Bookshelf speaker which can’t be used as bookshelf speaker because of down firing woofer. Sounds like a nonsense right? Some also might say having Vantage B is the same as having Vantage S because woofer size is the same. They will be wrong. While model B uses 8″ woofer, model S uses 8″ SUBwoofer. Also Vantage B lacks front firing woofers. I bet You are asking why model B was even born then if we have model S with more drivers? The answer is simple – Model B is much closer to point source and is devoted for environments where listening distance is critically short and one still seeks full scale full band performance. Flagship line of all AudioSolutions products. It naturally evolved from Vantage Classic speakers. The difference takes place not only in outer looks with completely fresh lines and outlines, but also manufacturing materials, technique and overall evolution in designing such complicated loudspeakers as a system of many components working in perfect harmony.
Designed to be much more rigid construction compared to all previous models AudioSolutions had produced. SBP plywood is used (Siberian Birch Plywood) for internal labyrinth structure as well as for sidewalls and curved top. Siberian Birch grows slower than simple birch, thus making it much denser and tighter. Whole structure is modeled with best software available for resonance free surfaces. Actually properties of our cabinet from SBP plywood results in structure which properties are better than aluminum. Due to many bent surfaces, plywood has left some internal stress which damps any resonances with ease. This technique of leaving some stress in materials was used by AudioSolutions from the very beginning. Step by step this technique was developed to what we manufacture today – 18 layers sandwich of thin rectangular orientated wood sheets along with some HDF in critical layers glued together with three types of glue differing in hardness when cured.
Designed around fresh 6” wideband midrange driver and supported by customized beryllium tweeter, accompanied by down firing paper cone 8” woofers. The company of three drivers makes Vantage B Anniversary full range bookshelf speaker like You never seen or heard before! Although it is not so much “bookshelfy” after all right? 🙂
As a standard in AudioSolutions products mini horn is introduced here to enhance tweeter performance by lowering distortions and raising efficiency in critical region.
Cabinet decorated with highly durable top coat made from crushed stone and polyurethane lacquer gives speaker durability and effect of matte surface with glittering particles. Very unique and stylish accent which give looks of broken stone piece.
Never used before top-grade 3D vinyl is used to decorate back and cut-out of sidewall. Much concern was said about durability of such material during design phase. But damage tests proved that this material is actually tougher than any veneer, leather, even paints. We feel very confident about our decision to use such materials in our products. New vinyl textures gives customer completely new view to speaker and for us – designers it opens new horizons to work with.
Dimensions (HxWxD) : 1281 mm x 392 mm x 553 mm
Weight : 50 kg each
Sensitivity : 90 dB @ 2.83V 1m
Recommended power amplifier : 30-400 W rms
Impedance : nominal 4,0 ohms;
Crossover frequency : 150, 8000 Hz
Frequency response (in-room environment) : 30-30000 Hz
Drivers : 2,5 cm beryllium dome tweeter, 17 cm Egyptian Papyrus mid, 22 cm paper woofer
EXCEPTIONAL 5TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION FEATURES
WBT bi-wiring terminals
Siberian birch plywood enclosure
Top grade Jantzen crossover parts
3D hexa-textured top grade vinyl
Vivid outlines (colour customizable)
Lacquer and crushed stone powder mix top coat for surface durability
Exceptional hexa-style feet covers of colour matching outlines