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Stella Light Speaker Kit

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    Purchase Stella Light Speaker Kit

    SKU: V-5896-Stella-Light Stella Light Speaker Kit

    $445.00 per pair without cabinets
    Brand: Visaton
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    Visaton Speaker Kit - Stella Light
    Art. No. 5896

    Visaton Stella Light - shown assembled with suggested cabinets, not supplied.
    Visaton Stella Light - shown assembled with suggested cabinets, not supplied.


    Characteristics and Sound Properties
    To be clear from the start: these small sized STELLA LIGHT speakers pack a considerable punch. While the outer appearance of the speakers might be described as compact or even sweet, this definitely does not apply to the maximum sound pressure of which they are capable. The combination of universal full-range FRS 8 - 8 Ohm loudspeaker and W 170 S - 8 Ohm woofer stands out because of its unbelievable level accuracy.

    The fact that the separating frequency is at a very low 200 Hz benefits the STELLA LIGHT's positioning accuracy and generates an image of the stage that easily earns the "live" label. The FRS 8 - 8 Ohm full-range loudspeaker is remarkably detailed in its output: even the higher frequencies are reproduced accurately and with clear focus. Complemented by the W 170 S - 8 Ohm woofer, this combination covers almost the full range of frequencies required.

    Whether used as computer speakers to the left and right of the desk or as a stereo set for the sitting room or bedroom, thanks to the excellent value-for-money price, these speakers can be used universally in many different environments without making too large inroads into your wallet. The simple, effective and intriguingly designed series crossover rounds the system off to produce a low-priced, quality building kit.

    After all the cables have been positioned in the cabinet, the cable opening in the divider will have to be sealed off with e.g. hot-melt glue.

    Extract from Klan & Ton: “We ran the listening test in our listening room (as usual), which we felt was pretty unfair since we were sure the floor area would be far too big for the narrow Stella Light. Think again: These two 17-litre cabinets produce powerful bass full of low-frequency energy – not the slightest bit intrusive or booming, but, thanks to the high-quality paper diaphragms, filled with special lively elegance which, in my opinion, represents the ideal compromise between the two extremes of the crisp clarity of hard cones and the comforting warmth of plastic diaphragms, while radiating a maximum charm. Whenever one felt lulled into a state of comfortableness by the light-footed effortlessly capable W 170 S, suddenly a bass punch would be projected towards the listening position to remind us that this is, indeed, an ambitious driver with considerable surface area. In a smaller listening room, the bass loses nothing of its presence – the very idea of adding a sub-subwoofer is blasted into insignificance by these two speakers. Add to this lively bass the congenial FRS 8. This driver, unencumbered by the really low bass, demonstrates its dynamic, responsive character, and unfolds a range and depth of sound colour that covers nearly seven octaves and, once again, shows why it is one of the really big players among the small full-range drivers.

    Conclusion Not really “light”: 180 Euros for two column speaker sets that are, in terms of their sound reproduction quality, fully grown-up – you can hardly beat that. And on top of it all there's a considerable portion of the fascination of full-range speakers – what more could one want?”


    Technical Specifications

    Rated power 60 W
    Maximum power 100 W
    Nominal impedance Z 4 Ohm
    Frequency response 50-20000 Hz
    Mean sound pressure level 84 dB (1W/1m)
    Cut-off frequency 200 Hz
    Principle of Housing Bassreflex
    Net volume 17 litres + 0.7 litres
    Outer dimension height 900 mm
    Outer dimension width 120 mm
    Outer dimension depth 280 mm


    Frequency and Impedance Response

    Frequency Response and Impedance Graph
    Frequency Response and Impedance Graph


    Exploded Cabinet Drawing

    Exploded Speaker Box Drawing
    Exploded Speaker Box Drawing


    Building the cabinet is fairly easy because all the panels are glued together as butt joints. We recommend beginning with the rear wall to which you then attach a side wall, lid and base by gluing them in place. This is followed by the strengthening struts and chamber for the small full-range driver. Not until you have done this can you position the second side wall and glue it in place. All the openings except the one for the full-range driver in the front panel should be cut and routed later.

    The opening for the full-range driver is a tricky one and requires very accurate cutting. To ensure the diameter is as accurate as possible, it makes sense to buy a hole saw of exactly the right size. Then, apply a bevel to the rear of the full-range driver opening using an angle router with a guide wheel or a simple rasp. To ensure that the driver is seated perfectly flush, the front edge should be slightly bevelled with a file or round router.

    Once this is finished, you can glue the front panel to the body of the cabinet and then drill, cut and rout the openings for the woofer, bass reflex tube, terminals and cables (D = 8 mm). The bevels on the front panel are done last using an angle router or rasp. The hole for the cables in the full-range driver cabinet should be sealed later with hot-melt glue or a similar substance.

    Stability can be improved by fitting a larger base board (e.g. 19 x 230 x 330 mm (h x b x d)) whose design can be freely varied.

    The crossover consists of two parts, you can use different grades than those recommended. The crossover connection information is to be found under the following link: Mounting guide crossover STELLA LIGHT (PDF; 248 KB)


    Internal Damping
    Distribute the mats of damping material loosely throughout the cabinet. One quarter of a mat is required for damping the mid-range chamber and the rest for the bass area. Ensure the opening of the bass reflex tube is left free.


    Component Parts List for Each Box - Supplied with Kit
    The kit comes with all necessary components (see list below for one box), one set if the speaker is an each, or two sets for a pair, see price above for details.

    Full range driver FRS 8 - 8 Ohm 1 pc.
    Woofer W 170 S - 8 Ohm 1 pc.
    Crossover parts Electrolytic Bipolar 150 uF 1 pc.
    Crossover parts 3.3 mH / 1 mm 1 pc.
    Bass reflex tube BR 19.24 (cut to 170mm) 1 pc.
    Terminal ST 77 1 pc.
    Damping material Polyester wool 2 bags
    Special wood screws 4 x 25 mm 4 pcs.
    Countersunk screws 3.5 x 25 mm 8 pcs.
    Cable 2 x 1.5 mm² 3 m


    Speaker Cabinet Material List to Make 1 Box - Not Supplied with Kit

    Parts for One Box (not supplied) Size (mm) Quantity
    Material: 19 mm chipboard or MDF recommended
    Front 900 x 120 1
    Rear panel 862 x 120 1
    Side panels 862 x 242 2
    Top / bottom panel 120 x 261 2
    Internal cabinet rear panel 82 x 200 1
    Internal cabinet bottom panel 82 x 40 1
    Brace 82 x 60 1
    Additional bottom plate 230 x 330 1


    Speaker Cabinet Dimensions

    Loudspeaker Box Construction Diagram - all dimensions in mm.
    Loudspeaker Box Construction Diagram - all dimensions in mm.


    Crossover - Supplied with Kit Already Assembled

    Speaker Kit Crossover Circuit
    Speaker Kit Crossover Circuit