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VOX 253 Speaker Kit

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    SKU: V-5985-VOX253 VOX 253 Speaker Kit

    $2,395.00 per pair without cabinets
    Brand: Visaton
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    Visaton Speaker Kit - VOX 253
    Art. No. 5985

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


    Characteristics and Sound Properties
    The VOX 253 is an upright speaker with its subwoofer TIW 250 XS - 8 Ohm let into the side-wall. This design enables the front panel to be kept very narrow making it that much easier to position. One of the most outstanding features of the TIW 250 XS - 8 Ohm is its unbelievable ability to reproduce the lowest range bass in surprisingly small cabinets. In the listening area, the bass pressure becomes tangible rather than audible, the sort of effect you would normally only expect from much larger speakers. As a result of the side-opening position of the TIW 250 XS - 8 Ohm, the separating frequency between the subwoofer and the mid-range drivers has to be very low. This has been achieved by means of an especially intelligent frequency cross-over design.

    In order not to restrict the dynamics at higher bass levels, a bass reflex tube with an exceptionally large cross-section and corresponding length has been designed. In this way, flow-related losses are kept to a minimum. The vent is at the bottom in the rear wall so as not to interfere with the attractive appearance of the front face.

    The only difference between VOX 253 and VOX 252 is the new woofer TIW 250 XS - 8 Ohm. A change of the crossover was not necessary.

    This version of the VOX contains the high-end ceramic dome tweeter KE 25 SC - 8 Ohm. An 18 dB high-pass filter produces an optimum phase relationship between tweeter an midrange. This creates an improvement of the clear location of each individual voice or instrument.

    Extract from STEREO 11/2004: The new VOX 253 development made it necessary to move further up the test scale because it was easily able to overtake the very good VOX 252, which is in normal working use in the editor's office, in a direct comparison, it is clearer, more voluminous and while achieving better separation and, in the bass department, even slightly more efficiently controlled. It is even possible to up the maximum volume level a little. What comes out in the end is an enhanced but equally sophisticated, high-quality audiophile column speaker which is just as applicable to everyday use and is guaranteed to raise the fun stakes. In short, the Vox 253 is now a whole class better, still costs only € 4000 a pair and, as a result, achieves 80 points on the scale. That, in turn, means it gets a fourth star for being excellent value-for-money.


    Technical Specifications

    Rated power 200 W
    Maximum power 350 W
    Nominal impedance Z 4 Ohm
    Frequency response 28-25000 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


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