Vida   Shelf speaker as in K+T 4/2020

Technical data
  • impedance: 8 Ohm
  • sensivity (2,83V/1m): 87 dB
  • size (HxWxD): 370 x 220 x 360 mm
  • frequency range (-8dB): 42 - 30000 Hz
  • crossover frequency(s): 2600 Hz
  • speaker type: bass reflex
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Vida is a two way compact speaker.

Vida is a bass-reflex cabinet loudspeaker with drivers of Audaphon and ASE/ScanSpeak.

The kit is delivered with the following drivers:
- a Audaphon AMT 2i air motion transformer
- a ASE/ScanSpeak 18W-8522-G01 woofer

The loudspeaker has been developed by Dennis Frank and Daniel Gattig.

The crossover consists of:
- a 3rd order high-pass filter (18 dB per octave slope) for the tweeter.
- a 2nd order low-pass filter (12 dB per octave slope) for the woofer.

The frequency response of this speaker is nearly linear.

The decay spectrum is nearly perfect.

At low volume, i.e. 80 dB at 1 m, the nonlinear distortions are below 0,7% above 300 Hz and doesn't exceed 0,8% at 90 dB at 1 m between 300 and 15000 Hz.

Our kit consists of

  • Audaphon AMT-2i round faceplate
  • ASE/ScanSpeak woofer 18W-8522-G01
  • 2x Bass reflex tube HP70 XL, 70x220 mm, black
  • 2x Damping fleece MT Bondum 800 (30 x 50 x 2 cm)
  • 0,5x PE sealing tape, 5x2 mm, 7.5 m
  • 0,5x Damping Sonofil 100 x 35 cm for 20 litres
  • Binding Post PK31, gold plated (one pair, red and black)
  • 2m Speaker cable 2x1.5 mm2 black/red
  • Plan for DIY kit

the crossover components (right),
to be mounted on a small wooden board.

  • Audaphon MKP CAP Superior 1.0 μF; / 400 Vdc
  • Audaphon MKP CAP Superior 3.3 μF; / 400 Vdc
  • Audaphon MKP CAP Superior 15 μF; / 400 Vdc
  • Audaphon MKT CAP 8.2 μF; / 160 Vdc
  • 1.3 mm air core coil, 2.2 mH/0.48 Ohm
  • 0.7 mm air core coil, 0.47 mH/0.50 Ohm
  • Metal-oxide resistor, 10W 4.7 Ohm (yellow-violet-gold)

Kit without cabinet, price per speaker   EUR 454,25 excl. VAT: € 381.72 / $ 438.59

Price for a pair of custom speakers of any color   EUR 2907,80 excl. VAT: € 2443.53 / $ 2807.53

Kit with high-end crossover

The high-end kit is delivered with baked varnish air core coil and Mundorf copper foil coil on important parts of the crossover for minimizing microphonic effects. - The current flow through the coil creates a magnetic field which sets the reel of wire in motion. This motion induces a voltage in the coil which adds itself to the signal. The stiffer the reel of wire is, the less the signal will be altered. The capacitors for the Audaphon AMT 2i are of type polypropylen (MKP) Clarity-Cap CSA 630 V.

  • ClarityCap PWA capacitor 8.2 μF; / 400 Vdc
  • ClarityCap CSA capacitor 1.0 μF; / 630 Vdc
  • ClarityCap CSA capacitor 3.3 μF; / 630 Vdc
  • ClarityCap CSA capacitor 15 μF; / 630 Vdc
  • Mundorf copper foil coil CFC14-2.2mH/0.41Ohm
  • Mundorf baked varnish air core coil BL71, 0.47 mH/0.57 Ohm
  • Metal-oxide resistor, 10W 4.7 Ohm (yellow-violet-gold)

Kit with high-end-crossover without cabinet, price per speaker   EUR 553,68 excl. VAT: € 465.28 / $ 534.59

Impedance correction

If you want to use a valve amplifier with this speaker an impedance correction should be employed. In this case the component quality is less important; therefore, we offer only one kit (upon request higher quality components are available).

  • Audaphon MKT CAP 22 μF; / 160 Vdc
  • 0.7 mm air core coil, 0.39 mH/0.49 Ohm
  • ceramic resistor 10 Ohm/20 Watt

Price per impedance correction for one speaker, to be mounted on a small wooden board.     EUR 12,48 excl. VAT: € 10.49 / $ 12.05

universal PCB

If you prefer to mount the crossover components on a universal PCB instead on wood
PCB 150x115 mm, tin plated, price per unit:   EUR 4,58 excl. VAT: € 3.85 / $ 4.42
We recommend one board per kit (2 boards per speaker pair)

Measurements

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