CONCORDE MK III



 

Exploded drawing

Assembly

All the boards are cut to size and glued (butt-jointed) as shown in the parts list. Particular attention must be paid to the front panel, because the first thing here is to apply the 45° chamfers. We recommend cutting and finishing the openings for the drivers before the cabinet is assembled. The cabinet can now be glued together. Ensure that the mid-range surround is tight against the front and side panels so that no join is visible later.

Once the glue has dried, the 45° chamfer is extended onto the side panels. This must be done extremely carefully so that none of the edges break out. The best way to finish of the chamfers is to sand them. Drill three 8 mm holes in the rear wall of the mid-range section for the cables. Ensure that the holes are well sealed again when the cables are in position.

The crossover can be mounted on the strut behind the lower woofer.

Inner damping

One and a half mats of damping material are required for the mid-range cabinet. This is best done if the damping material is cut into six equally sized pieces. The remaining eight and a half mats are loosely but evenly distributed inside the bass cabinet. Begin at the bottom, immediately above the bass reflex tunnel. Leave the space behind the bass vent free of damping material.

Component parts list for 1 box

The kit includes all the components listed here but not the cabinet.

Tweeter

KE 25 SC - 8 Ohm

1 pc.
Midrange driver

AL 130 - 8 Ohm

2 pcs.
Woofer

AL 200 - 8 Ohm

2 pcs.
Crossover

Crossover Concorde MK III

1 pc.
Terminal

BT 95/75

1 pc.
Damping material

Polyester wool

5 bags
Special wood screws

5 x 30 mm

12 pcs.
 

4 x 25 mm

12 pcs.
Countersunk screws

3.5 x 25 mm

4 pcs.
Cable

2 x 1.5 mm²

3 m
 

2 x 2.5 mm²

4 m

Cabinet parts list for 1 box

Parts Size (mm) Quantity
Material: 19 mm chipboard or MDF
Front panel 1300 x 270 1
Side panel 1300 x 381 2
Top / bottom panel 232 x 381 2
Rear panel 1182 x 232 1
Midrange rear panel 440 x 232 1
Midrange top / bottom panel 80 x 232 2
Bass-reflex channel panel 250 x 232 1
Brace 200 x 232 1
Brace 100 x 232 1
Brace 80 x 232 1
Brace 80 x 263 2
Brace 80 x 362 1
Brace 80 x 40 2
Midrange side panel 402 x 80 2

Crossover

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Press

Extract from Hobby HiFi 05/2007

"As regards the level accuracy, there is only one word to describe it: unbelievable. These tall, slim column speakers seem to have no limits in terms of dynamism. Whatever the amplifier transmits to them, comes out as pure acoustic pleasure. The Concorde MK III reproduces musical experiences of all genres at the same volume as the original, if that is what you want, and without complaining."
"Lots of loudspeaker to look at, plenty of loudspeaker to listen to "(...)" a load of loudspeaker for your money: this is what you get with Visaton's Concorde MK III."

Press

Extract from STEREO 03/2008

"Visaton's new Concorde is a large column speaker which is able to interpret the finest nuances of every range of frequencies clearly and reproduce them with the greatest of ease, honestly and in a lively, balanced manner."

"The bass, too, comes across as crisply detailed and carefully controlled. Timing, energy distribution and dynamism are all perfectly achieved. In addition, as a result of its symmetrical design incorporating a pair of woofers in each cabinet, the loudspeaker is relatively flexible as regards positioning."

"After several days of listening tests, we found these speakers made by Visaton in Haan, Germany, to be expressive, colourful and responsive, in short: to be recommended."