CaracterísticasPassion, 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
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 Japanese high-end specialist
Murata, tops the lower enclosure, extending response from 20.000 Hz upwards to
During development we revealed that piezo technology, which is used in the
supertweeter, has superior advantages above 20.000 Hz (optimum dispersion, acting like
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 separate topunit
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
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" Murata
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