Characteristics and sound properties
The COUPLET is a d'Appolito configuration shelf speaker. in the low to mid-range two 13 cm drivers, model AL 130 - 8 Ohm, take over the work. These high-end speakers can really show what they're capable of in a 25 litre bass reflex cabinet. Their long stroke and low mechanical losses guarantee powerful, rich bass reproduction. This is due to a large extent to the BR 25.50 bass reflex tube, mounted on the back of the cabinet, with its flow-optimised shape.
In the high-frequency range above 3000 Hz, the 20 mm textile domed G 20 SC - 8 Ohm demonstrates its very linear frequency response and excellent omnidirectional sound distribution.
The specially designed crossover circuitry optimises the interaction between the mid-bass unit and the tweeter and effectively suppresses unwanted resonance from the aluminium diaphragms before it becomes noticeable. The frequency response in the mid-range is made more linear.
The result is a speaker that maintains its linear characteristics right across the frequency range. Due to the well balanced medium range, the fine details of music reproduction, in particular, comes across particularly clearly. The excellent omnidirectional sound distribution creates a particularly room-filling music reproduction and clear location of each individual instrument or voice. The lowest-range bass comes across equally powerfully. In short, the COUPLET is a speaker that is really good fun.
|Rated power||120 W|
|Maximum power||180 W|
|Nominal impedance Z||4 Ohm|
|Frequency response||38–30000 Hz|
|Mean sound pressure level||84 dB (1 W/1 m)|
|Cut-off frequency||3000 Hz|
|Principle of Housing||Bassreflex|
|Net volume||25 l|
|Outer dimension height||460 mm|
|Outer dimension width||235 mm|
|Outer dimension depth||350 mm|
Frequency- and impedance response
- Characteristics / Sound
Extract from Audio
"The system offers both very good tonality and even better dynamic characteristics in the bass department that are well in excess of expectations for a system of this size and backed this up with amazing level accuracy. (...) because high output levels do not worry the COUPLET one little bit." "As regards its ability to project sound accurately, the VISATON model took over the top of the table for this price range." "the appearance of this model, with its bevelled edges and technology appeal is a real eye-catcher."
Extract from Klang & Ton
"The new Couplet by VISATON is a compact loudspeaker, well suited to either shelf-mounting or as a free-standing speaker and with an extremely clear, crisp presence. Anyone selecting this cabinet style in preference to column speakers will be buying a relatively low-priced solution but with a very high standard of sound reproduction."
Extract from HiFi Test
"We were impressed not only by the fine tonal balance and accurate spatial positioning of voices, the depth of body, the warmth and tangibility, the excellent omnidirectional sound distribution which does not only favour the listener lucky enough to be at exactly the focal point of the stereo triangles, but also the tweeter reproduction that neither suppressed any details nor did it overshoot the mark.
It once again became clear that, in the manufacture of loudspeakers, there is nothing to beat experience."
Extract from STEREO
"Considering its size, the VISATON COUPLET has excellent, very deep but clearly defined bass, and can easily be placed on shelves due to its neutral tuning." ... "It was in particular inthe vocals and sound source positioning that this little VISATON model picked up its points. (...) which is the most important characteristic of the COUPLET to guarantee years of listening pleasure."