Compact Bookshelf with Carbon Tweeter

A small speaker that can. Featuring the same technology tweeter as in the top-of-the-line System NINE at 2% of the price.

Starting at $3,436 / Pair

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Vandersteen Audio has done its best to photograph these wood finishes on each product page, but please know that while the woods we receive from our vendors are unfailingly high in quality, no two pieces of wood are ever exactly alike. This is dictated by nature. We promise that your speakers will look gorgeous, but not that they will precisely match the photos you see on our website or on our dealers’ in-store demo speakers.

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Accurately reproducing the signal from the amplifier requires preserving all of the delicate time-domain relationships that comprise music. Because there isn't enough physical real estate to time-align such a compact speaker, making a time- and phase-coherent speaker in such a small box requires the use of coaxially-mounted drivers like the woofer/tweeter used here. This custom-built driver features the carbon tweeter technology only found on Vandersteens finest products.  The result is all the coherence and dimensional purity one expects from a classic Vandersteen in a gorgeous and versatile little speaker, meant to be put onto a bookshelf close to the rear boundary. 

VLR CT Specifications

Coaxial Woofer/Tweeter

6.5” Mineral-Filled Polycone with Die-Cast Basket with 1” Patented Perfect Piston Tweeter

Recommended Amplification

30-100 Watts Into 8 Ohms

Frequency Response

64Hz – 40kHz +/- 3dB


86 dB, 1 meter2.83 volt input


8 ohms nominal 5 ohms minimum


First order/6dB per octave, 3.5kHz

Input Terminals

Barrier strips, 7/16" max width

Dimensions (WHD)

8” x 12” x 11.5” 


22 lbs. Ea. Net

Country of Manufacture

Made in the USA

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