Characteristics and sound properties
The BIJOU is a compact shelf-top speaker with high-end drivers. The AL 130 - 8 Ohm, which is responsible for the lower mid-range in the compact, 10-litre cabinet, together with the large bass reflex vent at the front generate powerful, deep bass reproduction. This is magnified still more if the speakers are positioned near a wall.
In the BIJOU speakers, the tweeter is the KE 25 SC - 8 Ohm ceramic dome driver which cuts in at 2000 Hz. Due to its low resonant frequency, this driver is ideal for full-range use.
Thanks to its high level-accuracy, this driver produces crystal-clear, distortion free treble whatever the volume level.
It is in part thanks to these high-quality drivers that the sophisticated crossover, which uses only very few components, produces a virtually linear frequency response from this classic 2-band combination. The result is a compact loudspeaker whose balanced and yet fully-developed overall sound quality is totally convincing.
|Rated power||60 W|
|Maximum power||90 W|
|Nominal impedance Z||8 Ohm|
|Frequency response||40–25000 Hz|
|Mean sound pressure level||83 dB (1 W/1 m)|
|Cut-off frequency||2000 Hz|
|Principle of Housing||Bassreflex|
|Net volume||10 l|
|Outer dimension height||330 mm|
|Outer dimension width||200 mm|
|Outer dimension depth||230 mm|
Frequency- and impedance response
- Characteristics / Sound
Extract from Klang & Ton 03/2008
Bijou - French for a jewel - is also the name of this small-sized loudspeaker launched by VISATON to welcome in the new season. And indeed, it is a fine little fellow, with a capacity of only 10 litres and dimensions that make it fit virtually anywhere - (...).
The compact outer dimensions are in stark contrast to the fact that, in terms of their ability to reproduce music, these loudspeakers are - in terms of their capabilities - among the top loudspeakers available - (...).
(...) - they came across as extremely well-defined and clear as regards musical finesse without the slightest trace of effort or compression. The impression of airy lightness is also created by the unbelievably three-dimensional spatial sound reproduction with which the Bijou speakers transport music recordings, in particular live recordings, into the listening room in a remarkably tangible way.
(...) - the Bijou speakers can produce real bass and this also applies if they are turned up a bit.
In view of the quality of the component parts and, in particular, the audio performance of the speakers as a unit, one can hardly avoid praising the VISATON Bijou for its exceptional value for money. To put it another way: an excellent little speaker!