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Reference 3A Grand Veena Speakers

$7,950.00

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Reference 3A Grand Veena Speakers

$7,950.00

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  • Description

    Truly a wonderful speaker!
     

    For over 40 years Reference 3A has been earning a sterling reputation and many awards for producing "utterly musical" loudspeakers with a very coherent, engaging and lively sound. To evolve this tradition further, utilizing newly developed techniques and advanced materials, we now present our new larger model the Grand Veena BE. The recent updates to the Grand Veena BE include a new beryllium tweeter which extends to 40 KHz and Surreal Acoustic Len's on the driver cones to stop air vortex distortions.
     

    The Grand Veena BE is a tall, slender tower seamlessly integrated unique drivers. The front baffle is tilted back at a critical angle and the drivers are positioned precisely for correct time alignment and sound wave propagation. The multi chamber cabinet provides isolation to avoid interference between the drivers operating at different frequency ranges.
     

    Achieving a coherent phase response has always been an utmost priority for us and a design criterion with all our loudspeakers. Carefully assembling the drivers with correct parameters and choosing a more direct signal-path design option, along with critical placement of the perfectly pair matched drivers allows us to achieve this goal with our Grand Veena BE. They project harmonically rich, clear and expansive soundstage images and offer fatigue less extended listening sessions.
     

    Our own hand-built 7" (170 mm) main driver is hyper-exponentially shaped and covers a wide range of the music evenly. Utilizing advanced materials and techniques the driver is designed to not require crossovers and it is coupled directly to the amplifier. The potentially harmful effects of crossover components are removed from the path so the musical signal arrives at the driver uninterrupted and intact. Every tiny musical detail is tracked precisely and immediately.
     

    Two powerful 8" (21mm) long excursion bass drivers are used for extended low frequencies. Very stiff and light cones of Fiberglass and Kevlar in honeycomb construction are used to eliminate driver break-up modes. Rigid cast metal driver frames are used to ensure mechanical integrity. A unique acoustic device is constructed internally to absorb excess pressure generated by the enclosure's standing waves to avoid interference with the driver's motion. With only a quasi-second order low-pass filter, low frequencies are tuned to extend flatly down to 36Hz. Significant information is still realized at even very low 20Hz.


    REVIEWS:
     

    “Is there a conclusion, other than the opening paragraphs of this review? Yes, this now and will be in the future considered a classic of its kind. It is, pure and simply, a great loudspeaker, no matter how you slice it.” – Harry Pearson, TAS
     

    "Reference 3A’s Grand Veena will be many things to many people. It is an impressive evolution (and validation) of the company’s conceptual approach, a genuine flagship. It is also an impressively neutral, tractable and versatile performer that promises to deliver its full potential in a wide variety of systems and settings. But perhaps most impressive of all is its engaging musical enthusiasm, the effortless way it seems to pull you into music as different as Bela Fleck and Bela Bartok, Franz Schubert and Franz Ferdinand. There are two threads of authenticity running through the Grand Veena: its feel for the music and its realization of the hi-fi promise. It delivers the first by delivering on the second. You want music at home – real music? You need look no further than Reference 3A’s Grand Veena. No floorstander that I’ve heard near the price is anywhere near as much fun." - Perfect Vision
     

    “What Reference 3A has accomplished in the Grand Veena is, by any standard, extraordinary. Of the several dozen other speakers in its price range I have listened to carefully, I’ve heard non that matches its overall performance, and it’s absolutely unequaled in my experience from the midbass up. Some competitors at the price have better bass extension, but none I’ve heard exceeds it in bass detail. And some create a more detailed soundstage but none does a better job of re-creating the total experience of the recorded event.

    As a reviewer, I appreciate gear that gives me the best window on the music, as well as insight into the other audio gear in the system. And as a guy who loves music, I appreciate an audio system that gives me as much of the music as it can without getting in the way. The Reference 3AGrand Veena does both and I’m pleased to make it an Ultra Audio Select Component. These modest-looking boxes – and the skills of the guys who design and build them – will be appreciated in the audiophile world for a long time to come.” Ultra Audio
     

    "Listening to music through the Grand Veena should go on and on. Suffice it to say, this is a superb loudspeaker that is a keeper at its price point. With its relatively compact enclosure and small footprint, it is an excellent fit for a small or medium sized room. It is shockingly good at integrating its five drivers, which go dynamically low and exceedingly (airily) high. When care is taken with associated equipment, the Grand Veena brings new meaning to the term “Tutti”; that Italian word for directing orchestra members to play all at once. Even on such a “Tutti,” where a good recording brings out a complex maelstrom of sounds and colors, the Grand Veena is capable of capturing each individual musical voice and thread (its nuances, dynamic shading and individual space), as well as conveying the Whole musical picture. And that, (like listening to Elliott Carter’s rich compositions containing many a “Tutti”) is something special indeed." - Stereo Times


    FEATURES:
     

    • Easy to drive, very constant impedance load
    • Tube friendly
    • Smooth and refined

     

    SPECIFICATIONS:
     

    • Sensitivity 90 dB
    • Impedance 5 Ohms
    • Frequency Response 36Hz to 40KHz
    • Power Handling 200 Watts RMS
    • Phase Coherent



    DIMENSIONS:
     

    • Height 51" (129 cm)
    • Width 10.3" (26 cm)
    • Depth (base) 19" (48 cm)
    • Depth (top) 6" (15 cm)
    • Weight 75 lbs (35 kg) each

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Reference 3A Grand Veena Speakers

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Description

Truly a wonderful speaker!
 

For over 40 years Reference 3A has been earning a sterling reputation and many awards for producing "utterly musical" loudspeakers with a very coherent, engaging and lively sound. To evolve this tradition further, utilizing newly developed techniques and advanced materials, we now present our new larger model the Grand Veena BE. The recent updates to the Grand Veena BE include a new beryllium tweeter which extends to 40 KHz and Surreal Acoustic Len's on the driver cones to stop air vortex distortions.
 

The Grand Veena BE is a tall, slender tower seamlessly integrated unique drivers. The front baffle is tilted back at a critical angle and the drivers are positioned precisely for correct time alignment and sound wave propagation. The multi chamber cabinet provides isolation to avoid interference between the drivers operating at different frequency ranges.
 

Achieving a coherent phase response has always been an utmost priority for us and a design criterion with all our loudspeakers. Carefully assembling the drivers with correct parameters and choosing a more direct signal-path design option, along with critical placement of the perfectly pair matched drivers allows us to achieve this goal with our Grand Veena BE. They project harmonically rich, clear and expansive soundstage images and offer fatigue less extended listening sessions.
 

Our own hand-built 7" (170 mm) main driver is hyper-exponentially shaped and covers a wide range of the music evenly. Utilizing advanced materials and techniques the driver is designed to not require crossovers and it is coupled directly to the amplifier. The potentially harmful effects of crossover components are removed from the path so the musical signal arrives at the driver uninterrupted and intact. Every tiny musical detail is tracked precisely and immediately.
 

Two powerful 8" (21mm) long excursion bass drivers are used for extended low frequencies. Very stiff and light cones of Fiberglass and Kevlar in honeycomb construction are used to eliminate driver break-up modes. Rigid cast metal driver frames are used to ensure mechanical integrity. A unique acoustic device is constructed internally to absorb excess pressure generated by the enclosure's standing waves to avoid interference with the driver's motion. With only a quasi-second order low-pass filter, low frequencies are tuned to extend flatly down to 36Hz. Significant information is still realized at even very low 20Hz.


REVIEWS:
 

“Is there a conclusion, other than the opening paragraphs of this review? Yes, this now and will be in the future considered a classic of its kind. It is, pure and simply, a great loudspeaker, no matter how you slice it.” – Harry Pearson, TAS
 

"Reference 3A’s Grand Veena will be many things to many people. It is an impressive evolution (and validation) of the company’s conceptual approach, a genuine flagship. It is also an impressively neutral, tractable and versatile performer that promises to deliver its full potential in a wide variety of systems and settings. But perhaps most impressive of all is its engaging musical enthusiasm, the effortless way it seems to pull you into music as different as Bela Fleck and Bela Bartok, Franz Schubert and Franz Ferdinand. There are two threads of authenticity running through the Grand Veena: its feel for the music and its realization of the hi-fi promise. It delivers the first by delivering on the second. You want music at home – real music? You need look no further than Reference 3A’s Grand Veena. No floorstander that I’ve heard near the price is anywhere near as much fun." - Perfect Vision
 

“What Reference 3A has accomplished in the Grand Veena is, by any standard, extraordinary. Of the several dozen other speakers in its price range I have listened to carefully, I’ve heard non that matches its overall performance, and it’s absolutely unequaled in my experience from the midbass up. Some competitors at the price have better bass extension, but none I’ve heard exceeds it in bass detail. And some create a more detailed soundstage but none does a better job of re-creating the total experience of the recorded event.

As a reviewer, I appreciate gear that gives me the best window on the music, as well as insight into the other audio gear in the system. And as a guy who loves music, I appreciate an audio system that gives me as much of the music as it can without getting in the way. The Reference 3AGrand Veena does both and I’m pleased to make it an Ultra Audio Select Component. These modest-looking boxes – and the skills of the guys who design and build them – will be appreciated in the audiophile world for a long time to come.” Ultra Audio
 

"Listening to music through the Grand Veena should go on and on. Suffice it to say, this is a superb loudspeaker that is a keeper at its price point. With its relatively compact enclosure and small footprint, it is an excellent fit for a small or medium sized room. It is shockingly good at integrating its five drivers, which go dynamically low and exceedingly (airily) high. When care is taken with associated equipment, the Grand Veena brings new meaning to the term “Tutti”; that Italian word for directing orchestra members to play all at once. Even on such a “Tutti,” where a good recording brings out a complex maelstrom of sounds and colors, the Grand Veena is capable of capturing each individual musical voice and thread (its nuances, dynamic shading and individual space), as well as conveying the Whole musical picture. And that, (like listening to Elliott Carter’s rich compositions containing many a “Tutti”) is something special indeed." - Stereo Times


FEATURES:
 

  • Easy to drive, very constant impedance load
  • Tube friendly
  • Smooth and refined

 

SPECIFICATIONS:
 

  • Sensitivity 90 dB
  • Impedance 5 Ohms
  • Frequency Response 36Hz to 40KHz
  • Power Handling 200 Watts RMS
  • Phase Coherent



DIMENSIONS:
 

  • Height 51" (129 cm)
  • Width 10.3" (26 cm)
  • Depth (base) 19" (48 cm)
  • Depth (top) 6" (15 cm)
  • Weight 75 lbs (35 kg) each