VANA Ltd. has announced the availability of the Audio Physic Step plus and Tempo plus loudspeakers in the US market. The Step plus is an ultra-high-performance bookshelf speaker and the Tempo plus is a floor-standing speaker utilizing the same midrange and tweeter technologies as the Step plus with low frequency drivers integrated within the enclosure. Both loudspeakers have been completely redesigned verses prior Step and Tempo models and benefit from many of the technological advances realized during the development of the company’s flagship speaker, the Cardeas 30 LJE.
The Step plus and the Tempo plus share a brand new 1.75-inch tweeter (HHCT III) and 5.9-inch midrange (HHCM II) that have been engineered exclusively for Audio Physic. These ceramic coated aluminum drivers utilize proprietary hybrid cone construction that combine the dampening characteristics of modern polymers with the stability and stiffness of metal. Each driver’s suspension system and basket chassis are mechanically decoupled from one another in a unique design that reduces unwanted resonances. Audio Physic refers to this technology as the Hyper-Holographic Cone chassis (HHC), which improves clarity and detail significantly verses conventional drivers. In addition to the elaborate HHC basket construction, the midrange driver is also equipped with a fixed metal phase plug designed to reduce heat. Each driver is housed within individual compartments in the cabinet, providing a smooth and homogeneous acoustic pattern. The entire inner cabinet has been updated to include stiff open cell ceramic foam bracing elements that stabilize the enclosure and further reduce resonances.
The Tempo plus incorporates two high-performance 7-inch aluminum bass drivers situated across from one another in the side walls of the enclosure. The Push-Push configuration of the woofers creates a symmetrical distribution of force on the loudspeaker cabinet, improving low frequency resolution.
The Audio Physic Step plus and Tempo plus are both available now for $2,595 (pair) for the Step plus and $5,995 (pair) for the Tempo plus in standard Cherry and Walnut Wood Veneer finishes, and $2,795 and $6,495 respectively for Black or White High gloss or Ebony Wood Veneer. Here are all the specs.