Characteristics and sound properties
As the name CLASSIC 200 suggests, this speaker design uses the classic 3-band arrangement: one woofer, one mid-range cone and one dome tweeter, all arranged one above the other close together in the front baffle. The AL 200 - 8 Ohm, TI 100 - 8 Ohm and KE 25 SC - 8 Ohm used here are the best drivers in their respective categories available from the VISATON catalogue. For an upright cabinet, this is relatively small, enabling space-saving use in almost any sitting room.
The sensitivity of the CLASSIC 200 is excellent for a speaker of this size. This is made possible by the "slim-line" bass tuning. In comparison with the VOX 200, which has almost the same driver arrangement, the lower limiting frequency has been set slightly higher. This will appeal in particular to those who appreciate more "crisp" bass reproduction. The difference is that, in the CLASSIC 200, the low-frequency room resonance which is almost always present in any room, is not excited to the same degree and this reduces the reverberation.
The other drivers are also without doubt excellent and contribute to a holistic overall sound consisting of precise mid-range and clear as crystal, unobtrusive, smooth-as-silk treble frequencies.
|Rated power||120 W|
|Maximum power||180 W|
|Nominal impedance Z||8 Ohm|
|Frequency response||35 - 25000 Hz|
|Mean sound pressure level||88 dB (1 W/1 m)|
|Cut-off frequency||400 / 2500 Hz|
|Principle of Housing||Bassreflex|
|Net volume||40 l + 4 l|
|Outer dimension height||1000 mm|
|Outer dimension width||260 mm|
|Outer dimension depth||260 mm|
Frequency- and impedance response
- Characteristics / Sound
Extract from Klang & Ton 05/2005
As one would expect, the Classic 200 produces a very fine sound image across the entire range and this enables one to distinguish fine differences which are simply inaudible with other loudspeakers. At the same time, one is never made to feel that the speaker is trying to force this frank approach on one in an obtrusive manner or invent things which were never there in the original recording. In the low-frequency range, too, the overall sound quality remains clear and well-balanced thanks to the fine tuning.
We, who always prefer lively loudspeakers with verve and dynamism, could not fault Visaton's Classic 200, loved every aspect of them - they provided unqualified listening enjoyment.