Vandersteen Audio always has been and always will be a technology company. Vandersteen speakers for decades were built around Richard Vandersteen’s patented reflection-free aerodynamic midrange drivers, which remain paragons of low-distortion musicality. Minimal-baffle cabinets, bi-wiring, resonance-reducing spiked feet, battery-biased crossovers, high-pass-filtered powered subwoofers and powered-bass speakers with built-in room EQ are just some of the innovations that originated with Vandersteen Audio’s speaker products.
Vandersteen Audio’s speaker designs today are built around the most advanced dynamic drivers ever conceived, the patented Perfect-Piston™ drivers featured exclusively in the Model 7 and Model 5A Carbon speakers. Richard Vandersteen spent 10 years developing these Perfect Piston drivers, which utilize a totally unique carbon-fiber/balsa wood/carbon-fiber sandwich that provides perfectly pistonic driver performance and accuracy without the sonic colorations inherent in metal drivers.
These innovations illustrate the difference between a speaker company and a true technology company, and begins to describe why listening to their speakers and electronics is such a transcendent, one-of-a-kind musical experience. The kind of unforgettable experience that stands out in a world of products that are all “good.”
Vandersteen Audio designs and manufactures time- and phase- correct loudspeakers and superb electronics. Every loudspeaker is designed to be as true and accurate to the signal received from the amplifier as possible, but with unsurpassed natural musicality and “Dimensional Purity.” All their products are proudly designed and manufactured in the USA, in Hanford, CA.
Vandersteen Audio started in 1977 with seven original dealers, and they are so proud that so many of those dealers or their employees still form the foundation of their business. Those early dealers set the stage for them to build the larger network of dedicated professionals they enjoy today and they are very thankful for that.
Time- and phase- correct loudspeakers built in the USA form the cornerstone of Vandersteen’s business, and theirs is a product line that requires a rare combination of knowledge, commitment and passion from its dealers. But building audio systems requires more than being a Vandersteen expert. Their dealers truly excel at choosing and assembling the cables, electronics, sources and all the accessories required to make great sound. System building requires careful planning and listening, both to the product lines that are available in the marketplace and especially to the customer.