Visaton Solitude Loadspeaker Kit - price per pair.
Makes 1 pair of speakersSOLITUDE
Art. No. 5988
Characteristics and sound properties
The SOLITUDE set-up combines the direct, highly precise sound reproduction of the B 200 6 Ohm wide-range speaker with the dynamic bass of two GF 200 2 x 4 Ohm. The B 200 6 Ohm is fitted in a completely enclosed, heavily damped compartment. The two GF 200 2 x 4 Ohm woofers are mounted in a voluminous cabinet with a generously dimensioned bass reflex tube. Owing to the very low-frequency separation, SOLITUDE is, in effect, a wide-range speaker with a subwoofer.
First impressions: fantastic sound! A synthesis of the precision localisation, clarity and analytical precision of the SOLO 100 or SOLO 50 (straight down the axis) and the level accuracy of the CONCORDE MK II. The bass is deep but not heavy, the medium range clearly evident, with no fuzzy fringes. We could not detect a break between the bass and the rest - the sound was more homogeneous and pure than we had ever heard from any other wide-range speakers.
The two sections have to be reverse connected. In so doing, it does not matter whether the bass is connected correctly or not as long as the SOLITUDE is playing on its own. In conjunction with other speakers (e.g. in a multichannel system) the bass must, of course be in sync.
The cabinet sections, cut from 19 mm chipboard or medium density fibreboard (MDF) board are butt jointed and glued. The chamfers on the baffle can be made with a jigsaw or circular saw set to 45° or added later using an orbital sander. After that, the openings for the driver and terminals are cut out.
The crossover can be attached to the rear wall behind the baffle cut-out for the upper woofer.
Distribute all the damping material (7 mats) uniformly inside the chamber for the wide-range speaker. The entire woofer chamber does not require damping.