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VOX 80 Speaker Kit

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    Purchase VOX 80 Speaker Kit

    SKU: V-5940-VOX80 VOX 80 Speaker Kit

    $395.00 per pair without cabinets
    Brand: Visaton
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    Visaton Speaker Kit - VOX 80
    Art. No. 5940

    Visaton VOX 80 (accessories not included) - shown assembled with suggested cabinets, not supplied.
    Visaton VOX 80 - shown assembled with suggested cabinets, not supplied.
    Visaton VOX 80 (accessories not included) - shown assembled with suggested cabinets, not supplied.


    Characteristics and Sound Properties
    This the smallest member of the VOX family is an exactly scaled-down version of the larger models. The dimensions of the VOX 253 have been reduced by a factor of around 3. The driver concept, consisting of two mid-range loudspeakers and a side-mounted woofer, corresponds to the other VOX versions. The two 5 cm full-range FRWS 5 R - 8 Ohm speakers fit perfectly in the baffle and cover mid-range. The smaller CP 13 - 4 Ohm tweeter ensures that the higher-frequency, although already well covered by the FRWS 5 R - 8 Ohm, is further strengthened. The woofer in this set is an F 8 SC - 8 Ohm full-range loudspeaker.

    In order to be worthy of the honour of being included in the VOX family, the VOX 80 is fitted with a crossover which is just as conscientiously matched to the drivers as those in the larger models.

    The results can be both seen and heard. The VOX 80 is an eye-catcher as well as an ear-catcher on any desk as a PC-based hifi, for example.

    The VOX 80 has a power handling of 20/30 watts. In practice, in a PC environment, however, this output level is seldom, if ever, required. Set to an output of one watt, one VOX 80 will generate approx. 80 dB in a workplace, both speakers together create 86 dB. This is very loud. A miniature amplifier like the Visaton AMP 2.2 or AMP 2.2 LN will, therefore, be perfectly sufficient for most applications.

    Extract from Klang & Ton: This neat little system really knows how to play. Not merely on the desk, but also as bookends on the shelf, provided you leave some space behind them. Amazingly, this miniature member of the VOX family will produce a rich, powerful overall sound which, understandably will not have a full complement of bass frequencies. The laws of physics put the limits on that with the 8 cm woofers. Despite that, this miniature VOX will offer you very pleasurable music listening. They are far superior to those boxes you normally find standing beside PC monitors. A pair of VOX 80's and the VISATON AMP 2.2 baby amp, which runs on 12 volts, coupled with an MP3 player stashed away in your suitcase and you are all set for hifi quality on your travels or in your mobile home. I took to these little fellows during the test phase and only handed them back with the greatest reluctance.

    Image Hifi 6/2005
    : (...) From the upper tonics onwards, its tiny size makes it responsive and crisp when playing music and shows that it belongs to the world of capable, fresh, serious speakers with an excellent overall sound quality. (...) By the way, you will never find a VOX 80 thumping out heavy duty pub music. Rock`n`roll and non-stop beats are definitely not the world in which it feels at home. (...) But a pair of VOX 80s on a desk, beside a computer screen or on a window sill will cause many a passer-by to think well of their owner. I speak from experience!


    Technical Specifications

    Rated power 20 W
    Maximum power 30 W
    Nominal impedance Z 4 Ohm
    Frequency response 80-22000 Hz
    Mean sound pressure level 80 dB (2.83V/1m)
    Cut-off frequency 420 / 4500 Hz
    Principle of Housing Bassreflex
    Net volume 1.8 litres + 0.15 litres
    Outer dimension height 367 mm
    Outer dimension width 75 mm
    Outer dimension depth 137 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


    In the lower part of the cabinet, you can see the tunnel, made up of the base and an upper board. At the top of the cabinet, behind the cut-out in the baffle for the mid- to high-range unit, is the enclosure required for the mid-range cone, made up of two wooden boards. Three 8 mm holes has to be drilled into the rear board of the mid-range enclosure for the connection leads. These holes have to be sealed well.

    Fitting the F 8 SC - 8 Ohm into the side is a special feature. The mounting board for the F 8 SC - 8 Ohm (125 x 87 with a 78 mm cut-out) itself is glued in place from inside behind the square cut-outs in the corresponding side panel. For optical reasons the side panel cut-out must be made extremely accurately. The grille will be fitted into this cut-out after completion of the cabinet.

    The crossover unit is placed into the cabinet through the cut-out of the woofer and simply laid into the damping material.


    Internal Damping
    Cut two strips from the damping material around 5 cm wide and 30 cm long and place them longitudinally in the cabinets. An additional 5 cm wide strip is cut to make two strips 10 cm long and these are inserted in the cabinets, after the crossovers have been fitted, above and below the woofer.


    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.

    Tweeter CP 13 - 4 Ohm 1 pc.
    Midrange driver FRWS 5 R - 8 Ohm 2 pcs.
    Woofer F 8 SC - 8 Ohm 1 pc.
    Crossover VOX 80 1 pc.
    Terminal PT 57 NG 1 pc.
    Damping material Polyester wool 1/4 bag
    Wood screws 3.5 x 19 mm 8 pcs.
    Cable 2 x 1.5 mm² 0.5 m
    Cable 2 x 0.75 mm² 0.75 m
    Grille Effect 80 1 pc.


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

    Parts for One Box (not supplied) Size (mm) Quantity
    Material: 10 mm plywood or MDF recommended
    Front 75 x 367 1
    Side panels 127 x 367 2
    Bottom panel 127 x 55 1
    Rear panel 342 x 55 1
    Top panel 117 x 55 1
    Bass reflex channel 100 x 55 1
    Midrange rear panel 155 x 55 1
    Midrange bottom panel 30 x 55 1
    Mounting board woofer 125 x 87 1
    Optional accessories:
    Amplifier AMP 2.2 or AMP 2.2 LN 1 pc.


    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