The Signature i66 speaker is beautifully crafted to the highest standard in finely finished genuine timber veneers and weigh in at an impressive 60kg.
Featuring a time-aligned partially vertically symmetrical driver array, the VAF Signature i66 is a large, floor standing four driver, three way speaker. Each cabinet contains one 210mm woofer and two 130mm magnesium alloy cone midrange drivers symmetrically arrayed about a single 25mm double chamber Sonotex dome tweeter.
Each woofer cone is constructed of composite hard paper pulp embedded with carbon and Kevlar fibres which are individually treated with an anti-resonant natural fibre. Each midrange cone is precisely and individually machined from forged magnesium alloy for the most detailed resolution and midrange performance of any loudspeaker driver manufactured.
The woofer and the midrange drivers have low distortion, long linear throw motor systems employing massive solid copper double shorting rings, both in front and behind their front magnetic pole plates, and have solid copper phase correction plugs 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 Sonotex dome backed by it's own anti-resonant acoustic chamber.
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.
Optimised internal damping is provided by VAF’s advanced HyperSoft material, to effectively eliminate internal cabinet reflections and standing waves.
An obvious and integral design feature on every VAF loudspeaker is natural, acoustically absorbent fibre pads which are fitted around each tweeter and midrange driver to accurately control dispersion and effectively eliminate diffraction effects.
Manufactured from only first grade MDF up to 44mm thick, cabinet construction is highly detailed. Precisely mitred joints and substantial internal cross-bracing characterise the superior quality of these loudspeakers. Finishes include very 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 additional cost. Other finishes are available on request.
• Frequency Range 20Hz ~ 21kHz
• Frequency Response 30Hz ~ 20kHz (±1.5dB)
• Phase Response ±15° (100Hz ~ 20kHz)
• Impedance 6 ohms (nominal)
• Sensitivity 89dB (2.83V / 1m)
• Amplifier Power up to 200W (recommended)
• Dimensions 250mm (W) × 1125mm (H) × 392mm (D)
• Weight 60kg (Net) each