Zyklop

Characteristics and sound properties

The aim was to develop a loudspeaker box that disassociates itself from the well-known products both in terms of design and sound. The name "Zyklop" originally comes from Greek mythology and refers to powerful figures with an extraordinary feature, a single eye on the forehead. This striking detail was implemented in the Zyklop in the form of the high-end broadband B 80 - 8 ohms and separated by the raised position of the second part of the housing. The powerful performance is represented by the extremely joyful high-end woofer TIW 200 XS - 8 ohms.
The hexagonal shape of the case quickly adapts a classification in conventional categories, but follows functional aspects. While the slender baffle fits comfortably into the living space, the case design nevertheless provides sufficient stability and volume for impressive bass reproduction and also sets free-standing visual accents.
Acoustically, the Zyklop is characterized by a homogeneous and Visaton-typical very linear frequency response. The broadband B 80 - 8 ohms used from a takeover range of about 270 Hz ensures a high degree of detail, as well as a precise midrange and high-frequency reproduction, without appearing exaggerated. This is mainly due to the fact that the entire vocal range is reproduced by just one speaker.
The high-end woofer TIW 200 XS - 8 ohm combined with an ingenious bass reflex system ensures a vivid liveliness and a necessary foundation. The channel-designed bass reflex system sits trickily between the two speaker chassis and also serves as a spacer between the two housings. The considerable lower cutoff frequency of 30 Hz is not expected in the rather compact Zyklop. Due to the perfectly adapted crossover however, it offers more than enough room for ample power reserves, without losing the detail.

Technical data

Rated power  120 W
Maximum power180 W
Nominal impedance Z4 Ohm
Frequency response (-10 dB)30–20000 Hz
Sound pressure level 80 dB (1 W/1 m)
Crossover frequency270 Hz
Enclosure typeBass reflex
Net volume24.6 l + 9.5 l
Height39,6 cm
Width45 cm
Depth40 cm