Brodmann Vienna Classic VC2 floorstand speakers - piano black

BM 09 VC2 B
NZ$ 21,995.00 pr (incl. GST)

"Simply Achieve Perfection"



The sound you'll hear with the VC 2 will fill you with enthusiasm and inspire you with a light-hearted enjoyment of all music genres. All details of their mid-sized floor-standing speaker system are ideally in tune with each other demonstration great linearity and superb tonal balance. The VC 2 will meet every music demand. The VC 2 superb ability to reproduce the sound of a violin with beautiful poise and delicacy as well as the sound of an Fender Strat or Gibson guitar at the hands of a master. The size of the VC2 belies its true potential to truly transport you to your favourite musical event.

The 2nd in-line Floor-standing speakers from the Brodmann Classic series:

Perfect speakers for music lovers, they  will fill you with enthusiasm, pleasure and inspiration when VC2 sound generated by the right components. Listening to music these speakers are incredibly detailed and balanced. with a delicate touch full of natural timbre and texture. They successfully provide needed broad frequency range and produce the real sound of an electric guitar . A most wonderful reproduction of a piano, violin and cello while voice is handle with a rare honesty.

Brodmann's mid-sized Vienna Classic line floor standing loudspeaker. Two-way system with one treble speaker, two bass drivers /mid-range speakers and two Acoustic Sound Boards.

The sound you’ll hear with the VC 2 will fill you with enthusiasm and inspire you with a light-hearted enjoyment of music. All details of our mid-sized floor-standing speaker system are ideally in tune with each other. The VC 2 will meet every music demand and reproduce the sound of a violin as well as it does the sound of an electronic guitar.

The VC2 loudspeaker is available in the editions: Silky high gloss piano lacquer (burl walnut, pomele, burl birch , burl maple, black, maple, cherry, bird's eye maple); Silky lustre piano lacquer (black ).

Brodmann Vienna Classic Series 

The Vienna Classic line is the fascinating result of landmark engineering, art in harmonic interplay with precision workmanship, and a technical solution fine tuned to the very last detail. Power and composure unite in a velvety soft and yet very detailed sound that will charm your senses in a way never before experienced from a mere speaker.

Musicians are naturally discerning listeners of music. Many, such as composer/singer Lionel Richie and the late jazz legend Oscar Peterson, compare the sound quality of a speaker system to the original sound of the instruments, not a sound wiped clean of the dynamics unique to the instrument or performance. The key lies in the complexity of the cabinetwork.

Brodmann patents on the "Horn Resonator" and the "Acoustic Sound Board" have defined a new standard. By means of a woofer/mid-tone chassis mounted at the side, the normally passive boards are stimulated to actively swing and, thereby, take on the effect of an additional large membrane. Tautening screws allow a fine adjustment of the amplitude. Visually, the VC models reflect the same beautiful finish as the Brodmann pianos. The cabinets are stunning, with a timeless linear clarity to their shape.

The wide range of veneers and colours available make the speaker systems a design asset to any environment. Impressive in appearance and performance, with the Vienna Classic speakers, you hear the true sound of instruments delivered by a true instrument. Perfection, simply achieved.







Brodmann loudspeakers – the philosophy

Brodmann has been very successful since 1828 in the world of high quality sound. Our commitment to this great musical tradition has led to the development of the loudspeaker program, with which Brodmann sets another new standard in the world of quality sound. 

At the heart of this development and listening experience is the active acoustic principle, the horn resonator and the plate resonator, which enable the optimised adjustment of sound to the space around it. The entire loudspeaker box is a single body of sound - the entire loudspeaker is an instrument. Similar to the strings of a piano that causes the entire grand piano to vibrate through a complex interaction of a steel frame and wooden case. Brodmann loudspeakers produce an unparalleled, authentic listening experience. We have managed to build cabinets with fewer unwanted resonances in the first place, eliminating the need for practically any damping.

Loudspeakers in accordance with the Acoustic-Active Principle

The high-fidelity scene has not remained unaffected by technological advances; contemporary amplifiers, for instance, are built with an almost purist lack of superfluous filters and equalisers. And it is the simplest set-up in the best quality available that achieves a minimum of sound distortion. A new standard in fidelity has been set: less is more. As Brodmann acoustic researcher Hans Deutsch explains: “I have been working with this technology and applying this principle since the 1970s and it is in this spirit that I have developed my speaker systems. Brodmann loudspeakers made in accordance with the Acoustic-Active Principle mark the pinnacle of my career. The combination of state-of-the-art recording technology and the most modern techniques in amplifier construction used to produce these loudspeakers in conjunction with the appropriate cables, electronics and recordings, achieve the most breath-takingly true-to-life listening experience. This has been repeatedly confirmed, not only by journalists and specialist dealers, but first and foremost by the musicians themselves and connoisseurs of authentic performance world-wide.”

The heart of the matter

As a rule, conventional technology suppresses all resonances and overtones, linearizing the frequency curves by means of an overload of frequency filters, with little regard for the overall sound. No distinction is made between unwanted vibrations and essential sound resonances. Yet according to a basic principle of acoustics, resonances form the foundation for authentic sound. The sound produced by conventional loudspeakers fails to be lifelike because their resonances have all been over damped. Brodmann, however, has managed to build cabinets with fewer unwanted resonances in the first place, eliminating the need for practically any damping. The “Acoustic Sound-Boards” on either side of the cabinet function as passive and therefore neutral resonators. These resonators or absorbers are activated only when connected directly to the tuners and set into vibration (a principle going back to H. von Helmholtz, inventor of the eponymous Helmholtz resonator). The “Acoustic SoundBoards” are large, distortion-free vibrating membranes by which Brodmann loudspeakers acquire the properties of a musical instrument. The reproduction of the authentic resonances of musical instruments and the human voice is one of the secrets of the life-like sound created by these outstanding loudspeakers. 

Authentic sound reproduction has its price

Brodmann loudspeakers, operating in accordance with the Acoustic-Active Principle, reproduce only the information actually registered on a music recording. Your ear will appreciate the absence of any “additional information” produced by the loudspeakers.

How do you benefit?

A unique, true-to-life listening experience in your own home.


Two-way system with one treble speaker, Two bass driver /mid-range speaker and Two Acoustic Sound Board.
frequency response 31 - 25,000 Hz (±3 dB)
crossover frequencies 130 Hz*; 2.9 kHz
power rating 90 watts
music rating 180 watts
impedance 8 ohms
operating performance 1.7 watts (for 91 dB/m)
dimensions (h x d x w) 1110 x 304 x 168 mm (43.7" x 12" x 6.6")
weight 22.5 kg (50 lbs)

* based on the performance of the HornResonator


Never before have I heard such a reproduction in a unity of an orchestra, the instruments never appeared so real - I have never heard Diana Krell, Melody Gardot or other part sing so intimate - the Brodmann VC2 simply touch the soul.
André Rulle

little is likely to come as close to the original sound as the VC2.

Just last year I had my Dynaudio 1.3 MK II sold well after 10 years and replaced by a pair of audiophile cello. I had a number of speakers at dealers heard (including manufacturers such as B & W, Dynaudio, Lua, Linn, Audio Physic, Fischer & Fischer, Isophon, kudos to name a few). Most speakers did not make it up in my living room (for testing). Sometimes the speakers for my facility was not suitable because of its dimensions, were often the reasons but in the tone of the speaker, which did not appeal to me.
The speaker "Audiophile Cello," which was recommended to me by a musician, it was different. This refreshing rose from the mass of loudspeakers, played extremely fast, musical and captured my heart so. As stated in audiophile circles: "... and also beat much more expensive competitors" I had heard nothing like it so far and was on target. So it seemed to me, anyway.
Brodmann VC2
As regular blog readers, Accuphase lovers, professors Dynaudio and friend of Frank I got pointed ears, as he reported from the High End Show 2012 in Munich, which eventually earned him a couple Brodmann VC7. He separated it from its Dynaudio Confidence 5, which were the measure of all things for him to date.
No sooner was his report to the VC7 blog, a community of like-minded people reported with very extensive experience reports on Brodmann speakers. My curiosity was piqued so. I researched on the net where I came across a potpourri of opinions and assessments of Hans German-speakers, who were often to be found under "Bösendorfer".
Apparently there are two opinions on the speakers of Brodmann / Bösendorfer and also to Hans German. So it did not help - hear myself was the only way to calm my nervous state added. The opportunity, the speakers at this year's Munich High End or the VC7 short to listen to Frank, I unfortunately did not have. Therefore, I turned directly to Brodmann,  I got a reply from Mr. Christian Höferl. We conducted an honest word, and he could give me a listening appointment with his colleague Bernd Gruhn and a couple arrange VC2.
On Friday, 15.03.2013, it was time. Bernd Gruhn met with a couple VC2 in Macassar veneer with me. Our listening session lasted until late in the afternoon and was interrupted only by a few coffee. To anticipate the result - the VC2 stayed with me.
Honest: I do not think it German Hans-concept may be two opinions on that. Of course, I personally can now only report on the VC2, but when I look at the contributions of other blog readers, we have probably all a similar perception.
Never before have I heard such a reproduction in a unity of an orchestra, the instruments never appeared so real I have never heard Diana Krell, Melody Gardot or other part sing so intimate - except in the original. I would not presume to put myself into the ranks of professionals (sound engineer, music producer and musician), the corresponding reputations have made for that speaker - but the Brodmann VC2 simply touch the soul. I can only agree with the positive reviews for Vienna Classic series and really do without it on versions of how sound which sounds because the VC2 the music simply "neutral" reproduces.
There may be well-known manufacturers with other philosophies, use the diamond tweeter or tweeter, which make the heights appear brilliant, or mega bass membranes with a real "bang", but little is likely to come as close to the original sound as the VC2.
About the look and feel I do not write much. The quality requirements as well as the experiences from the piano are exquisite, although other manufacturers can build good and beautiful body. Tastes are just different: 
I would find very exciting at this point, when blog readers might describe a comparison or her own experiences with the Vienna Classic, Festival and Belvedere series closer. For a comparison of the VC7 of "big" Accuphase chain with Jorma Design speaker cable and the whole in "small" at my house I hope to win Frank. Summarize the common impressions in an interesting report and present it on the blog I like to leave him.
I would like to thank Christian Höferl and Bernd Gruhn of Brodmann, that they have given me the opportunity to be able to hear their extraordinary speaker. My thanks also to the developer of the Brodmann speakers, German Hans. Thanks also to Frank, without whose tip I had the Vienna Classic VC2 probably not met.
........André Rulle
CES 2014 SHOW REPORT: LOUDSPEAKERS $15-$25K - BRODMANN VC7: Seamless Beauty and Sound, say hello.
Spencer Holbert
The VC7s (US$24,999/pr excl tax - NZ$29,995/pr incl GST) are probably new to most people, and follow in the footsteps of Brodmann’s original enterprise as a piano manufacturer with beautiful finishes that will appeal to those who want speakers that are also furniture. With 91dB sensitivity and 25Hz-27kHz frequency response, these sleek speakers sounded sublime in all regards.


Not to make a show-coverage faux pas, but the VC2s (US$19,900/pr - NZ$21,995/pr incl GST) are also worth mentioning because they ultimately sound like a slightly younger version of the VC7s, with just a little less of everything. Though not new to hi-fi shows, the VC2s offer an attractive alternative and save you five grand without sacrificing much.

..…TAS - Spencer Holbert - Jan 22nd, 2014


Alex's experience - feedback:

Thanks for helping me put together a truly wonderful system. You genuinely listened to what I wanted to achieve and then you expertly crafted together the necessary elements to make it happen. It was a real journey of learning for me so thanks also for being so patient with me and generous with your knowledge.