V-Maxx, Floorstanding   as in Hobby HiFi 6/2010

 
Technical data
- impedance: 6 Ohm
- sensivity (2,83V/1m): 88 dB
- size (HxWxD): 1400 x 360 x 460 mm
- frequency range (-8dB): 23 - 23000 Hz
- crossover frequency(s): 150;500;3000 Hz
- speaker type: bass reflex

V-Maxx is a design by Bernd Timmermanns. The V-Maxx combines the best Visaton drivers with a gigantic floorstanding cabinet resulting in a four-way bass reflex system.

The KE 25 SC ceramic dome tweeter is surrounded by two TI 100 midrange/bass drivers.

The midrange/bass driver is equipped with a titanium cone of enormous rigidity. For bass an AL 200 woofer is being used.

The low bass is produced by a TIW 300, working like a subwoofer up to 130 Hz.

The five drivers are controlled by a four-way crossover whereby the two TI 100 are connected in parallel.

The frequency response is exceptionally flat, the decay is excellent and the non-linear distortion is marginal.

Overall the V-Maxx is a stunning loudspeaker; due to the size the low bass is fantastic. This speaker should be the first choice for those who don't mind large speakers.

An excerpt from the Hobby HiFi review

"We positioned the V-Maxx in our listening room just below one meter away from the rear wall and turned them in slightly, so that the inside cabinet walls were barely visible from the listening position. The speakers were 2.5 meters apart, the listening position was 3 meters away from the speakers. Initially, well known vocals served for the assessment of tonality. Hermann Prey's tenor (Manger Test CD) sounded as real as Eva Cassidy's high and clear voice (Best Audiophile Voices) and the earthy blues by Hand Theessink (Call Me). In all frequency ranges the V-Maxx proved to be the ideal benchmark, revealing mercilessly - in direct comparison - all faults by other speakers

The V-Maxx is capable of quite bit more: when challenged they get cracking. A tower of strength is probably apt: the V-Maxx displays terrific dynamics, but remains always in control. The sound is tight and clear from the lowest bass all the way up to the tops. Even the smallest details are accessible without looking for them. In spite of that, they are never exaggerating. The tops don't even show a hint of agitation or overacting. Dynamic outbursts are rendered so vividly like one could wish for. An excellent example is the O-Zone Percussion Group (Manger Test CD): the extensive pile of drums produces one explosion after the other and between the finest structures are revealed. Both are reproduced by the V-Maxx meticulously and with excitement. All this is placed on an enormously deep and wide stage. An entire symphony orchestra is positioned with such transparency that individual instruments can be easily located. Jane Monheit performing "Over The Rainbow (to be found on the excellent "Best Audiophile Voices) is standing clearly outlined in front of the equally presented concert grand. Nothing is mingled."

Our kit consists of

  • Visaton KE 25 SC, 8 Ohm
  • Visaton TI 100, 8 Ohm
  • 2 pcs Visaton AL 200, 8 Ohm
  • Visaton TIW 300, 8 Ohm
  • Jetset 100AT, bass reflex tube system, outer part
  • Jetset 100IT, bass reflex tube system, inner part
  • Jetset 100MR, bass reflex tube system, middle
  • 4 pcs Bondum 800
  • PE sealing tape
  • 7 pcs Sonofil damping material
  • a pair Binding Posts (red and black)
  • 5m Speaker cable 2x4.0 mm2, transparent
  • Allen wood screws, black, 5x30 mm, 8 pieces
  • Allen wood screws, black, 4X25MM, 24 pieces
  • Grille circuit board LP/RA240,
  • Plan for DIY kit

the crossover components (right),
to be mounted on the Grille circuit board.

  • Mundorf, electrolytic capacitor, etched, 270 uF/63 Vdc
  • Mundorf, electrolytic capacitor, etched, 330 uF/63 Vdc
  • Mundorf, electrolytic capacitor, unetched, 15uF / 70 Vdc
  • Mundorf, electrolytic capacitor, unetched, 22uF / 70 Vdc
  • Mundorf, electrolytic capacitor, unetched, 47uF / 50 Vdc
  • Mundorf, electrolytic capacitor, unetched, 150 uF (68uF in parallel to 82uF)
  • Mundorf, electrolytic capacitor, unetched, 100uF / 50 Vdc
  • Mundorf MCap EVO capacitor 6.8 uF / 450 V
  • Mundorf MKP capacitor 1.5 uF / 400 V
  • Mundorf MCap EVO capacitor 33 uF / 450 V
  • Mundorf air core coil L71, 0.33 mH/0.48 Ohm
  • Mundorf air core coil L71, 0.39 mH/0.51 Ohm
  • Mundorf air core coil L71, 0.56 mH/0.64 Ohm
  • Mundorf air core coil L71, 18 mH/5.3 Ohm
  • Mundorf air core coil L71, 27 mH/6.44 Ohm
  • Mundorf H core baked varnish coil BH71, 2.2 mH/0.38 0hm
  • Mundorf H core baked varnish coil BH100, 4.7 mH/0.34 0hm
  • Mundorf H core baked varnish coil BH100, 8.2 mH/0.54 0hm
  • Mundorf bt125 transformer core coil 15mH/0.61Ohm
  • MOX4 resistor 1.0 Ohm/4 Watt (brown-black-gold)
  • MOX10 resistor 1.5 Ohm/10Watt (brown-green-gold)
  • 3 pcs MOX10 resistor 3.3 Ohm/10Watt (orange-orange-gold)
  • 2 pcs MOX10 resistor 10 Ohm/10Watt (brown-black-black)

Kit without cabinet, price per speaker EUR 1268,00 excl. VAT: € 1065.55 / $ 1204.07
 

 

Kit with high-end crossover

In our high-end version we deliver as cabeling Inakustik speaker cable Premium LS Silver (2x 2,5 mm2, silver plated). Instead of the coil with core proposed by Hobby HiFi, we deliver a copper foil inductor without magnetic core for less distortion in the signal path to AL 200. The crossover parts are:

  • Mundorf MCAP Supreme silver/gold 6.8 uF / 1200 V
  • Mundorf, electrolytic capacitor, etched, 270 uF/63 Vdc
  • Mundorf, electrolytic capacitor, etched, 330 uF/63 Vdc
  • Mundorf MCap EVO capacitor 1.5 uF / 450 V
  • Mundorf MCap EVO capacitor 8.2 uF / 450 V
  • Mundorf MCap EVO capacitor 33 uF (4x 8,2 uF parallel)
  • Mundorf MCap EVO capacitor 15 uF / 350 V
  • Mundorf MCap EVO capacitor 22 uF / 400 V
  • Mundorf MCap EVO capacitor 47 uF / 400 V
  • ClarityCap PWA capacitor 100 uF / 160 V
  • Mundorf MKP capacitor 150 uF / 400 V
  • Mundorf air core coil BL71, 0.39 mH/0.51 Ohm
  • Mundorf baked varnish air core coil BL71, 1.8 mH/1.22 Ohm
  • Mundorf baked varnish air core coil BL71, 18 mH/5.3 Ohm
  • Mundorf baked varnish air core coil BL71, 27 mH/6.44 Ohm
  • Mundorf copper foil coil CFC14-0.33mH/0.13Ohm
  • Mundorf copper foil coil CFC14-0.56mH/0.16Ohm
  • Mundorf copper foil coil CFC10-4.7mH/0.31Ohm
  • Mundorf copper foil coil CFC14-2.2 mH/0.35Ohm
  • Mundorf i100 core coil 8.2mH/0.58Ohm
  • Mundorf cfn12 zero Ohm coil 15mH/0.25Ohm
  • MOX4 resistor 1.0 Ohm/4 Watt (brown-black-gold)
  • MOX4 resistor 12 Ohm/4 Watt (brown-red-black)
  • 3 pcs MOX10 resistor 3.3 Ohm/10Watt (orange-orange-gold)
  • MOX10 resistor 10 Ohm/10Watt (brown-black-black)
  • MResist Supreme 1.5 Ohm / 20 Watt
  • MResist Supreme 10 Ohm / 20 Watt

Kit with high-end crossover without cabinet, price per speaker EUR 2086,00 excl. VAT: € 1752.94 / $ 1980.82
 


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