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RMAF 2019 Show Report -- Rocky Mountain International Audio Fest 2019

RMAF 2019 Show Report Sneak Peek!

Vandersteen KĒNTO Carbon Loudspeaker


  Featuring a carbon tweeter, Vandersteen's KĒNTO Carbon loudspeaker ($37,500 per pair in painted or wood veneer finishes) uses their Seven MK II midrange, plus a new 9" subwoofer driver powered by 400 Watt Linear Amplifier. This active bass driver system increases midbass adjustability, which is said to results in a more open and expansive soundstage and greater bass authority than the company's now retired 5A Carbon.

The previous model at this price level, the Model 5 represented the first Vandersteen speaker with an adjustable powered subwoofer built into the full range enclosure to pursue the ideal time and phase alignment of all drivers. The original Model 5 had been in constant production for over twenty years.



Richard and Nathan Vandersteen, the architects of this ambitious project, found that using side-firing 9"drivers allowed for further bass and mid-bass integration adjustment in any space. This breakthrough along with the existing carbon tweeter and newly combined with the patented Model Seven midrange yields results never seen by Vandersteen at this price point.

According to the company, "Early measurements and listening show this speaker’s performance will be a good part of the Model Seven Mk.II and a significant step forward with it’s new proprietary technological features."



KĒNTO Carbon Specifications
Exclusive Aerodynamic Dual-Chamber, Transmission-Line Loaded Carbon Dome with Ferrofluid Voice-Coil Cooling 

4.5" Patented Perfect Piston™ Midrange with 3-Layer Carbon Fiber/Balsa/Carbon Fiber Cone, Die-Cast Aerodynamic Basket with Neo-Magnet Assembly and Ferrofluid Voice-Coil Cooling

6.5" Woven-Fiber Cone and Precision-Formed Magnet Assembly Copper Faraday Ring 

Two 9" Aluminum Drivers with Long-Throw Motor Assemblies 
Subwoofer Amplifier
400-Watt Class B High-Current Amplifier with Fully Regulated Switching Power Supply

Recommended Amplification
40-200 Watts Into 8 Ohms

Frequency Response
23Hz to 40kHz (+/-3dB)
Sensitivity: 85dB/W/m
Impedance: 4 Ohms
Crossovers: First order/6dB per octave, 200Hz, 900Hz, 5kHz
Input Terminals: Barrier strips, 0.5" max width
Dimensions: 12" x 47" x 19" (WxHxD)
Weight: 110 lbs. each
Made in the USA



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