Vantage B

For our 5th anniversary celebration we aimed to create something completely new with fresh looks, different kind of materials, and eye catching lines. This line shouldn’t have classical looks or classical technical decisions. It should be extravagant and represent our vision in speaker quality standards for upcoming products and give a leading tone to our speaker design as well as differ itself among others. So don’t mind bright makeup, after all we are celebrating our 5th anniversary :)
Description

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.

Features

Designed around fresh 6” wideband midrange driver and supported by customized beryllium tweeter, accompanied by down firing paper cone 8” woofers. The company of three drivers makes Vantage B Anniversary full range bookshelf speaker like You never seen or heard before! Although it is not so much "bookshelfy" after all right? :)

As a standard in AudioSolutions products mini horn is introduced here to enhance tweeter performance by lowering distortions and raising efficiency in critical region.

Cabinet decorated with highly durable top coat made from crushed stone and polyurethane lacquer gives speaker durability and effect of matte surface with glittering particles. Very unique and stylish accent which give looks of broken stone piece.

Never used before top-grade 3D vinyl is used to decorate back and cut-out of sidewall. Much concern was said about durability of such material during design phase. But damage tests proved that this material is actually tougher than any veneer, leather, even paints. We feel very confident about our decision to use such materials in our products. New vinyl textures gives customer completely new view to speaker and for us – designers it opens new horizons to work with.

Specification

Dimensions (HxWxD) : 1281 mm x 392 mm x 553 mm

Weight : 50 kg each

Sensitivity : 90 dB @ 2.83V 1m

Recommended power amplifier : 30-400 W rms

Impedance : nominal 4,0 ohms;

Crossover frequency : 150, 8000 Hz

Frequency response (in-room environment) : 30-30000 Hz

Drivers : 2,5 cm beryllium dome tweeter, 17 cm Egyptian Papyrus mid, 22 cm paper woofer

Exceptional 5th Anniversary edition features

Beryllium tweeter

WBT bi-wiring terminals

Siberian birch plywood enclosure

Top grade Jantzen crossover parts

3D hexa-textured top grade vinyl

Vivid outlines (colour customizable)

Lacquer and crushed stone powder mix top coat for surface durability

Exceptional hexa-style feet covers of colour matching outlines

Finishes

5th Anniversary edition available in wet stone grey colour with vivid (colour customizable) outlines combined with black top-grade 3d hexa-textured vinyl on speaker back.

anniversary white
anniversary black

Awards & Reviews

Vantage B



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