Vienna Classic Loudspeakers by Hans Deutsch.
Dr Hans Deutsch physicist, acoustician, trained opera singer, Karajanís Tonemeister is the genius behind the range of Vienna Classic Loudspeaker hitherto manufactured by Bosendorfer of Vienna. Dr Hans Deutsch as a physicist and acoustics engineer has devoted a great deal of time to the reproduction of sound based on the HornResonator. In collaboration with the renowned Austrian piano manufacturer Boesendorfer and also drawing on research from NASA, Dr Deutsch designed a range of loudspeakers which embellish and enhance the HornResonator and the world famous Boesendorfer name.
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Bösendorfer Vienna Acoustics VC 7 E Range
The Bösendorfer VC7 is the largest floor standing loudspeaker in the Vienna Acoustics Range. A two-way system with two treble speakers, four bass drivers/mid-range speakers and two Acoustic Sound Boards. The floor standing range comprises slim elegant enclosures featuring resonant side panels which radiate sound in a radial pattern, not just to the front as in conventional designs.
A Concert Hall In Your Home
Vienna Classic VC7's In Salzburg
Engineers, conductors and Ing. Edwin Pfanzagl, Director of Acoustics at the famous Grand Festival Hall in Salzburg were so impressed by the marvellous soundstage of Hans Deutsch’s Vienna Classic VC7 design, that they commissioned Hans to build their house system.
The Great Festival Hall Vienna
Here the 4x Vienna Classic VC7 loudspeakers can be seen hanging from the roof in the Great Festival Hall Vienna. The VC7’s in the Grand Festival Hall are essentially the same design as the Bösendorfer VC7’s with the exception of the bottom of the speakers body which was angled to align with the room. Basically this means the monitoring system in the Great Hall can be mirrored by the VC7’s to achieve a 1:1 performance.
The History of the Bösendorfer VC7's
On December 20th 2007, the then owners of Bösendorfer (BAWAG), signed an agreement to sell all stock in Bösendorfer to the Yamaha Corporation. Later, on the 1st of January 2009, the highly respected Loudspeaker Program previously sold under the Bösendorfer brand label was moved to the Brodmann-pianos group and became the new Licensee for Hans Deutsch products.
End Of An Era
While the Bösendorfer VC7 is the same design as the later Brodmann VC7 there is obviously the name difference. However, aficionado’s of the Hans Deutsch speaker designs could argue that Bösendorfer is one of the oldest luxury piano makers in the world having started in Vienna, Austria in 1828. Dig a little deeper and you will find that Joseph Brodmann was building pianos before 1828 and among the friends and customers of the Brodmann house were Ludwig van Beethoven and Carl Maria von Weber. Furthermore Ignaz Bösendorfer learned the high art of piano making from Joseph and became Brodmann´s most famous pupil.
Bösendorfer Rare, Desirable and Collectible
With that said, the differences go much deeper, in that each speaker is handmade by skilled craftsmen, therefore, like a piano, each set of VC7’s have their own subtle characteristics, its own sonic footprint if you like. Because of the level of skill of the Bösendorfer craftsmen, the Bösendorfer Vienna Classics have become desirable and collectible by aficionado’s of the Hans Deutsch loudspeakers designs.
Constructed to piano standards, far superior to conventional speaker enclosures.
The Bösendorfer VC-7 enclosures are constructed to piano standards and finished in a range of painted or exclusive veneered treatments, again to piano standards, far superior to that found on most conventional speaker enclosures.
A unique opportunity to acquire
Bösendorfer Rare Wood Veneers
The wood veneers are worth further description: Bösendorfer offer Burl Maple, Burl Walnut, Burl Birch and Pommele. These are attractive highly figured veneers, in most cases rare because the burled examples occur in nature only infrequently and the yield of usable veneers is far less than veneers produced from the bole of the tree. This rarity has prompted world wide restrictions on the harvesting of rare timbers for veneers, resulting in far fewer veneered finishes and more painted finishes for loudspeakers.
There isn't the visceral grip and immediacy of the Wilson 7 Watts/Puppies nor quite the wonderful mid range of a Quad 57 nor quite the treble shimmer of a Pinsh Model 1. What there is though is a sound so wonderful that you might question how you've lived without it. I certainly did.
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- Frequency Response: 25 – 27,000 Hz (±3 dB)
- Crossover Frequencies: 130 Hz*; 2.5 kHz
- Power Rating: 180 watts
- Music Rating : 360 watts
- Impedance: 4 ohms
- Operating Performance: 1.1 watts (for 91 dB/m)
- Dimensions (HxDxW): 1330 x 403 x 195 mm
- Weight: 36.5 kg (80 lbs)
- Available Finishes: Birdseye maple, Burl walnut, Pommele, High-polish black
* based on the performance of the HornResonator