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VAF Signature i90 Bookshelf Speaker (Each)

VAF Signature i90 Bookshelf Speaker (Each)

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VAF Signature i90 Bookshelf Speaker (Each)

HANDBUILT IN ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA. 

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.

SOUND AND BUILD QUALITY

Unlike other small loudspeakers the Signature i90 can fill even large rooms with clear and loud sound without a subwoofer. Used with a subwoofer, or a spaced pair of subwoofers they are transformed again into a category of power, detail and performance that is truly unbelievable for their size.

Used as a group of five, seven or more in a surround sound system the performance is truly breathtaking – True high end sound in a package that can fit into any room.

Like all VAF loudspeakers the Signature i90 features a time aligned driver. In this instance, the same proprietary custom dual concentric driver found in our legendary Signature i91 loudspeaker. Together with our critically aligned first order 6db per octave crossover, the result is sound radiation as a “point source” with all sound appearing as emanating from the tweeter, and with incredible phase coherence. When used together in stereo or surround sound systems the result for the listener is huge and lifelike sound-stage with pin-point imaging delivering a totally convincing illusion of three dimensional sound floating before them.

TIME ALIGNMENT

Time alignment is achieved by stepping the various drivers (Woofers, Tweeters, 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.

SHAPED VERTICAL & HORIZONTAL POWER RESPONSE

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 effected by a rooms acoustics and easier to place in a room.

STORED ENERGY DAMPING

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, or finer details in the sound. 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 and more.

OPTIMUM Q FILTERS

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 produce a much more pure and natural sound than conventional crossovers.

DIFFRACTION CONTROL ABSORBERS

Double Layer Diffraction Control As sound moves across the speaker baffle, it reflects or diffracts off the baffle and baffle edges. Twin layers of diffraction control material effectively stop these destructive reflections before they even happen.

HYPERSOFT DAMPING

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.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Frequency Range: 65Hz ~ 20K
  • Frequency Deviation: ±2.5dB
  • Bass Response: 64Hz (-3db)
  • Phase Deviation: ±40 (100Hz to 7kHz)
  • Impedance: 6 Ohms
  • Weight: 3.6Kg
  • Decor: Black/White
  • Size: 200mm x 200mm x 212 deep
  • Finish: Textured Decor Black or White. Custom colour finishes in single or 2 pack at additional cost
  • Sold As: Single

Note:

  • 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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