Loud Speakers Vienna Acoustics Klimt Series The Music
Passion, skill, leadership, innovation, vision, harmony, teamwork: the words that evoke Klimt and his Art were also always target for Vienna Acoustics and the company’s latest achievement, the first model out of the Klimt Series, "THE MUSIC".
PRICE FOR TWO UNITS
On customer's site installation and set-up within European Union included
Vienna Acoustics´ "THE MUSIC" introduces a truly revolutionary new flat, concentric 18 cm driver that closely approximates the Platonic ideal for which speaker designers have been striving. It places 7 octaves of music in a single, phase coherent time plane. With a wave launch that mimics a "pebble dropped in a still pond", this remarkable driver reproduces spatial coherence unfamiliar to anyone, save perhaps the original recording engineer.
The physics of this patented driver are an outgrowth of Vienna´s longstanding use of reinforced cones designed to maximize strength at nodal multiples, while keeping mass to a functional minimum.
Flat cones actually do not provide stiffness, but Vienna Acoustic turned a disadvantage into an advantage by a patented one-sided-cone-light-weight-framing. Not only this delivers the best weight-stiffness ratio of any construction (the construction coming close in stiffness is sandwich, but it is too heavy as it needs a second layer and a dense honeycomb mesh), it also allows specific and calculated sound and impulse-response tuning by varying the quantity of ribs, their shape, their thickness, radial or concentric orientation, and specified placements on critical spots.
Basis for the cone material is TPX, in a proprietary mix with other materials for the optimum result of stiffness/inner-damping ratio in combination with light-weight-framing on the cone's rear side. The maximum final stiffness is defined by adding glass fibres to the compound, aligned in the optimum arrangement by according injection moulding tool execution. All cones are developed and produced by Vienna Acoustics in Austria, afterwards manufactured to a complete driver by Eton Germany.
By using finite element analysis, Vienna Acoustics´chief designer Peter Gansterer was able to create a radial-vaned structure (like architecture scientists we place a rib where necessary), cast into the flat cone that produces an enormously stiff, flat surface (thereby eliminating time and frequency specific phase shift across the driver), with a new state of the art silk dome tweeter, using a vented neodymium magnet structure placed in its center.
Years of development made the flat cone possible, for Peter Gansterer the prerequisite of a realization of the optimum reproduction unit, a coax. Having 2 drivers at the same center (point source), results in otherwise inaccessible homogenous sound, but current technology of cone shaped midrange diaphragms disqualifies itself by unacceptable colorations of the tweeter by the cone induced hornloading. In our technology it enjoys a flat surrounding as usual in highend applications. Similarily, the midrange itself is uncomparable in its lack of coloration: Cone-shaped drivers reproduce upper midrange mainly by the inner part, which again suffers from the hornloadings distortion.
At the same time Vienna Acoustic flat cone is ultra-stiff because of the ribs and the glassfibers, but exhibiting smooth musical sound due to the soft inner damping of the TPX material. The resulting piston like behaviour extends the frequency span, resulting in a range from 100 Hz to 20.000 Hz from the coax alone, defining it as the heart of the speaker, thereby being also the heart of music reproduction.
Above and Below
While the top-unit handles mid and upper bass in its own enclosure, below this primary driver Vienna Acoustic built a separate large enclosure, featuring 3 proprietary bass drivers, each with our on proprietary 25 cm ultra rigid NAWI cones die cast by Spidercone-framing (finally assembled also by Eton Germany), handling the frequencies from 18 Hz to 100 Hz.
The 3 units are working in parallel, while the upper bass operates in its own chamber.
Finally, a remarkable Supertweeter, manufactured by the Danish high-end specialist ScanSpeak, tops the lower enclosure, extending response from 20.000 Hz upwards to 100.000 Hz.
During development we revealed that piezo technology, which is used in the super-tweeter, has superior advantages above 20.000 Hz (optimum dispersion, acting like balloon inflating).
Form follows function
The total decoupling from the bass chambers allows the coax music center, in its dedicated housing, to reach the absolute optimum in clarity and naturalness in sound.
The cabinetry is clearly evolved to make the most of this technology; the separatetop-unit enclosure is decoupled from the bass enclosure by a high-tec, drawn aluminium swiveljoint, which allows optimum room tuning by enable not only adjustment for rake, but also for toe-in.
This allows you to create a sweet zone rather than a narrow sweet spot. By adjusting the dedicated coax point source cabinet and directing it like swivelling a flashlight you are able to easily create the sweet zone wherever wanted. Furthermore this allows for optimizing the sound to any room condition as many rooms will strongly benefit from the reduction of the disturbing early reflections which cannot properly be separated from the direct signal by the human ear.
As always, the speakers´veneer and finish quality is to the highest of standards. "THE MUSIC" is available in true Piano Black version and Sapele veneer finish.
- System type: 3-way system, employing integrated subwoofers
- Frequency response: 22 - 100.000 Hz
- Bass drivers: 3 x 9" Vienna Acoustics Spidercones, manufactured by Eton Germany
- Midrange Coax driver: 1 x 7" Vienna Acoustics Flat-Spider, 1 x 1" , handcoated vented neodym-magnet powered silk dome, manufactured by Eton Germany
- Supertweeter: 0,5" ScanSpeak
- Sensitivity: 91 dB
- Impedance: 4 ohms
- Recommended power: amplifiers from 50 to 500 watts
- Weight per speaker: 180 Ibs. / 82 kg
- Dimensions (WxHxD): 10.75 x 50.98 x 24.80 inches / 273 x 1295 x 630 mm
- Finishes: Sapele, Piano Black
The Absolute Sound Editor's Choice 2014 Awards
« The Music’s achievements are serial: available in either mixed wood veneer and piano black, or all piano black, they offer a frankly astonishing quality of fit, finish, and mechanical execution together with a musical performance that belies their price. They incorporate the same attitudinal flexibility found in Wilson’s more ambitious designs, but arguably in a neater and more easily applied form. They offer considerable bandwidth and exceptionally natural tonality. They are, by any measure, a serious high-end design – yet at a price that no longer qualifies as high-end. A model of understated elegance, there’s nothing shy or retiring about this speaker except its ability to retreat behind the music. Instead, it’s a speaker to aspire to and to live with: a genuine destination, rather than a waypoint on some endless quest. It has the capacity to engage and surprise, to shock and seduce with equal ease. Once you’ve lived with The Music the only things surprising about its longevity (it was first seen in 2008) are that more people haven’t noticed it and that it’s not considerably more expensive. An exceptional design, beautifully realised, The Music can produce the kind of captivating musical performance that’s rare at any price. Very highly recommended! » Roy Gregory, hi-fi+, Jan 2017
« Vienna Acoustics The Music is another superb example of the many new speaker systems that continue to hit the market place with a slightly different presentation and appeal. Like the new Magico and Hansen product lines, you can really get a great sense of speed and detail yet proper timbre and texture is still all there in spades. The Music is one of the most neutral speaker systems that I have auditioned. (...) Yes, this is still an extraordinary amount of money, but The Music has many of the same virtues of those speakers costing several times this price. (...)
As for my earlier question about where the most bang for buck is when laying out a budget for your playback chain, The Music has me intrigued. Recently, I have cut back on all the boxes in my system and invested more in a simple 30-watt Class A integrated amp and fewer but better interconnects, power cords, and speaker cable. Easy to drive and easy on the eyes! I have also been playing with several moderate SACD/CD/DAC front ends. When teamed with The Music, I am finding my listening sessions more enjoyable then ever. I am pleased for now but I am a little nervous about that that $20K CD player on the way for audition. Are we ever satisfied? » Robert S. Youman, Posi+ive Feedback, March / April 2012
On customer's site installation and set-up within European Union included
One of our team members will take an appointment with you to deliver the product, install it and make sure it is properly set-up.