Klimt Der Kiss_01Vienna Acoustics Philosophy

Team spirit underlies everything at Vienna Acoustics, but when it comes right down to it, they achieve outstanding results because they are passionate. About what? Music, music, and music. At Vienna Acoustics, they have always been fascinated and motivated by the dramatic sound improvements a great speaker can provide.

Vienna Acoustics loudspeakers are the embodiment of their passion – loudspeakers that bend technology to the service of music. Maybe it’s the ambience of  Vienna, where music is always in the air – the concerts, the marvelous sound of the Goldener Musikvereinssaal, the jazz clubs, the dance clubs. Certainly Vienna is and has been an inspiration for artists; its musical heritage is overwhelming. No other city can lay claim to being the birthplace of western classical music. Mozart, Beethoven, Strauss, Schoenberg . . .  the list goes on and on.

The Designer’s MasterpieceVienna designer

Founded in 1989, Vienna Acoustics has been hand crafting loudspeakers of distinction in Vienna, Austria for over twenty five years now. Today, as in the beginning, Vienna Acoustics is characterized by founder and chief designer, Peter Gansterer.

A great loudspeaker is a synthesis of the arts. It’s an organic whole, whose sound derives from the harmony of countless parameters, just the system it is paired with. Peter Gansterer understands this like no one else.

Peter is a passionate devotee of music and its reproduction who came of age in Vienna, Austria, where he studied acoustical engineering. Through his studies of the great concert halls of Vienna, Peter came to understand the dynamics of live music and, in a unique case of reverse engineering, develops loudspeaker designs that uncannily reproduce that experience.

Successfully combining the individual characteristics of a loudspeaker’s many parts, the heart of design work, is a task of such complexity that it falls into the realm of an art – like crafting, tuning, and balancing a fine musical instrument. Only a very few people are gifted with such a talent.

HaydnGrand_SE_1Haydn Grand Symphony 

Haydn’s music is known for its lyricism, from which vibrant tonal colors and brilliant harmonic structures are drawn out of deceptively simple arrangements. Similarly, the Vienna Acoustics Haydn Grand Symphony Edition’s deceptively simple driver complement of our patented 6” X3P Spidercone mid-bass driver and refined 1” triple stacked silk-dome tweeter centers around the groundbreaking airflow control wedge bass reflex port that serves to virtually eliminate port noise, allows for increased placement flexibility, and provides an extraordinarily compact driver configuration by positioning the tweeter on the front of the wedge.

This combination of elements, housed in a beautifully compact cabinet, permits equally effective and effortless placement in either bookshelves or on speaker stands. A compact 2-way monitor, Haydn Grand Symphony Edition features exceptional imaging, resolution and linearity, challenging the performance of the finest floor standers. For a stunning small room system combine these with a great integrated amp like the Exposure 2010S2D or a flexible system like Lindemann’s Musicbook range.

Beethoven Concert Grand Symphony Beethoven concert

Scale, power and grandeur are all conferred by its name. As with all models in the Vienna Acoustics Concert Grand™ range, the composer name is selected based on the scale, complexity and power of performance for which they are best known.

The term Concert Grand, like the piano of the same designation, refers to its ability to deliver this level of performance in large concert halls and music rooms. The new 3-way Concert Grand Symphony Edition delivers far more than just power and scale. The careful listener will delight in the lucidity and clarity of the all-important middle ranges where virtually all instruments find their tonic origins.

Beethoven Concert Grand driversHere it excels, with a natural ease, clarity and quietness where only a few much more expensive designs have tread. For a large-scale screening room or theater, the Concert Grand Symphony Edition delivers even the most demanding scenes with an ease that allows for deeper immersion into the film experience. A truly extraordinary product that will re-calibrate your expectations.

Beethoven Concert Grand Symphony Edition features our sophisticated neodymium tweeter, a descendant of our coax technology – a result of meticulous, permanent research and development.

Three 7” Spidercone bass drivers (or ULF, Ultra Low Frequency, drivers), feature a reworked motor assembly and revised placement of the XXP ribs, providing increased output, extension and control. The huge surface area that results from the use of three of these extraordinary drivers means effortless reproduction of extreme bass dynamics with articulation and force. Chord Electronics DACs and amps provide the ideal way to get balanced detail and musicality from these powerful speakers.