Vienna Acoustics Strauss Floorstanding Speakers

5/5 (3 Reviews) MSRP : $5995.00


Product Description

  • Frequency Response: 26Hz-25kHz
  • Impedance: 4 ohms, nominal
  • Sensitivity: 90dB 1W/1m
  • Power Handling: 50-250W
  • Dimensions: 11 x 48-1/2 x 22 inches (WHD)


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: December 28, 2009

Bottom Line:   
Even though I heard these when they were not placed at their optimum, they were clearly what I was looking for. When I got them home and placed them correctly they really opened up. I can listen to them for hours on end without fatigue. The tonal blance and soundstage are excellent although the bass did need some support with a subwoofer. The bass that is there is very good, but I do like to have even lower frequencies be part of my listening. These speakers are so good that all I have to do is turn up the volume until whoever is playing sounds like they came to my house to play for me. It also helps to have hi quality electronics driving the speakers. I use Ayre amps the this is mariage made in musical heaven. Rock and roll, classical, jazz and folk all sound lovely, the only drawback being that these speakers and the electonics are so good that I am accutely aware of just how bad some of recordings are. The flip side is that when the recording is good to great these speakers really sing! They give loads of detail and nuance giving music real emotional heft. I was considering B & W 802's and I bought these instead. Actually there is very little difference I could detect between these and the B & W's, but these cost less. To me that makes them a relative bargain. These are speakers for music lovers.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2006



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by peter1907hifi a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 24, 2006

Bottom Line:   
This is an amazing speaker, giving you a very natural and autentic portrait of your favorit musik. They are fairly critical of placement and the connected set-up. Placed on the right spot, you get a really good soundstage with perfect imaging. I have tryed a hole lot of speakers, true my nearly 30 years as a entusiast, but never been so happy, as with these speakers. I'v got a weaknes for female voices like Eva Cassidy, Sinéad O'connor, Patricia Barber, Diana Krall, Kari Bremnes etc. and this is where VA Strauss is a schere listening pleasure......
My setup is: SME 20A/SME V turntable/tonearm, and Denon Dl-103 cartridge. Gryphon Phonostage and Headamp. Audio Research LS-2B preamp. Mark Levinson No.29 amp. Denon DCD S10 MK2 + Marantz CD16 cdplayers. Kables are Kimber PBJ and Monocle X, Van Den Hull MCD-502.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2005

Price Paid:    $7000.00

Purchased At:   2005



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Justlisten2 a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: December 5, 2004

Bottom Line:   
These are the finest speakers I've ever owned, period. They offer pinpoint imaging, which a warm musical midrange, deep bass and detail, yet none fatiguing highs. To hear what these speakers are capable of, you really need to be careful with placement and matching them with quality components. Tweeter wasn't the best at set-up, they had the speakers too closed in and they were driving them with a B&K receiver. Bass sounding boomy and over-bearing, and the soundstage was small.

When I tried them in my home, I pulled them farther from the surrounding walls, and drove them with high quality amps (Clayton Audio M100 monblocks). They opend right up. The bass tightened and the midrange, especially vocals, just floated out into the room. Imaging and soundstaging are as good as you can gets, as good as the Audio Physic Virgos' that I'd heard, but able to play louder with more bass.

The Santos Rosewood finish also has a very high WAF.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2002

Price Paid:    $6200.00

Purchased At:   Tweeter




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