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Vandersteen KĒNTO Carbon Loudspeaker
Featuring a carbon tweeter, Vandersteen's KĒNTO Carbon loudspeaker ($37,500 per pair in painted or wood veneer finishes) uses their Seven MK II midrange, plus a new 9" subwoofer driver powered by 400 Watt Linear Amplifier. This active bass driver system increases midbass adjustability, which is said to results in a more open and expansive soundstage and greater bass authority than the company's now retired 5A Carbon.
The previous model at this price level, the Model 5 represented the first Vandersteen speaker with an adjustable powered subwoofer built into the full range enclosure to pursue the ideal time and phase alignment of all drivers. The original Model 5 had been in constant production for over twenty years.
Richard and Nathan Vandersteen, the architects of this ambitious project, found that using side-firing 9"drivers allowed for further bass and mid-bass integration adjustment in any space. This breakthrough along with the existing carbon tweeter and newly combined with the patented Model Seven midrange yields results never seen by Vandersteen at this price point.
According to the company, "Early measurements and listening show this speaker’s performance will be a good part of the Model Seven Mk.II and a significant step forward with it’s new proprietary technological features."
KĒNTO Carbon Specifications