The Vandersteen Model 3A Signature raises the bar for what is possible at it’s price point. The four way, first order crossover, time aligned design is capable of extended dynamic range, precise imaging, and great tonal neutrality. Because of it’s highly transparent yet forging design the 3A will pair perfectly with budget to reference level electronics.
What’s with the cloth sock covering most of the speaker? Richard saves tremendous manufacturing expense by wrapping his speakers in cloth suspended by a dowel structure. Functionally, the sock allows Richard to build a physically time aligned driver arrangement without extraordinarily expensive cabinetry and also lets him cover the driver driver housings in sound damping material so you won’t hear sound reflecting off of the speaker as it plays. Lastly, the sock provides one of the most durable speaker coverings imaginable.
Vandersteen Model 3A Signature Features
Dual-chamber metal-alloy dome tweeter is a designed to improve range and linearity and is critically damped to extend the high frequencies past audibility without the excessive ringing associated with open or underdamped metal dome tweeters.
Unique, proprietary midrange driver (Patent # 5073948) that outperforms previous designs.
Active acoustic coupler and woofer use costly cast-metal baskets rather than the more common stamped baskets.
Dual-spider active acoustic coupler accurately complements the woofer.
Transient-perfect, first-order networks designed to preserve the phase integrity of the music.
Low impedance air-core inductors and high-quality film capacitors in the signal path.
Custom 6N wire with polypropylene dielectric internal wiring to maximize signal transfer.
1 to 1 1/2 inch thick MDF construction.
Precise, dimensional imaging and a wide listening area.
Vandersteen Model 3A Signature Specifications
Bandwidth: 26 Hz to 30 kHz.
Sensitivity: 87 dB.
Impedance: 6 Ohms, 4 Ohms minimum.
Active Acoustic Coupler:
Long excursion, dual-spider 10" with die-cast basket and 60 oz magnet.
Long excursion 8" with die-cast basket, polypropylene cone, and 40 oz magnet.
4 1/2" Polypropylene cone .
1" alloy dome dual-chamber design.
Dimensions: HxWxD 48" x 16" x 10 1/4", 90 lbs each.