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VAF Signature i49 Bookshelf Speaker (Each)

VAF Signature i49 Bookshelf Speaker (Each)

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VAF Signature i49 Bookshelf Speaker (Each)


VAF is proud to present the most impressive stand-mount bookshelf speaker made to date. Years of experience lay behind the design of this unique speaker. Made by hand in our own manufacturing facility in Adelaide, every speaker is taken through an extensive process only begun when you order. Your speaker, uniquely made for you.

  • 10 Year Guarantee
  • 30 Day Home Trial
  • Ships Worldwide 
  • StereoNET Applause Award Winner

All speakers are built to order with an approx 12 week wait time.


After the success of the Signature i90, we set ourselves the challenge of building the most compact high quality speaker while maintaining our core design philosophies – accuracy, functionality and value exceeding expectations. Worthy of bearing the VAF Signature name, the result is the Signature i49. Universal in its application, the i49 brings amazing performance into the most space challenged rooms and delivers high quality reproduction where minimum visual impact is a priority.

The i49 is the smallest speaker we have seen that incorporates a handmade 4″ dual concentric driver with a full size 1″ dome tweeter. This tweeter is the same unit used in our famous i91 monitor speakers owned and loved by many professional musicians and connoisseurs of fine music. Paired with our MPB-SW2 subwoofer, the i49 makes a brilliant stereo system and is equally at home in a five or more channel surround sound application.

Multiple mounting options make it truly universal, on a shelf, component cabinet, stand or on wall – the i49 can even be flush mounted into a wall or ceiling.

As with all of our speakers, the i49 is made in Australia. Every speaker individually inspected and tested before packing and distribution to your door.


Time alignment is achieved by stepping the various drivers (Woofers, Tweeters and Midranges) on the front of the speaker so that the acoustic centres are the same distance from a listener. For this to be effective, a special kind of electrical crossover must also be used. All VAF loudspeakers are time aligned.


VAF engineer the power response of all its loudspeakers to radiate sound as evenly as is possible for each model. In this way the proportion of bass, mid and treble in the direct sound correlates more closely with the proportion of bass, mid and treble in the reflected sound and the listeners brain can correlate the two, making the speakers less affected by a room's acoustics and easier to place in a room.


All speakers take a moment to stop making sound (decay). The faster a speaker stops making sound, the less that sound ‘blankets’ sound which follow it. The more evenly the bass, mid and treble decay the more consistent the ‘pitch’ of the speaker. VAF loudspeakers are among the very few in the world that engineer for fast and even decay in all its incarnations. This includes diffraction, cabinet resonances, internal cabinet sound reflections, stored energy in electrical crossovers.


As no driver is perfect, good crossovers also equalise and shape the response of each driver as well as the overall response of the speaker. VAF use a particular type of design approach which minimises the unnecessary stored energy in crossovers, and as a result produces a purer and natural sound than conventional crossovers.


VAF have performed exhaustive testing to find the most effective damping materials. This generation of Hypersoft offers the best performance yet. Accurate placement within each cabinet ensures maximum attenuation of any internal standing waves.


  • Frequency Range: 90Hz – 20KHz
  • Frequency Deviation +/- 3dB
  • Bass Response: -3db 100Hz (Recommended for use with VAF MPB-SW2 subwoofer)
  • Impedance: 6 Ohms
  • Weight: 2.0 Kg
  • Size: 130mm x 130mm x 100mm deep
  • Finish: Textured Decor Black or White. Custom colour finishes at additional cost.
  • Sold As: Single


  • Stands, flush mount and wall brackets accessories are sold separately.
  • Sold in singles for Centre Channel and pairs for Stereo and surround packages.
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