While there are quite a few speakers out there that target an audiophile audience (compared to the number of speakers going for mainstream customers, that is), most of them are, in fact, quite expensive, and that's also the case with the Vapor Audio Cirrus speakers, that combine a great external design with really impressive audio features.
The Vapor Audio Cirrus cabinets are made exclusively with 13-ply AAA void-free Baltic Birch ply, extremely expensive but the best possible wood based material to use for cabinet construction, while the walls are filled with an engineered silica compound to further attenuate both sound transmission and resonances, a threaded rod through the center of the assembly tensioning the cabinet, and the baffle being constructed with a ‘constrained layer’ method to eliminate mechanical resonances.
The standard finish is represented by multiple coats of a long oil based finish that is then buffed to a Satin sheen, tweaks to coloring being made with Analine Dye, not stain which can obscure the natural beauty of wood. Standard finish options are veneers with the sides un-veneered to show the ply laminations.
The speakers also feature a RAAL tweeter that delivers a very linear behavior with flat extension to 40khz, as well as very fast start and stop, accompanied by a custom AudioTechnology C-Quenze driver.
The speakers delivers 40 – 38,500hz +/-3db, 50 – 26,000 hz +/- 1.5db frequency responses, while the nominal impedance has been set at around 8 ohms and the sensitivity at 87.5 db.
Plus, they're pretty bulky, weighing around 53 1/2 pounds and measuring 19 x 14 x 12.5 inches maximum width (8.25 inches baffle width).
Of course, pricing for such high-end, audiophile-grade products is quite high, the Vapor Audio Cirrus selling for somewhere in the vicinity of 3,495 US dollars, which is no small sum, all things considered.