What is stereo?




There are now two system of high fidelity, monophonic (monaural) and stereophonic. Monophonic is a system that starts from one microphone and is fed through a single high fidelity set. Stereophonic is a double system. Two separate microphones are placed at different sides of the orchestra and two different systems are used to keep the two signals or channels separated. Two separate speakers are used, placed on different sides of you room. Stereo is much like 3-D photography, two slightly different sound reach your ears giving you a new dimension in sound.




H.H. Scott '59





ALIANTE VELA STAND PF









VELA and BASE are the ideal complements needed by all loudspeakers. A linear and polished design emphasizes the shape of the cabinets, the colours and wood veneers underline the style coherence with the loudspeakers, making high class and fashionable systems, at the same time perfectly fitting every kind of environment.But the superb design is not the only feature of this component. We can't avoid saying how subtle is the mechanical working and how exclusive is the finishing. But mostly is the used material making the difference with similar products; aluminium, more expensive than the commonly employed steel, but signed by light weight and high damping. Without any doubt the ability to stop unwilling vibrations is a positive factor, while is more difficult to consider the lightness as a benefit. It is not difficult to realise that a woofer, even if not big, can get vibrating very heavy structures (a wall, for example) and most probably the stands too, no matter of their weight. So, because of the difficulty to stop vibrations in their arising, we think it's better to contain the mass in order to reduce the related energy. This is the reason why the stand is fulfilled with light fibres instead of usual materials (sand, lead pellets) reaching adequate damping without increasing the structure weight.The so called "sail" of wood is not only an original stylistic component, but it works out a specific task, performing like a baffle under the woofer. All that causes an increased load with consequent light accentuation of the frequency range commonly identified as low-medium. So, in addition to the comprehnsible considerations related to the aesthetic, this property becomes important in speaker-stand assembling, making preferable VELA in free standing places, or when you are looking for a tone balance underlining the low-medium.




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