Grund Audio Design has introduced the new VIP Series of loudspeakers that includes four models, three of which are 3-way designs.
All models are passive (requiring external amplification), with high power capabilities and injection molded enclosures.
As the smallest enclosure of the family, the VIP-06 is a 2-way design that utilizes a 1-inch HF dome tweeter coupled with 6.5-inch cone LF transducer, with a 68 Hz – 20 kHz frequency range.
The VIP-08, VIP-10, and VIP-12 loudspeakers are all 3-way designs that produce a natural sounding midrange that results in improved speech intelligibility as well as vocal performance reproduction.
The midrange transducer in each of the three models features a 5-inch cone with a 1-inch coil in a quasi-horn loaded design.
Similarly, these three models feature 1-inch HF dome tweeters. For low frequency reproduction, the VIP-08 uses an 8-inch cone transducer, the VIP-10 employs a 10-inch cone transducer, and the VIP-12 incorporates a 12-inch cone transducer. The frequency range for the VIP-08, VIP-10, and VIP-12 is, respectively, 45 Hz - 18 kHz, 40 Hz - 18 kHz, and 38 Hz - 18 kHz.
Cabinets include four M6 integrated flypoints, and Grund Audio also has an optionally available wall mount bracket. To protect the transducer complement, the VIP Series incorporates steel, powder-coated grilles.
The VIP-06, VIP-08, and VIP-10 loudspeakers are available in both black and white while the VIP-12 is available in black. Further, the name badges on the front of the enclosures rotate for vertical or horizontal positioning. All models are available in mirror imaged pairs.
Frank Grund, president of Grund Audio Design, states, “Our new VIP Series is a terrific choice for a wide range of commercial installations. With the exception of the smallest model—the VIP-06—these enclosures are 3-way designs.
“The most notable difference of a 3-way architecture, as opposed to the more common 2-way design, lies in the loudspeaker’s ability to reproduce a far more natural midrange. Since the human voice falls into this frequency range, the result is noticeably improved speech intelligibility and more natural vocal reproduction overall.
“Further, the LF transducers on all models are heavy duty designs with large voice coils that deliver a full, rich-sounding low end. For speech and music reproduction, our new VIP Series excel. I’m confident installation professionals will find much to like.”
New VIP Series loudspeakers are now available. MSRP pricing is as follows:
• VIP-06: $179.00
• VIP-08: $299.00
• VIP-10: $379.00
• VIP-12: $439.00
MSRP for the optionally available model 75-408 wall mount bracket for the VIP-06 is $35. MSRP for the optionally available model 75-410 wall mount bracket for the VIP-08, VIP-10, and VIP-12 is $49.
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