Quatro Wood CT

Vandersteen Audio introduces the Quatro Wood CT, the latest evolution in speaker technology and sound quality to derive from the research & development efforts that delivered the patented carbon-fiber Perfect-Piston drivers used in the flagship Model 7. While the Perfect-Piston Tweeter used in the Model 7 is the fully embodied deal of high-frequency purity and resolution, the Quatro Wood CT (Carbon Tweeter) features the superb Carbon Tweeter from the renowned Model 5A Carbon.

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" ... the Quatro (Wood CT)s fit the bill for musicality, extended frequency response, dynamically spot on, and being drop dead attractive to look at. Thanks Richard. Much love to you and all at Vandersteen ... A real keeper." -Dave Clark, Editor Positive Feedback Online

Vandersteen Audio introduces the Quatro Wood CT, the latest evolution in speaker technology and sound quality to derive from the research & development efforts that delivered the patented carbon-fiber Perfect-Piston drivers used in the flagship Model 7. While the Perfect-Piston Tweeter used in the Model 7 is the fully embodied deal of high-frequency purity and resolution, the Quatro Wood CT (Carbon Tweeter) features the superb Carbon Tweeter from the renowned Model 5A Carbon.

Carbon driver cones offer the pistonic linearity of metal drivers without the unnatural sonic colorations inherent in metal drivers. Employing a carbon tweeter allows the Quatro Wood CT to deliver an astonishing amount of the air, space and natural purity previously heard only in the Model 5A Carbon and the Model 7.

Like all Vandersteen speakers, the Quatro Wood CT is a time- and phase-correct loudspeaker, made in the USA. Because such great demands are placed on the drivers in Vandersteen’s first-order speaker designs, all of the Quatro Wood CT’s drivers are the kind of highly advanced transducers typically found in cost-no-object designs. Vandersteen’s patented, Reflection-Free 4.5” midrange driver breaks up energy from behind the driver before it can pass directly back into the room and to the listener’s ears. The 6.5” Tri-Woven woofer offers superior transient response and definition in the crucial lower-midrange/midbass frequencies. 

Of course the Quatro Wood CT also provides much of the performance and versatility Vandersteen’s top-end powered-bass speakers in an attractive and compact form factor. The Quatro Wood CT’s foundation is its powered subwoofer section. Each speaker is equipped with dual 8” subwoofers powered by custom-tailored amplifiers that work in conjunction with passive, first-order (6dB/octave) 100Hz high-pass filters and 11-band EQ for the ultimate in-room performance optimization.

High-pass filtering allows the main amplifier to perform better, unburdened of reproducing deep bass, and is also the only way to ensure flat frequency response at the crossover to the powered subwoofer. Passive speaker designs always require placement compromises between the areas in the room where the imaging is typically best (farther out in the room) and where the bass is best (closer to the walls for boundary reinforcement). In Vandersteen’s powered-bass speakers the speaker can be placed out in the room where it images best, while the 11-band EQ ensures powerful but perfectly tailored in-room bass performance. The best of all things.   

The impedance-compensated crossovers are ultra high-performance designs featuring extreme-quality parts, and individually tuned in an anechoic chamber. Vandersteen’s Minimum Baffle enclosures ensure maximum rigidity free of time-smearing reflections and diffraction.

All of this technology allows the Quatro Wood CT to offer the kind of exceptional resolution, imaging and natural musicality Vandersteens are known for, with deep and powerful yet tuneful bass, virtually anywhere in any room.

Tweeter: 1” Exclusive Dual-Chamber, Transmission-Line Loaded Carbon Dome with Ferrofluid Voice-Coil Cooling

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

Woofer: 6.5” Woven-Fiber Cone and Precision-Formed Magnet Assembly Copper Faraday Ring

Subwoofer(s): Dual 8” Carbon-Loaded Cellulose-Cones with Ultra Long-Throw Motor Assembly, Powered by Integrated Purpose-Designed 250-Watt Class B Linear Amplifier

Quatro Wood CT Specifications

Tweeter

1” Exclusive Aerodynamic Dual-Chamber, Transmission-Line Loaded Carbon 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 

Mid-Woofer

6.5” Woven-Fiber Cone and Precision-Formed Magnet Assembly Copper Faraday Ring 

Subwoofer(s)

(2) 8" Carbon-Loaded Cellulose-Cone Drivers with Long-Throw Motor Assemblies 

Phase

Subwoofer Amplifier

250-Watt High-Current Power-Factor Corrected Amplifier 

Recommended Amplification

40-200 Watts Into 8 Ohms

Frequency Response

24Hz – 30kHz +/- 2dB

Sensitivity

87 dB, 1 meter/2.83 volt input

Impedance

8 ohms +/- 3 ohms

Crossovers

First order/6dB per octave, 100Hz, 900Hz, 5kHz

Input Terminals

Barrier strips, 7/16" max width

Dimensions (WHD)

10” x 43” x 19”

Weight

110 lbs. Ea. Net

Country of Manufacture

Made in the USA
  • Mar 2, 2017
    Quatro Wood CT

    " ... simply amazingly musically killer. We bought the review sample." -Dave Clarke, Positive Feedback

    Dave Clarke

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  • Sep 16, 2016
    Quatro Wood CT

    " ... the Quatros fit the bill for musicality, extended frequency response, dynamically spot on, and being drop dead attractive to look at ... The CT is a real winner. A real keeper." -Dave Clark, Positive Feedback

    Dave Clark

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  • Jan 16, 2013
    Quatro Wood CT

    " ... they (Quatro Woods) simply do so much right, for me here with my music, that they are the right speaker for me. They made more of my music musically engaging than any other speaker I have heard here."

    Dave Clark

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  • Dec 17, 2007
    Quatro Wood CT

    "They (Quatro Woods) delivered a huge, detailed, transparent soundstage that gave me all of the music without obscuring any of its details. And I found the speaker's representations of female voices, stringed instruments, and ambient detail about as good as those of any speaker I've ever heard ..."

    Wes Phillips

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  • Jul 16, 2006
    Quatro Wood CT

    " ... the Quatros' organizational talents, and their ability to project three-dimensional spaces and array precisely focused, solid images within those spaces, bested those of every other speaker I've reviewed, including my reference Wilson MAXX2s, which sound somewhat vague by comparison."

    Michael Fremer

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