The much loved and highly popular Signature i93 has undergone a refit. Our design team have been hard at work developing a completely new electrical cross over topology and incorporating a new Norwegian proprietary Magnesium Alloy tweeter.
The result is a level of accuracy and performance rarely seen in a loudspeaker at their price. This accuracy results in transparency, imaging, detail, sound staging and dynamic subtlety that convincingly convey a realistic and true-to-life listener experience.
The bass detail and precision is raised to a new level, not bad given Rolling Stone had already described the i93 as " the ultimate in hi fidelity with the best bass in the world". The VAF Signature i93MKIII is additionally one of the few production non active loudspeakers truly able to reproduce accurate and low-distortion bass to 20Hz. In many rooms they will reproduce bass down to 17Hz at only -6dB.
Overall music presentation is smooth and balanced, with the speed and accuracy VAF is known for.
VAF is famous for delivering performance at a price considerably less than other imported products. In keeping with this legacy, the i93mkIII offers a huge amount for a lot less than you'd expect - but we always want more. For those with a little more in the budget you can purchase the I-93MKIII in it's standard configuration OR in an SE version.
i93 SignatureMKIII SE.
The SE version for the i93MKIII is something very special. We've gone all out including matched super refined high speed Beryllium tweeters, high density loaded cabinetry increasing effective mass by over 25%, high speed multi layer capacitors, silver soldered terminations, heavy gauge high quality Analysis Plus internal cabling and they come with a set of Finite Elemente ceramic isolation mounts.
This is the finest speaker we've ever built. Period.
The VAF Signature i93 is at home in the highest fidelity stereo system. Uniformity of design process across the entire VAF Signature Series also ensures that other VAF Signature Series models can be used in harmony with the VAF Signature i93 to create a multi-channel surround sound theatre system without peer.
The VAF Signature i93MKIII is beautifully crafted to the highest standard in finely finished genuine timber veneers and weighs in at a massive 100kg.
Featuring a time-aligned vertically symmetrical driver array, the VAF Signature i93 is a floor standing five driver, three way loudspeaker. Each cabinet contains two 210mm woofers and two 130mm magnesium alloy cone midrange drivers, symmetrically arrayed about a single 25mm double chamber magnesium alloy dome tweeter or in the SE model hand matched Beryllium tweeters.
Each woofer cone is constructed of composite hard paper pulp embedded with carbon and Kevlar fibre which are individually treated with an anti-resonant natural fibre. Each midrange cone is precisely and individually machined from forged magnesium alloy.
Both the woofers and the midrange drivers have low distortion, long linear throw motor systems. They employ precision engineered copper shorting rings, both in front of and behind the forward magnetic pole plate. Solid copper phase correction plugs are embedded within large, double layer voice coils.
Copper coated magnetic circuits are also used to eliminate induced eddy currents, so that even these often ignored minor effects do not intrude or contaminate the sound.
The tweeter is also unique, comprising a 25mm pure silver voice coil driving a proprietary Magnesium Alloy dome backed by it’s own anti-resonant triple chamber acoustic backing.
All drivers are time aligned to optimise phase and impulse responses, and therefore maintain exact spatial recreation of the original sound wave front as it was recorded. Time alignment is critical to maintain the correct reproduction of the highly complicated harmonic structures created by musical instruments.
Optimised internal damping is provided by VAF’s advanced HyperSoft acoustic material, to effectively eliminate internal cabinet reflections and standing waves that interfere with the correct operation of the drive units.
An obvious and integral design feature on every VAF loudspeaker is natural, acoustically absorbent fibre pads. These are fitted around each tweeter and midrange driver to accurately control dispersion and effectively eliminate diffraction effects – another source of distortion and colouration of the reproduction.
Manufactured from only first grade MDF up to 52mm thick, cabinet construction is highly detailed. Precisely fully mitred joints and substantial internal cross-bracing characterise the superior quality of these loudspeakers.
Finishes include stunning high quality piano gloss or satin lacquer on crown cut, book-matched, genuine timber veneers including Australian Jarrah, Cherry, Black Oak and American Oak. A black lacquer in satin or piano gloss finish is also offered at extra cost. All of our speakers are made here in Australia, as such custom and bespoke finishes are available on request.
|Frequency Range 17Hz ~ 22kHz|
|Frequency Response 21Hz ~ 19kHz (±1.2dB)|
|Phase Response ±5° (100Hz ~ 20kHz)|
|Impedance 4 ohms (nominal)|
|Sensitivity 89dB (2.83V / 1m)|
|Amplifier Power up to 500W (recommended)|
|Dimensions 270mm (W) × 1510mm (H) × 500mm (D)|
|Weight 100kg (Gross)|
|Finishes: American Cherry. Australian Jarrah. Black Oak. Piano Black. Piano Palisander. Tasmanian Blackwood.|
|Sold As: Pair.|
|Downloads user manual|
Made To Order
This is a general guideline and a VAF staff member will be in contact with you about the delivery of your speaker order.
VAF Speakers and Subwoofer are hand made and come in many different models, variations and finishes, while VAF hold stock of some items, many are made to order and delivery time is between 6-8 weeks.
Please note this delivery timeframe may vary due to high demand or promoted sale activity, occasionally resulting in delayed shipment. you will be notified of any delays.
If you require more information pertaining to the delivery of VAF speakers, please contact us via the freecall number or via email.
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