Characteristics and sound properties
The ARIA 2 is a small-sized 2-band shelf-top speaker system that uses two TI 100 - 8 Ohm high-end mid-bass units and the G 20 SC - 8 Ohm dome tweeter. The unit is equally well suited to life as a satellite in a straightforward stereo system or for use in a multichannel set-up. It can be combined with larger speakers such as the VOX 200 where it takes over the centre or effect role or a full set of them can be used to cover all channels. The lower limiting frequency is at 75 Hz, i.e. deep-bass should be left to an active subwoofer and the satellites will need protecting with a high-pass section or, in multichannel systems, they should be run in small mode.
If the speakers are positioned right by the wall or in a shelving unit, the bass reflex tube will be partly damped or completely stifled, which can compensate for excessively boosted bass.
|Rated power||80 W|
|Maximum power||120 W|
|Nominal impedance Z||4 Ohm|
|Frequency response||75 - 30000 Hz|
|Mean sound pressure level||86 dB (1 W/1 m)|
|Cut-off frequency||2500 Hz|
|Principle of Housing||Bassreflex|
|Net volume||8 l|
|Outer dimension height||396 mm|
|Outer dimension width||160 mm|
|Outer dimension depth||210 mm|
Frequency- and impedance response
- Characteristics / Sound
Extract from HobbyHiFi
"Verdict: By making the universally applicable Aria 2 available, VISATON has enriched the existence of DIY speaker builders by a considerable amount. Even with a stand-alone compact speaker, the Aria 2 puts on a remarkably good show but in conjunction with a suitable bass driver it will wipe the board. This makes it eminently suitable for a step-by-step approach. A user could start by building a couple of Aria 2's, later on add a subwoofer and, after that, add a third Aria 2 as a centre speaker to make an entry into the world of surround systems a suitable Aria dipole speaker for the surround channels is also to be found in the VISATON catalogue."