VANDERSTEEN MODEL 7

VANDERSTEEN MODEL 7
VANDERSTEEN MODEL 7
55.000,00 €

MODEL SEVEN

Vandersteen Seven: The Ultimate Vandersteen

The flagship Model Seven is both the ultimate expression of the design path that Richard Vandersteen has followed for over 35 years of groundbreaking speaker designs, and the single biggest breakthrough in the history of dynamic-driver loudspeakers. The beating heart of the Model Seven is its patented, carbon-fiber-clad Perfect-Piston drivers. These amazing carbon cones realize the dream of true pistonic linearity without the unnatural sonic colorations inherent in metal drivers.


Model Seven Overview

Our flagship Model Seven is entirely uncolored and free of cone-imposed distortions that even the most astute listeners never identified as originating from the loudspeaker itself. The Perfect Pistons’ startling linearity opens an entirely new window on your music collection revealing nuances only heard by the artists and artisans who made the original recording.

The Model Seven's advances are rooted in our 30 year-old cornerstone concept, which is to design full-range, time- and phase-accurate, minimum baffle, vertical array speaker systems. We introduced this concept with the original Vandersteen Model 2 in 1977 and the fact that narrow speakers with vertically-arrayed drivers are ubiquitous today further demonstrates both the influence and validity of this speaker design.

Everything we do at Vandersteen Audio revolves around one simple precept… serve the source. In the case of loudspeakers this means faithfully preserving the waveform produced by the power amplifier, including all of the delicate time-domain relationships that comprise the recorded musical performance. 

We develop and blend both engineering and technology to act as conduit between you the listener and heightened satisfaction from your music collection.

Perfect-Piston™ driver diaphragms. Vandersteen has revolutionized loudspeaker design by combining structural engineering and material technology to create diaphragms that act as perfect pistons throughout their operating ranges and beyond. The unique diaphragm material used to make Vandersteen Perfect Piston™ Drivers marries carbon fiber and balsa wood in a unique 3-layer configuration with the highest stiffness-to-weight ratio available and allows all direct-radiating drivers to utilize diaphragms made from the same materials.

Fusion™ Subwoofers. The unique dual-motor, push-pull subwoofers two curvilinear aluminum cones sandwiched together with an exotic honeycomb material built-in to Vandersteen Model Seven loudspeakers are unlike anything else on the market. They don’t simply “augment” bass. They extend the low frequency response of the speakers while reducing distortion in the midrange. Bass response and harmonic response are fused together in a seamless blend, maintaining full-range amplitude linearity and phase-response.

Stealth™ Enclosures. The structure or body of a musical instrument, like a piano, violin or guitar, is designed to add rich and pleasing resonances to the sound of the strings. Any sound created by the structure of a loudspeaker is distortion so all resonances should be eliminated. Vandersteen Stealth™  enclosures eliminate these distortions by virtually eliminating resonances, minimizing baffle dimensions and covering the remaining surfaces with non-reflective materials, and carefully contouring all edges. Vandersteen speaker enclosures are acoustically inert. All structural panels are made from proprietary constrained-layer-damped materials and heavily braced. Vandersteen Model Seven speakers have additional carbon fiber layers applied inside and out with a high-pressure, high-temperature autoclave.

Cohesive by design…

Creating and integrating the finest components is a start, but not good enough. Equally important is the abilty for those components to perform as desgned in the presence of other elements – Vandersteen loudspeakers have established the ability to perform with an organic ease and pace, with natural timbre and tonality, without cmpromise.

The custom laser tool shown above is part of the dealer installation kit used to precisely adjust speaker tilt and toe-in, along with bass equalization.

400-watt amplifier. In each Model Seven, Vandersteen integrates an ultra-high-current 400-watt amplifier with power-factor-corrected, regulated power supply. The Eleven-band bass equalization, plus master level control, along with Adjustable“Q”™ allow bass response to be perfectly tailored to a myriad of speaker positions in a variety of rooms. Vandersteen’s phase coherent bass EQ is unique because it affects low frequencies only; there is no processing in the signal path above bass frequencies all within the analog domain.

MODEL SEVEN

SUBWOOFER

Vandersteen 12-inch dual-motor, push-pull subwoofer with die-cast basket and a curvilinear aluminum cone. Precision-formed magnet assemblies with copper Faraday rings provide over 1 full inch of linear excursion. Built-in 400-watt amplifier with user adjustable low frequency contour and multi-band room response compensation.

WOOFER

ScanSpeak Illuminator 7-inch die-cast basket, long excursion woofer with our proprietary Carbon Fiber/Balsa sandwich (patent pending) composite cone and an Aerodynamic Neo Magnet System.

MIDRANGE

Vandersteen Patented open basket 4 1/2-inch midrange with our proprietary Carbon Fiber/Balsa sandwich (patent pending) composite cone and proprietary high performance die-cast basket an Alnico Magnet Assembly to reduce internal driver reflections and improve linearity. Copper Faraday ring on pole piece. Ferrofluid voice coil cooling. Transmission-line loading.

TWEETER

ScanSpeak Illuminator 1-inch critically damped, low-distortion, dual-chamber, with our proprietary Carbon Fiber composite dome with a Neo Air Motor.

SPECIFICATIONS

Even with advanced test equipment and complex computer analysis, loudspeaker design remains an incomplete science. No measurements currently available can fully convey the sound of a speaker or provide a meaningful comparison between differing designs. The truth is in the listening.

FREQUENCY RESPONSE

22Hz to 40kHz + or - 2dB.

EFFICIENCY

83.5dB with 2.83 volts of pink noise input at 1 meter on axis.

RECOMMENDED AMPLIFICATION

40 TO 300 watts per channel into 8 ohms for the upper section, 400-watt subwoofer amplifier built in.

IMPEDANCE

4 ohms nominal, + 4 -.5 ohms minimum.

CROSSOVER

100Hz, 600Hz, 5000Hz and adjustable H.F., 6dB per octave.

PHASE

All the drivers are connected in positive absolute phase and pistonic in pass-band.

UPGRADEABLE MODULES

Totally modular design. The driver, crossover and amplifier modules can be removed to accommodate future upgrades.

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Height: 111,8cm - Width: 35,6cm - Depth: 50,8cm.
Weight (Each): 77,11kg (Net). - 97,52kg (Gross).