Vienna Acoustics Beethoven Baby Grand - Symphony Edition Loudspeakers

Everything is new in the Vienna Acoustics Grand series, from the binding posts to cabinets to drivers. This represents a radical evolutionary revision of the Classic series that has served avid listeners well for nearly a decade. The new features outlined below, build on the many strengths of the past designs, while collectively realizing a greater sense of ease and resolution of musical detail throughout the line of new loudspeakers without any loss of the rich, dynamic sound for which Vienna Acoustic speakers have been known.

The Beethoven Baby Grand embodies the grandeur and scale of the Concert Grand, but in a more compact and less costly package. The 3-way design features a single 6” X3P mid-range driver, dual 6" Vienna-designed XPP Spider Cone bass drivers and 1” silk dome tweeter as a driver complement. Dynamic, open and highly musical, the Beethoven Baby Grand provides concert-level dynamic capabilities in a compact enclosure. Rear ported design.

Maple, Piano Black or Cherry finish. Rosewood optional.


$5,998.00 pr (Piano Black, Cherry)
$6,598.00 pr (Rosewood, Piano White)


 

Specifications:

Tweeter: Hand-Coated 1.1" Silk Dome
Midrange: 6" X3P Cone
Woofer: 2 x 6" XPP Spider Cone
Bass System: Bass Reflex

Bass Function: Impulse Optimizing QB 3 (Quasi Butterworth)
Crossover Components: MKP Capacitors, 1% tolerance
Air Coils, 0.7% tolerance for Midrange/Tweeter
Special Powder Core for Bass Section
Metal Film Resistors, 1% tolerance, inductance free

Crossover Function: 3-way, 6dB and 12dB Bessel
Impedance: 4 Ohms

Frequency Response: 30Hz - 22kHz
Sensitivity: 91dB
Recommended Amplifier Power: 40 - 250Watts

Weight: 130 lbs. per pair
Dimension (W x H x D): 6.7 x 38.9 x 12.9 inches (without spikes)
170 x 987 x 328 mm (without spikes)
Base: Optimized aluminum spike set included


Drive Units
All bass and midrange drivers benefit from a new inverted rubber surround design that constitutes a breakthrough in no loss damping of cone edge resonances and from a reformulation of Vienna Acoustics’ proprietary XXP cone material. New 7” “Spider”cone bass drivers (used as Ultra Low Frequency, drivers on the Beethoven Concert Grand), feature a reworked motor assembly and revised placement of the XXP ribs, providing increased output, extension and control. A brand new 5” Spider cone mid-bass/bass driver takes advantage of the revisions developed for the 7” driver. With the introduction of this unit, dramatic improvements in bass output and extension were achieved, while simultaneously improving midrange clarity and detail. The new 6” midrange driver developed with a proprietary mixture of TPX, the base thermoplastic used in all XPP cones, and two polypropylene based synthetics to achieve maximum inner damping. This new polymer, dubbed X3P allows the driver to provide an extraordinarily wide bandwidth, while possessing a level of detail and control that is truly remarkable. The new tweeter employed was developed in conjunction with Scan Speak. The result of this collaboration is a tweeter with greater resolution of the subtlest of high frequency impulses while maintaining the renowned midrange warmth and clarity of the previous Beethoven / Mozart / Maestro.

Crossover
A completely new linear crossover layout, allows for more efficient transfer of signal to the drivers. New gold-and-silver alloy terminal for lowest transfer resistance and durability and proprietary cabling, consisting of large scale, hollow core solid copper conductors used throughout.

Cabinetry
The Beethoven Concert Grand boasts massive baffles that are 1.6” thick, 30% thicker than previous models, for maximum rigidity and resonance control.

The revised grilles feature an integral V-shaped phase plug to control dispersion so that they can be left on for all but the most critical listening without a radical decrease in performance.

Maple and Cherry finishes join a revised Rosewood, while continuing the state-of-the-art veneer-wrapping technology for the front and rear baffles first pioneered on the Classic series. A true Piano Black lacquer is now available, the quality of which will put most grand pianos to shame. Special decoupling and stability optimization through the use of the aluminum spike assembly and solid steel spikes on all floor-standing speakers.

     
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