What do you think when you read the following quote: “It’s the curve that appeals me, free and sensual.”? These are words from Oskar Niemeyer. And no, he’s not talking about a beautiful woman. Time to meet a goddess: the Vienna Physix Diva Grandezza.
The spherical horn is the most perfect and at the same time most complex means of transmitting sound. Specially modified mid frequency and tweeter drivers are mounted at the centre of the horns. The optimal contour of the horn was defined using software developed especially for Vienna Physix. The result of countless metering tests were an input for this program before the contour of the horn could be machined. The result is perfect spherical horns such as have never been manufactured before.
The active amplification of low frequencies was a logical consequence of the high efficiency of the horns. An amplifier in the base of the Diva Grandezza controls the bass range, allowing your home hi-fi system to develop the medium and high-frequency ranges to the full. The housing of the subwoofers achieve a high degree of stability coupled with low resonance thanks to their special design and choice of materials. Patented LF absorbers are used to suppress low-frequency vibrations. The housings are also lined with rubber and steel mats. Sound absorption is achieved using only natural, hand felted sheep’s wool.
Before every Diva grandezza leaves the factory, it passes trough the hands of countless craftsman – joiners, electroacoustic engineers, polishers. Vienna Physix’s intensive collaboration with an aircraft manufacturer helped them develop the manufacturing process for the sophisticated woofer housing that is made of composite materials. The element to which the medium and high frequency horn is attached is laminated with 16 hardwood veneers. This method of producing curved wooden components comes from the traditional craft of boatbuilding. It’s only the sum of all these skills that gives the Diva its aura of perfection.
Take a look at the Diva Grandezza product page.