Vienna Acoustics The Music
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For sale Vienna Acoustics The Music in Sapele flamed African mahogany finish.
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"The Art of Natural Sound".
Vienna Acoustics’ The Music loudspeaker system is aptly named, because it is so true to the music. With its extended, flat midrange driver with coincident tweeter, it pushes the performance envelope on multiple fronts. Here’s a thrilling full-range loudspeaker of reference quality that supplies plenty of goosebumps, but also has ’stat-like coherence, superb time and phase accuracy, and breathtaking soundstaging. It is an accurate, yet musical speaker with fast transients, precise layered imaging, and articulate, extended bass.
You may have noted that I frequently used the phrase, “just like in a live performance,” when describing the sonic prowess of this Vienna Acoustics flagship loudspeaker. And that’s just it. The Music compares surprisingly well to a live performance, and that’s very high praise.
Jim Hannon, The Absolute Sound
Once you’ve lived with The Music the only things surprising about its longevity are that more people haven’t noticed it and that it’s not considerably more expensive. An exceptional design, beautifully realized, The Music can produce the kind of captivating musical performance that’s rare at any price. Very highly recommended!
Roy Gregory, HiFi Plus, Issue 140, November 2016
Purchased in December 2020 from Vienna Acoustics dealer in Denver. Truly one of the ultimate living room speakers in this size. Second owner. Unbelievably dazzling and forgiving. Sweet and robust. These speakers will do anything. Extraordinary company. Made in Vienna, Austria. My favorite thing about these speakers is the sensitivity, versatility and forgiving nature. Incredible tonality which will make all genres sound superb and highly polished. Being able to cover all genres was my #1 interest, then #2 was sensitivity. Massive, incredible soundstage. Even when I listen back to video demo recordings made with an iphone, it's very apparent when these speakers were in use because they deliver such a highly refined sound, very recognizable. I purchased these speakers before finalizing my house deal, I initially made this purchase based usage on a particular room, for a that home purchase never happened. So I have only used them for one month since purchase in current home, which is located close to Vienna dealer. Purchased through Vienna Acoustics dealer, Soundings in Denver CO. These speakers were used at the dealer to demo the Boulder 866 amp, which I ended up purchasing. But I loved the speakers so much that I bought them as well. As a lifelong audiophile, who's worked in Hollywood studios since 1992, as someone who's owned an amplifier company, bought & sold millions of dollars of pro audio, who has a trained ear, who has an incredibly sensitive ear, I couldn't recommend these speakers any more, especially considering the price point. So many high end speakers excel at certain things, and lack with other abilities. Or they sound stale and unmusical. Most hifi speakers sound unnatural. Or they lack low end. This is a great all round speaker which will cover all genres. There are great reviews available to read online. My choice to make this purchase was a very easy one, hearing them in the flesh.
Extreme value, currently $45,995 new, and that's what they sound like. Unfortunately I don't have an additional dedicated hifi room to utilize these Viennas, which was their intended purpose.
Astonishing soundstage and finesse happening here, even with bad input like Youtube. You've never heard Youtube or digital audio sound so good. Speakers have adjustability, top of cabinet swivels and points with a precision knob, midrange can be pinpointed to your desired location.
Extremely clean near mint, like new condition no blemishes aside from very minor scratches on the rear of one speaker on piano gloss black finish. No issues guaranteed. It's astonishing that you can get this level of speaker for this rock bottom price, you would be extremely hard pressed to get an equivalent speaker in this price-point. Took me many years of mistakes before stumbling on this great speaker. These speakers have been made for years, and are still being made. These incredible and beautiful speakers will provide a lifetime of dynamic listening enjoyment across every possible genre. One grill cloth has a small hole, but it's simply invisible because it's black. The rear of one speaker has thin finish-level scratches in the high gloss black lacquer. Not possible to photograph. Speakers are extremely attractive and look brand new.
Shipping will require custom crates and any additional fees will be paid by buyer, buyer to pay only actual shipping cost on your own terms. Shipping rates will vary greatly from provider to provider so it makes the most sense for the buyer to procure his own shipping. Buyer is encouraged to procure his own shipping and pay shipping costs directly. Original crates not included. Local pickup welcome. Custom crates and freight charges will vary from $1200-3000 depending on zip code and provider. Sale includes grills and original accessories boxes. Any additional charges or fees are the responsibility of the buyer, like when shipping a car. I will gladly work with you and your shipping company to help the process, and you will have my contact info after the sale. These speakers were previously listed, and sold, but buyer needed them too quickly, had terms that were simply impossible to accommodate. Most freight companies are used to handling delicate items, and simply will arrange a pickup from my location on any given date & time. The turnaround time and total shipping time will vary based on provider. There are many brokers available who provide crating and shipping. Buyer agrees not to purchase unless shipping deal prearranged.
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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".
Revolution 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 we turned a disadvantage into an advantage by our 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 our 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. We are that enthusiastic about this music center that we gave it its own cabinet.
Above and Below
While the top-unit handles mid and upper bass in its own enclosure, below this primary driver we 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 swivel joint, 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