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 $3,291 / Pair

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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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