This the smallest member of the VOX family and is an exactly scaled-down version of the larger models.
- Extreme compact three-way design
- Great desktop speaker
Visaton VOX 80 DIY Components Pack
The dimensions of the VOX 80 have been reduced by a factor 3. The driver concept, consisting of two mid-range loudspeakers and a side-mounted woofer, corresponds to the other VOX 80 versions. The two 2” (5cm) full-range FRWS 5 R speakers fit perfectly in the baffle and cover mid-range. The smaller CP 13 tweeter ensures that the higher-frequency, although already well covered by the FRWS 5 R, is further strengthened. The woofer in this set is an F 8 SC full-range loudspeaker. In order to be worthy of the honor of being included in the VOX family, the VOX 80 is fitted with a crossover which is just as conscientiously matched to the drivers as those in the larger models. The results can be both seen and heard. The VOX 80 is an eye-catcher as well as an ear-catcher on any desk.
The VOX 80 has a rated power handling of 20 watts. In practice, in a desk environment, this output level is seldom required. Set to an output of one watt, one VOX 80 will generate approx. 80 dB in a workplace, both speakers together create 86 dB. This is very loud. A miniature amplifier like the Dayton Audio DTA-1 will, therefore, be perfectly sufficient for most applications.
Extract from Klang & Ton
" This neat little system really knows how to play. Not merely on the desk, but also as bookends on the shelf, provided you leave some space behind them. Amazingly, this miniature member of the VOX family will produce a rich, powerful overall sound which, understandably will not have a full complement of bass frequencies. The laws of physics put the limits on that with the 5” (12.7cm) woofers. Despite that, this miniature Vox will offer you very pleasurable music listening”
Extract from Image Hifi
" From the upper tonics onwards, its tiny size makes it responsive and crisp when playing music and shows that it belongs to the world of capable, fresh, serious speakers with an excellent overall sound quality. (...) By the way, you will never find a VOX 80 thumping out heavy duty pub music. Rock`n`roll and non-stop beats are definitely not the world in which it feels at home. (...) But a pair of VOX 80s on a desk, beside a computer screen or on a window sill will cause many a passer-by to think well of their owner. I speak from experience!"
Note: Cabinets are not included.