To a lesser extent, the same goes for overall clarity and imaging - these are a loudspeaker that performs best when not constrained by room placement. Over the years, Vienna Acoustics speakers have secured a commanding place in the world market. Soft filters work only with unimpeachable therefore expensive drivers. Also, it was the best system for their quest to create relatively compact speakers that fit nicely — like furniture — into your living room, rather than dominating it. Maple, Piano Black or Cherry finish. Most of Asia tends to be super analytical and here in Australia, well, we have our own distinct tastes and preferences. They can rock and do better than most at high volumes - just don't expect them to get down and dirty, for the Baby Grands are better than that, they're speakers returned home from finishing school.
Sure, they demand quality source input and amplification, but this is a supremely capable loudspeaker that will only give as good as it gets. In my opinion the Beethoven is the best speaker in the Vienna Accoustic line. These speakers are simply amazing. You'll find both methods of reinforcement on Vienna Acoustics speakers, and as you may have realised, another result of their sound testings is that they do not favour rounded or tapered ends of port tubes, neither in terms of air movement noise, nor in terms of efficient and precise Helmholtz resonator tuning. This enables very deep, undistorted bass. So I'm thinking I should go listen to it at the very least.
The relatively modestly sized box is finished with the same care and attention to detail as other Vienna Acoustics speakers. Special care has also been taken with the formulation of the alloys used in these propriety Vienna Acoustics speaker terminals to ensure the quietest connection interface between speaker and speaker wire. Although I really liked the sound with all other musical styles I was really unhappy with the Hip Hop-sound. The entire coincident assembly resides in its own cabinet, much as in the Music. In choosing the next set of speakers for this room, I decided to speak with a good audiophile friend who is in the business and has access and experience with a variety of many well known high end products.
The new 3-way Concert Grand Symphony Edition delivers far more than just power and scale. Peter Gansterer understands this like no one else. Not only the cabinet needs to be built accordingly, but also, the reflex ports need two reinforcements. This combination is, in my opinion, outstanding when playing female singers. I mosly hear vocal jazz, but also pop music. The 15cm mid-bass driver is made using a proprietary material called X3P, and the cone is transparent to afford an exciting glimpse of the innards. They were driven with an Anthem D2v and Anthem A5.
. During my speaker auditioning tour there was just something about the Mozart's laid back sound that won me over. You could listen to this sort of music all day, so unfatiguing is its delivery, something I found myself doing one cold and showery day. The disadvantage is that any midrange driver given such a task must be rigid enough to effortlessly convey the lower octaves and light enough to transparently transition to the higher octaves. A great loudspeaker is a synthesis of the arts.
The Brits have a long and established audio heritage and favour a neutral, faithful kind of sound. And they also think that within a given budget, you are able to obtain much higher performance from a single run of superior cable than with two lesser runs of cable. This is in part why Vienna Acoustics have chosen to offer only the purest and simplest hook up interface of single-wire terminals. The veneer can follow only the two curves on the long side and then must make the complex transition at the corners. Extremely tight tolerances must be adhered to while milling the panels, followed by the utmost care and attention in assembling the panels and applying veneer. While not large; it measures in at six and a half inches wide by almost 40 inches tall and 13 inches deep, it is solid, weighing in at 65 pounds apiece.
Speaker width, listening distance, and toe-in were areas of concern, but there was a fourth: the rake angle of the front baffle, which can be adjusted with the spikes. The Sonus Faber were really good as well, I thought. Both speakers bore the same serial number, which suggests that they were matched at the factory though Vienna makes no such claim. Wolff pointed out to me that the improvements in performance realized using this new tweeter were so impressive that, mounted on a standard faceplate, it is part of the driver upgrade for the new Beethoven Baby Grand Symphony Edition. The review samples were in a Piano Black that would likely meet with Steinway's approval. For their slim dimensions and relatively small drivers, the Beethoven Baby Grands are capable of ample bass.
After the setup was complete, we watched some concert footage. They imaged well and had a decent soundstage. And what can I say, today almost one year after the purchse I'm really more than happy with them. There are line- and speaker-level inputs and variable crossover and gain settings, as well as a phase switch. We encourage you to convince yourself by making a comparison in-store. In addition to this entirely new flat midrange driver, Vienna Acoustic's have installed a special, hand crafted silk dome tweeter in its middle or pole location. Vienna packs a lot of drivers into relatively small boxes and, more important, does so without producing bass congestion and excessive bottom-end warmth.