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Vienna Acoustics Beethoven Baby Grand Speaker System, REL R-305 Subwoofer, and Optoma HD72 DLP Projector At A Glance & Ratings: Vienna Acoustics & REL

Highlights
Vienna Acoustics Beethoven Baby Grand Speaker System and REL R-305 Subwoofer:
• Finishes and appearance nicer than most fine furniture
• Sub provides a foundation of bass for the speakers to build upon

At A Glance: Vienna Acoustics beethoven baby Grand Speaker System and REL R-305 subwoofer

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Subwoofer: REL R-305
Connections: Speaker-level, line-level, and LFE inputs
Enclosure Type: Sealed
Woofer (size in inches, type): 10, paper-cone cast frame
Power Rating (watts): 300
Crossover Bypass: Yes
Available Finishes: Hand-rubbed Piano Black
Dimensions (H x W x D, inches): 14.25 x 12.5 x 13.5
Weight (pounds): 41
Price: $1,595

These listings are based on the manufacturer's stated specs; the HT Labs box below indicates the gear's performance on our test bench.

Speaker: Beethoven Baby Grand
Type: Three-way, tower
Tweeter (size in inches, type): 1.1, silk dome
Midrange (size in inches, type): 6, X3P cone
Woofer (size in inches, type): 6, XPP cone (2)
Nominal Impedance (ohms): 4
Recommended Amp Power (watts): 40–250
Available Finishes: Maple, Cherry, Piano Black, Rosewood (extra) (extra)
Dimensions (H x W x D, inches): 38.9 x 6.7 x 12.9
Weight (pounds): 65
Price: $3,500/pair

Speaker: Maestro Grand
Type: Two-way, center
Tweeter (size in inches, type): 1, silk dome
Midrange (size in inches, type):
Woofer (size in inches, type): 6, XPP cone (2)
Nominal Impedance (ohms): 4
Recommended Amp Power (watts): 30–200
Available Finishes: Maple, Cherry, Piano Black, Rosewood (extra)
Dimensions (H x W x D, inches): 6.77 x 23.2 x 11.45
Weight (pounds): 30
Price: $1,195

Speaker: Bach Grand
Type: Two-way, monitor
Tweeter (size in inches, type): 1, silk dome
Midrange (size in inches, type):
Woofer (size in inches, type): 7, X3P cone)
Nominal Impedance (ohms): 4
Recommended Amp Power (watts): 30–200
Available Finishes: Maple, Cherry, Piano Black, Rosewood (extra)
Dimensions (H x W x D, inches): 34.6 x 7.4 x 9.8
Weight (pounds): 40
Price: $1,995/pair

Ratings: Vienna Acoustics Beethoven Baby Grand Speaker System and REL R-305 Subwoofer

Build Quality: 97
• Gold-and-silver-alloy terminals directly connect to crossovers
• Heirloom-furniture-quality finish

Value: 90
• These are great-sounding and great-looking speakers—a two-for-one deal
• Who can put a price on sound this good?

Features: 90
• Beethoven Baby Grands include ultrastable aluminum-spike assembly
• Subwoofer has inputs for low and high level that you can simultaneously adjust and operate

Performance: 97
• Holographic sound with height, width, and depth
• Extreme low bass extension without boom

Ergonomics: 89
• The speakers are beautiful but should be out from the wall for best performance
• You can remotely locate the REL sub's control box

Overall Rating: 93
This system is pleasing on so many levels. It's exceptional for music, movies, and simply as part of your living room.

General Information
Beethoven Baby Grand Loudspeaker, $3,500/pair
Maestro Grand Center-Channel Speaker, $1,195
Bach Grand Loudspeaker, $1,995/pair
R-305 Subwoofer, $1,595
Sumiko
(510) 843-4500
www.sumikoaudio.net
Dealer Locator Code SUM

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