Vienna Acoustics’ Imperial Series Liszt

VANA’s Kevin Wolff was showing off the new Liszt speaker, which is expected to sell for $15,000/pair when it becomes available at the end of the first quarter of 2014. This impressive sounding speaker has been in development for two years and combines a new version of VA’s distinctive flat coaxial HF/MF unit with three woofers operating below 150Hz, these mounted in different sub-enclosures and loaded with two vents.

The new drive-unit (above) uses a large dome tweeter, and seen from behind (below), can be seen to use an open-architecture basket and a compact magnet to offer minimal obstruction to the rear wave.