The Vox Olympians may be enjoyed on their own or supplemented with a choice of two dedicated subwoofers for full bandwidth performance.
These are the Vox Elysian and Vox Basso respectively.
The Vox Elysian is the top of the range horn-loaded subwoofer and the Vox Basso is a more compact reflex-loaded model.
The Vox Elysian is a horn loaded subwoofer system designed to be used in conjunction with the Vox Olympian. The Vox Elysian subwoofer system matches the efficiency, dynamic range and musical values of the Vox Olympian perfectly. They are supplied in pairs – stereo sub bass.
What is highly unusual about the Vox Elysian & Vox Olympian partnership is the fact that it is fully horn loaded from top to bottom – a consistent technological approach across the full bandwidth. The result in real terms is an integrity of performance and a singular quality to the whole musical picture from the very low bass to the very high treble; a consistency of dynamic range, dynamic ease and tonal quality. This unity of performance is what makes the music make complete sense – no matter what the programme material. It makes sense physically in terms of time and scale, and most importantly in terms of musical expression and musical meaning.
Talking specifically about the bass performance, there is an irresistible force of nature about the delivery. The bass energy flows through and around the listener with graceful power, something akin to the swell of an ocean wave. This is something that reflex loaded bass, despite its other virtues, simply cannot achieve. Efficiency and dynamic range cannot be mimicked.
Vox Elysian Specifications.
As stupendously good as the Living Voice room was at those shows, it pales into insignificance once you get the speakers settled into something closer to an optimum environment. Even better is that their ability to transport performances through time, performances captured on LP, CD or any other format, brings the great performers and performances in your collection back to life.Roy Gregory, The Audio Beat.
The Vox Basso is a 250 litre reflex-loaded subwoofer designed for situations where a more compact solution than the Vox Elysian is required. They are supplied in pairs for stereo sub bass. In volumetric terms Vox basso is 3.5 times smaller than Vox Elysian, with dimensions of slightly less than half the depth and two thirds the height.
Combining reflex-loaded technology with the horn-loaded Vox Olympian to produce a seamless and integrated result took a considerable length of time, however with care and ingenuity the performance has been tuned to retain as closely as possible the character of the Vox Olympian.
We are delighted with the result, it makes a valuable contribution to the complete system.
Vox Basso Specifications.