Vivid AudioB1usedVivid Audio B1 piano black NEW OLD STOCK loudspeakers, never been connected to amplificationMid-Sized floor standing new old stock in black. Not factory sealed as we had to open to check stock and pull speakers out to examine from import shipping. It has never been connected to amplific...7900.00

Vivid Audio B1 piano black NEW OLD STOCK loudspeakers, never been connected to amplification

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Ships fromSan Juan Capistrano, CA, 92675
Ships toUnited States
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Original accessoriesBox, Manual
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Mid-Sized floor standing new old stock in black.  Not factory sealed as we had to open to check stock and pull speakers out to examine from import shipping.  It has never been connected to amplification.  Graded 9 out of 10 to be conservative but it's old new stock.  
Comes with 1 year limited warranty for parts and labor.   Feel free to call On A Higher Note with questions.

Unusual in a world constrained by the vagaries and pressure of a fashion conscious market, the Vivid Audio B-1 represents an almost perfect test piece for the technology involved. The pure pistonic drivers pioneered by Lawrence Dickie in his original Nautilus have been honed to a fine focus in this loudspeaker system.

The B-1 is a floor standing model which incorporates four drivers in a 3 & 1/2 way system. B-1 employs a single D50 mid range (patent pending) driver between 900Hz and 4 kHz with the range beyond being handled by a D26 tweeter (patent pending). Below 900Hz the B-1 uses two C125 mid-bass drivers (patent pending), one mounted on the front baffle and one on the rear baffle of the cabinet. These two drivers are internally coupled via a screw tensioning unit for reaction cancelling. Both drivers receive the same signal at frequencies below 100Hz while above this point the drive to the rear is progressively attenuated leaving only the front driver to operate all the way to 900Hz in order to keep the distance between drivers at a minimum around crossover. Fourth order filters ensure phase coherence through both main crossover points resulting in a seamless and symmetrical polar performance.

Integral to the B-1 enclosure is the stand. Made from the same carbon fibre loaded polyester compound as the enclosure, this considerable yet graceful design provides an exceptionally stable footing while not detracting from the acoustic environment surrounding the loudspeaker, thanks to the small frontal area of each arm. To further guarantee the stability of the complete system, a total of five custom spikes are mounted around the periphery of the base. Adjustment of the front and rear spikes sets the attitude while the remaining two can then be brought into contact with the floor for maximum stability.

Within each of the streamlined arms are hidden separate conduits to guide the Van den Hul® interconnecting cable away from the two internally mounted crossovers into the base. Precision machined WBT® gold plated terminals are discretely located at the rear of the base to allow a visually unobtrusive connection to the outside world.

The rear of the cabinet, is as exquisitely finished as the front. They come with grills which may be fitted to stop the inquisitive from poking the drivers, not shown.


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Speakers ship  7 after payment.  

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Questions for the seller
Are you a shop and is it possible to audition them? Thanks. Laurence
We are not a store but are normally able to offer audition in our listening room. However, this is a New Old Stock we are offering. If we plug it in, it will not be that anymore and would be ex demo. Sorry. We are not able to accomodate.
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