FANTOM outright destroys other high-efficiency loudspeakers; why else would we build such a beast! WAF? That's your job!
Our Newest Statement Horn loudspeaker...Might best be described as: Mid-Century Danish Modern, meets Vintage Japanese audio Avant-Garde.
Stealth logarithmic Horn
Utilizing flat planes instead of a curved logarithm: with all the acoustic benefits of the latter, plus more. The Fantom's three-in-one adjustable horn totally disappears as the source of sound. It's acoustic dark magic.
FANTOM incorporates all of Viking Acoustic's proven acoustic innovations. FANTOM sets the bar higher than ever before delivering perfectly balanced sound from the lowest lows to the highest highs with a massive soundstage, open airy detail ,and inexplicably real sonic textures.
Each and every angle and corner is purposely designed to recreate a live performance in the right scale with the right energy (dynamics), tone and wide-bandwidth...We set out to make another game-changing loudspeaker whilst strictly Not following the status-quo.
Function first design
Kabuki FANTOM is a large speaker but of the "right" proportions and an interesting audio form to look at from any angle. Fantom will fit into even medium sized listening rooms. The driver placement is optimized for a realistic sound stage; where the players are the right size and scale.
The bass-horn's five drivers are physically and electrically aligned for the best possible coherence and timing. The ribbon super tweeter is loaded within the mouth of the bass-horn on an internal baffle shielded from any bass turbulence and is furthest away from the listening position. At the rear of the large horn is a second solid wood baffle with a by-pass port to the internal resonating damper.
SPECIFICATIONS: Passive Bass-Horn Loudspeaker
Horn: three-in-one adjustable stealth-logarithmic bass-horn
Driver Compliment: 5-way true bass-horn design
13" sub-bass driver (at bottom, vents through top horn)
10" wide-band mid-woofer (at center, vents through top horn)
2.25" midrange to low-tweeter dome
1.25" high frequency dome tweeter
Hidden ribbon super tweeter mounted within the mouth of the top of the bass-horn (not visible)
Cabinets: made of void free ply from Finland, joints with wood dowels and hardwood internal bracing.
Solid wood parts: In maple, cherry, or walnut
Cabinet colors: Near-Black "Just-off-white" Kabuki red, or custom colour.
Semi-active tone-wood baffles: Solid wood (front and back) and horn extensions blades in clear maple, American cherry, and Claro walnut
Internal resonator/damper with rear by-pass port
4 way low-mass tellurium copper + driver frame earthing post
Crossover (hybrid) asymmetric Internal wiring: 20 awg solid-core 6N copper in cotton dielectric, second run is 28 awg silver in cotton dielectric, silver solder
Sensitivity: 94.5 db
Impedance: 6 Ohms
18 Hz - 40kHz
20-100 tube watts per channel
100+ transistor watts per channel
64.25"H 28"W 26"D
168 LBS each
Price per pair $52,000 in American Maple
Kabuki FANTOM's Horn Blades are fully adjustable for near-field far-field and wide-field listening positions as well as different room sizes/configurations and completely fold back for moving or shipping. Note down firing sub-bass driver loaded in lower horn
Kabuki FANTOM 5-way design with optimized time phase alignment. Hidden ribbon super tweeter in mouth of the horn vent at top, massive sub-woofer at the bottom. Both mid and sub woofer vent out of the top of the horn along with the super tweeter
Rear baffle with resonator and by-pass port
FANTOM can play perfectly balanced classical strings with the correct weight, tone, and timber; or switch to huge full volume organ music and hear it like a million dollar system plays or better. Hear the breathing between perfect vocal articulation, or rip down the entire house with techno and massive power. Bring a few watts or a few hundred the Fantom is easily one of the most flexible loudspeaker made today at any price.
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