VSA ULTRA 55 Video Tour

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Von Schweikert Audio is pleased to introduce our ULTRA 55, the third model in our flagship ULTRA Line of reference loudspeakers. Its technology and performance are essentially identical to the critically acclaimed and award-winning ULTRA 9 and ULTRA 11, but in a form factor that is far more adaptable to a greater number of moderate to medium size sound rooms given its output, footprint and overall height.

The ULTRA 55, like the ULTRA 9 and ULTRA 11, sets an unprecedented new standard for realism that brings you closer than ever before to the source, so you can experience the live event in the privacy of your home. To achieve this level of performance, we’ve leveraged more than 40 years of research and development in the creation of this revolutionary new model.

“The VAC/Von Schweikert system produced some of the finest sound I've ever heard at a hi-fi show and demonstrated to all the SAT's incredible bottom end performance. A few people wept.”
- Michael Fremer, Analog Planet – ULTRA 55 at the Florida Audio Expo

The ULTRA 55 delivers all the speed and depth of bass, vocal resolution and tonal richness of our critically acclaimed and award-winning ULTRA Line of flagship loudspeakers but in a form factor that will fit into almost any lifestyle. Through their low distortion design, the ULTRA 55 exceeds the competition in its ability to deliver more of the signal without the “information masking” from the competition’s higher distortion designs. Lastly, the ULTRA 55 can more accurately reproduce the original sound of recordings in essentially any environment using our proprietary analog room integration controls during their initial setup.
The ULTRA 55 is the state-of-the-art in high-end audio loudspeaker design. Von Schweikert Audio allows you to simply enjoy the music by solving the many challenges of recreating the live event in your sound room.
The ULTRA 55 shown here in Bleu Celeste.
 
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What are the differences between the VR-55 Aktive (mine are wired internally with the Master-Built Ultra cables) and the new Ultra 55?
 

Leif S

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What are the differences between the VR-55 Aktive (mine are wired internally with the Master-Built Ultra cables) and the new Ultra 55?
Everything is different lol. Different woofers and midrange. Different crossovers with TOL parts. Different x-over topology and crossover points. All ULTRA speakers are wired internally with MB Ultra wire. The rear ambient driver covers a much wider frequency response. It is a completely different speaker.
 
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Everything is different lol. Different woofers and midrange. Different crossovers with TOL parts. Different x-over topology and crossover points. All ULTRA speakers are wired internally with MB Ultra wire. The rear ambient driver covers a much wider frequency response. It is a completely different speaker.
Yes, they’re different speakers, so generically-speaking, it’s totally expected that many drivers and internal components are going to be “different”. I’m interested in the upgrade to the Ultra 55, so additional details would be welcome. White Papers on the VSA website articulating the engineering and R&D efforts would be most persuasive to differentiate VSR products from the competition, educate buyers, build momentum, and ultimately convert all of this into $ale$. I feel that VSA can leverage more on its legacy of pioneering multitudes of genuine break-through engineering feats, communicating this science through objective data, and building dialogue with its customer base (historical, current, and prospective).
 
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