What more can I say than all the good that has already been said about you and your speakers, that this is the pure truth, indeed, I will add only one thing.

You’ve dreamed about it, RECITAL-AUDIO has done it; you need high-end speakers, at this price, DO IT…

Kind regards

Patrick C.

Patrick C.

Good evening Alexandre, Just a mail to say that my wife and I take such pleasure in listening to music with your Illumines, even though we don’t have the same musical tastes. I think I’ve reached a level I wouldn’t have dared to hope for without a really big budget. While the Illumines still stand on their base, without spikes. Honestly I don’t see why I would change them and would rather upgrade the amp and/or the sources (unless you come out with a new model that you will put at a higher level). Have a good weekend, Pascal.

Pascal H.

Hello Mr Chamagne,

It’s already been 6 months since I bought a pair of Recital Illumine and I can tell you that they brighten up my music listening.
I am an amateur audiophile with more than limited technical skills and my only ability to judge the quality of my speakers are my ears.
Associated with an Atoll set (MS120, CD100 Signature and IN100SE integrated amp) the Illumines sound so good that I don’t feel any hearing fatigue even after hours of listening to jazz, classical and blues music mainly.

Concerning the quality of the sound, it leaves my loudspeakers an ample and balanced sound image, a neutral tint, a great transparency and precision in a general way, astonishing low registers of a beautiful depth and very well controlled, a soft medium, precise and there also controlled highs…. simply pleasure.
Resting on a glued wood floor, I brought them a little more with decoupling studs (SSC Nepoint MKII) which have significantly improved the sound stage and the quality of bass. In addition to this pleasure is the pleasure of supporting a small French company.

Thanks to you.


Patrice S.


It’s been a little over three months since your Illumine HEFA took up residence in my living room. I have to admit that I was a bit reluctant to buy speakers without listening to them first. But 30 days of trial at home, are finally much more effective than one hour of listening in auditorium to make an opinion…

After a few hundred hours of listening, here is my verdict: I keep them! These speakers sound great, they don’t try to cheat and they play all kinds of music perfectly. Another quality, thin and elegant, they are not too difficult to place in a furnished room.

Very beautiful speakers, designed and manufactured in France, created by a passionate person (because you must be, it’s obvious), which reproduce the sound with transparency and fidelity and sold at a more than competitive price… You set the bar really high and the Illumine probably have no real competition in this price range, maybe that’s the HEFA ?

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to discover them, congratulations for these beautiful objects that sing so well and long life to Recital-Audio…



Olivier F.

Incredible speaker with an unbeatable quality-price ratio. Everything is in place, the timbres, the spatialization…. I was able to compare with speakers, currently popular, which cost three times as much and the difference in terms of accuracy on a demanding piece (Too Much by Sufjan Steven) is obvious. Thank you to Mr. Chamagne for allowing the greatest number of people to access the world of audiophily with a financially accessible speaker..

Denis-Gabriel G.

Hello Alexandre,
Three years after acquiring my wonderful pair of Illumine speakers, I wanted to give you a little feedback, to tell you how beautifully they have integrated into their environment, how great their symbiosis with their audio family (Atoll) is, and how much their musicality delights me day after day.
I remember how long it took before I decided to buy one, at a time when changing my antediluvian hi-fi system was a major challenge.
Not a single day goes by without me congratulating myself on the choice, and how much I still appreciate your work.
Thanks again, and I’ll keep an eye on your range and its evolution!
I also became a convinced prescriber of the Recital range.
Kind regards,

Eric D.