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.

Component parts list for 1 box

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

Tweeter
1 pc.
Woofer
1 pc.
Terminal
1 pc.
Bass reflex tube
BR 25.50 (volle Länge)
1 pc.
Damping material
Polyesterwolle
2.5 bags
Crossover
Crossover VIB 170 AL
1 pc.
Countersunk screws
3,5 x 25 mm
8 pcs.
Wood screws
4 x 20 mm
8 pcs.
Cable
2 x 1,5 mm²
2 m

Technical Data

Rated power
70 W
Maximum power
100 W
Nominal impedance Z
8 Ohm
Übertragungsbereich (-10 dB)
30 - 30000 Hz
Mittlerer Schalldruckpegel
84 dB (1 W/1 m)
Trennfrequenz
2000 Hz
Gehäuseprinzip
Net volume
34 l
Außenmaß Höhe
1000 mm
Außenmaß Breite
210 mm
Außenmaß Tiefe
250 mm

Frequency- and impedance response

Press

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."