In fact, the Model 2 is the best-selling audiophile loudspeaker of the modern era, with more than 100,000 pairs sold—all of them made in the U.S. That the Model 2 is still enjoying robust sales more than 40 years after its introduction is a testament to the speaker’s fundamental rightness of design and sound quality.

Wayne Garcia

In constant production since 1977 due to unprecedented popular demand, Vandersteen Audio's Model 2 is among the most wildly successful speakers in history. Well over 100,000 pairs of Model 2s have been sold in that span, a striking number of which are still listened to and cherished every day by real-world music lovers who still believe its performance-driven value proposition is as good as it gets for them. Timeless classics like the Model 2 have staying power because the designer stayed true to a vision. For the Model 2 that is sonic "dimensional purity".   

Model 2Ce Signature III Specifications

Tweeter

1” Exclusive Dual-Chamber, Transmission-Line Loaded, Ceramic-Coated Alloy Dome with Ferrofluid Voice-Coil Cooling

Midrange

4.5” Reflection-Free Tri-Woven Composite Cone with Die-Cast Aerodynamic Basket and Magnet System with Ferrofluid Voice-Coil Cooling 

Woofer

8” Mineral-Filled Polycone with Die-Cast Basket, Dual-Layer Voice Coil with Ventilated Aluminum Former, 40 oz. Focused-Gap Magnet Structure 

Active Acoustic Coupler

10” Critically-Damped Long-Fiber Cone, Heavy-Duty 1.5” 4-Layer Voice Coil with Ventilated Aluminum Former, 40 oz. Focused-Gap Magnet Structure

Recommended Amplification

40-160 Watts Into 8 Ohms

Frequency Response

29Hz – 29kHz +/- 3dB

32Hz - 21kHz +/-1.5dB

Sensitivity

86 dB, 1 meter with 2.83 volt input

Impedance

7 ohms nominal 4 ohms minimum

Crossovers

First order/6dB per octave, 80Hz, 600Hz, 5kHz

Input Terminals

Barrier strips, 7/16" max width

Dimensions (WHD)

16” x 39.75” x 10.25”

Weight

60 lbs. Ea. Net

Country of Manufacture

Made in the USA

The Model 2ce is not just for listening to your favorite records. These speakers will deliver a superior listening experience for your favorite movies and other TV applications. I believe Vandersteen have priced the Model 2ce at this price to give everyone the opportunity to enjoy a superior listening experience.  


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