For SerTech STELLAR speaker systems
An audiophile and the foremost collector
of audio equipment in the bay area for over fifty years.
I have Acoustat speakers and drive them with two 570 watt Sony power
amps. There is also an 18" subwoofer mounted in my ceiling. I had the
opportunity to preview the Stellar speakers in my home for several
days. I used a 30 watt Heathkit power amp to drive them. I was amazed
that I heard more detail in the instruments and music than I ever heard
in my speaker system. The bass response was so much better and seemed
more connected to the music than my subwoofer. What's really nice about
these speakers is that now I can get unbeatable sound quality from many
of my high quality small power amplifiers and receivers that just won't
power many of the high-end speakers made today.
I happened upon SerTech Labs by chance, and what a stroke of luck
it was! While there I heard the most amazing speakers I'd ever
encountered, the Stellar XII.
I enquired about them and discovered that the Stellar XII, and the
slightly smaller but every bit amazing Stellar X, were custom-designed
and built by SerTech.
I compared the Stellar speakers against my Boston speakers,
in addition to a number of other speakers at SerTech,
and there was simply no comparison.
The Stellar speakers sounded head and shoulders better than any other
speaker. Over the years I've owned, or my friends and family
have owned, Klipsch, Boston, Infinity, Yamaha, JBL, Advent, KLH
and other custom-built speakers and none come near the sound quality
of the Stellar speakers.
So, I took the plunge and ordered a pair of Stellar X speakers with
a custom Golden Oak finish.
I've teamed my Stellar X speakers with a Jolida 302B stereo tube amplifier
(rated 50 WPC), a Rega Planer turntable powered by a Jolida JD9 tube
phono preamp, a Jolida JD100A tube CD player and a Cambridge Audio 650T
tuner. It's a modest system that sounds like a high-end system
because of the incredible sound of the Stellar X speakers.
Combined with the warm, rich and open sound produced by the vacuum-tube
equipment, the Stellar X speakers make music of all types sound as
crisp and clear as if you were sitting in the recording studio mixing
the music to perfection.
There is no denying that the audio experts at SerTech have conceived,
designed and built one of the most incredible sounding speakers available
on the market today.
I would challenge anyone to do a side-by-side, A–B, comparison
with their favorite speakers and the Stellar speakers.
Your speakers are the most critical part of your audio system.
When you're making the decision which speakers to purchase to go with your
other high-end audio equipment don't part with your money until you've
listened to the Stellar XII or Stellar X speakers.
An audiophile for over 50 years
I have been listening and buying high end stereo since 1957. I only buy
the best equipment. These Stellar speakers are the finest sounding speaker
I've ever heard. They have put all my previous speaker systems to shame
including the JBL Metregon, the Parogon, and my $7000 KEF 107/2. So I
just had to buy a set. My wife says they are very beautiful and they
A very pleased customer
I purchased the Stellar loudspeaker over a year ago. My name is John and
I worked as a Mechanical Engineer in the Aerospace Industry. I recently
wanted to put together a serious two channel system. I value detail and
dynamics and lifelike 'you are there' sound. I don't have a dedicated
room, so it would be nice if the loudspeakers took up a reasonable amount
of space and looked good in our living room. I feel that I am quite
particular about sound and wanted a high performing system. I have
not been disappointed. As I upgraded cables and sources the Stellars
are so transparent that you hear the improvements/differences as you
make changes. The vocals and instruments have a focus and intensity that
that is quite lifelike and present a real 'WOW' factor. They can be quite
engaging at lower volume levels also and sound great without a subwoofer,
which can incur a lot of additional expense and one or two more boxes to
find a place for. To sum up: For me, it was a very nice compact, cost
effective, no compromise, high fidelity sound solution. These speakers
would also be great with home theater, allowing both theater sound and
serious stereo listening in the same system. I am already using the
Stellar Center Channel in the separate home theater system. It was a big
improvement over the previous center. It is very "there" but also very
natural and blends much better with my main speakers.
John's wife, Claudia
While I am not the audiophile that my husband is, I must agree that
the speakers are definitely an improvement over the ones we had before.
The sound is rich and full. Another strong point for the speakers is
that they are beautiful and match our large hutch which stands between
each speaker. After looking at the many other speakers my husband was
considering, I am most relieved that he picked the Stellar, great sound
and beautiful to-boot!
Bought a set of Stellars
I own a set of Wilson Audio Watt Puppies. I heard the Stellars speakers
at SerTech and immediately bought a set. I was mesmerized by its sound
and stayed up many nights listening to them. The Watt Puppies could not
compare to the sound of the Stellars so I eventually sold them.
Has listened to the finest and most expensive speakers around.
He has spent over $35,000 on his own system.
I've listened to the finest speakers made. One speaker was a plasma system
that cost $65,000. Out of the top five speakers I've heard, these Stellars
would be my first pick. They are the finest speaker I've ever heard.
Was a computer data center manager.
Has been an audiophile since before the sixties.
Using a VPI turntable, cleaner, and a Dynavector cartridge I made
copies of my best vinyl records on CD and played them through the
The recordings through the speakers were clean and
clear and had just an incredibly good bass response.
This is the finest they have ever sounded.
I've been to several high-end audio conventions including
the CES shows and the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest.
There I heard the best systems on the planet.
In conclusion I must say that these Stellars XII
are just as spectacular as any of the best I ever heard.
Mathematics Instructor, expert speaker designer,
repairs all makes and model of speakers.
He has tested and evaluated hundreds of different types of speaker systems.
This is a wonderful speaker system. The sound so well orchestrated.
The highs are clean and clear. The midrange blends in well.
They have a nice presence connected to the bass.
There is no fake boom bass that some speakers have even when they
are mated with a subwoofer. You're asking yourself "What kind of
instrument has that kind of bass?" The bass never interferes
with the music like other speaker systems.
Was an audio engineer at K-101, KWST, and also worked as a DJ at KXDC,
KSJS, KWST, KCSM and KNRY. He was able to operate and listen to many
professional pieces of equipment and high quality speakers throughout
These are the finest sounding speakers I've ever heard. They're very
smooth sounding and have an uncolored midrange. What beautiful stereo
imaging and wide sound stage they have. The highs are airy. The bass
is powerful. I never heard this kind of bass from any speaker system
before. I'm discovering a bass quality from the music that I've never
heard before. What a big sound they have and they are not fatiguing to
Professional DJ at KSJS, KRVE, KWST, KNRY, and KLZE. He is visually
impaired and has developed extremely acute hearing. Sound and music is
his life. He has also operated and listened to many professional pieces
of equipment and high quality speakers throughout his career.
These speakers have a very open and detailed mid and high end. Excellent
subwoofer type bass that actually sounds connected to the music. I owned
and listened to many different types of speaker systems and these are
the best I've ever heard. I have listened to these speakers for many
hours without any ear fatigue.
John & Maryann Herzos
I came by to listen to these speakers I've heard about. I could not
believe what I've heard. The sound was so clear. No matter where I went
in the room I could hear everything. I was so impressed by the sound
that I called my wife over. She brought several of our favorite discs
and was also very impressed with what she heard. "I've never music
sound like that in my entire life." All I could say is WOW-WOW---WOW.
So we ended up buying an oak set.
I just paid $5000 for what I thought was the best speaker for the
money. They had been highly rated by the magazines and my expert
friend. When I hooked them up they just plain didn't sound that good.
So thinking I didn't have enough power I bought a more powerful Carver
amp. Well I ended blowing out the woofers and tweeters. I went to
SerTech and got to hear their speakers. They were the best I ever
heard and immediately bought a pair.
Is a retired mechanical designer, illustrator with a hi-tech Co.
in the bay area for 33 years and has been an audiophile for over 40 years.
I have owned and still own all brands of audio products – Altecs,
Advents, EPIs, Infinitys, etc. They all have something that I like
about them but not everything. SerTech Labs speaker has everything to
offer, full sound quality in a beautiful package, something every wife
would love. Every aspect of the design is addressed, quality cabinetry,
components, and excellent craftsmanship. I'm picky, picky, but I can't
find anything to complain about and that is very unusual for me. Now---
the sound is superb, very enjoyable, and relaxing to listen to, but you
must be the judge. Give them an audition just to see for yourself and
I'm sure you'll agree that they are beautiful to look at and, because
of their very high efficiency; their unbeatable sound can be had without
any kind of expense monster power amp.
I own a pair of Genesis 500. They have two 500 watt power amps built
inside and cost $12,000 a pair. I had a chance to borrow these speakers
for several weeks while mine were being repaired. I must say these
speakers sounded more open and had a wider sound then my Genesis. I plan
to buy a set for my new house in Hawaii
I have been to every audio shop in this area and I never heard a speaker
system like this before. The sound they produce is so big and everything
I played sounded so full, clean, and clear even at very low volumes.
I have been to several high-end shops and listened to their best and
most expensive speaker systems. I was looking for a speaker that would
reproduce a piano properly. Not one of the speakers I heard sounded
correct. I told them that and they said that all these speakers were well
designed and engineered by experts. Later on I brought some equipment
into SerTech and got to hear their hand made speaker system. "Now this
is what a piano sounds like" I thought. I am going to get an in home
demo and would seriously consider buying a set.
I paid over $6,000 for a high-end Monitor Audio surround system.
But for some unexplained reason it did not sound as good as I thought
it should. I ended blowing out the front speakers. At SerTech I heard
their speaker system and could not believe the sound quality.
Those two speakers sounded better than my entire surround system.
Stellar X marks the spot!
I have been an audiophile for the last 20 years, but have always been
"aware" of good sound reproduction a lot longer than that.
The praise for the Stellar X stems from comparing them to the many
speaker systems I have personally owned and those I have auditioned.
Some of those I have owned ranged from Sonus Faber Cremona, Celestion
SL-700, Snell Type A-II, Thiels 2, JSE Infinite Slope 1, Klipsch Heresy,
Klipsch La Scalla, Altec Valencias to name but a few.
Few I have heard (and owned) ever possess the combination of smoothness,
efficiency and musicality of the Stellar X. From the crystal clear
highs to the gut wrenching lower octaves, the transition from the various
drivers are silky smooth. Vocals and midrange are organic and handled
with aplomb. These speakers are articulate but can also boogie with
the best when called for it providing countless hours of foot tapping
and fatigue free listening.
You can hear the sales pitch or simply listen to the Stellar X to see why
Norman (the owner) is so enthusiastic about them. Stellar loudspeakers
are a sound investment.
I've used Mac equipment with the Bozak speakers and have also used
ADS speakers. When I heard your Stellar X speakers, I gave up on the
Bozaks. I compared the Stellar X against the Monitor Platinums and the
ADS. In a word, the Stellars blew both of them away. The Stellars have
made my McIntosh sound better than it ever has!
With a 225 amp, efficient speakers are important. The Stellars are
dramatically more efficient than the Monitors or the ADS.
To my ear and to my wife's, the Stellars are very noticeably more pleasing
and easy to listen to for long periods. My wife has never considered
speakers as fine furniture so when she said the Stellars looked "nice",
that was a strong endorsement.
The contractor who's doing some work on my house is a drummer and music
lover. He walked into my office and said "my god, you have Stellar X
speakers...aren't they incredible...I've had my eye on a set for a long
time and eventually I'll get them. You won't find anything better for
anywhere near the price unless it's the Stellar XII's." I agree.
Many Women's Point of View
It doesn't matter how much you like the speaker.
If the woman doesn't like it you can't buy it!
I'm a woman and I hate speakers. They're usually big square boxes or some
other ugly shape that doesn't match any thing in my house. But my husband
showed me set of Stellars. I love the beautiful cabinet design and
the way it is finished. The cabinet is smooth with no sharp corners and
is accented with a high gloss trim. Not only do these speakers look like
a nice piece of furniture, they make my favorite music sound spectacular.