Our Most Compact and Affordable Speaker
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Volti Audio, makers of the highly acclaimed Vittora and Rival horn loaded loudspeaker systems is proud to introduce the most compact and affordable Volti horn speaker to date – the Volti Audio Razz.
The Razz is a three-way, hybrid horn/bass-reflex loudspeaker, with high sensitivity, wide bandwidth, superb build quality and captivating sound.
The Razz is room-friendly and can be positioned against a wall, in a corner, or pulled out into the room. It is front-ported which allows the greatest flexibility in placement since the port does not rely on, nor is affected by, walls behind or beside the speaker.
The sensitivity and ease of drive make the Razz capable of filling a very large room whereas the superb integration ensures it will also work in an intimate, near-field setting.
- 12” high-power and high-sensitivity woofer – bass reflex configuration, ported
- Large midrange horn with a 2” throat and a shallow wide-dispersion design
- High quality 2” outlet midrange compression driver with a composite diaphragm
- High quality neodymium horn tweeter
- Custom made crossovers featuring high quality components, all hand-wired
- Bi-wire at the input terminals
Recommended amplifier power: 8wpc (min.), 80wpc continuous (max.)
Bandwidth: 35Hz – 20kHz
Nominal Impedance: 6ohm (connect to 8ohm taps)
Dimensions: 40” tall, 15” wide and 12” deep
Weight: 90 lbs. each
With a frequency response of 35Hz – 20Khz and a sensitivity of 97db (2.83v/1M), Razz delivers glorious, full range, tactile sound from as little as a handful of amplifier watts
The Razz shares the same “Volti” sound signature as all of our speakers:
- Effortless power delivery
- Wide dynamic range
- Finely resolved articulate mid-range
- Immersive, room-filling sound
- Pinpoint imaging and wide soundstage
- Sings-with-one-voice driver integration
- Full-range bandwidth
- Tight, deep bass
- Accurate tone and timbre
The Razz comes with real wood veneer applied in a vacuum bag for a glass-smooth surface. We use a “permanent” two-part glue to bond the veneer to the cabinet. By contrast, many manufacturers use PVA glue or contact cement, which are not ‘permanent’ glues.
Volti Audio is known for beautiful finish work. The lacquer finish used on the wood veneer of Razz cabinets is catalyzed and designed to resist damage from UV light. We use a medium-rubbed lacquer finish to allow the character and texture of the wood grain to show through, so you always know you’re looking at a real piece of wood.
The durable textured paint finish used on some panels of the Razz is a commercial grade coating designed to handle wear and tear better than typical paint finishes. This coating is easy to clean and is not damaged as easily as smooth, glossy coatings.
Your Razz speakers will be veneered on the top, sides, and front edges, with paint applied to the backs, inset fronts, and bottoms.
You will never find MDF or ‘flakeboard’ used in the construction of a Volti Audio speaker cabinet. We think of our speakers as 100-year products, and we use the finest wood, adhesives, and fasteners in the construction of the Razz cabinets. The Razz cabinet is built from 1” thick Baltic Birch plywood, fully braced, and properly damped. We welcome comparisons to any other speaker – especially in the same price range as the Razz.
Driver and crossover components are Pro-Audio grade, meaning they are very durable and capable of being used a lot harder than they ever will be in your home. This means that the drivers are never near their max, and will last a very long time because of that. The Razz woofer for instance, is capable of continuous 600 watt input – ten times what it will ever handle in the Razz – and unlike woofers with rubber surrounds, it has a resin impregnated cloth surround that will last for decades.
The cloth used on the standard grills for the Razz is a high quality, acoustically transparent black stretch cloth. There is an available upgrade to Premium woven cloths, which add a beautiful texture to the front of the speaker, and resist fading and tearing much better than the standard stretch cloth. All of our cloth is stretched tightly and secured in place with plenty of staples.
The Razz speakers truly do offer both Beauty and Durability
The materials used in the Razz are meticulously selected for their physical beauty, durability, and sonic characteristics.
The look, feel and sound of the Razz is the combination of great craftsmanship, great materials and attention to details.
Consider the workmanship and high quality materials for the grill frames. They align and snap onto the cabinets with magnets and are made from a solid piece of ½” thick Baltic Birch plywood, cut by CNC, sanded, primed, painted, and then covered with a durable cloth.
Go ahead, find another speaker on the market at any price point that is made with 1″ Baltic Birch plywood. Most cabinets are made with inferior materials, such as MDF or ‘flakeboard’
Take a look at the crossovers in other speakers, even ones costing many times more than the Razz. You probably will not see the quality level of components used in the Razz, nor will you see one of the very nice features of the Razz, crossovers that are separated into two plates inside the cabinet to minimize interference between the low and high filter components.
Many other quality details can be found on Razz speakers, like laser cut Lexan input plates with high quality five-way binding posts (bi-wire-able), drivers mounted with machine screws and inserts (rather than wood screws into flakeboard), the use of ‘No Rez’ brand damping material, and polyurethane ‘lifetime’ adhesives.
The Razz features a 1” compression bullet tweeter that extends frequency response smoothly out to 20Khz without the annoying and harsh sounding peaks that other high-sensitivity horn tweeters exhibit. The Razz provides high frequency detail and smoothness above and beyond other horn speaker designs.
The Razz features a 2” outlet midrange compression driver with a dome shaped composite diaphragm, an annular phase plug, and a neodymium magnet – feeding into the 2” throat of a large midrange horn with a shallow profile. The midrange is carefully voiced and integrated through the crossover and with extra damping applied to the horn lens. The midrange of the Razz is where the music lives!
The Razz features a cutting edge woofer, with low distortion, high sensitivity, a neodymium motor with a built-in demodulation ring, cast-aluminum frame, and a host of other features that all work together to help the Razz produce tight, low bass that is unexpected at 97db sensitivity in a cabinet this compact. The bass from the Razz is the foundation of the music and it is an impressive foundation!
The Razz features hand-built crossovers with very high quality Metalized Polypropylene Capacitors, 14ga air-coil, hand-wound copper inductors, and metal-oxide resistors, all mounted on separate high and low frequency wooden boards that are carefully located within the cabinet to reduce vibration and interference with driver magnets. These Volti Audio crossovers are the key to the great integration and overall voicing you hear from the Razz.
The Razz is able to reproduce nine-full-octaves of rich, smooth, ultra-low distortion sound because of these great drivers and components.
The quality of materials, the craftsmanship, the meticulous finish work, and our direct-to-customer sales approach make Volti Audio loudspeakers the best value for money loudspeakers available.
Photographs of Razz speakers from all angles showing our different wood veneer finishes and grill cloth options HERE
Press and Testimonials
Read what Customers and the Press have to say about Razz speakers
The Razz is offered for sale fully veneered, finished, with grills and packed in very heavy-duty boxes ready for shipping. Shipping cost is not included in the prices below. Razz can be shipped via UPS Ground in the USA, typically for no more than $275.
Available in your choice of four beautiful wood veneers
- Walnut (Flat-cut)
- Mahogany (Ribbon-striped)
- Cherry (Flat-cut American Black)
- Natural Ash
With black stretch grill cloth for $7,500/pr.
I often have Premium wood veneers available for an upcharge, please send me an email and I’ll let you know what’s available and the what the cost will be. Here are a few examples of Premium veneers:
The standard black stretch cloth grills are very nice, but I do offer Premium grill cloth options as well. There is a $500 upcharge for any Premium grill cloth.
Here are some examples of the Premium cloth:
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Standard grill cloth for the Razz is a black stretch cloth made by Mellotone Fabrics. Unlike many other black grill cloths which can look a bit washed out or even a bit purple in color, the Mellotone cloth is very dark black in color, and we like using it for this reason.
The Premium black woven cloth has a great vintage look to it. One of the nice things about this cloth is that it does not show dust or cat hair like the black stretch cloth does. It is also the most durable cloth we use,and will likely last for decades on your speakers.
I’m often asked about acoustic transparency of the various cloths that we offer. The black stretch has the best sound transmission, with almost no noticeable change in the sound of the speaker with the grill on or off. The Premium black woven cloth is a close second to the black stretch, and is a cloth that you can leave on the speakers even during critical listening sessions.
The light beige, tan mix weave, and gray all make a slight but noticeable difference in the high frequency transmission. Fine to leave on for most listening, but when it really counts – you know those late night sessions when the AC power is clean and you’re in the zone with the music – you’ll want to remove them. Easy to do, just pull the bottom out and the drop right off the magnets.
Decorator Razz – $5,500/pair
Yes, the rumors are true, you can buy a pair of brand new, great sounding Razz speakers for just $5,500. However, Decorator Razz have NO FINISH. They are offered in plain, raw birch plywood. Paint them, stain them, put a coat of polyurethane on them, or just leave them as is. They are exactly the same construction quality, they use the same materials, components, and crossovers, they are broken-in, tested, and packaged with the same care as any Razz speaker, and they have the same great sound. The only difference is they do not have veneer or clear finish (or grills, since they are based on the LE cabinet).
I recommend that you NOT buy these speakers. Sell some stuff, save up some more money, dig into your retirement account or whatever it takes and put together a couple grand more to have the beautifully veneered and finished Razz speakers.
But for your hardcore listeners who think that the only thing that matters is the sound – ok, well then I guess this is a good option for you.
Not that the Decorator Razz look bad, because they don’t. It’s just that it is PLAIN plywood and there are filled nail holes, and the butt-joints of the cabinet show, and . . . well, they’re just not nearly as pretty as the veneered ones.
You’ve been warned!
Are you ready to experience Razz for yourself?
To purchase a pair of Razz speakers, please send an email to me, Greg Roberts of Volti Audio, firstname.lastname@example.org
I’ll reply back as soon as I can to answer any questions you have about the Razz speakers.
If you already know exactly what you want, send that info to me along with your full name and shipping address, and I’ll send you an invoice that has itemized pricing, shipping cost, production timeline, and payment options.
A $1,500 deposit will put your order in the queue here at the shop with the balance due when the order is ready to ship.
I look forward to building a great pair of Razz speakers for you.
Red Gum with Premium Black Grills