‘The John Devore’ was to sign up as ‘The Honorable John Devore’,” he explains. Of course, makes perfect sense…
“The Super Nines produce the widest and deepest soundstage I have ever heard from my system. It is also a very coherent soundstage with a real solidity to it that is in no way distracting from the music. These speakers are also incredibly dynamic. They have the best startle factor I have heard from any speaker in my room.
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.”
The Audio Beatnik, Jack Roberts, March 2019
“The lush, vibrant mids, and meaty, full-bodied, sound in this room was just to-die for. With surprising extension at the bottom (yes, someone asked where the sub was!), it was full bodied without being bloated, with remarkable detail, and stellar shimmer and sparkle.”
Enjoy The Music, Greg Weaver, CAF 2018 Show Report