Vienna Acoustics The Music
Vienna Acoustics The Music
Sold as Each RRP $45995/pair
Why Would We Name a Speaker Line after a Painter?
It seemed only natural to name the absolute Reference Vienna Acoustics has ever created in homage to one of the most thrilling artists the city has ever unleashed – a man whose immense achievements in visual art were profoundly inspired by music…
"To the age its art, to art its freedom."
Gustav Klimt started with the creation of the Beethoven Frieze for the Viennese Secession in 1897. The Secession was no dogmatic federation espousing artistic „rights“ and „wrongs“; rather, this was a group of forward thinkers – with Klimt on top – exploring new departures in creation, urging artists of every persuasion – architecture, painting, music – to come together for the sake of progression.
Standing for the unconventional, for freedom from constraints of any kind, Klimt created a worldwide symbol for Jugendstil.
The Beethoven Frieze ranks among the major works of the Viennese Jugendstil and can only be comprehended in the context of this age and as a product of it – an age shaped by tendencies toward new departures in art, by an interest in international connections and by the attempt to bring the various arts together.
The Frieze belongs to the most significant creations of Gustav Klimt, such as „The Kiss“, and the devoted music lover´s – and avowed Beethoven admirer´s – masterpiece „The Music“.
Art would never be experienced in quite the same way again.
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“.
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. All cones are produced by Vienna Acoustics in Austria, 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 special silk dome tweeter, using a neodymium magnet structure placed in its center.
Above and Below
While the top-unit handles mid and upper bass in its own enclosure, below this primary driver we built a seperate large enclosure, featuring 3 proprietary bass drivers, each with our on proprietary 25 cm ultra rigid NAWI cones die cast by Spidercone-framing (manufactured also by Eton Germany), handling the frequencies from 18 Hz to 100 Hz. The 2 lower units produce the lowest bass, working in parallel, while the upper bass operates in its own chamber.
Finally, a remarkable Super-tweeter, manufactured by the 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 supertweeter, has superior advantages above 20.000 Hz (optimum dispersion, acting like balloon inflating).
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 seperate top-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 Sapele veneer finish.