Don't waste your watts on inefficient loudspeakers. Acoustic-suspension designs, rear ports, back-loaded bass-horns, sealed midrange drivers, overly large voice coils and complicated crossover networks all diminish efficiency, detail, imaging, coherence, and soundstage.
Semi Active Cabinet Architecture
Semi-active Self-damping Cabinet Architecture (SASDA)
The NorseLock Cabinet inspired by the articulated hulls of Viking Ships is a hybrid of the finest wood timbers and super rigid laminated panels.
Included in: BERLIN 1887, VIENNA Bass-Horn, BRITON III, and L'Instrument models.
The new cabinet features a solid tone-wood front baffle, solid tone-wood resonating back baffle, with four laminated panels between that all Lock together with machined solid wood beams along with a damping elastomer. The whole cabinet works together like a finely tuned instrument.
The NorseLock Cabinet has a spectacular advantage to traditional loudspeaker cabinets in terms of damping bad resonances, delivering a more natural sound, reproducing deeper bass, while improving efficiency.
Bass: we believe Bass is the most difficult to reproduce and get "Right." While getting mid-band and high-frequency right can be tricky too...bass is often the foundation of the music and requires the most acoustical know-how to implement. A double bass should sound right in weight and tone yet bass in the biggest symphonic music must be totally tectonic and without distortion: this is why we made the GOTTENBURG which is a culmination of all our innovations and built on the idea that pursuing the ultimate is not an extravagance!
Viking’s loudspeakers give you more reasons than ever to invest in a high-end vacuum tube system!
Viking Acoustics formerly dc10audio was founded by David Counsell in 2007. David built his first horn loudspeakers in Grass Valley, California in 1976 at age 14. Named the "dc10" a play-of-words on the infamous jet-liner and his initials. The original dc10 was a bass-horn loudspeaker with his unique "jet-loaded" tweeter mounted inside the mouth of the bass-horn. His first speaker sale was in 1977: by age 15 David was selling his horn speakers to Hi-Fi enthusiasts and people in the audio industry.
Viking's unique horn ports all the drivers through the mouth of the horn even the dual woofers!
Viking Acoustics "Audio Ranch" Manufacturing and Listening Gallery completed December 2019 in Santa Fe, New Mexico USA
The mighty Berlin Mini in South Korea
Original drawing of dc10 time-aligned 'horn-vent" speaker from 1970's Note: tweeter at the mouth of the horn
Briton II pay's Homage to vintage JBL. This sold-out edition is highly coveted in South Korea and Japan
Beauty and the Beast
Kabuki-Ohaku Bass-Horn 2015
Instrument 7 with Convertible Open Baffle 2007
Innovated and hand-made in the USA
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