The Nico SE: Anything But “Entry-Level”
The Nico SE might be our least expensive speaker but there’s nothing “Entry-Level” about it! From its handcrafted cabinet to its CNC-machined baffle to its cost-no-object parts quality, the Nico SE is a true EgglestonWorks loudspeaker… priced within reach of every music lover!
The Nico SE and its floorstanding sibling, Emma SE comprise EgglestonWorks’ “Artisan Series.” They are the culmination of years of painstaking research and development with the goal of creating affordable loudspeakers with EgglestonWorks’ DNA. Thanks to Artisan Series, it is now possible to own a pair of cost-no-object, handmade musical instruments for the price of mass-produced speakers. Both models feature a brilliant evolution of the iconic cabinet shape which has been associated with the EgglestonWorks brand for decades. The elegantly curved cabinet and flowing lines of the Nico give it a sophisticated presence, equally at home in a living room or recording studio.
The Nico SE enters the EgglestonWorks line as our first stand-mount/bookshelf speaker in many years. Unlike our past, rear-ported Monitors, Nico features front-porting to enable rear wall proximity; in short, this is one bookshelf speaker that actually excels when placed on a bookshelf!
Aesthetically stunning, Nico’s true beauty lies in its exquisite sound quality. Spending some time with this little gem will reaffirm everything you love about listening to music. The immediacy and quickness of a small monitor is immediately apparent, but there is also a sense of limitless space that defies one’s expectations of a compact design. Simply put, Nico performs like a much larger and more expensive speaker, thanks in large measure to EgglestonWorks’ specification of drivers that are unique to Nico and Emma. For the first time in EgglestonWorks history, we have developed proprietary drivers which cannot be found in any other brand. The result is a seamless cohesion from lowest to highest frequencies, a level of performance not possible with “Off-the-shelf” components: a new chapter in our history begins.
Our latest advancements to the EgglestonWorks line are being recognized with the implementation of the “Special Edition” or “SE” designation. Implemented across our entire product line, “SE” denotes a suite of upgrades which improve performance and aesthetics. Initially, the “SE” designation was intended to draw attention to EgglestonWorks’ new, cutting-edge paint finishing system, which greatly improves the visual appeal of our speakers. These finish improvements were joined by an upgrading of crossover components, internal wiring, and binding posts. These seemingly small changes contribute greatly to already impressive performance, as well as fit and finish. EgglestonWorks proudly presents the Nico Special Edition as the latest in a long tradition of The World’s Finest Loudspeakers.
If you’re searching for a small speaker with big sound, we’re sure you’ll agree: the Nico is in a class by itself.