The Conquests are better than the Triumphs in at least two important areas (bass extension and gain) and should be a mandatory listen for anyone buying a speaker in this price range ($1,595 US) or higher.  That sounds like quite an endorsement doesn't it?  The speaker's response measured flat to about 32Hz and I had definite energy at 25Hz.  The midrange and the treble was as sweet through the Conquests as I remember it with the Triumphs.  The tweeter just soars with no hint of distortion or hardness. Readers with small power amps, including those mini triode beasties everyone seems to be raving about, will find enough power in their 7 watters or so to drive the Conquests quite nicely.  I remember the Triumph's soundstage quite well as I was so impressed with it.  If anything the Conquests are better, with a more defined, precise image extending to the speaker boundaries.  So, as I said in the early part of this review these are wonderful speakers.  Everything about them shouts quality and care and for the money, I think they will prove damn near impossible to beat. 
-The Sensible Sound-April/May 1997

What makes the Conquest very good value for the money is its ability to unravel musical nuances reveal a wealth of recorded detail, and present the listener a musical performance in an involving satisfying manner at a Workin' Man's price.  In the $1500 range, performance characteristics such as this are admirable and only achieved by a select group of speakers. Overall, Israel Blume was correct in telling me that it sounds very much like the Triumph plus a little more.  The attributes that impressed me about the Triumph-fast, detailed and natural performance-stayed true with the Conquest.  I have found that all of Coincident's models to offer very good soundstaging and the Conquest is no exception.  Coincident has succeeded admirably with the Conquest speaker.  Their revealing and detailed nature warrants mating them with associated equipment of the highest sonic quality ( and that does not mean most expensive). -Soundstage-March 1997

In many ways the Conquests reminded us of the sonic characteristics of high-end loudspeakers at twice their price.  The designs do everything right.  There is tremendous well resolved bass, succinct midrange information and outstanding imaging.  Fact is, there is nothing to pick nits with.  When a proficiently matched system is assembled expect to hear the Conquests perform at their best capacity.  They offer a wide, deep and well-etched soundstage, solid beautifully resolved bass clear midrange information as well as sparkling highs.

The Conquests perform well throughout the entire frequency spectrum without emphasizing or diminishing any one performance realm.  The design accomplishes all technical aspects with a careful eye on the musical perspective.  As with the Conquests' smaller siblings, the Triumphs, proper engineering, carefully chosen materials and components as well as common sense are highlights of this design. 
-The Inner Ear Report- May 1997

The first thing that struck me was the exceptionally articulate, tuneful and well-controlled reproduction of Steve Laspina acoustic bass.  Every nuance of Laspina's bass solos was beautifully resolved by the Conquests.  The Conquest presented detail naturally, as part of the musical landscape, rather than in a hyped-up, artificial way.  The illusion of real musicians playing in my listening room was quite convincing.  The Conquest's rendering of All Blues from Miles Davis' Kind of Blue was superb.  The Conquest presented a very wide soundstage.  Again the Conquests proved that they were champs at resolving detail.  Gustav Holst's Suites for Military Band demonstrated the deep, extended but well controlled bottom end that the Conquests were capable of.   The bass drum in the March had good impact while retaining good definition and no overhang.  Soundstage width and depth were very good.  The timbre of the woodwinds sounded just right and the triangle had good sparkle and definition.  If you're wondering if the Conquests can play loud cleanly, then wonder no more-they sailed through this very dynamic recording at a sound pressure level of about 90db without any signs of strain.  The Conquest's powerful and dynamic portrayal of well recorded symphonic music had me digging into my collection.  My notes from listening sessions consistently contain phrases like "Deep, extended bass", "Great transient response", "Expose every subtle detail of the score" and "Powerful, dynamic presentation ".  Could the Conquests handle the rock thing as well as they could do the jazz and classical thing?  Most definitely! Their combination of detail resolution, dynamics, smooth grain-free top end, timbral accuracy and low frequency extension never failed to fully involve me in the musical experience.  The Conquest may be all the loudspeaker that you'll ever need.  At its near give-away price the Conquest proves that high-end sound doesn't have to come at a high-end price.  Highly recommended! 
-Audiophilia-Jan. 1997

When young Israel Blume is not munching on triodes he is creating speakers for triodemaniacs.  This dude may be a major new speakermeister.  All of his speakers are 90db and up efficient and from my conversations with him., I know his nose knows the difference in the aroma of exotic triode fruit.  I am auditioning his $1500 Conquest which is another blast of sand kicked into the face of the Weeny Whiny Priests of the Monkey Coffin Temple who bitch and complain that it is impossible to make a high efficiency/refined/kick butt speaker that is affordable.  With my eight watt 300B single-ended amp I could easily break my apartment lease.  Is Canada becoming a force majeur in speaker design?
-Positive Feedback Magazine-Jan. 1988

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