Behind the scenes of the VSS5 Vertical Split System
Norwegian design, Norwegian production
The sound of perfection
Based on our patented Vertical Split System, we have researched, drawn and listened to a result which is our new top model taking over from the VSS Ultima. Just like the car industry and Formula One, our aim was to achieve perfection first , then we took some new discoveries and transformed these in the models VSS4 and D2.
However, back to VSS5: Staves made from the finest furniture quality wood are glued together in an interlocking manner, then it is carved by a CRT drill to achieve its final form in a 5 aksis datadriven drill. This results in a light and sounddead construction.
The elements are mounted on a laser cut centerplate in solid aluminium. The cabinet is handpolished and lacquered 10 times with a two-component lightresistive varnish.
The interior and furniture designer Anne Cecillie Hopstock is responsible for the visual design. With its timeless apperance this speaker is easy to place in any home. Having both functionality and good looks on its side, it is a pure joy for the eye.
Forsmans speakers stand surefooted on feet we developed ourselves. They consist of several individual parts. The main housing is cut from POM in the shape of a cylinder together with the piston which is in contact with the floor. Between the housing and the piston, there are several layers of rubber seals and a specially developed substance which prohibits transference of sound and vibrations.