KĒNTO Carbon

The KĒNTO Carbon represents a ground up re-thinking by Richard and Nathan Vandersteen. The answer came in a totally new design at the historic Model 5 price point. This speaker brings together the Model 5A carbon tweeter and the patented Carbon/Balsa core midrange from the Model Seven MK II, the Mid-Bass from the Quatro CT with the all new built-for-Vandersteen side firing pistonic opposing 9" powered bass drivers. The result is a level of adjustability unlike any other speaker. Available uniquely in both wood veneer and painted finishes.

Starting at $37,500 pair


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Available Finishes

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Vandersteen Audio is very proud to premiere the KĒNTO Carbon, the newest Vandersteen loudspeaker. The previous model at this price level, the Model 5 represented the first Vandersteen speaker with an adjustable powered subwoofer built into the full range enclosure to pursue the ideal time and phase alignment of all drivers. The original Model 5 had been in constant production for over twenty years, where it was firmly ensconced as a Stereophile Class A Recommendations, and was a perennial TAS Editor's Choice and winning universal praise from reviewers and consumers around the world. All of which is testament to the fact that it’s a tough speaker to improve upon! However, Richard and Nathan Vandersteen, the architects of this ambitious project, found that using side-firing 9-inch drivers allowed for further bass and mid-bass integration adjustment in any space. This breakthrough along with the existing carbon tweeter and newly combined with the patented Model Seven midrange yields results never seen at this price point. Early measurements and listening show this speaker’s performance will be a good part of the Model Seven Mk.II and a significant step forward with it’s new proprietary technological features. This speaker is priced at an introductory price of $37,500 per pair in painted or wood veneer finishes, and will be available early in 2020. A small deposit will hold your place and you can decide your finish later. See your Vandersteen dealer for details.

KĒNTO Carbon Specifications

Tweeter

1” Exclusive Aerodynamic Dual-Chamber, Transmission-Line Loaded Carbon Dome with Ferrofluid Voice-Coil Cooling 

Midrange

4.5” Patented Perfect Piston Midrange with 3-Layer Carbon Fiber/Balsa/Carbon Fiber Cone, Die-Cast Aerodynamic Basket with Neo-Magnet Assembly and Ferrofluid Voice-Coil Cooling

Mid-Woofer

6.5” Woven-Fiber Cone and Precision-Formed Magnet Assembly Copper Faraday Ring 

Subwoofer(s)

(2) 9" Aluminum Drivers with Long-Throw Motor Assemblies 

Phase

Positive

Subwoofer Amplifier

400-Watt Class B High-Current Amplifier with Fully Regulated Switching Power Supply

Recommended Amplification

40-200 Watts Into 8 Ohms

Frequency Response

23 Hz – 40kHz +/- 3dB

Sensitivity

87 dB, 1 meter/2.83 volt input

Impedance

8 ohms +/- 3 ohms

Crossovers

First order/6dB per octave, 200Hz, 900Hz, 5kHz

Input Terminals

Barrier strips, 7/16" max width

Dimensions (WHD)

12” x 47” x 19”

Weight

170 lbs. Ea. Net / 200 Shipping Gross

Country of Manufacture

Made in the USA

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