Originally Posted by steveltt1
New to this site and have the original VA Mozarts. What are the differences/features between the original Mozarts, the Grands and the new Symphony? If there is a significant difference, can my original Mozarts be upgraded?
Thanks for any guidance.
Thanks for purchasing Vienna Acoustics! The short answer is that there was a big change between Mozart Classic and Mozart Grand and a smaller change from Mozart Grand to Mozart Grand SE (Symphony Edition.) In any case, none of them can be upgraded from one version to another.
The original Mozart Classic used a customized Scanspeak 1.1" tweeter with two 5.5" XPP mid-bass drivers. The XPP material that we use is a common thread throughout most of the products that we still produce today. More on that later. The two mi-bass drivers were located directly under the tweeter, each with their own ports in a sand tuneable cabinet.
Mozart Grand introduced a newer version of the 1.1" tweeter that we used in Mozart Classic. This tweeter has been continually evolving in our products over the last fifteen years. The biggest upgrade in Mozart Grand was in the new formulation of XPP that we used, called X3P. In essence, we were able to increase driver rigidity while maintaining optimal cone damping. The motor, basket, spider and surround were also extensively reworked. Mozart Grand's crossover utilized a new layout of components that we found resulted in more direct coupling with partnering amplification. Lastly, Mozart Grand was a 2 1/2 design, with the upper two drivers handling information down to 100hz, and the lower bass driver handling frequencies below. Sonically, Mozart Grand was a huge improvement, with small refinements to the cabinet that worked so well for us in Mozart Classic.
Mozart Grand Symphony Edition is a revision of Mozart Grand's bass driver, crossover and cabinet tuning. We replaced Mozart Grand's X3P bass driver with the spider cone bass driver from Beethoven Baby Grand. This allowed us to make refinements in the crossover and cabinet tuning that results in lower bass extension, a lower noise floor in the bass region and greater clarity throughout the mid-band. In short, if you love Mozart Classic, there is more to love in Mozart Grand and Mozart Grand SE.
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