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VOX 253 MHT Speaker Kit

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    SKU: V-5983-VOX253-MHT VOX 253 MHT Speaker Kit

    $2,495.00 per pair without cabinets
    Brand: Visaton
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    Visaton Speaker Kit - VOX 253 MHT
    Art. No. 5983

    Visaton Vox 253 MHT - shown assembled with suggested cabinets, not supplied.
    Visaton VOX 253 MHT - shown assembled with suggested cabinets, not supplied.


    Characteristics and Sound Properties
    Due to the deep starting frequency of the MHT 12 - 8 Ohm it is possible to make use of this magnetostat in the VOX 253. Of course, the crossover has to be changed from that used in the original version with its KE 25 SC - 8 Ohm. Fortunately, the AL 130 - 8 Ohm 's only have to be separated slightly higher which means we are still a long way from the baffle resonance levels. Here, too, the transfer frequency is 3000 Hz. As can be seen from the dotted frequency curves for the individual drivers, the AL 130 - 8 Ohm drop off at 2000 Hz and the MHT 12 - 8 Ohm at 4500 Hz and meet again at 3000 Hz and -6 dB. The magnetostat need not by any means produce its full output at 3000 Hz, as some people often believe. This would not make sense in terms of achieving the lowest possible distortion factor.

    Since the front panel of the MHT 12 - 8 Ohm is slightly larger, the AL 130 - 8 Ohm 's have to be spaced a little further apart (10 mm).

    As regards their sound quality, both versions (original VOX 253 with KE 25 SC - 8 Ohm and VOX 253 MHT) are at the same high level. The version preferred by each particular customer will depend on personal taste, the type of music you listen to and how you listen.


    Technical Specifications

    Rated power 200 W
    Maximum power 350 W
    Nominal impedance Z 4 Ohm
    Frequency response 28-40000 Hz
    Mean sound pressure level 84 dB (1W/1m)
    Cut-off frequency 200 / 3000 Hz
    Principle of Housing Bassreflex
    Net volume 70 litres + 4 litres
    Outer dimension height 1150 mm
    Outer dimension width 235 mm
    Outer dimension depth 400 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


    the lower part of the cabinet, you can see the tunnel, made up of the base and an upper board. In the middle, there are three cross-reinforcements. 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 TIW 250 XS into the side is a special feature. The mounting board for the TIW 250 XS (346 x 297 with a 235 mm cut-out) itself is glued in place from inside behind the round cut-outs in the corresponding side panel. This means that the bass driver can be sunken by 19 mm (19 mm = thickness of the boards). For optical reasons the side panel cut-out must be made extremely accurately.

    The crossover unit is mounted on the side panel behind the bass port.


    Internal Damping
    The damping uses one mat placed in the medium range cabinet. The remainder is evenly distributed throughout the cabinet. The area above the tunnel opening (at the rear of the front panel) up to the lower edge of the reinforcement remains free. If, as a result of the acoustics in the room, the low-range bass is too powerful, damping this area will have a corresponding effect on the overall bass output level.


    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 MHT 12 - 8 Ohm 1 pc.
    Midrange driver AL 130 - 8 Ohm 2 pcs.
    Woofer TIW 250 XS - 8 Ohm 1 pcs.
    Crossover VOX 253 MHT 1 pc.
    Terminal BT 95/75 1 pc.
    Damping material Polyester wool 4 bags
    Special wood screws 5 x 30 mm 6 pcs.
    Wood screws 3.5 x 19 mm 12 pcs.
    Countersunk screws 3.5 x 25 mm 4 pcs.
    Cable 2 x 1.5 mm² 2 m
    Cable 2 x 2.5 mm² 2.5 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
    Side panels 1150 x 378 2
    Bottom panel 197 x 378 1
    Rear panel 197 x 1051 1
    Top panel 197 x 359 1
    Bass reflex channel 197 x 270 1
    Brace 197 x 100 2
    Brace 197 x 60 1
    Midrange rear panel 197 x 500 1
    Midrange bottom panel 197 x 43 1
    Mounting board woofer 346 x 297 1
    Material: 22mm MDF or Chipboard
    Front panel 1150 x 235 1


    Speaker Cabinet Dimensions

    Loudspeaker Box Construction Diagram - all dimensions in mm.

    Visaton Speaker KIT Vox 253 MHT

    Loudspeaker Box Construction Diagram - all dimensions in mm.


    Crossover - Supplied with Kit Already Assembled

    Speaker Kit Crossover Circuit
    Speaker Kit Crossover Circuit