DIAPASON Astera - a work of great artistry; a thing of beauty both to the eye and for the ear. Hand-made from solid Canaletto walnut by the finest Italian craftsmen, Astera is a revelation in its ability to portray music. Image 1
DIAPASON Astera - a work of great artistry; a thing of beauty both to the eye and for the ear. Hand-made from solid Canaletto walnut by the finest Italian craftsmen, Astera is a revelation in its ability to portray music. Image 2
DIAPASON Astera - a work of great artistry; a thing of beauty both to the eye and for the ear. Hand-made from solid Canaletto walnut by the finest Italian craftsmen, Astera is a revelation in its ability to portray music. Image 3

DIAPASON Astera - a work of great artistry; a thing of beauty both to the eye and for the ear. Hand-made from solid Canaletto walnut by the finest Italian craftsmen, Astera is a revelation in its ability to portray music.

Astera is the new reference stand-mount loudspeaker designed by Alessandro Schiavi in collaboration with Roberto Pasetti. It represents the natural evolution of Adamantes III, renowned and appreciated around the world for its exquisite musicality and beautiful cabinetry.

Astera`s cabinet is a work of great artistry, hand-made by the finest Italian craftsmen whose traditional knowledge and skill is carried on from generation to generation.

The multi-faceted diamond shape of the Astera was designed to provide a circular  pattern of soundwave emission, thus giving a close approximation to the theoretical ideal of point-source radiation. The benfits will be appreciated during listening as the loudspeakers themselves `disappear` from the musical scene, providing the listener with a sensation of great detail and realism within a solid and convincing soundstage. Astera`s ability to portray the full sonic spectrum of a recorded musical event is a revelation. Music is endowed with natural transparency, great detail and a correct and convincing feeling of space. Excellent too is the ability of the loudspeaker to reproduce the micro-contrasts of instruments and voices within a complex musical scene without ever losing focus or coherence.

The 4/U dedicated stand for Astera uses Diapason`s own successful formula for resonance control tried and tested over many years with Adamantes III -consisting of high-mass and great rigidity, the use of different materials and point-coupling of cabinet-to-stand. Each stand weighs 26kgs and is 72cm high.