|rivers Used||RAAL 70-20XR Amorphous Core Tweeter
Accuton C173-6-96E Midwoofer
|Cabinet Tuning||Rear Ported, 52hz tuning frequency|
|Freq Response||54 – 38,500hz +/-3db, 60 – 26,000 hz +/- 1.5db|
|Nominal Impedance||8 ohms|
|Recommended Power||8-150 watts via Tube Amp
15-250 watts via Solid State Amp
|Weight and Dimensions||42 Pounds
15″ Height x 14″ Deep x 12.5″ Max Width
8.25″ Baffle Width
|Crossover Details||2nd Order Parallel Network on Woofer and Tweeter, 5 total components
Crossover point of 2400hz
With The Cirrus White we have attempted to provide a Ying to the Yang that is The Cirrus Black. With this design, while focusing on the delicate balance of musicality and detail that The Cirrus Black accomplishes so effortlessly, we attempted to bring out more of that edge of your seat enthralling listening experience. Not as much of a reinvention of the design as a different flavor. If The Cirrus Black is a delicious juicy steak The Cirrus White is an equally delectable spicy curry.
We started with the same exhaustively engineered cabinet developed for the Cirrus Black, and adopted it for this purpose by placing the RAAL tweeter in its own separate stacked ply module. The tweeter pod is movable by the owner, and gives them the ability to finely tune sound to their taste. Example – moving the tweeter pod back as little as 1/2″ can introduce more smoothness, keeping it flush with the woofer module as designed gives perfect time alignment and integration along with razor sharp imaging.
The Neodymium Accuton Mid-Bass woofer has a state of the art motor design that delivers as much magnet force as most 12″ subwoofers, but only has to move 15 grams of mass. This results in unequaled acceleration and control of the cone, it also gives a very high sensitivity. Upon listening to The Cirrus White you will be struck with the speed and dynamics of the midrange. While The Cirrus White is certainly a lively speaker it shines with anything from the largest orchestral recording to the most intimate and soulful of vocal recordings. It will however bring a different sense of emotion to the music, wringing out detail in the midrange you’ve likely never heard before.
Woofer, tweeter, and cabinet have to work together as a whole. In less thoroughly engineered designs, the cabinet can introduce irregularities on both drivers requiring attention (and extra components) in the crossover. In The Cirrus White there are no such irregularities and drivers are perfectly time aligned, meaning a beautifully simple 4 total component crossover network.
The one caveat to be sure of is that The Cirrus White is designed to be integrated with a capable subwoofer, however the natural sharp roll at 60hz makes it relatively simple to create an effortless full range system with world class speed and dynamics.
Black vs. White
Here at Vapor Audio we realize that there’s no such thing as “right” for everyone. When dealing with perception of a human sense, individual taste is all that matters. To give customers options, and ability to fit our designs to their taste, we offer most speakers in Black and White versions. Tonally they will be nearly identical, afterall they are both voiced by the same set of human ears. But the difference is what one might expect from a soft cone woofer versus a hard cone. Black versions offer softer cone paper drivers, while White versions offer harder ceramic cone drivers. The softer cone will smooth transients giving a warmer, more romantic presentation. The harder cone will give a very fast delivery of transients and a more lively presenation, with added detail retrieval.
It’s important to note the White is never forward or fatiguing, and the Black is never reticent or overly laid-back. Black and White offer different versions of essentially the same sound, options are a good thing. And with each the crossover optimized for the individual requirements of the unique driver compliment.
Cirrus White Pricing starts at $5495/pair
Cirrus White Gallery
Exclusive custom RAAL ribbon tweeter element
High Efficiency Neo motor 7″ Accuton midrange
Adjustable tweeter pod for adjustable phase
Mass loaded constrained layer Baltic Birch baffle
Laminated void free Baltic Birch ply cabinet with mass loaded constrained layer top
Vapor Audio’s proprietary Acoustic Inversion Layer dampening treatment to reduce cabinet wall resonance by over 20db.
Jensen 12ga wax/paper Foil Inductors used on woofer and tweeter
Clarity MR Capacitors on both woofer and tweeter
All point-to-point hand soldered with Cardas Silver Solder
Crossover in separate vibration isolated chamber
Connectivity and Wiring:
WBT 0703 Binding Posts
Wired internally with braided Kimber TCSS for tweeter, Kimber 4TC for woofer
Below is a listing of some more popular upgrades, many others are available.
Crossover components, wiring, and binding posts can all be chosen by the customer.
Contact us for details and pricing.
Upgrade from a standard veneer to premium veneer – $200 (approx, price can vary)
Hand Rubbed High Gloss Piano finish – $500
Custom Height matching stands – $500
Crossover Upgrade packages:
VH Audio Teflon V-Cap bypass capacitors - $400
Jensen Silver/Foil ceramic case bypass capacitors - $600
Jensen Copper/Foil capacitors – $600 (BALANCE) *requires custom stand upgrade
Dueland CAST capacitors – $2000 (PERFECTION) *requires custom stand upgrade
- Please remember this is only a starting point for cap options. We have used many others not listed here and can offer insights on the best way to reach the sound you want, in the budget required. Inquire for more info
Binding Post Upgrades:
Bi-wire option with WBT 0703 – $60
Upgrade to WBT 0730 Polished Gold or Platinum – $100
- bi-wire with WBT 0730, $200
Upgrade to WBT 0710 Silver or Gold – $200 (Finest binding posts available today)
- bi-wire with WBT 0710, $400
Internal Wiring Upgrades:
Antipodes Reference Silver/Gold Litz wire throughout – $800 (price can vary)
Many options available, contact us for pricing and details