Loud Speakers Vienna Acoustics Beethoven Baby Grand Reference
For ALL kinds of music, no matter what your musical preferences are : The NEW Concert Grand Series "BEETHOVEN Baby Grand REFERENCE"
PRICE FOR TWO UNITS
Vienna Acoustic do not believe in changes just for the sake of changing. When Vienna Acoustic founder and designer Peter Gansterer creates a new speaker line, there is always a pioneering and profound technical reason for it.
First there is the vision. Then there is the exploring of options how to realize the idea. Then the realizing of technical feasibilities and their sorting out.
And then there comes the time of listening to the myriad of combinations, as each part has its individual tone colour. Years of it.
And when the new speaker is presented, the inner circle of Vienna Acoustics and friends is listening for the first time and something changes.
It's the moment when a 30 year old jazz record of Tuck & Patti, which you know inside out since decades, brings tears to your eyes, on the strength of the crystal clear, reradiated, natural intensity.
It's the moment when you lose your temper in a drum solo, electrifying the space around you. To the point.
It's the ease and precision the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, straight from the Viennese Musikvereinssaal, assemble in your living room for a private audience.
Then you know a new level is reached and we sincerely want to share it with the whole world.
The Revelation of the Unexpected.
Listening for the first time to our new BEETHOVEN Baby Grand REFERENCE leaves you breathless with a few burning questions: How on earth is this slim beauty able to create such a soundstage? Where is the hidden subwoofer? And where does this intensity come from?
At the heart of the design stand Vienna Acoustic brand new spidercone drivers, one 6 inch midrange and two 6 inch woofers, all with patented flat spidercone within a new construction, consisting of 2 distinct cones - the all new Composite Cone.
The plane surface of the spidercone offers the advantage of precise, piston-like movement. Any diaphragm should move in and out as one unit, not as a quivering mass of uncorrelated vibrations. It should move as a perfectly-solid piston.
The flat cone is extremely stiff, with bracings of a height of 18 mm (bass) and 14 mm (mid), yet light, respectively, further reinforced by glasfibers in a new X4P mixture.
The rearside bracings are constructed in a way that the whole impulse energy is allocated evenly via the whole surface of the flat cone. Every square centimeter delivers the same impulse as its neighbours, which results in revolutionary impulse response control.
As Vienna Acoustic cone/diaphragm-construction builds upon a very large voice coil, the radiating surface in its middle is large, thereby making it an significant sound determinant. The countless listening testings brought forth such an unexpected unique combination the we gave it a new name, the Composite Cone.
The 5 cm area is now an inverted dome made of woven fabric, double-coated on its rearside. Perfection was achieved by listening to various axial positions, with extraordinary homogenous results by employing a recessing of 8mm.
The sum total of the features of the Composite Cone is a peerless symbiosis. Furthermore, one of the reasons why the woven fabric center cone interacts so nicely, is its affinity to the fabric material of our highly musical, hand-coated silk dome tweeter, designed by Vienna Acoustics, hand-crafted by a Scandinavian team of specialists.
Like its grander companion, BEETHOVEN Baby Grand REFERENCE features our new, exclusive handcoated silkdome tweeter, which reveals even the slightest nuances with natural ease, while extending well down into the midrange regions.
The result of this carefully chosen combination creates a milestone in terms of naturalness, clarity and ease of reproduction.
The crossover circuitry possesses both, the elegant simplicity of soft filters - pure first-order, 6 dB per octave slopes to Bessel second order - and the essential complexity resulting from listening, needed to weave dexterously the drivers' output into a cohesive system.
All decisions concerning individual components and the layout of the circuitry were as always made through extensive listening tests. Specially selecting each component results in a harmonious musicality, while a sophisticated layout helps in clarifying instrumental timbres.
The tradition of unrivaled finish quality continues with BEETHOVEN Baby Grand REFERENCE, providing the warmth and beauty of real wood, as well as the highest standards in true piano lacquer finish.
Not apparent to the eye, but all the more important to complete the homogenous whole, is the scientifically balanced bracing structure, as well as the absolutely airtight separate enclosure for the Composite Cone midrange driver.
Extensive listening comparisons and tests by our founder and designer Peter Gansterer constitute the core of the crossover's sophisticated layout and result in uncomparably musical harmony and power, instantly apparent when turning on this outstanding speaker.
Reveal the unexpected and lose yourself in the beauty of music.
- Impedance: 4 Ohms
- Frequency response: 33 - 23000 Hz
- Sensitivity: 89 dB
- Recommended Amplifier: 40 - 300 Watts
- Drive Units: 6" Woofer (2) Composite Cone: Flat X4P Spidercone with recessed fabric center-cone, 6” Midrange Composite Cone: Flat X4P Spidercone with recessed fabric center-cone
- Tweeter: 1.1" Hand Coated Vienna Acoustics Silk Dome
- Bass System: Bass Reflex
- Bass Function: Impulse Optimizing QB 3 (Quasi-Butterworth)
- Crossover Components: Polypropylene Capacitors, 1% tolerance, Coils 0,7% tolerance, Midrange/Tweeter Section Air Coils, Special Powder Core for Bass Section, Metal Film Resistors 1% tol., Inductance Free
- Crossover Function: 3-way, 6 dB and 12 dB Bessel
- Weight per Pair: 52 kg / 115 lbs
- Dimensions (W x H x D) inches: 7,2 x 40,4 x 13,1 (without base assembly)
10,2 x 43,1 x 13,1 (with base assembly)
- Dimensions (W x H x D) mm: 182 x 1025 x 330 mm (without base assembly)
260 x 1095 x 330 mm (with base assembly)
- Finishes: Premium Rosewood, Cherry, Piano Black, Piano White
« Some speakers do big and speakers that do enthusiastic. Some speakers do presence and others that do startling immediacy. Then some do seamless and those that do colour. But the best speakers do enough of everything: go deep enough and loud enough, with enough clarity and musical coherence to actually convince. They let the music step away from the speakers and into the room. They bring the performance to you and you to the performance. They have always been few and far between and invariably somewhere the wrong side of expensive – until now. All of a sudden, a few genuinely exceptional speakers have hit the market, shattering the glass ceiling that’s restricted affordable speaker performance. Vienna Acoustics’ Baby Grand is the tip of that wedge, setting the pace and setting the standard. This is one speaker where you need to trust your ears. Hear them doing their thing, and like me, you really won’t believe your eyes – whether you are looking at that slim cabinet or the price ticket hanging from it. Prepare to be surprised – and impressed: very impressed indeed! » Roy Gregory, HiFi+, May 2021
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