The smallest speaker in the Classica series. It's a two-way bass-reflex loaded speaker design with a small footprint. It can be mounted on a stand or shelf in medium or small rooms, even with a near-field listening point.
The two-way, stand-mounted Callas measures 14.8" H by 9" W by 13.4" D, its cabinet symmetrically tapering toward the rear, and weighs 25 lbs. The cabinet is made of solid woods and veneers in a high-gloss cherry finish, with black-leather cladding on the faceted baffle. It uses one vertically centered 5" mid/woofer with a copper phase plug, and identical 1" soft-dome tweeters above and below it; in a vertical array on the narrow rear pane, are three more tweeters identical to those in front. Driven by the Unison Research S6 integrated amplifier, the Callas was eminently listenable, with a luscious midrange, a sweet treble, a large soundstage, and surprising bass, said JM Stereophile Recommended Ccomponents
The Mezza stands apart from other bookshelf speakers at the same price thanks to it surprising ability to deliver extended low frequencies, and for the neutral yet detailed reproduction of the entire sound spectrum. This level of performance is is only possible because of the high-quality components used by Opera's skilled team.
The main woofer from SEAS has a double-treated paper diaphragm that that effectively dampens the break-up without increasing the driver mass. The motion of the cone is decompressed by the acoustically transparent dust cup. The linear displacement of the diaphragm is 10 mm long and provides good performance even at low frequencies and reduces inter-modulation distortion in the midrange. The Scanspeak tweeter is the same as those used in all the models of the Classica Line (Grand Mezza, Seconda and Quinta...) with a one-inch dome, decompression chamber and ferrofluid .
the Mezzas simply ooze style” “the Opera Mezzas sounded just as good as they look, I found. Unlike some other small standmounts, they are admirably smooth and accurate with no attempt to artificially boost the bass or treble.” 5 Stars Hifi World
- Stand-mount speaker
- Wooden cabinet with leather wrap over the front, top and back
- Tweeter has ferrofluid and a decompression chamber
- Rear-ported design
- Easy to place in small- and medium-sized rooms
- High-quality components used throughout
- Perfect match for smaller valve amplifiers
- Available in Black, Cherry, Mahogany or White finish
|1 x SEAS 5" woofer (double-treated cone)
1 x Scanspeak 1" Tweeter
||45 - 25,000Hz
|Woofer Low-Pass: 12dB/oct
Tweeter High-Pass: 12dB/oct
||Start from 10W RMS Output
||Far from room angles
|Dimensions (H x W x D):
||32.5 x 20 x 32
Opera has a winner with this stylish, high fidelity two-way monitor. Pair it with a good quality, decently powered amp and you will be rewarded with long, enjoyable listening sessions. The Opera faces stiff competition at their price point, but if you seek a highly resolving, easy on the eyes stand-mounted two-way, the Opera Mezza absolutely should be on your “to audition” list. I had no quibbles with the Mezza’s presentation, other a slight lack of lower frequency heft. Aside from that, the Mezza’s strengths of treble purity, quickness, midrange openness, and dynamics are tough to beat. Another job well done from the Opera design team! Avreview
This Italian-made speaker indeed sounds very Italian, which is to say very rich and bold. Not surprising for a speaker from a company called Opera; vocals sound utterly natural, and acoustic jazz really comes alive over this small speaker. The leather covered front, top, bottom and rear surfaces contrast with wood or painted side panels.
We also had the chance on the last day to hear the Mezza speakers from Opera ). We played a wide variety of music on these, and I think they'll give any small, stand mount speakers serious competition.- Positivefeedback