I am glad to now be selling VMPS speakers. For over 35 years Brian at VMPS has been building some of the highest-value best sounding speakers in the industry. Their speakers compete with those selling for multiples of their prices and reviewers say the same thing:
"Make no mistake. At its asking price, the VMPS RM30 provides an overall level of performance that is all but unbeatable. VMPS’s Brian Cheney deserves high praise for his ability to design and market such a remarkable product for under $5.000. I don’t believe it is likely to be embarrassed by any speaker at any price.”
The RM 30 Series 2 is a speaker that can match the dynamic capabilities of competent horns, the immediacy of electrostatics and planar-magnetics, and the fine detailing and imaging of the best dynamic designs. – Positive Feedback
The RM30 Series 2 is a Seven driver 110 pound column speaker with 3 wide range ribbon midranges (280-6.9K response) and one FST ribbon tweeter (6.9k-30K response) These drivers have 1/20th the mass of the cones and domes that most speakers use. Planars offer amazing low level resolution detail and transparency. Couple the ribbons to two custom built 6" megawoofers with 5 pound magnets and 4 layer voice coils for fast detailed bass. The 10 inch side firing passive bass radiator extends response and output to 26Hz.
The mirror-imaged L-R speakers are reversible, allowing the 10" passive radiators to fire either inward or outward to maximize the averaging of room modes. We generally recommend:
· Smaller rooms &/or short sidewall spacing = basses face inward
· Larger rooms &/or long sidewall spacing = basses face outward
The RM 30 is a speaker that can match the dynamic capabilities of competent horns, the immediacy of electrostatics and planar-magnetics, and the fine detailing and imaging of the best dynamic designs. – Positive Feedback
The RM30′s are extremely flexible of placement, including touching the back wall if necessary.
The speakers come with SoundCoat and new CDWG II for tight or wide imaging.
Crossovers: bass LP/midrange HP & Biamp/Bi-wire split @ 280 Hz, midrange LP/tweeter HP @ 6.9 kHz.
Sensitivities/Impedances: Ribbon array about 93 dB / 8 Ohms, bass section about 91 dB / 4 Ohms. Mid/tweeter level controls provide equalization & fine-tuning adjustments.
Input Connections: single amp/single wire or biamp/bi-wire. Jumper cables included for shorting the inputs for single amp/single wire use. RM30s have the biamp/bi-wire split between the bass & mids @ 280 Hz. Either capacitor upgrade is enthusiastically recommended: Auricaps or the highest quality TRTs. Michael Percy now sells the TRTs, & that he & his customers agree that the caps are superb value even with their enormous cost, a rare combination.
The RM30 is super high-value & affordable to most audiophiles. Most other companies sell speakers like these for $10,000. The RM30 offers VMPS best mid-treble drivers, side-firing PRs (reversible to minimize room modes), & most significantly its narrow baffle provides premium imaging performance.
Call me at 770-667-5633 to discuss these as well as all other VMPS loudspeakers that start at under $1600.00 a pair for ribbon 3 way monitors
Bass – 2x 16 cm (6″) WCF midbass, 1x 25cm (10″) Passive Radiator
Mid – three rectangular 10 x 20 cm (4 x 8″) Neo ribbons, 280 Hz – 6.9 kHz
Treble – FST, 6.9 kHz – 30 kHz
Impedance & Sensitivity – 4 Ohm (3.6 min.) 93 dB/1W/1m
Power handling – 400W rms / 4 Ohms, 20 W min.
Frequency response – 26 Hz – 25 kHz +0/-3 dB
Dimensions & Weight – 122H x 18W x 49D cm, 50kg (48″H x 7″W x 19″D cm, 110 lbs)
Output levels and distortion – max. 1% THD fullrange / 1W, max. 115+ dB SPL/1m
Finishes – standard lite oak, dark oak, MLS rosewood, macassar ebony. Optional MLS piano black
Read our AudiogoN # 1 rated feedback and buy with confidence.
We accept Visa and MasterCard. Call us at 770-667-5633 to discuss these hi value ribbon speakers.
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