In many ways, this review is a carbon copy of the initial Stilla review. Not only are the two models very nearly identical in build and looks, but they also sound very nearly identical. Just like the Hybrid Stillas, the fully-active Stillas have staggeringly deep, solid, and linear bass, with room-filling soundstaging and absolutely superb focus and imaging.
While the distinction between the Hybrid and Fully-active Stilla models may seem relatively insignificant at first glance, it is actually a very big deal. The extra 2000 euro not only buys you two very high-quality built-in amplifiers, but it also eradicates all worries about amplifier-matching, while creating extra space in your living room environment, and saving you many multiples of the Active’s surplus charge that you would normally spend on a stand-alone amplifier.