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.