|Drivers Used||RAAL 70-20XR Tweeter
Carbon Fiber impregnated Paper High-Efficiency 6.5" Midrange
Dual High-Efficiency B&C 8" Woofers
|Cabinet Tuning||Rear Ported, 38hz tuning frequency|
|Freq Response||42 – 46,000 +/-3db, 48 – 42,500 hz +/- 1.5db|
|Nominal Impedance||6 ohms|
|Recommended Power||8-300 watts via Tube Amp
15-500 watts via Solid State Amp
|Weight and Dimensions||120 Pounds
46″ Height x 18″ Deep x 13″ Max Width
|Crossover Details||Hybrid 2nd order parallel networks with woofer impedance compensation network
Crossover points of 350hz and 2300hz
The Nimbus model from Vapor Audio has achieved legendary status in very short order, but a request often received is that customers would like a speaker with similar capabilities, but in a more manageable weight. And while Hoffman’s Iron Law certainly applies in that the smaller Derecho does not go as low as the larger Nimbus, the bass delivered by the Derecho remains full and dynamic. The midrange is new to Vapor Audio, and delivers an impressive performance. It utilizes a cone made of carbon fiber and paper blend, and a state of the art neodymium motor system with a thick copper sleeve to reduce inductance and distortion. And anchoring is the incomparable, sweet and seductive RAAL 70-20XR ribbon tweeter.
Creating the Derecho cabinet presented the challenge of how to build the size and internal volume needed, but use construction techniques that do not push the weight back into Nimbus territory. By utilizing our perfected stacked Birch-ply method, we kept wall stiffness while saving weight due to the lower density of Birch Ply. 12 full sheets of Birch Ply are used in the creation of a Derecho cabinet, and uses a scaled-up version of the shape optimized originally in the Cirrus Black. Use of this shape gives the same benefits to the Derecho as it does to the smaller Cirrus, greatly reduced cabinet resonance, zero-diffraction signature, and much lower through-wall sound transmission. All these factors combine to create an ideal enclosure that allows complete transparency.
Give us a target and we deliver! The Derecho is the latest example of that, and exceeds all preset goals including:
– High Sensitivity for use with lower power tube amplifiers
– Exceptional Dynamics and low thermal compression at high SPL
– Bass extension to cover the full instrument range
– All the inner resolution and refinement Vapor Audio is known for
Contact Us today for a build consultation.
Priced at $9,995 per pair
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Standard Cabinet Features:
Isolated, ideally shaped chambers for midrange and woofers
CNC cut laminated stacked 13-ply Baltic Birch construction standard
Vapor Audio’s proprietary Acoustic Inversion Layer dampening treatment to reduce cabinet wall resonance by over 20db.
Urethane finish over bare ply with veneered end cap standard
Standard Crossover Features:
14 ga foil inductors
Clarity ESA capacitors
All point-to-point hand soldered with Cardas Silver Solder
Crossover is contained in separate vibration isolated chamber
Connectivity and Wiring:
Bi-Wire WBT 0703 Binding Posts
Wired internally with Verastarr throughout
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.
Hand Rubbed High Gloss Piano finish – $1500
Gloss 2-stage painted baffles, any color - $500
Binding Post Upgrades:
Upgrade to bi-wire WBT 0730 Polished Gold or Platinum – $250
Upgrade to bi-wire WBT 0710 Silver or Gold – $400 (Finest binding posts available today)
Internal Wiring Upgrades:
Many options available, contact us for pricing and details