Author Topic: Zingali Twenty Evo 1.2  (Read 4884 times)

Offline Francois

Zingali Twenty Evo 1.2
« on: November 26, 2018, 08:37:36 PM »
Landed and being played in. FINALLY something to fill the hole the Sonus Faber Amati's left.


Now here is a speaker that runs rings around any speaker below R400k... Even the Mighty B&W 800D. It competes with Kharma, Wilsom Sasha, New 800D3, Revel Ultima Salon.


The fun ? You can pick and change the colors a little. Go more gloss than Matt, Cream instead of Black. Im Sure they will make you a RED one if asked nicely. would be a shame to paint that wooden horn.


I know the question will be asked: R185k.
(MSRP = 13800 Euro before Tax/Duties etc (R285k) )








I was born analog, not digit by digit....

Offline itscraig

Re: Zingali Twenty Evo 1.2
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2018, 09:15:45 PM »
Beautiful, and sound amazing

Online Alistair_Mc

Re: Zingali Twenty Evo 1.2
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2018, 10:04:15 AM »
Congratulations Francois on the successful importation of this brand.
These speakers ooze great Italian style and deserve some great quality amplification .. try Leben or Allnic?
When you have the time give us your review feedback.

Offline Francois

Re: Zingali Twenty Evo 1.2
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2018, 11:35:49 PM »
They sound sublime. A mix between Avant-garde and Sonus Faber. Doesn’t need lots of power and reveals everything. It’s not an “intimate” speaker. Tad of Tannoy in there.
I was born analog, not digit by digit....

Offline Winslow

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Re: Zingali Twenty Evo 1.2
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2018, 11:01:43 PM »
A very good speaker with lots of potential, a bit of playing around with position, might work very nicely corner loaded;  the port down fires, get it off the carpet on a plinth.  In my opinion they need an amp with a bit of power speed and punch. Very good imaging, and they certainly can disappear. Very good wide sound stage. Compression driver needs a bit more time to break in.

This is a very good horn speaker, why because it does not sound like a horn speaker, bet if you covered them most would not guess it was a horn. Yet it has all the dynamics and the live performance real music type of sound that a good horn can do like no other.  Not analytical or fatiguing.  Spent over three hours today listening to them.
Came away very impressed, I was not jumping tracks, but listening to the music;  always a good indication to me at least that a speaker is good.
Very well made and finished, and in my opinion a lot better sounding to me at least, than some hyped up speakers I have heard at two to three times the price.

They are two ways, I have always preferred a two way speaker as I am very sensitive to how a speaker integrates, this is not a problem with a good two way.

They get a big   :thumbs:  up from me, and I am very hard to please.  This is a no bull speaker, they just play great music.  Everything sounded good;  nothing can play a wind instrument like good a horn speaker, these certainly fit the bill.

Cant wait to hear them in Francios sound room when completed.

Thanks again Francios for letting me play with all your all kit;  I had a great time getting lost in the music, and that is the whole point is it not.


"Audiophiles don't use their equipment to listen to your music.
Audiophiles use your music to listen to their equipment."

Allan Parsons

Offline georgev

Re: Zingali Twenty Evo 1.2
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2018, 08:47:19 AM »
Had a listen to these yesterday and I was thoroughly impressed and entertained. They were hooked up to the Perreaux 350 and the Ming Da Pre.
I felt like I was close to the stage of the performers.
3 dimensional, huge soundstage.
Incredible how low they go too.
And they are good lookers to boot.
Congrats Francois.
I did enjoy them.
Would also love to hear them on a powerful valve amp.

Offline Lance

Re: Zingali Twenty Evo 1.2
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2018, 05:08:01 PM »
Lots of positives there guys, they certainly look the part!

I am looking froward to listening to them when I visit in January.

Merry Christmas everyone!!

Offline Francois

Re: Zingali Twenty Evo 1.2
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2019, 09:20:03 AM »
I have played these now on amps ranging from 20W to 400W. My goodness they now quickly became my reference speaker.Still startles listeners. People that have never heard a proper horn sits back in surprise.
I was born analog, not digit by digit....

Offline maharajs

Re: Zingali Twenty Evo 1.2
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2019, 02:42:29 PM »
I got a chance to listen to the baby bookshelf speakers a few weeks back and was completely blown away. That bookshelf will give many floorstanders a run for their money.

Offline Selaelom

Re: Zingali Twenty Evo 1.2
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2019, 04:20:32 AM »
Good Craftsmen at its best. They are aesthetically appealing.
Love playing smooth Jazz on excellent sound quality

Offline bearenzo

Re: Zingali Twenty Evo 1.2
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2019, 04:46:47 PM »
I was listening this beauty last Saturday, was really impressed with its detailed and musical sound.
Very good L& R separation, deep & wide sound stage.  :thumbs: 
I guess the proper setting up the system by Francois also contribute a better result.

If I have the budget for this, will definitely choose this over B&W. ( was listening to a 804D & 800D2 with Krell amp early this year )