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Innovation is the Designer's only true currency. Otherwise, you're but a copy of something else! 



"Before I started Viking Acoustics in 2009; I committed to have at least three acoustic innovations: otherwise, I was not interested in making another staid, status-quo, loudspeaker."

David Counsell, Founder Viking Acoustics

Viking Acoustics Innovations:

Unique (non-compression) Hybrid Horn Loading: Horn is both bass-reflex port and wave-guide for the tweeter or wide-band driver at the same time for unmatched coherence and live realistic sound-stage. The horns logarithmic shape increase bass efficiency and slam by as much as 5 db!


Internal resonator/damper: Improves efficiency, bass-slam, improves tone and texture beyond limits of drivers, kills internal standing-waves and errant resonances within the cabinet while preserving acoustic energy

Floating semi active tone-wood baffle: provides damping while preserving acoustic energy

Resonator by-pass port: modulates the internal resonator


Semi Active Self Damping Cabinet: novel concept used only in Berlin 1887; entire cabinet is semi-active and self-damping 


"Jet" Loaded Drivers: special driver loading where smaller opening is used for typically bass drivers to reduce off-axis distortion with minimal cross-over components.

Acoustic Lens: Ported driver loading. The driver and the bass-port are one and the same. This reduces the footprint on the baffle while greatly improving imaging.

Our Philosophy:

Don't waste your watts on inefficient loudspeakers. Acoustic-suspension designs, back-loaded bass-horns, sealed midrange drivers, overly large voice coils and complicated crossover networks all diminish efficiency, detail, imaging, coherence, and soundstage. 

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.The ultimate loudspeaker must be flexible enough to produce every music genre with the correct tone, timber, "weight" and volume.



The ultimate loudspeaker must be flexible enough to produce every music genre with the correct tone, timber, correct weight, bass, dynamics, micro-detail, and volume.




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Viking's unique horn ports all the drivers through the mouth of the horn; even the dual woofers!

Logarithmic Horns turned in precious heirloom woods


The mighty Berlin Mini 


Internal bracing, bass-traps, resonators, and solid heirloom wood 

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Kabuki-Ohaku Bass-Horn 2014


L'instrument 2018

Instrument 7

with Convertible cabinet/open baffle 2010


Unique horn flared phase plug in walnut

Grande Voix Retro  Studio


Massive Gottenburg  "Wall of sound" "Built-in" Horn system designed for a client (very large venue) in Boston. Four 32" woofers add the foundation to this 3.1 horn system. The idea was  to have a complete music sound-stage in scale. The proposition: a full-blown concert at home without any compromise... even though the band is not actually there...

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