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Merlin Music Systems has elevated the critically acclaimed performance of its VSM loudspeakers to a new level, the Merlin VSM-MM and VSM-MX. The VSM MM's & MXs use the same rigid cabinets, state-of-the-art drivers, proprietary wire harness, specially designed "Z" feet, and high-quality internal parts as in previous versions of the VSM. The VSM MM & MX continue to use our proprietary ultra low loss Hovland inductors and the Merlin Bass Augmentation Module (BAM) that was developed for the VSM-M. New to the VSM-MM & MX is the further improvement of crossover components which takes the speaker performance to the next level.
Inductor Technology: The proprietary inductors that we use in the VSM MM & MX were jointly developed by Hovland and Merlin over a three-year period. The inductors have very low ESR (equivalent series resistance), high power handling, and extremely linear operation. As implemented in the VSM crossover, the inductors help the speakers achieve a clearer, more organic sound with vastly lower distortion.
Bass Optimization Technology: The Merlin BAM improves the already impressive bass capabilities of the VSM loudspeaker, adding new levels of low-end weight and depth. The BAM effectively extends the low-frequency response of the VSM in a phase and amplitude correct manner to 4 dB at 30Hz with no alteration to the rest of the speakers exceptionally flat frequency response or musical characteristics. The BAM has the same exceptional internal parts found in the VSMs themselves, further ensuring that the qualities of the VSM will not be harmed in any way. It also includes a battery based power supply, which removes the last vestiges of any electronic signature from the BAMs performance. The BAM is easily inserted in the signal path between preamp and power amp or in any suitable tape loop.
Footer Technology: Developed for the VSM-M, the VSM MM & MX both continue to use the "Z" foot. Developed for damped, high Q, speakers systems, the "Z" foots enhanced dynamic coupling allows the speakers to produce a fuller, clearer, and relaxed sound.
VSM-MM & VSM-MX Developments: Merlin has received extraordinary feedback from reviewers, show goers, and owners who have heard the MX series speakers since their introduction at the January 2004 International CES. MX and MM versions of the VSM incorporate revolutionary improvements to the construction of certain crossover components used in their dividing networks and in the BAM. These changes result in a number of significant sonic improvements over our standard Millennium series. The improvements were clearly audible to the attendees resulting in exciting commentary during the show. The MM & MX series features:
For VSM specifications, please see below. Visit any of the pages listed below to learn more about the VSM and related products:
Bass Augmentation Module (BAM):
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