CONCORDE MK III

Art. No. 5943

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.

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

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."

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."