The little brother of our top model Franz!
Franz S arose from a concrete inquiry:
A customer had heard our top model Franz from a business partner - and from then on did not want to do without experiencing music with all his senses. He was caught up in the physical experience of recording production, which went far beyond mere listening to music - an experience that had previously remained hidden from him.
He presented us with the challenge of preserving the physical power of our top model Franz and his playful musicality, while at the same time creating a loudspeaker that his partner could consciously place as part of the interior design.
The result is Franz S: He has the typical design features of the WLM loudspeakers that no other manufacturer has been able to copy: Bass drivers radiating upwards and downwards in combination with tweeters that act as dipoles for outstanding three-dimensionality. This gives Wiener Lautsprecher Manufaktur a unique selling point: the use of the largest possible membrane area on the smallest possible footprint. The arrangement of the loudspeakers effectively controls cabinet resonances; the best loudspeaker chassis in the world can play out their superiority unaffected by mechanical interference fields.
The electronics used also come from WLM. We deliberately do not use DSP to influence the frequency response in our systems. The superior sound quality of classic loudspeaker construction is particularly evident when analog filters determine the active electronics and form a symbiosis with the power and control of state-of-the-art ClassD technology.
For the listener, the technology of Franz S remains in the background. The listener experiences a slim loudspeaker that elegantly integrates into the living room.
The musical qualities that many audiophiles leave speechless are not hidden:
A light-footed, dance-like quality in quiet passages with the finest detail resolution, which can increase to a furious crescendo and makes even the deepest organ tones physically tangible. Musicality, spatial imaging, dynamics, winking joy of playing, highest WAF: this loudspeaker gets to the point.
Multilayer construction with different degrees of hardness for vibration control, solid wood in front baffle area & internal for resonance control.
Wall thickness variable between 32 mm and 74 mm.
Bass enclosure: Bass chambers with 9 x 12" Race-Track bass drivers radiating upwards and downwards (with hard suspended paper cone)
Midrange enclosure: Akkustik-Chamber-Line, with reflex opening downwards
Chassis equipment per loudspeaker:
2x 8 cm AMT tweeter (Air Motion Transformer)
2 x 6 inch woofer/midrange driver with papyrus cone
2 x 9 x 12 inch bass driver with paper diaphragm, hard suspended
fully active system with analog input filters, special amplifiers for low, mid and high frequency range, 1850 Watt per side/loudspeaker
Special feature: individually adaptable to listening room conditions and personal preferences via analog filters
20 Hz to 35 kHz, -3 dB
1220 x 520 x 230 (H x D x W), cabinet without high-frequency unit
Weight 90,0 kg