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Romy the Cat


Boston, MA
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Post #: 21
Post ID: 18187
Reply to: 18186
The new production of S2 vs. random results.
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I would like the people who read this site and those others whohave genuine interest in Vitavox understand that that subject of old Vitavox production is a bit tricky and I would not be surprised if the truth never be known. There is not such a thing as default vintage Vitavox production. In past Vitavox used different Alnoco magnets in this S2 drives and they all have slightly different sound. In addition the vintage S2 driver are over 50 years old and the stage of the drivers that people use out there is absolutely not known. I have nine S2 drivers and from my perspective only 3 of them sound the way how I like. It is not that my rest S2 drivers do not sound well but the best 3 drivers do sound better. I have one S2 driver the doe not sound right no matter how I tune it.

Than we have the new S2 production. The Vitavox Mike for sure knows what he is doing but we have no idea what he is doing. He might made some improvements in is new production, he might run better QC on his drivers. That all is possible. I doubt the he (or anybody else) has the same materials that were available 60 years back but no one know if they need to be the same. His new diaphragms for sure very different then they were 60 year back and I do feel that they are better than the original. Will new Vitavox drivers be better? It is hard to say as there are too many variables involved: loading, amplification type, type of the horn use, user expectation, the way how the MF is use in playback, distance, injection, angle and etc.

Rgs,
Romy the Cat


"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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Romy the Cat


Boston, MA
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Post #: 22
Post ID: 21018
Reply to: 16552
Vitavox’s Constructor Series
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6moon published the news:

June 2014 - DIYers unite - Vitavox HiFi announce the launch of their Constructor Series bass enclosures. "For home builders constructing their own multi-way horn systems, the bass enclosure is often the most daunting prospect. The cost and complexity of the build, coupled with an often uncertain result, can deter even the most resolute, but commercially available hi-fi solutions are few, and where they do exist, often very highly priced. Our Constructor Series cabinets are aimed at bridging this gap. Designed to get the best out of the famous Vitavox K and AK series 15" drivers, these proven Vitavox designs share the same legendary build quality and performance as our full commercial systems but come without the costly aesthetic refinements. In their most basic form they are offered in unlacquered birch plywood although higher levels of finish are available upon request. To further reduce costs, all units are supplied to customers direct from the factory."


"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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decoud
United Kingdom
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Post #: 23
Post ID: 21019
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Niche
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Rather like offering a sew-it-yourself cover for a Bentley.
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  »  New  Vitavox S2 driver made in china..  What does it do right?...  Horn-Loaded Speakers Forum     36  184935  12-20-2006
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