Audio Solutions Virtuoso B
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The Virtuoso series employs much of the advanced technology originally developed for the company’s flagship Vantage 5th-anniversary series, combined with a sophisticated visual design. The Virtuoso series sits comfortably between AudioSolutions’ Figaro and Vantage 5th anniversary series.
Notable highlights of the new series include a box-in-a-box system, mini-horn loaded tweeter, an extended frequency midrange driver, a user-adjustable crossover with three listening profiles, as well as innovative self-locking cabinets.
Three-way speaker system with sub firing down. Highly braced internal skeleton with complex all new Box-in-a-Box enclosure and multi-layer walls. Inspired by Vantage 5th anniversary speakers with many technologies borrowed from and advanced to fit for our new generation platform. We believe that Virtuoso is a dawn of a completely new generation of speakers at AudioSolutions and it starts with Virtuoso series.
This system does not change SPL of speaker response and should not be mistaken with room/system tuning devices where levels of individual drivers are being changed.
In Virtuoso we decided to take a step further and use natural drivers' distortion pattern to manipulate listening experience.
As it is known all speaker drivers have more or fewer distortions present across the spectrum which is the natural behaviour of the driver.
Each driver's distortion pattern is different which reflects as unique-sounding units - aluminium cone drivers have a metallic/harsh sound or ceramic cone drivers have analytic sound.
The same is true for musical instruments. This is what makes two different violins sound tonally different, despite the same note being played. Although in music this phenomenon is called overtones rather than distortions. Technically speaking cause of both overtones and distortions are one and the same.
Different overtone patterns create a unique sounding instrument with a richer or leaner, more dramatic or more neutral tone. So is with speakers.
By adding more than one driver to the speaker we create a speaker system with a distortion pattern described by crossover points. By manipulating crossover's cut-off frequency and steepness of slopes we create different distortion/overtone patterns where different portions of each driver's distortions/overtones participate in the final system.
It is a unique feature which allows us to offer you three different listening experiences without actually changing speaker technical characteristics.
1. Balanced – this mode is a sweet spot with great musical clarity and an immersive soundstage.
2. Moderate – this mode is ideal for prolonged listening sessions and times when the speakers are driven near their limits, especially when listening to rock or metal. The continued evolution of high-end audio components and loudspeakers means that today’s gear reveals many imperfections in the recordings, which can make them sound distorted, noisy and tiring to your ears. This is particularly true with classic rock albums. The Soft mode applies a technique similar to recording studios, manipulating distortions and very sharp nulls in the frequency range.
3. Enhanced – engaging this mode will allow the listener to experience the finest level of musical details from their recordings. This mode is especially well suited for quiet evening listening sessions when ambient urban noise is reduced, and micro details in the music come alive. This mode can mean the difference between simply listening to music and establishing an emotional connection with your music, prompting you to get up and dance or shed a tear, when listening to your favourite tunes.
EXTENDED BAND MIDRANGE
AudioSolutions exploits a unique concept of extended band midranges.
While most systems utilize crossover points within the 700-2500hz region, we believe that having a three-way system and wide-spectrum midrange is critical.
While this method creates a bit narrower listening window, the benefits of it are by far more superior and worth striving for.
A human ear has uneven sensitivity across the audio band. We are naturally less sensitive to low-frequency irregularities and high-frequency irregularities, but our ear is enormously sensitive to mid frequencies within the 1000-2000Hz band. Each driver has naturally occurring irregularities across the spectrum a.k.a. distortions which make each driver sound with imprinted unique character (i.e. metallic sound). We can hear that different imprint between two drivers (i.e. midrange and tweeter) while playing music if the crossover point is somewhere near that sensitive region of 1000-2000Hz.
This phenomenon is audible and understood as unbalanced, harsh or tiresome sound and eliminates speaker main purpose - recreate life-like sound and emotions. Physically it is impossible to fully eliminate naturally occurring distortions in the driver, but we can stay away from the most sensitive region and cross-over drivers where our ear is least sensitive.
The principle behind this is very simple - human senses can't accurately distinguish sole stimulus but can be extremely accurate in distinguishing slightest differences if two stimuli are present. The simplest example - all paper is white and you cannot tell how white different sheets are until you have them close to each other.
Comparing two of them you can easily tell which one is whiter even if it is the slightest shift in colour.
The same works for sound. If you have two drivers crossed in a most sensitive region - you immediately hear the tonal shift of drivers, different irregularities and the overall sound is far from natural. Keeping crossover points as far as possible from that region allows you to hear most information (most sensitive information) coming from one driver and unchopped by crossover. Virtuoso Extended Band Midrange driver covers the spectrum from 500Hz up to 7000Hz.
That is almost 4 octaves of most essential musical information coming unsplitted between different drivers. Because of this concept, we can truly say that possibly we have the most natural-sounding speakers among all.
Dimensions (HxWxD) : 450mm x 297mm x 478mm; 17.7 x 11.7 x 18.8in
Dimensions with stand (HxWxD) : 1225mm x 391mm x 547mm; 48.2 x 15.4 x 21.5in
Weight without stand : 23 kg/50 lbs each
Weight with stand : 37 kg/82 lbs each
Shipping weight : 60 kg/132 lbs each
Sensitivity : 91.5 dB @ 2.83V 1m
Nominal power handling : 130 W rms
Maximum unclipped power handling : 260 W;
Impedance : nominal 4,0 ohms
Crossover frequency : 500 Hz; 7000 Hz
Frequency response (in-room environment) : 30-30000 Hz
Drivers : 3cm silk dome tweeter, 16.5cm Hard Pulp paper cone mid, one 19cm Hard Pulp cone bass driver firing down
Virtuoso is equipped with a new type of speaker tuning device which encloses three different crossovers in one speaker to choose from. This system does not change SPL of speaker response and should not be mistaken with room/system tuning devices where levels of individual drivers are being changed. In Virtuoso we decided to take a step further and use natural drivers' distortion pattern to manipulate listening experience.
As it is known all speaker drivers have more or fewer distortions present across the spectrum which is the natural behaviour of the driver. However, each driver's distortion pattern is different creating unique sounding units. This is why aluminium cone drivers have a metallic/harsh sound or ceramic cone drivers have analytic sound, or better yet this is what makes two different violins sound different, just in music it is called overtones rather than distortions. Different overtones create a unique sound character. By adding more drivers to the speaker we create a speaker system with its crossover points in each driver and at the same time in each driver's distortion pattern. By manipulating with crossover frequency and steepness of slopes we can create different distortion patterns which will give to sound different character. It is a unique feature which allows us to have three different listening experiences without actually changing speaker characteristics.
The Virtuoso series is offered in seven standard finishes: Pearl White, Silver Grey, Zinc Grey, Charcoal Grey, Pine Green, Ice Blue and Glacier Blue. Five vibrant metallic colours are also available, which include Lemon, Deep Orange, Saturated Green, Teal and Saturated Blue. There is one additional finish, called Flame Chameleon, for those who desire a unique, custom look. This standout finish changes colour from a cold grey to a warm red, depending on how light hits its surface.
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