The latest version of one of the Best Sounding Monitors Ever Made.... Berlin R
BERLIN R Mk-III
High efficiency, Micro-Detail and Dynamics meet Impossible Bass!
About the Mk-III: The internal resonator now has a rear by-pass port revealing the internal resonator with an even more open and uncolored sound. New hand doweled Finnish void-free ply cabinet with piano paint shows off the beautiful tone wood horn and semi active baffle.
How to Order:
BERLIN R Mk-III
$14,200 includes matching stands
Choose your wood horn:
Figured Maple $250
Figured Maple walnut tunnel +$150
All Claro Walnut + $800
Solid Port Orford white cedar +$5000
Choose your wood baffle:
(Rubbed oil finish or sprayed gloss, satin or matte)
Claro Walnut +$800
African ribbon Sapele + $1000
Choose your wood stand:
(Mk-III double Blade stand)
All clear Maple
Maple-walnut two-tone + $500 (shown)
All Claro walnut +1000
African ribbon Saple $1400
Driver+ cap/coil Upgrade:
Hand-Made bass driver ecru colored cone with turned wood flared phase plugs upgraded cap, coil and internal wire +$ 2500.00
Delivery 8 weeks for standard version
1.2" textile dome with machined titanium bobbin set non-compression loaded Berlin horn which doubles as bass port for the woofer
10" wide-band bass driver with hybrid ceramic AlNiCo motor, paper pulp diaphragm with phasing plugs (optional wood phasing plugs)
The bass driver ports through the bass-horn along with the tweeter at the same time..... it's a point-source magic act!
Cabinet: Made of hand-doweled Finnish void-free ply with unique Internal resonator with rear by-pass port finished in matte or gloss black.
Baffle: in solid heirloom wood set in semi-suspension
Turned tone-wood Horn:
14.5" hand turned / lathed in solid tone-wood
Drivers time-aligned mechanically and electrically.
19Hz - 25kHz
4 way low-mass tellurium copper. Speaker frame Earthing (grounding) terminals
Internal Wire: 20awg solid core high tensile strength 6N wire in cotton silver solder (wiring optimized for detail and efficiency)
Impedance: 8 Ohms
5 - 50 high-volt tube watts
50 - 250 transistor watts
19.5" H 12" W 13.5" D (23" H 14" W 16" D with horn)
Total height with stands 49.5"
Heirloom wood stands:
Mk-III double BLADE Stands © Optional single Blade stands
BERLIN R MK-III
in all Claro walnut with upgraded AlNiCo drivers with flared wood phase plugs
Viking Acoustics Hybrid Horn Loading Technology:
Non-compression hybrid loading. Horn is used for high-frequency driver in non-compression format and set with an air-gap and doubles as the bass-port or bass-horn for the woofer. The back side of the horn overlaps 30% of the woofer to further increase bass and bass efficiency as well as limit on-and-off axis distortion.
Each and every pair of Berlin horns is unique. Each pair is machined of fine tone-wood and turned by hand...each pair is a valuable and rare heirloom. The horn is the Secret to Berlin's staggering performance.
Latest Berlin R Testimonial:
Gear: Berlin R Mk-II + Audio Tekne Tube Integrated
Yesterday I hosted a small gathering of local audiophiles and, last night, I received the comment, below, from one of the guys who attended:
"Thou art the host with the most; the mostest, baddest, outrageousest audio system I done ever laid ears on.
And that ain’t the half of it....
Thank you for the opportunity to witness the splendor. I’m honored to have been able to spend an afternoon in audio bliss; not once ever hearing ANY deficiency AND hearing the most complete absence of “electronica” in my 60 year pursuit of live music at home. Everything was RIGHT and righteous.
January 23, 2020, a day that shall live in glory, stands as the high-water mark of my 6-decade quest for the truth, the audio truth, and nothing but the audio truth.” Wow!!
Last week I finally broke down (after 16 years) and re-tubed my Audio Tekne amp per Imai-san’s instructions. Namely, I removed the Sophia mesh plate 300B’s and 274A’s and replaced them with high-quality 300B’s and NOS Sylvania 5Z3’s (2 rectifier tubes). I also replaced the preamp tubes with NOS Telefunken 6463’s (2) and 5687’s (2). Basically, I returned the amp to the way Audio Tekne intended the amp to perform.
The improvement in the sound of the amp is beyond my ability to describe, but the comments, above, are a hint. The guy who wrote those words, and about four others who attended, are now scouring the web for Audio Tekne equipment and Viking speakers.
If you are looking for a reason why I am hesitant to move forward with L’Instrument, you have to look no further than the absolutely unbelievable sound of my current system. The general comment yesterday was “don’t change a thing!”
The Berlin’s, driven by 8-watts of Audio Tekne power, produce the most dynamic, dramatic, and realistic sound I, and others, have ever heard. And, we are talking about seasoned, well-healed, audiophiles who can pretty much afford what it takes to achieve sonic nirvana.
If anyone in New England is interested in listening to Viking speakers, one session at chez Bob will convince anyone to move forward. And, the extremely high w.a.f. is icing on the cake.
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