VIB 170 BP, Floorstanding   as in K+T 6/2010

  
Technical data
- impedance: 4 Ohm
- sensivity (2,83V/1m): 85 dB
- size (HxWxD): 1108 x 238 x 408 mm
- frequency range (-8dB): 30 - 24000 Hz
- crossover frequency(s): 120, 7800 Hz
- speaker type: bandpass

VIB 170 BP is a new design by Visaton in Haan, Germany. Mounted at the front is a KE 25 SC ceramic dome tweeter and an AL 170 midrange driver with aluminum diaphragm.

Inside the cabinet a powerful TIW 200 XS woofer is at work. the rear and front radiation is transmitted to the outside by two different channels. The cabinet design is, therefore, a twin-ventilated band pass.

The three drivers are controlled by a three-way 12 dB/octave crossover. The signal of the midrange driver is additionally linearized by an absorption circuit.

An excerpt from the Klang+Ton review

... "Band pass speakers are not our favorites and material resonance needs to be filtered - that's the theory. However, we would never have expected the sound quality that came upon us: an enormously three-dimensional midrange, direct and gripping like you would expect from exceptional full range drivers. Due to the high crossover frequency the tweeter showed even more airiness than we were used to. And what about the material resonance? In this area the sound was by no means harsh or unpleasant, probably because the decay was fast and narrow-band enough. The "s" sounds were completely natural and at the appropriate level. What is certainly noticeable, however, is that this region is full of energy without any irritation. The radiating area is simply large, not like a miniature dome. Vigorously picked guitar strings virtually explode and cymbals show lots of body. This performance is substantiated by an appropriate dosage of magnificent, tight and deep bass. For us that's a first-time experience from a band pass cabinet. The drivers are complementing one another and the transitions are seamless. As known from other systems comprising full range drivers, three-dimensionality is extremely accurate and tidy; the staggered width and depth of the musical stage allows focusing on the musicians. The icing on the cake is the unexpected power handling ability: the low bass of an imposing church organ is really frightening. Sure, some decent amplification is also required - the Visaton sounds great with a 60 Watt SymAsym power amp; for taking this speaker to the limit, however, 200 Watt and more may be required." "

Our kit consists of

  • Visaton KE 25 SC, 8 Ohm
  • Visaton AL 170, 8 Ohm
  • Visaton TIW 200 XS, 8 Ohm
  • 3/4 Sonofil damping material, Bag
  • Bi-wiring Terminal T122 Au (122 x 95 mm)
  • 3m Speaker cable 2x1.5 mm2, transparent
  • Pan screws 3.5x17 black, 8 pieces
  • Allen wood screws, black, 5x30 mm, 8 pieces
  • Grille circuit board LP/RA240,
  • Plan for DIY kit

the crossover components (right),
to be mounted on the Grille circuit board.

  • electrolytic capacitor, etched, 33 uF/100 Vdc
  • electrolytic capacitor, etched, 220 uF/63 Vdc
  • electrolytic capacitor, unetched, 1 uF / 70 Vdc
  • 2 pcs electrolytic capacitor, unetched, 6.8 uF / 70 Vdc
  • electrolytic capacitor, unetched, 100uF / 50 Vdc
  • MKP capacitor 47 uF / 400V
  • MKP-Kondensator 2.2 uF / 400 Vdc
  • 0.7 mm air core coil, 0.15 mH/0.32 Ohm
  • 2 pcs 0.7 mm air core coil, 0.33 mH/0.48 Ohm
  • Mundorf H core coil H71, 4.7 mH/0.46 0hm
  • I-core coil 10 mH/0.56 Ohm
  • MOX10 resistor 1.0 Ohm/10Watt (brown-black-gold)
  • MOX10 resistor 1.5 Ohm/10Watt (brown-green-gold)
  • MOX10 resistor 3.3 Ohm/10Watt (orange-orange-gold)
  • 2 pcs MOX10 resistor 6.8 Ohm/10Watt (blue-grey-gold)

Kit without cabinet, price per speaker EUR 519,00 excl. VAT: € 436.13 / $ 501.55

Kit with high-end crossover

In our high-end version only superior MKP capacitors are used in the signal path to tweeter and mids. In this part of the crossover only baked varnish air coils are used. Air coils have less distortion than coils with ferromagnetic core.

  • MKP-Kondensator 1 uF / 400 Vdc
  • MKP-Kondensator 2.2 uF / 400 Vdc
  • MKP-Kondensator 6.8 uF / 400 Vdc
  • MKP-Kondensator 150 uF (10x 15 uF in parallel)
  • electrolytic capacitor, unetched, 33uF / 70 Vdc
  • electrolytic capacitor, unetched, 220uF (2x 68uF+82 uF in parallel)
  • Mundorf baked varnish air core coil BL71, 0.15 mH/0.28 Ohm
  • 2 pcs Mundorf baked varnish air core coil BL71, 0.33 mH/0.48 Ohm
  • Mundorf baked varnish air core coil BL140, 4.7 mH/0.83 Ohm
  • I-core coil 10 mH/0.56 Ohm
  • MOX10 resistor 1.0 Ohm/10Watt (brown-black-gold)
  • MOX10 resistor 1.5 Ohm/10Watt (brown-green-gold)
  • MOX10 resistor 3.3 Ohm/10Watt (orange-orange-gold)
  • 2 pcs MOX10 resistor 6.8 Ohm/10Watt (blue-grey-gold)

Kit with high-end crossover without cabinet, price per speaker EUR 635,00 excl. VAT: € 533.61 / $ 613.66
 


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