Vandersteen - 2Ce Signature III Tower Speakers (Pair, With Base)

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Vandersteen - 2Ce Signature III Tower Speakers (Pair, With Base)

Vandersteen - 2Ce Signature III Tower Speakers (Pair, With Base)

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The Eighth Generation of the Best-Selling High-End American Tower Loudspeaker: Vandersteen Model 2Ce Signature III Plays with Supreme Openness, Spatiality, and Clarity

There's something to be said for longevity. Now in the refined guise of the Vandersteen Model 2Ce Signature III tower loudspeaker, the Model 2 has remained in constant production and made in the U.S.A. since 1977 – longer than most audio companies have been around and much longer than most manufacturers last. More than 100,000 pairs later, the latest iteration of this high-value masterwork benefits from refinements that account for its stunning clarity, openness, and extension. The limited-baffle, time- and phase-coherent Model 2Ce Signature III also affords spatial perspectives normally only accomplished by planar designs. A timeless classic for the modern age that includes support bases for easy setup, it plays music with a sense of size, balance, and depth that will prompt you to pull out record after record.

The 60-pound tower's exceptional sound can be traced to its impeccable engineering and driver array. A one-inch dual-chamber, transmission-line-loaded, ceramic-coated alloy dome tweeter performs with impressive range and linearity. It arrives critically damped to extend the high frequencies past audibility without the excessive ringing common to open or under-damped metal dome tweeters. Constructed to hold internal diffraction to a minimum, a 4.5-inch tri-woven composite cone midrange with die-cast aerodynamic basket and magnet system shares the same ferrofluid voice-coil cooling as the tweeter. Extremely resistant to flexing under all conditions, an eight-inch mineral-filled polychrome woofer with a die-cast basket and dual-layer voice coil with ventilated aluminum former accounts for Model 2Ce Signature III's superb presence, detail, and weight. In addition, Vandersteen also employs an active acoustic coupler comprising a 10-inch long-fiber cone complete with a heavy-duty 1.5-inch four-layer voice coil and 2.5-pound focused-gap magnet structure.

Indeed, the science-based methodology and audiophile-grade components in Model 2Ce Signature III are alone enough to convince anyone not all speakers are created the same. Sold with supplied bases and measuring 39.75 x 16 x 10.25 inches (HWD), it represents the latest evolution of a truly legendary home-audio product – one that has racked up countless awards and praise since its first-generation debut more than four decades ago. We invite you to hear the finest-ever edition of the iconic Model 2 – the unique Model 2Ce Signature III – with a risk-free in-home audition today backed by our 100% Music Direct Satisfaction Guarantee.

Strength and Durability, High-End Innovation and Build Quality

Active components utilized in Model 2Ce Signature III combine classic strength and durability with innovative design and construction. A dual-chamber metal alloy-dome tweeter improves range and linearity. It is critically damped to extend the high frequencies past audibility without the excessive ringing associated with open or underdamped metal dome tweeters. The specific alloy used for the dome is chosen for its superior strength and resistance to break-up compared to common fabric and plastic domes.

Midrange and Woofers Feature Cast-Metal Baskets for Natural Sound

The midrange and woofer use costly cast-metal baskets instead of the more common stamped variety. The cast-metal basket's inherent rigidity and superior vibration resistance increase cone movement accuracy and reduce sympathetic resonances for cleaner, more natural sound. Both drivers feature filled polycones to insure high stiffness, superior internal dampening, and greater neutrality than metal alloy, woven plastic, or treated paper cones. The stiff, low-weight polycone resists flexing under all drive conditions for lower distortion and increased detail. Model 2Ce Signature III's midrange driver features special construction and advanced acoustical techniques to significantly reduce internal diffraction.

Model 2: The Proud History Stretches Back to 1977

Model 2Ce Signature III's design is informed from years of experience designing and building loudspeakers of unparalleled value and performance. The original Model 2 started it all for Vandersteen Audio. Since that iconic speaker debuted in 1977, Vandersteen Audio has designed and built innovative loudspeakers using advanced concepts such as minimum-area baffles for driver mountings that virtually eliminate cabinet-edge and grille-diffraction anomalies and alignment of driver elements to insure proper time arrival. Vandersteen Audio was the first loudspeaker manufacturer to use the Gen-Rad 2512 FFT (Fast Fourier Transform) Computer Analyzer (originally developed for the aerospace industry) for in-house research and development. It remains a leader in interfacing complex computerized analysis of loudspeaker parameters and performance with practical design and engineering.

Vandersteen: A Track Record of Innovation and Made-in-U.S.A. Quality

Richard Vandersteen's namesake company is synonymous with loudspeaker superiority. The legendary high-end company continues to advance cutting-edge technology. Vandersteen is responsible for making dozens of innovations – minimal-baffle cabinets, bi-wiring, and resonance-reducing spiked feet among them – a reality. Before leaving Vandersteen's California factory, each U.S.A.-built speaker goes through rigorous testing and sophisticated analysis to ensure consistency.

Tweeter: 1" Exclusive Dual-Chamber, Transmission-Line Loaded, Ceramic-Coated Alloy Dome with Ferrofluid Voice-Coil Cooling
Midrange: 4.5" Reflection-Free Tri-Woven Composite Cone with Die-Cast Aerodynamic Basket and Magnet System with Ferrofluid Voice-Coil Cooling
Woofer: 8" Mineral-Filled Polycone with Die-Cast Basket, Dual-Layer Voice Coil with Ventilated Aluminum Former, 40 oz. Focused-Gap Magnet Structure
Active Acoustic Coupler: 10" Critically-Damped Long-Fiber Cone, Heavy-Duty 1.5" 4-Layer Voice Coil with Ventilated Aluminum Former, 40 oz. Focused-Gap Magnet Structure
Recommended Amplification: 40-160 Watts Into 8 Ohms
Frequency Response: 29Hz – 29kHz +/- 3dB
32Hz - 21kHz +/-1.5dB
Sensitivity: 86 dB, 1 meter with 2.83 volt input
Impedance: 7 ohms nominal 4 ohms minimum
Crossovers: First order/6dB per octave, 80Hz, 600Hz, 5kHz
Input Terminals: Barrier strips, 7/16" max width
Dimensions (WHD): 16" x 39.75" x 10.25"
Weight: 60 lbs.
Country of Manufacture: USA
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