MarkAudio-SOTA Makes Debut of Wide-Range, Symmetrical Driver Monitor Loudspeakers at the LA Audio Show

The audio company to premiere the new single-driver, full-spectrum, Cesti MB in addition to their well-regarded Cesti B, Cesti T and Viotti One loudspeakers

Los Angeles, CA (LA Audio Show) - May 23, 2017 - MarkAudio-SOTA invites you to "hear our difference" at the LA Audio Show June 2-4th, where we will be hosting the West Coast premiere of our unique loudspeakers in Room 408. This showcase is also the US Market launch celebration of our new Cesti MB monitor speakers, offering the rich midrange that is typical of a wide-range, single speaker design, plus the high-impact dynamics typical of multi-way speakers.

MarkAudio-SOTA invites audio journalists to stop by the room, or schedule a private meeting to demo the amazingly natural sound that comes from using wide-range drivers. As a show of thanks for the valuable feedback we receive from our demos, MarkAudio-SOTA will be giving away a pair of the exquisite two-way, Cesti B speakers (valued at $1,895.00) to one lucky LA Audio Show demo attendee.

Combining the incredible talents of a truly global team of experts in driver, crossover, and cabinet engineering technology, MarkAudio-SOTA builds unique, wide-band audiophile speakers from the ground up, receiving rave reviews from the audiophile press along the way. Utilizing all-range drivers in our new Viotti One, Cesti B, Cesti MB, and Cesti Tower speakers, MarkAudio-SOTA speakers are renown for their acoustically accurate, symmetrical sound field. These products are now available exclusively from the company's new website ( with a 30-Day money back guarantee. Until the end of May, take 10% off your order with promo code "AXP" upon checkout. To arrange a private demo or meeting at LA Audio Show, we encourage you to reach out to our press contacts, listed below.

"MarkAudio-SOTA is really excited to reveal our new Cesti MB monitor speakers at the LA Audio Show," said Dwight Sakuma - President of MarkAudio-SOTA North America. "The truly natural sound that these speakers offer from their discreet profile is sure to impress both consumer audiophiles and producers alike."

Here are a few early reports:
"You can tell that the Markaudio-Sota Viotti One delivers to many of my hi-fi principles. If you share my principles then strongly consider the Viotti One." - Clive Meakins, Enjoy the Music

""The Viotti One exhibited a very refined, musical quality. The speaker offers lots of detail but always at the service of a balanced musical fabric. Nothing sticks out, no frequency shouts, nothing blurts. It's exceedingly well behaved......Certainly, the Viotti One is a very refined design. If you want the very best monitor loudspeakers, you're going to have to pay very big bucks (my Raidho XT-1s are 9K with stands, the magical Magico Q1s, 25 large). Yet, for less than three grand with a cast iron 30 day home trial, money back guarantee, you'll get a hefty slice of the very best. Highly recommended." - Antony Kershaw, Audiophilia

"The Markaudio-Sota Viotti One is a work of passion in a market that has become increasingly passionless, and that's a good thing. Not everyone will share the same passion - that's the price a company pays for not going for the 'me-too' option - but those who like what the Viotti One does will not find it its equal in audio." - Alan Sircom, hifi+


All cabinets, crossovers and speaker drivers are engineered in tandem to create an end product that exceeds the sum of its premium parts. This is in contrast to the many manufacturers who choose off-the-shelf components that aren't always a perfect match to their system design target.


The wide dispersion and shallow-profile cone drivers replace conventional cone-woofer and dome-tweeter combinations. With matched dispersion and output characteristics, along with a low order crossover slope, the two custom-made SOTA drivers provide a seamless integration between high and low frequencies. This integration results in a smooth, natural output and soundstage that affords a wider range of seating positions, allowing several people to hear a top quality performance simultaneously.


MarkAudio-SOTA's international panel of leading industry experts were recruited to help tune the sound character of the company's loudspeakers to create an unparalleled sonic experience for the most discerning listeners.


MarkAudio-SOTA's unique All-Range driver approach offers the rich midrange that is typical of a wide-range single speaker design, while providing a dynamic, full frequency range extending from 40Hz to 25kHz. The three dual driver speakers' systems use different combinations of a custom-designed, 110mm (SOTA 11) wide-range mid-bass driver mounted in a ported cabinet along with an acoustically isolated 50mm (SOTA 5) tweeter. Both drivers use a low mass, mixed-alloy cone that generates exceedingly accurate audio transparency with incredible detail.


The company's two-way speakers utilize a 2.4 kHz crossover frequency with gentle, 2nd order electrical and acoustic slopes that gradually blend the outputs, maximizing the advantages of the symmetrical, all-range wide-dispersion drivers. The simple design, with few reactive components, also aids in amplifier matching, allowing MarkAudio-SOTA speakers to be easily driven by low-power designs. The result is a 2-way loudspeaker without any obvious crossover transition, and a smooth, transparent, yet dynamic and natural musical response especially apparent in vocal reproduction.


MarkAudio-SOTA's free in-home trial period affords you the opportunity to "Hear Our Difference" for yourselves, risk free.

Cesti MB
MarkAudio-SOTA's small bookshelf speakers combine Italian style with British engineering design that follow the company's "Hear Our Difference" audio philosophy.The speakers utilize a single all-range symmetric driver to create a full range loudspeaker in an elegant and finely finished cabinet.Our proprietary minimalist control network [MA1] intelligently controls the driver, delivering pure music to the listener while minimizing artificial processing. Laminated dual-core panels and space-age polymers provide enclosures of maximum strength and acoustic stability. The result is statement-level sound quality for the discerning listener. Available in three colors (black, red or white).

Viotti One
MarkAudio-SOTA's flagship 2-way, stand-mount loudspeakers combine a unique Italian design style with British engineering that follows the company's "Hear Our Difference" credo. The speaker utilizes custom all-range symmetric driver technology to create a full range loudspeaker in an elegant and finely finished cabinet. Laminated dual-core panels and polymers provide enclosures of maximum strength and acoustic stability. The result is statement-level sound quality for the discerning listener.

Cesti B
MarkAudio-SOTA's medium-sized, two-way bookshelf speaker utilizes custom all-range symmetric driver technology to create a full range loudspeaker. The speakers use a Billow waveguide baffle for optimum dispersion and accurate sound replication in smaller rooms. Styled with a clean, minimalist industrial design, the speakers are available in a finely lacquered finish and in three colors (black, red or white).

Cesti T
The flagship of the Cesti series expands on the Cesti B's output. Twin Sota 11 bass-mid drivers increase the low frequency extension and enhance the dynamic range for larger rooms. The speakers utilize a Billow waveguide baffle for optimum dispersion in practical room environments. Styled with a clean, minimalist industrial design, the Cesti T tower speakers are available in three colors (black, red or white).

About Us:
MarkAudio-SOTA loudspeakers come from a dream team of specialists in each aspect of speaker design-including speaker drivers, voice coils, seamless crossovers, and cabinets-to build best-in-class sounding speakers with build quality and visual appeal to match. Combining the collective knowledge of audio science and flow dynamics with innovation, Markaudio-SOTA utilizes custom components designed and engineered from the ground up. The company's relentless pursuit of quality is evident in both its collaborations and its product. Working in close cooperation with MarkAudio, LTD., a longtime favorite in the custom speaker building market, MarkAudio-SOTA combines custom versions of Mark Fenlon's wide frequency range driver designs with minimal control networks from industry expert Scott Lindgren. Add custom voice coils by Matsubara San, a 35-year transducer veteran, and cabinets by renowned designer Andrea Ponti to that driver-crossover combination and the result is a superb rendering of sound in speakers that will exceed consumer expectations. Markaudio-SOTA is truly a greater sum than all of its parts. For more, go to

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