CES 2015 Hot Product
The shape is familiar, but the new Vandersteen Model 7 Mk II ($62,000/pair) crams even more technology into its hardy, compact form. This includes tighter grouping of the tweeter and midrange, placing them on the same plane. The push-pull subwoofer drivers have also been upgraded, their voice-coil leads woven directly into the spiders. increasing excursion and thus "authority" at 100Hz and below.
Easily the greatest enhancement to the Model 7 since its introduction is the companion M7-HPA amps ($52,000/pair), which drive only the midrange and tweeter -- the bass section is internally powered. While the combination is undoubtedly very expensive, it negates the need for separate power amps, which might add even more to the cost.
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