Our Price | $759
Hybrids enjoy the hype. And it's a Campfire Audio world with hybrids, in which Mammoth roams. Two balanced armatures join a 10mm dynamic driver chambered in a 3D-printed acoustic enclosure to give you what the brand terms "epic sonic proportions".
Mammoth's bass walks in deep, rumbling footsteps, presiding with its dynamic driver made of bio-cellulose. A paper-like fibre renowned for excellent damping, this let's its beating heart rise in frequencies as a proper piston, without suffering the effects of modal break-up and distortion as severely as stiffer materials higher up.
The hand-off to its companion pair of mid and high balanced armatures happens more cleanly. Mammoth is a mix of technologies well executed, the Campfire way, with an intimate, visceral soundstage that's direct, palpable and not overly diffuse. Bass is undisputedly present.
The hybrid nature yields both an emotive and cerebral reaction: you feel, as well as hear and process, detail in your music in a physical, tangible way. The listening certainly appears full of authority.