VIB 170 AL
Characteristics and sound properties
The VIB 170 AL is a slim-line 2-band column speaker using an AL 170 - 8 Ohm woofer and a 25 mm, G 25 FFL - 8 Ohm textile dome tweeter. The 34 litre bass reflex cabinet produces a remarkably deep lower limiting frequency of only 25 Hz, but maintains its powerful, precise bass reproduction. The reason for this is the subwoofer AL 170 - 8 Ohm with its rear-vented spider and its long cone strokes. The flow-optimised bass reflex tube BR 25.50 is mounted at the rear of the cabinet to present the most ideal optical appearance, but can, if the cabinets are to be set close to a wall (closer than 10 cm), be moved to the front without any loss in quality.
The two 1 µF capacitors in conjunction with the 2.2 mH coil form a blocking circuit that effectively suppresses the resonance in the aluminium diaphragm generated typically by that material.
The VIB 170 AL is a compact speaker with well-balanced sound quality and clean-cut bass and impulse fidelity, providing excellent dynamic properties for a speaker of this size.
|Rated power||70 W|
|Maximum power||100 W|
|Nominal impedance Z||8 Ohm|
|Frequency response||30 - 30000 Hz|
|Mean sound pressure level||84 dB (1 W/1 m)|
|Cut-off frequency||2000 Hz|
|Principle of Housing||Bassreflex|
|Net volume||34 l|
|Outer dimension height||1000 mm|
|Outer dimension width||210 mm|
|Outer dimension depth||250 mm|
Frequency- and impedance response
- Characteristics / Sound
Extract from HiFi Test
"The show put on by the VISATON speakers in the listening room was very impressive as we really did not expect such good bass qualities from such small speakers: clear, crisp and deep,.... We also liked the impulsiveness and dynamic properties,.... It was the VIB 170 AL, however, that took the title due to its extremely pleasant but lively voice reproduction coupled with excellent spatial qualities of the whole sound range.
Thanks to the excellent design of the VIB 170 AL, this company, based in Haan, Germany, has managed to bridge that chasm between size and sound properties."
Extract from Klang & Ton
"The remarkable depth achieved by this 17 centimetre woofer was the most noticeable feature especially in view of the really crisp output. Despite this, the combination did not neglect the mid-range which it presented in an extremely pleasant, lively and dynamic manner."
Extract from Heimwerkertest DIY magazine
"This finely balanced sound experience left a deep impression on the testers. The remarkable depth achieved by this 14 centimetre AL 170 was a very noticeable feature. Despite this, the dainty-looking column speaker did not neglect the mid-range which it presented in an extremely pleasant, lively and dynamic manner. In terms of its spatial qualities and accuracy it must be a length ahead of others in that price range and can certainly be favourably compared in every respect with far more expensive ready-made high-quality speakers."