Janszen LoudspeakerValentina ZA2.1usedJanszen Loudspeaker Valentina ZA2.1Hello lovely Audiogon folks! We at AudioVision San Francisco hope you are well today! We are a brick-and-mortal hifi shop located in the heart of San Francisco, California, and we have had the...5999.00

Janszen Loudspeaker Valentina ZA2.1 [Template]

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Hello lovely Audiogon folks!

 

We at AudioVision San Francisco hope you are well today!  We are a brick-and-mortal hifi shop located
in the heart of San Francisco, California, and we have had the pleasure of
helping folks with their audio and video needs for 20 years as of 2019!  Thus, when you shop with us, you know that
you are working with a reputable dealer! 
Each item for sale includes all original boxes and accessories.  Check out our other used and demo listings at
http://audiovisionsf.com/?page=specials
, or swing on by 1628 California St. if you are in the area!

 

Today we have an exciting pair of Janszen Valentina ZA2.1 Hybrid
Electrostatic Speakers!  These are floor
models, so they come with not only all the original boxes, packaging, and
accessories, but also a full manufacturer’s warranty!  They are in 7/10 condition, with a little
wear and tear, but a great buy at this price point!  The main issues are (and photographed): the
mesh grille on one of the speakers has two small holes; and there is a gouge in
the front of the one with the grille holes. 
They have a few more minor knicks and scrapes, and we can supply more
photos to those who are seriously interested in them!  We have priced these units to sell, and we do
not plan on reducing them further.  Thus,
serious inquiries only, please!  If you
wish to speak on the phone about the Janszens or any other product we sell,
feel free to call us at 415 614 1118, or send us an email to [email protected]!

 

There is nothing in the world like electrostats.  The lush, three-dimensional soundstage sucks
you right into the performance, piano keys become suspended in air, drum kits
have weight and tactile presence, each breath the singer takes seems to steal
your own.  Have I gotten a little poetic?  Electrostats will do that to ya!  Instead of a dynamic cone driver,
electrostats energize a thin membrane, meaning there is less mass to move,
giving more clarity and detail!  These
Janzsen Valentinas are the perfect size for mid-sized or smaller spaces, and
are cabineted so they are friendlier with placement and don’t need a ton of air
behind them to operate at their best! 
They come with not only all original boxes and materials, but also a
full warranty! And, to sweeten the pot, we will ship them to you for free and
handle all of that! Once again, one of the perks of buying from a
brick-and-mortar hifi dealer!  Thanks for
your interest and take a spin on our website (www.audiovisionsf.com) to see our other
listings!

 

Best,

 

Taylor

AVSF

 

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Frequency response -- 30 Hz - 20 kHz +/- 3 dB on axis (in
room)

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Sensitivity -- 87 dB/1W/1m (pink noise)

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Power handling -- 25W - 250W RMS/ch/8 Ohm recommended; up to
400W tolerated (800W/4 Ohm)

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Impedance -- 5 Ohms nominal, 4 Ohms min., 7 Ohms max.

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Peak SPL from pair playing music

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108 dB at 4 m [13'] in mid-sized room - 4.5 m x 7.3 m x 3.0 m
[15' x 24' x 10']

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114 dB at 2.5m [9'] in small room - 3.7 m x 4.9 m x 2.7 m [12' x
16' x 9']

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Fully enclosed, not dipoles, eases placement

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Listening area

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Full spectrum 1 m wide @ 4 m (3.5' wide @ 13')

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Very tight vertical dispersion and relatively narrow horizontal
dispersion conserves recorded ambience, reduces interaction with the room, and
sharpens the soundstage, yet is wide enough to avoid a headphone effect

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2.5 way, WTW (Woofer - Tweeter - Woofer) configuration

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Woofers above and below ESL array; ESL panels employ
half-split-response (1.5 way ESL)

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Woofer radiation pattern mates better to ESL array

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Reduces room mode coupling and eases placement

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Excellent phase alignment for soundstage focus

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Vertical image stability

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Minimal floor bounce effect

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Crossover -- 1st order @ 500 Hz -- far below the
disturbance-sensitive hearing region of 1 kHz - 3 kHz; entire midrange and
treble carried by the electrostatic elements; minimum phase operation through
crossover region

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Secondary partial crossover -- 1st order -- limits upper treble
from half width of ESL panel -- controls dispersion and flattens response
without an electrical rolloff network

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Woofer level -- three settings - autoformer maintains damping
factor and cone control -- no resistive divider

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Intimate Mode -- on-axis seating

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Intimate A: +3 dB -- compensates for when speakers are placed
far from front wall (or boosts bass a bit near front wall)

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Intimate B: 0 dB -- for speaker placement near back wall or more
relaxed bass response

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Audience Mode: -3 dB -- for off-axis listening; matches woofer
level to room diffusion of highs

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Tweeter/midrange level setting from normal to -6 dB

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ESL panels

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Two identical panels in each speaker, mounted in a
barometrically isolated sub-enclosure

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Vertical array; 18 cm wide x 40 cm high (7"W x 16"H)

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Protected by an acoustically transparent barrier

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520 square cm [80 square inch] forward radiating area per array

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Tough, stable, injection molded, ABS stator frames

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66-element, parallel wire, stator electrodes (total of 132
electrode elements per panel)

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Unique panel construction and materials are immune to the
effects of wide and rapid temperature and humidity swings

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Optimal sonic membrane material

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Thickness less than 1/15th of a sheet of printer paper --
lighter than the air it is driving

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Acts as a virtual air driver with force applied evenly over its
whole surface -- no breakup

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Properly damped, unlike see-through electrostatics

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Introduces absolutely no midrange or treble coloration, and
distortion is far below audibility

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Will not lose its tension or degrade over time

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1.5 way tweeter/mid design controls horizontal dispersion and
eliminates electrical EQ network

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Woofers

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Two identical, 18 cm [7"], low mass, alloy cone, extra low
distortion, low inductance, high resolution drivers with dual short circuit
paths, heavy cast aluminum frames and solid aluminum phase plugs

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Operate well below their breakup frequencies and their Xmax for
practically no cone coloration

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Seamless acoustical integration with the ESL

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Strong, accurate bass, not boomy dance club bass

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Exceptionally low series resistance in crossover conserves
damping factor and maximizes cone control

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airLayer Option

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Adds air and sense of spaciousness in listening area

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Only minimally affects image precision

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Adds highs when standing or moving about the room

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Dipole spaciousness without the dipole drawbacks

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Side firing tweeter on outboard side of each cabinet

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Sound above 2 kHz directed at near side wall and scattered into
listening area

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airLayer sound field is diffuse and spherical

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Interacts only minimally with the coherent, quasi-cylindrical
direct sound

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Fully adjustable from off to overly loud

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Accommodates a range of tastes

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Can be turned down or off for binaural and two-mic recordings

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Accommodates a range of wall distances and materials

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Accommodates asymmetrical wall distances

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Easy setup

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Enclosure

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Sealed (acoustic suspension) for best woofer transient response,
minimal group delay, and best integration with ESL array

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High mass, 25 mm [1"] thick, well damped wall materials for
negligible enclosure radiation

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63 mm [2.5"] thick, solid hardwood baffle is maximally
stable and rigid, yet free of resonances

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Baffle step is minimized with front edge scoops, which are also
visually interesting

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Modest backward tilt maintains time alignment between drivers
and sharpens  image

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Plinth

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63 mm [2.5"] thick

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Solid hardwood standard

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Choice of high durometer rubber feet or carpet spikes

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Input

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Single pair of binding posts (bi-amping option available)

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Rhodium plated, solid copper Cardas Patented binding posts for
spades or bare wire with a convenient, single clamping knob

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5-way, nickel plated copper posts available on special order

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Diaphragm polarization supply

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Mains power -- 0.1 Watts to 1.0 Watts, depending on mains
voltage -- very green

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Works from any mains worldwide without adjustment

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Built-in surge protection

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IEC cord inlet with power switch -- uses standard power cords worldwide

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No transformer or oscillator -- high reliability, and no
radiated or conducted noise to affect your other components

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Weight -- 30 kg [67 lbs] each

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Dimensions

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Speaker enclosure -- 91 cm tall x 26 cm wide x 22.6 cm deep
[35.9"H x 10.2"W x 8.9"D]

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Plinth -- 30 cm wide x 35 cm deep x 6 cm high [12"W x
14"D x 2.5"H]

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Heirloom quality materials and finishes used throughout for
lifetime operation, yet all are recyclable

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Designed, engineered and made in the USA

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Lead time -- 2 weeks typical; 0 to 8 weeks, depending on backlog
and options

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Warranty -- 5 years on all components against defects in
materials and manufacturing

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Modular construction and simple disassembly for straightforward
repairs, even in field

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Price -- $7995/pair plus options direct from JansZen

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Miscellaneous

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High grade polypropylene film caps

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10 mm [3/8"] thick, wool felt for edge diffraction

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63 mm [2.5"] thick, solid hardwood baffle and plinth

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Stainless steel rear panel, nameplate, and exterior hardware
will never rust

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Wide range of appearance options available

  

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