Vanatoo Transparent Zero Review

Vanatoo’s Transparent Zero active speakers are made using the same high quality materials and workmanship that Vanatoo’s products have come to be known for throughout the industry. The speakers reproduce music exactly the way it was recorded, with solid bass, clear midrange, and sparkling highs. The integrated bi-amped (4 channel) 48 watt/channel amplifier ensures ample volume for a desktop or small to medium sized room use. The built-in analog and digital inputs allow you to directly connect to any music source, and the built in Bluetooth interface provides a seamless wireless connection to any phone or laptop computer. The setup flexibility of the Transparent Zero active speakers provide an all-in-one musical solution to virtually any home requirement. The wireless remote control makes use with a TV a breeze, with better performance than a comparably priced soundbar.

True 2-way stereo powered speaker system
Bluetooth wireless connection with aptX
USB, Toslink Optical, and analog inputs
Full-featured remote control
Quick 2 minute setup with plug-in speaker connections
Auto input switching with Digital Silence Detection™
Reversible design for desktop or in-room use
Vanatoo ClearBass™ Technology
Volume, bass and treble controls
Subwoofer output with AutoSense
9mm wood cabinets with satin black finish
Low power sleep mode (<0.5W)
Best in class bass extension and full-range response
Magnetically attached grills
Vanatoo isolation pads
3 year warranty
Customizable configurations: LED brightness, bass response, subwoofer crossover, amp limiters, mono mode, sleep settings, Enable key function

Killer Sound Quality

The first question with any audio product should be “Does it sound great?”. If not, why bother. The first question when hearing the Transparent Zero is “How’d they do that?”. The T0 brings audiophile sensibilities to small, affordable, and convenient everyday use. Great bass, clear mids, sparkling highs, holographic imaging, and amazing dispersion are the magic behind the experience.

Wireless with Bluetooth aptX

Bluetooth is the standard for wireless streaming from your handheld or computer, and aptX offers near-CD quality with simple ease of use. Listen to your favorite artist from Amazon Prime, Pandora, Spotify, Apple Music, or any of the hundreds of choices at your fingertips. Connecting is a breeze thanks to the Bluetooth control buttons on the wireless remote. Your music, your way.

Full-Featured Remote Control

Take control of your music with the Transparent Zero full-featured wireless remote control. Select the source you want to listen to, set the volume, adjust the bass and treble, or put the speakers into Bluetooth pairing mode, all from the comfort of your favorite listening position. The remote control makes the T0 the ideal addition to a TV, with much better performance than competing soundbars.

USB, Toslink Optical, and Analog Inputs

Connect the Transparent Zero to your computer with the included USB cable, skipping the computer’s often troublesome and noisy sound card. Or if you prefer a hi-res connection (up to 96K/24) connect to the Toslink optical input for the best possible reproduction (Toslink optical cable not included). The analog input allows direct connection to your phone, phono preamp, or other device. The multiple connections give you flexibility while ensuring an obsolete-proof design. Purchase knowing you have years of happy listening ahead.

ClearBass Technology

Vanatoo ClearBass technology enables the Transparent Zero to reproduce lower bass than virtually any other speakers their size, producing the warm, rich low notes as they were intended to be played by the artist. To accomplish this in such a small space, ClearBass employs a custom aluminum cone woofer with under hung voice coil, a long stroke passive radiator, bi-amped 48 W per channel high efficiency amplifier, and a 24 bit DSP (Digital Signal Processor), all optimized together as one integrated system to provide in-room frequency response from 56Hz to 20KHz. There is no “mid bass hump” or other gimmicks common to small speakers. The result is full range sound that is unprecedented from such a small system.

Transparent Zero speakers have an impressively flat frequency response curve. When measuring how well a speaker faithfully and accurately reproduces the sound as it was recorded, the flatter the frequency response curve, the better.

4 inch aluminum cone woofer with 1 inch underhung voice coil
4 inch long-throw passive radiator
1 inch soft dome tweeter
2 way bi-amplified active speaker
Assisted passive radiator bass reflex system
8th-Order DSP derived Butterworth high-pass at 58 Hz
8th-Order DSP derived Linkwitz-Riley crossover at 2200 Hz
Bluetooth with aptX for wireless connection
USB audio up to 48K at 16 bits
Toslink optical up to 96K at 24 bits
3.5mm (1/8″) analog input, ADC sampled at 48K at 24 bits
Amplifier & DSP
Direct Digital Class D
4×48 Watts per channel
DSP resolution of 48K at 24 bits
Thermal, short circuit, over current protection
Frequency Response
56Hz – 20K Hz ±3dB (Shelf Mode in room)
52Hz – 20K Hz ±3dB (Flat Mode in room)
Subwoofer Crossover
4th-Order Linkwitz-Riley at 125 Hz (Shelf Mode)
4th-Order Linkwitz-Riley at 80 Hz (Flat Mode)
Power Repuirements
120 VAC ±10% at 60Hz or 220 VAC ±10% at 50Hz
7.5″H x 4.75″W x 7.75″D (without support)
7.5″H x 4.75″W x 9.75″D (with support)
4.5 lbs active / 4.0 lbs passive
Shipping: 7.75″H x 13.5″W x 17.75″D and 14 lbs