| oxric wrote:|
Well Jessie, it looks like your wish has come true. The Vitavox site went live at 9 a.m. this morning. It has very interesting implications for the compression drivers landscape in that it suddenly makes buying a high-end compression driver, and not paying absurd Goto or ALE prices, a much more affordable and risk-free exercise.
Whilst it does diminish the exclusivity value of these drivers, which may not please everyone, I expect it will enable a much larger number of people to experiment with these.
That this should happen on the same day that we are placing an order for the Fane 8M drivers is either an extraordinary coincidence or quite an omen.
Thanks, Rakesh, this is good news indeed. I still do not know how they market themselves: as parts company of the complete speaker company, I guess the time will show.
It looks they have a new version of System CN191 under development, let see how it materialize itself.
The sire is good, the text is good, hey eventually the binding posts for S2 driver that always get broken off become available! That all good things. I wonder if Mike made any modifications to the things that needed to be modified. I did not see that he mention differences between old production and new one. It would be nice if somebody overview those differences and evaluate the results.
I do not think that making new production Vitavox available has any “interesting implications for the compression drivers landscape”. Vitavox drivers were quite available in used market, whoever wanted them had them, so I do not see any change in anything. The opportunity to service Vitavox and to have parts available is of cause great but in one way of another Mike always was able to do it.
I also disagree with the notion that “buying a high-end compression driver, and not paying absurd Goto or ALE prices” has to do anything with Vitavox. The Vitavox S2 driver is not a substitute or alternative to Goto, ALE, JBL, TAD or anything else. The S2 driver had own character Goto or any specific JBL has own character. One might use whatever he wants or need. Here was never any debate about S2 vs. Goto. I am pretty sure that thinking about system organization with use of S2 is different then it would be with Gotos, people do not “get” it now but they will another day, not all of them but some of them will….
The great thing that I see is that Mike preserved the original exponential Vitavox horn with 3 slots at the throat. That is good as, if not to use spherical horns then I do like that horn. Now the Vitavox Mike has it available in wood. This is very-very good.
For whatever reasons I do not see the specification for the S2 drive and the actual response. I do see the link but the PDF file come empty. What I wonder if Mike was able to deal with secondary resonance at 1250Hz. I guess the time will show…
Rgs, Romy the Cat
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