The Absolute Sound testar Liszt Imperial Grand
"At such times, it’s hard to believe that a loudspeaker that is as diminutive as the Liszt can produce such an ocean of sound to smoothly sweep you away."
"- - - the Liszt delivers a remarkable quotient of reference-level sound for its price."
||28 Hz – 25 kHz
||50 – 400 Watts
||1.2in / 30mm Handcrafted, Hand-Coated Neodymium Center-Vented Silk Dome
||(1) 6in / 152.4mm Flat-Spider-Cone™, High-Power Neodymium Motor
||(3) 7in / 177.8mm X3P Spider-Cone™
||Three-Way. 6dB and 12dB Bessel
||MKP Capacitor, 1% Tolerance; Air Coils, 0.7% Tolerance
|Metal Film Resistors
||Tolerance, Inductance Free
|Weight per Pair
||198 lbs / 88 kg
|Dimensions (W x H x D)
||inches 7.8” x 45.2” 17.2” without base assembly / mm 198 mm x 1148 mm x 435 mm
inches 11.6” x 47.6” 17.2” with base assembly / mm 295 mm x 1210 mm x 435 mm
||Cherry, Premium Rosewood, Piano Black, and Piano White
The Liszt Speaker
The pinnacle of Vienna Acoustics’ Imperial Series, the LISZT is an ingenious three-way loudspeaker system using an all-new version of the patented Flat-Spider-Cone™ coincident driver technology first seen in our flagship Klimt Series™. This driver is set in a separate rotating, vented enclosure, supported by a sophisticated bass cabinet featuring three of our patented Spider-Cone woofers.
The Music Center
The heart of the LISZT design is the new 15cm Flat-Spider-Cone coincident driver; the result of an intensive development project conducted over the course of many years to further advance our patented system. This second-to-none driver assembly, which perfectly marries an astonishing new midrange with an equally remarkable tweeter, was solely developed by Vienna Acoustics and is skillfully manufactured by ScanSpeak.
The midrange portion of the system employs a flat driver using our proprietary self-damping X3P polymer material strengthened by the introduction of glass fibers, which further gains structural rigidity from its twelve large 16mm reinforcement “Spider” ribs. The result of this patented technology is not only unparalleled stiffness with true pistonic behavior, but also exceptionally low mass, resulting in ultra-fast transient response and resolution. Precisely and effortlessly controlling this driver is a huge, high-force neodymium magnet assembly, built around a massive 50mm voice coil.
Installed in a perfectly time-aligned position at the center of the midrange driver is our new Vienna Acoustics–designed, hand-coated silk dome tweeter, driven by a neodymium magnet motor assembly. With over two years of development, this new tweeter ranks as one of our best drivers to date.
The cabinet designed to house this unique driver system makes the most of its remarkable technology. The Flat-Spider-Cone driver is housed in a separate top unit that is decoupled from the bass enclosure by a high-tech, aluminum pivoting mechanism, facilitating optimal tuning by permitting minute toe-in adjustments of the Music Center.
While this basic configuration is similar to that found in the Klimt Series of speakers, unique to LISZT is the porting of the midrange cabinet. This newly VA researched suspension system allows for unsuppressed dynamic delivery and resolution.
The Bass Array
While the Music Center handles high and middle frequencies, three 7 inch Spider Cone bass drivers, with cones composed of our proprietary ribbed X3P polymer material, perform in a separate and elaborately devised enclosure.
The bass cabinet housing the drivers utilizes seven braces that divide the cabinet into two different chambers, one with a single woofer and the other with two woofers, each vented and uniquely tuned. The two lower units produce the lowest bass, working in parallel, while the single driver provides ideal transition to the midrange driver.
This configuration results in tremendous bass extension with speed and liquidity.
The Fit and Finish
As with all Vienna Acoustics speaker systems, LISZT is meticulously handcrafted to the highest standards of quality in Vienna, Austria, with each finished speaker matching the reference within 0.3 dB, to ensure the most effortless and natural performance from every speaker that leaves our factory.
Available in true Piano Black and Piano White, as well as in sustainably sourced Cherry and Premium Rosewood veneer finishes.