The following copy was originally included in a press release by Von Schweikert.
So what is the ULTRA 7?
First off, it’s an ULTRA model which means it shares all the sonic and structural DNA of the other Von Schweikert Audio ULTRA reference loudspeakers. In this instance, it’s simply a different configuration of those previous designs that hopefully will be the “sweet spot” for some audiophiles in performance, aesthetics and ultimately budget.
Here’s what you get with the ULTRA 7.
Extremely low distortion, class-defining clarity, three-dimensional image focus, and full-bodied harmonic structure expected from these award-winning ULTRA.
VSA’s proprietary network topologies A.I.N. (Global Axis Integration Network) and A.I.R. (Acoustic Inverse Replication) which deliver their signature driver integration, holographic imaging, tonal accuracy and overall award-winning performance; what they refer to as The Sound of Reality. Please note, these network topologies have benefited from ongoing iteration for more than four decades of development.
Von Schweikert Audio’s ULTRA line of exotic Each channel of the ULTRA 7 design incorporates the following: Front Facing – three 9″ reinforced Ceramic Woofers, one 7″ reinforced Ceramic Midrange, one Beryllium Tweeter and one Dual Ribbon Super Tweeter. Rear Facing – one Ribbon Super Tweeter and one Magnesium Horn Loaded Tweeter combined into our Rear Ambient Array.
MasterBuilt Audio Ultra Line of internal wiring comes standard on the ULTRA Each signal path is individually shielded and damped with point-to-point connections. Designed by leaders in the Aerospace industry and made with rare and precious alloys. It’s simply the most transparent signal path we’ve experienced.
Point to point hand-built networks with isolated architecture that protects crossover parts and wiring from electrical noise contamination (aka distortion). In other words, not crowding all the network components for woofers, midranges and tweeters onto a small, printed circuit board which looks very high-tech but ultimately creates distortion.
Version 2.0 Aktive Cabinet Vibration Control, eliminating cabinet resonances with new materials and layering techniques built on more than 25 years of iteration.
A full set of their new proprietary LS Footers designed by Critical Mass System is included for the best loudspeaker isolation we’ve ever experienced.
Time Alignment, Phase Consistency, and adjustable bi-polar sound radiation pattern for room-filling and integrating The ULTRA 7 design achieve full- range response from 18Hz to 60kHz with 94 dB sensitivity @ 1w/1m.
Finally, VSA’s revolutionary Room Adjustment Control Suite. Von Schweikert Audio’s designs are 100% analog and achieve reference flat frequency response shipped from the factory. Yet they understand the real-world challenge of getting flat response in the various listening room By utilizing our Room Adjustment Control Suite consisting of autoformers with induvial signal paths for each level selection, they can adjust the Main Tweeter, Super Tweeter and Rear Ambient Array independently by 1/2 dB increments allowing us to achieve much greater reference performance in your room than any other analog loudspeakers available. This is one of the key factors that led to our unprecedent number of Best in Show awards over the years.
The ULTRA 7 at $180K MSRP firmly carves out a place between the very room friendly ULTRA 55 at $100K MSRP and the dominant ULTRA 9 at $225K MSRP and in our opinion, shares the most compelling features of both. The ULTRA 7 footprint and overall height is not much greater than the ULTRA 55 so the speaker will fit into even a small sound room very comfortably and yet, can pressurize a large sound room with little effort. But the ULTRA 7 benefits from almost all the technology of VSA’s ULTRA 9 specifically in the Room Adjustment Control Suite. This allows far greater ability to achieve flat response even in the most trying room environments while remaining 100% analog.
You can hear the Ultra 7 at Audio Source in Marietta, GA.
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