Originally Posted by peterpioli
The VMPS RM50 seem like a real interesting design. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a dynamic, bipole ribbon speaker that’s not a panel speaker. It seems to have the attributes of a Magnepan panel, with the slam of a dynamic speaker. Although, the finish work on the prototype at CES looks a little rough in pictures…
When will it be available?
Will VMPS offer a matching center and surround speakers?
Does it have to be biamped?
How will the electronic crossover work for someone with receiver, or with Audyssey equalization?
The RM50 Dual Line Source Bipole
is a very unique design in that it packs a lot of flexibility and adjustability into a single pair of speakers.
The rear array can be ordered with its own separate set of binding posts so that it can be amped and controlled separately. This means one can increase or decrease the participation of the second pole to adjust for room, placement and preference.
Additionally, if it proves beneficial in you room, the rear leads can be reversed and you can then operate the speaker in a controlled "DIPOLE
The production run of the speaker should be available in 6 weeks.
The current VMPS
speakers will match the sonic signature of the RM50 and can be used as CENTER channels (It is really not a good idea in most cases to use a bipole or dipole as a center)
With the Digital Outboard X-Over (D-OXO
) it requires biamping. It can be special ordered with an Analog Outboard X-Over (A-OXO
) where the input binding posts can be strapped/jumpered, as in any dual binding post speaker, for single amp operation.
Using an AVR, you would run the L&R Mains preamp outputs to the D-OXO (electronic crossover) and then biamp on the other side (outputs of the D-OXO).
The electronic equalization will not impede nor negatively impact the use of the Audyssey equalization system.