DetailsThis 3-way design represents the heart and soul of the Concert Grand range. Beethoven Baby Grand Symphony Edition, like the instrument that shares its name, allows for epic concert hall performances to take place in the comfort of listening rooms of average dimension.Dynamic, open and highly musical, this 3-way design features our patented dual 6” X3P Spider-Cone™ woofers, a single 6” X3P midrange driver and an 1” hand coated Neodymium Silk Dome tweeter.Since Vienna Acoustics' birth in 1989, we have consistently maintained that the first priority of all of our designs rests in driver development.Founded in this belief, Beethoven Baby Grand Symphony Edition was the first model to take advantage of this carefully designed, ground up neodymium magnet structure tweeter, carefully manufactured by the highend specialists of ScanSpeak.The remarkably natural and transparent midrange and tweeter drivers, coupled with two bass units, produce an outstanding balance, a homogeneity, integrating finest heights to real slam base. And that balance extends to its industrial design, where the proportions are perfectly rendered, the robust front and rear baffles balancing out the extra depth of the cabinet to confer a sense of substance and style that are far more than skin deep.A dedicated crossover, designed with increased simplicity, is also the implementation of even better sounding components while maintaining our requisite tighter than 1% tolerance components.Beethoven Baby Grand Symphony Edition features an high grade aluminium base-kit with counter-nut spikes, for maximal stability and sound fine-tuning, resulting in great overall dynamic range.The veneers are as always, hand selected by us in Vienna. The true piano lacquers are only the highest quality available while adhering to the most stringent environmental standards of Western Europe.
Comments from the Designer: Peter Gansterer
The new neodymium tweeter is a descendant of our coax technology, a result of permanent evolutionary development
Over the years VA had found their best sounding tweeter, a refined development in cooperation with Scanspeak. But for VA the superior technology is the point source, and that tweeter was too big, so over the last 2 years the goal was to develop a neodymium version which sounds the same as the reference or better. This was not only achieved, but on the way a super-tweeter extension was realised, with outstanding resolution without compromising the smooth and natural overall characteristics of the original tweeter. Originally developed with neodymium magnets to decrease its size with zero compromise, so to be placed in the center of the midrange's voice coil, it is unmatched in uncoloured and neutral sound as the stand alone version as well.
The filter for the tweeter is an especially "soft" Bessel of 2nd order, the midrange works 6dB (first order, one aircoil) with impedance compensation for the voice coil inductivity
The sound development includes an upgrade of the crossover
VA patented spider cone drivers (rigid and stiff bass cones in rips framework technology)
Impedance 4 Ohms Frequency response 30Hz – 22kHz Sensitivity 90 dB Recommended Amplifier 40 – 250 Watts Tweeter 1.1” Hand Coated/ Neodymium, VA Silk Dome Midrange (1) 6” X3P Woofers (2) 6” X3P Spider-Cone™ Bass System Bass Reflex Bass Function Impulse Optimizing QB 3 (Quasi-Butterworth) Crossover System MKP Capacitor 1%
Tolerance Coils 0.7% tol., Air Coils
Metal Film Resistors 1% Inductance Free
Weight per Pair 120lbs/55.5kg Dimensions (W x H x D) 8.5” x 40” 14.75” with
base assembly Dim. (W x H x D) mm 216mm x 1016mm x 375mm
Finishes Cherry, Premium Rosewood, Piano Black and Piano White