Signature i90

VAF

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DESCRIPTION

For Stereo

 

Unlike other small loudspeakers the Signature i90 can fill even large rooms with clear and loud sound without a subwoofer. Used with a subwoofer, or a spaced pair of subwoofers they are transformed again into a category of power, detail and performance that is truly unbelievable for their size.

For Surround Sound

Used as a group of five, seven or more in a surround sound system the performance is truly breathtaking – True high end sound in a package that can fit into any room.

Like all VAF loudspeakers the new Signature i90 features a time aligned driver. In this instance the same proprietary custom dual concentric driver found in our legendary Signature i91 loudspeaker. Together with our critically aligned first order 6db per octave crossover this results in sound radiation as a “point source” with all sound appearing as emanating from the tweeter, and with incredible phase coherence. When used together in stereo or surround sound systems the result for the listener is huge and lifelike sound-stage with pin-point imaging delivering a totally convincing illusion of three dimensional sound floating before them.

Australian Hifi Reviews 2012 Vaf Signature i90 Speakers Review

"It took very few listening sessions for me to decide that if I were after a very, very small pair of near-field monitors, VAF’s i90s would be high up on my list, because the clarity and smoothness of the sound across the upper bass and midrange is absolutely outstanding, and the stereo imaging is exceptionally good."

"The frequency response of the VAF i90 loudspeakers, as measured by Newport Test Labs, was excellent, essentially extending from 63Hz to 28kHz..."

***Stands and wall brackets are sold separately***

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

 

Frequency Range 65Hz ~ 20K
Frequency Deviation ±2.5dB
Bass Response 64Hz (-3db)
Phase Deviation ±40 (100Hz to 7kHz)
Impedance 6 Ohms
Weight 3.6Kg Decor Black/White
Size 200mm x 200mm x 212 deep
Finish: Textured Decor Black or White. Custom colour finishes in single or 2Pac at additional cost.
Sold As: Single.
Warranty Information.


TIME SYNCRONISED ARRAY

While very uncommon, and much more complex as well as expensive to build, use of Time Synchronized Arrays are the only way currently possible for a loudspeaker to sound natural (accurate). In real life, every sound is made up of many frequencies. For instance, when a guitar string is plucked it will resonate at a particular fundamental frequency, as well as resonate at a harmonic frequency twice the fundamental frequency, and another three times, four times, all the way to infinity. Along with the frequencies themselves, the relationship in loudness between each fundamental tone and its related harmonics is critical to the reproduction of sound, and specifically how natural or accurate the reproduced sound will be perceived. For instance, why does one guitar sound different to another despite the strings of each being tuned identically? And why can that difference be heard through some speakers and not others? The same applies to all instruments and sounds. Drums, pianos, synthesizers, even a foot tapping on a floor, the same physics is at work. Time synchronized arrays in loudspeakers feature 3 critical components. 1) Time alignment of the speaker drivers, 2) even total power response (how evenly the speaker radiates its sound into a room), and 3) the type and tuning of the filters in the loudspeakers electrical crossovers.

TIME ALIGNMENT

Time alignment is achieved by stepping the various drivers (Woofers, Tweeters, Midranges) on the front of the speaker so that the acoustic centres are the same distance from a listener. For this to be effective a special kind of electrical crossover must also be used. All VAF loudspeakers are time algned.

SHAPED VERTICAL & HORIZONTAL POWER RESPONSE

VAF engineer the power response of all its loudspeakers to radiate sound as evenly as is possible for each model. In this way the proportion of bass, mid and trebble in the direct sound corelates more closely with the proportion of bass, mid and treble in the reflected sound and the listeners brain can corelate the two making the speakers less effected by a rooms acoustics and easier to place in a room.

STORED ENERGY DAMPING

All speakers take a moment to stop making sound (decay). The faster a speaker stops making sound the less that sound ‘blankets’ sound which follow it, or finer details in the sound. The more evenly the bass, mid and treble decay the more consistent the ‘pitch’ of the speaker. VAF loudspeakers are among the very few in the world that engineer for fast and even decay in all its incarnations. This includes diffraction, cabinet resonances, internal cabinet sound reflections, stored energy in electrical crossovers and more.

OPTIMUM Q FILTERS

As no driver is perfect good crossovers also equalise and shape the response of each driver as well as the overal response of the speaker.VAF use a particular type of design aproach which minimises the unessesary stored energy in crossovers, and as a result produce a much more pure and natural sound than conventional crossovers.

DIFFRACTION CONTROL ABSORBERS

Double Layer Diffraction Control As sound moves across the speaker baffle, it reflects or diffracts off the baffle and baffle edges. Twin layers of diffraction control material effectively stop these destructive reflections before they even happen.

HYPERSOFT DAMPING

VAF have performed exhaustive testing to find the most effective damping materials. This generation of Hypersoft offers the best performance yet. Accurate placement within each cabinet ensures maximum attenuation of any internal standing waves.

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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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