L'Instrument

Grande Voix

Dual horn, wide-body Masterpiece!

Grande Voix (Grand Voice)

A loudspeaker like no other. 

L'Instrument Grande Voix is more efficient than Fantom and more of what has made Berlin R and the single horn L'instrument groundbreaking world-class loudspeakers.

 

Bone shaking bass, coherent detail, dynamics-micro dynamics, air, rich harmonic textures, correct tone and timbre, real-life soundstage easily make Grande Voix one of the very best and most sonically complete passive loudspeakers in the World.

 

The L'Instrument Grande Voix is a dual horn, wide-body Masterpiece! Grande Voix is one of the most detailed, coherent, and dynamic loudspeakers available today: its wide-body form factor reproduces nimble to truly tectonic bass.

 

Grande Voix, second only to our flagship, Gottenburg.

SPECIFICATIONS:

Driver Compliment:

 

Tweeter:

1.25"Textile dome tweeter with machined titanium coil former loaded within the larger double purpose horn: acting as wave-guide for the tweeter and bass-port for the woofer at the same time. A Viking exclusive innovation.

 

Wide Band Driver:

6.5" full range driver with hybrid motor mounted in the smaller turned wood horn

 

Bass Driver:

18" bass driver with massive ceramic AlNiCo motors optional non-removable frameless grill covers woofer ports through the dual horns 

Horns, Cabinet, and Resonator[s]:

 

Front resonator: Tone-wood Instrument (resonator) with bypass port in curly maple curly cherry or curly walnut (PRO STUDIO has a larger different resonator)

Rear resonator:

Entire rear panel acts  a semi-active resonator

Logarithmic tone-wood Horns:

20.5 + 14" Hand turned tone-wood horns in American maple American black walnut, or all North American 6A cherry

Cabinet:

Semi-active, Self-damping Cabinet Architecture, In fine wood or finished in Piano Paint. PRO STUDIO version in durable epoxy paint

Sensitivity:  

98 db

Time Alignment:

Drivers time-aligned mechanically and electrically.

Bandwidth: 

19Hz - 30kHz 

 

Binding Post:

4 way low-mass tellurium copper with speaker frame Earthing terminals

Internal Wire: (low mass) 20awg solid core high tensile strength 6N copper wire in cotton silver solder (wiring optimized for detail and efficiency) 

Impedance: 8 ohms

 

Recommended Power:

 6-100 tube watts

50+ transistor watts

 

Cabinet Dimensions (without plinth)

46.25" H  27" W  14" D 

Total hight with plinth and horns

52.5"

 

Grande Voix PRO STUDIO Version 

How to Order:

L'Instrument Grande Voix

From: $34,500

GRANDE VOIX PRO STUDIO From $28,500 in durable epoxy paint and solid maple horns.

Choose your matching wood horns:

Maple (shown)

Clear Maple +1,000 

6A Cherry

Persian cedar +700

All Claro Walnut + $2500

Solid Port Orford white cedar (NA)

 

Choose your wood baffle:

 

(Rubbed oil finish or sprayed gloss, satin or matte)

Clear Maple

American Cherry-wood

Claro Walnut + 800

African ribbon Sapele +1,000

Persian Cedar +1,000

Hawaiian KOA (PUR)

African Zebra-wood (PUR)

African Ebony (PUR)

 

Baffles Cabinet in rubbed piano finish

(deep gloss, satin, matte)

Near-black  + (Included on Pro Studio version)

Just-off-white + 3,000

Kabuki Red + 4,000

Custom colour: (PUR)

Driver+ cap/coil Upgrade:

upgraded AlNiCo wide-band driver + upgraded caps and coils and terminals, plus 6N solid core copper + silver "asymmetric" double run internal wire in pure cotton dielectric.  + 4,000

Viking Acoustics

horn is based on the logarithmic shape

of the chambered nautilus

Bone shaking bass, coherent detail, dynamics-micro dynamics, air, rich harmonic textures, correct tone and timbre, real-life soundstage easily make Grande Voix one of the very best and most sonically complete passive loudspeakers in the World.

All four of Grande Voix horns are turned from matching timbers! Choose North American maple, black walnut, or American Cherry.

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