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Visaton Speaker Kit - Experience V20
Art. No. 5965
Visaton Experience V20 (accessories not included) - shown assembled with suggested cabinets, not supplied.
Characteristics and Sound Properties
The EXPERIENCE V 20 is a 96 litre vented cabinet and features a baffle arrangement based on the D'Appolito principle arranged symmetrically around the tweeter. In order to suppress any unwanted interference by the front baffle on the radiation pattern, the entire mid- to high-range unit is not positioned in the middle of the cabinet, but towards the inner side.
The woofers in the EXPERIENCE V 20 are two W 200 S - 8 Ohm 's in parallel up to around 450 Hz. From here, the mid-bass unit takes over. The W 130 S - 8 Ohm 's, also connected in parallel, cover the mid-range frequencies up to around 3000 Hz and hand over to the G 25 FFL - 8 Ohm textile dome unit at the high-range.
The crossover unit is designed for bi-wiring.
The very first impression you get of this V 20 speaker system will demonstrate the unrestricted exuberance the speakers are capable of. At the lower octave levels, the two 20 cm woofers produce crisp bass sounds with a dynamic punch that is unusual for speakers of this size. The mid-range produces absolutely linear, undistorted sound and the overall effect is of tangible sounds, spatially separated from the speakers themselves. The crystal clear, airy high-range reproduction from the 25 mm textile dome unit puts the final touch to the upper frequency end.
Extract from Stereoplay:
The Experience V 20 was "the only one we tested that was able to produce really fruity, deep bass. The Experience V 20 did not only provide muscle power but also a liveliness that was way out ahead during all the tests." "The VISATON Experience V 20 deserves the highest praise, because there has never been such tremendous listening pleasure at such a modest price before." Category: absolutely top-of the-scale III Sound quality: excellent Verdict: "Sensational quality"/ Overall winner
|Nominal impedance Z
|Mean sound pressure level
|88 dB (1W/1m)
|450 / 3000 Hz
|Principle of Housing
|96 litres + 5.5 litres
|Outer dimension height
|Outer dimension width
|Outer dimension depth
Frequency and Impedance Response
Frequency Response and Impedance Graph
Exploded Cabinet Drawing
Exploded Speaker Box Drawing
As can be seen from the drawing, the EXPERIENCE V20 cabinet consists of straight-edged butt-jointed boards glued together. The inside of the speaker contains a medium range cabinet and three reinforcing boards. The reinforcing boards marked in the drawing with a "1" have three cut-outs each and serve at the same time as the tops and bases for the mid-range chamber. The board marked with a "2" has four cut-outs and is the lower reinforcement. The reinforcing boards have the same function as the cross-laths used in some other sample constructions, i.e. to stiffen parallel panels. Three holes are required of 8 mm diameter in the rear panel of the medium range chamber for the cables, as can be seen in the front view of the cabinet drawing through the cut-out for the lower mid-range driver. The two 73 mm cut-outs in the front baffle are for mounting the tubes, and the terminals are mounted in the square cut-out in the rear panel. The circuit board for the crossover unit is attached to the panel behind the lower bass cut-out.
One mat of damping material is used in the mid-range chamber, and the remaining mats are rolled or folded and placed inside the cabinet in such a way that only the area directly behind the two tubes is free. In order to prevent the mats slipping later, they should be clamped in the cut-outs of the reinforcing boards.
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.
|G 25 FFL - 8 Ohm
|W 130 S - 8 Ohm
|W 200 S - 8 Ohm
|Experience V 20
|Bass reflex tube
|BR 15.34 (full length)
|3.5 x 19 mm
|2 x 1.5 mm²
|2 x 2.5 mm²
Speaker Cabinet Material List to Make 1 Box - Not Supplied with Kit
|Parts for One Box (not supplied)
|Material: 19 mm chipboard or MDF recommended
|Front and rear panel
|300 x 1300
|322 x 1300
|Top and bottom panel
|322 x 262
|322 x 262
|Midrange rear panel
|400 x 143
|Midrange side panel
|400 x 119
Speaker Cabinet Dimensions
Loudspeaker Box Construction Diagram - all dimensions in mm.
Crossover - Supplied with Kit Already Assembled
Speaker Kit Crossover Circuit