“Like a real Italian diva!” – Diva 3 bookshelf speaker review in AV-Online magazine
Indiana Line’s former Diva range is still available, with the completely revised new range now comprising two models, one floor-standing and one bookshelf. You can tell from the exterior that the manufacturer has gone for a more serious look than its predecessor, with no real eye-catching features or decorations, everything is clean and puritanical in the true sense of the word.
“We can tell from the exterior that the manufacturer wanted to go more serious than the previous family, as there is no real eye-catcher or decoration, everything is clean and puritan in the true sense of the word. However, there is a real substance to the restraint, which the company serves up quite immaculately on the side. Understandably, it’s a new range, the top of the range, and the price hasn’t risen compared to the predecessor models – which haven’t increased in price in recent years!”
The loudspeaker only started to show its worth after a long run-in, said the test author.
“To be on the safe side, we walked the little Diva for a few days, and then something suddenly changed. The 150 mm woofer/midrange was going strong, it was so fired up that we started to miss the treble section based on what we had heard so far. We scratched our heads at first, then tried to put our thoughts in order. We made some adjustments to the classic triangular placement of the boxes, and we also adjusted the height of the boxes to fit our ears better, so the tweeter was in line with them”.
Indiana Line speakers always perform well in tests, and this was no different.
“It’s entertaining, it has great bass, the midrange is clear, the consistency is consistent, there’s no emphasis or exaggeration, just fun, a little irresponsible but still very serious. These qualities made the Diva 3 a truly magnificent representation of space despite its diminutive stature, but it was more notable for the width of its stage image. So it didn’t over-dimensionalise anything, but it stripped away its physicality, giving a really full-bodied overall image that was exciting, entertaining and, above all, quite serious”.
The speaker was especially effective with acoustic music.
“Sheryl Crow’s sensuality came through, her team also set the pace with real leather boots, so the details were there, but it wasn’t about that either, it was about the mood, the temperament, the flow and the details, because Diva 3 took care of those too. It’s a great tweeter, it doesn’t hide anything, but like the other Indiana Line speakers, it didn’t push forward, but it was a player of the team throughout”.
“For the money, it is very rare to get a well-made speaker on the market today that is well executed and also pays attention to real value. There are more fashionable, flashier, more spectacular ones, as in the weaker sex, but a real diva, with all its allure, is very hard to find. And for a grown man, whichever way you look at it, the latter can still offer more excitement”.
Read the full article here (in Hungarian).
Indiana Line loudspeakers, including the Diva 3 model tested, are available from official dealers in many countries. To find out where your nearest Indiana Line dealer is, check the “List of Dealers” page.