The Music’s achievements are serial: available in either mixed wood veneer and piano black, or all piano black, they offer a frankly astonishing quality of fit, finish, and mechanical execution together with a musical performance that belies their price. They incorporate the same attitudinal flexibility found in Wilson’s more ambitious designs, but arguably in a neater and more easily applied form. They offer considerable bandwidth and exceptionally natural tonality. They are, by any measure, a serious high-end design – yet at a price that no longer qualifies as high-end. A model of understated elegance, there’s nothing shy or retiring about this speaker except its ability to retreat behind the music. Instead, it’s a speaker to aspire to and to live with: a genuine destination, rather than a waypoint on some endless quest. It has the capacity to engage and surprise, to shock and seduce with equal ease. Once you’ve lived with The Music the only things surprising about its longevity (it was first seen in 2008) are that more people haven’t noticed it and that it’s not considerably more expensive. An exceptional design, beautifully realised, The Music can produce the kind of captivating musical performance that’s rare at any price. Very highly recommended!
Type: 3-way rear-reflex loaded loudspeaker with super-tweeter
Driver Complement: 3×230mm VA Spider Cone LF, 1×180mm Flat-Spider MF, 1×25mm coated silk dome HF, 1×12mm ceramic dome UHF
Bandwidth: 22Hz – 100kHz ±3dB
Load: 4 Ohms
Weight: 82kg ea.
Dimensions (W×H×D): 27×130×63cm
Finishes: Sapele, Piano Black
Price: £21,000 per pair
Manufacturer: Vienna Acoustics
UK Distributor: Audiofreaks
Tel: +44(0)208 948 4153