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Unlike Conventional Surrounds, and Better for It: Vandersteen VSM-1 Surface-Mount Loudspeakers Provide Holographic Seamlessness, Voicing, Timing, and Accuracy in Multichannel Setups

Vandersteen VSM-1 surface-mount surround-sound loudspeakers will make you forget what you think you know about rear-channel speaker performance. Unlike any other surrounds, VSM-1s are designed to be wall-mounted and afford a holographic kind of seamlessness, accuracy, and imaging that will honestly leave you in amazement. While large and heavy in comparison to conventional surrounds, VSM-1s nonetheless disappear and make your movies and multichannel music appear as if it's occurring in real time in the room. Able to handle the largest spikes in volume and energy without batting a proverbial eye, VSM-1 performs without coloration or fatigue. Like all Vandersteen designs, VSM-1 touts innovative engineering, the highest-grade components, and stupendous made-in-the-U.S.A. build quality to offer listeners an unparalleled experience at this price. 100% Music Direct Guaranteed.

Solves Timing, Phasing, and Amplitude Issues of Conventional Rear Speakers
The best multichannel systems can add a third dimension to stereo and create an expansive, realistic soundfield. Most homes however, do not have the room to place the rear speakers where the latter's drivers can fully converge and properly align at the listening positions. Without this critical alignment, rear speakers will not match the time, phase, or amplitude of the front speakers.(i.e. timbre and voicing). VSM-1 solves these issues. Its coaxial woofer and tweeter share the same acoustical center, meaning they are always perfectly aligned and converge within inches. When wall-mounted in a typical living room, VSM-1s provide a superb timbre and voice match to Vandersteen's center-channel and tower speakers. They maintain this essential match regardless of placement or proximity to the listeners. Plus, VSM-1's immunity to multi-driver interference insures consistent performance through the listening environment.

State-of-the-Art Crossover Design
VSM-1's innovative crossover circuitry ensures it can safely handle the high-power, low-frequency, uncompressed/lossless surround information sent to rear speakers. Its front-firing, single-driver configuration provides a high dynamic range without the multi-driver interference and distortions common to bipolar designs.

High-Grade Parts and Expert Engineering for Smooth, Accurate Responsiveness
Combining classic strength and durability with innovative design and materials, VSM-1 touts a coaxial driver that uses a rigid, acoustically inert cast-metal basket to improve cone movement accuracy and reduce sympathetic resonances. The 6 ½-inch woofer's mineral-filled polycone delivers high internal stiffness while a 1-inch alloy dome tweeter is ferrofluid-cooled to increase power handling and critically damped for smooth response. Components in the transient-perfect, first-order crossover (including high-quality film capacitors in the signal path ) are hand-soldered on a double-sided, plated-through circuit board for superior consistency and reliability. Moreover, the input block is directly soldered onto the circuit board and the driver elements connected with high-purity wire for maximum signal transfer. VSM-1 features an enclosure constructed entirely of MDF, a pressure-formed material that effectively resists vibration and controls cabinet resonances.

Accuracy, Musicality, and Purity: A Vandersteen Tradition
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. Music Direct is honored to carry the entire Vandersteen line, in which all speakers offer tremendous accuracy, natural musicality, and dimensional purity.

Coaxial Woofer/Tweeter: 6.5" Mineral-Filled Polycone with Die-Cast Basket with 1" Critically-Damped Alloy-Dome Tweeter
Recommended Amplification: 30-100 Watts Into 8 Ohms
Frequency Response: 60Hz – 21kHz +/- 3dB
Sensitivity: 86 dB, 1 meter with 2.83 volt input
Impedance: 8 ohms nominal 5 ohms minimum
Crossovers: First order/6dB per octave, 3.5kHz
Input Terminals: Barrier strips, 7/16" max width
Dimensions (WHD): 12 1/8" x 23 5/8" x 5"
Weight: 31 lbs. Each

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