The famed John Atkinson reviews the Quatro Wood CT together with the M5-HPA high-pass amplifiers.See Full Review
Combining the M5 High Pass Amplifier (M5-HPA), the included 30-inch HPA interface cable, and your Vandersteen speakers yields a fully-powered solution optimized by the factory. This eliminates the need for another amplifier and an external crossover, so plug your pre-amplifier into this M5-HPA, and you are ready to play. The Price Shown Includes High-content Silver and Copper BiWire 30" HPA Interface Cable.
Starting at $19,990 / Pair
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The dramatic reduction in distortion realized by Vandersteen’s patented Perfect-Piston™ drivers (US patent #8320604) made it clear to Richard Vandersteen that the next speaker performance frontier would only be achieved by designing a radical new state-of-the-art amplifier from the ground up. The resulting flagship M7-HPA inspired a more compact, practical solution: the M5-High Pass Amplifier (M5-HPA). This high-pass amplifier is excellent with Quatros, SUB THREEs (combined with any brand loudspeaker), and KĒNTO Carbons.
For years, Vandersteen has employed amplifiers custom-tailored to each design in Vandersteen’s subwoofers and the equalized bass sections in its powered-bass loudspeakers in conjunction with passive high-pass filters for ultimate performance. When employing the HPA Interface cables combined with a powered-bass Vandersteen speaker, the M5-HPA mono-block creates an entirely powered loudspeaker system in which the amplification over the entire frequency range is driven by perfectly tailored amplification.
Richard Vandersteen is responsible for the M5-HPA’s overall design and architecture; the amplifier was developed and built in a partnership between Vandersteen Audio and Dean Klinefelter, a talented designer and engineer.
M5-HPA Design and Performance Features: