Rival Press and Testimonials

Posted on January 24, 2024 by Michael Lavorgna



“Brings music into the home with live-like power and grace.”


“Even at lower listening levels, I was drawn into these odd delicate creatures of songs, delighting in their all too humanness and marveling at the Volti’s ability to expertly dance along with fiddle and acoustic guitar. Nice.”

Hi guys,

Hope all is good with you.

Just wanted to drop a short note to you.

Over the last eight years I’ve watched my fellow enthusiasts in my audiophile group upgrade parts of their systems over and over, while I’ve held steady with my BorderPatrol/Volti Audio system.  I was just thinking how nice it is to be off the hamster wheel of upgrading and simply enjoying music with my system, and of course Having Fun!

When I told my wife Jean, those many years ago, that these purchases would be the ‘final’ audio acquisitions, I was, in truth, wishing that to be case.  I’ve come to realize that I’ve happily reached the “end of the line”.  The synergy of your artful creations are appreciated and enjoyed by both of us on a near daily basis.

I just want you to know the significance.  Our life is profoundly enhanced by your creations.

My sincere thanks.

Have a great Capital Audiofest show, and hopefully I’ll stop in when Axpona finally returns.

Dave and Jean




I am very pleased with the Rivals as my long-term speaker.  I kept those wooden crates not because I ever thought I would sell them, but rather that I knew if I ever moved that they were coming with me.

Thanks again from a lifelong fan!


Hey Greg, I am really enjoying my new system. I’ve adjusted the speaker locations a few times (just an inch or two) & they’re sounding excellent. As you said, they sound like live music!

Big, open, dynamic & subtle all at once.  I heard nothing at the show that came close to this at any price, which as you know could be ridiculously expensive.