Vinnie Rossi’s New Speaker (yea, speaker)

Say hello to Stiletto 15, a 3-way sealed box + open baffle loudspeaker. Get a peak and listen to a pre-production pair at Axpona.

From Vinnie:

STILETTO 15 is 3-way reference loudspeaker design that delivers a carefully balanced and highly engaging sound signature. This is accomplished by seamlessly combining the articulate and dynamic bass response of an open baffle woofer with the remarkable clarity and imaging of a separate, sealed-box midrange and tweeter.


Frequency response: 39Hz – 40kHz (+/- 3dB), free space
Power handling: 100 watts continuous / 200 watts peak
Recommended amplification: >15 watts RMS per speaker
Impedance 6-ohm (nominal)
Sensitivity 87dB/2.83V/1m
Crossover points 280Hz and 2500Hz (2nd and 3rd order slopes)
Dimensions – Approx. 48″ Height x 19″ Max Width (122 x 48 cm)
– Depth (not including base plinth): Approx. 7″ (18 cm)
– Depth (including base plinth): Approx. 16″ (41 cm)
Weight Approx. 100 lbs, each (45 kg)


  • Design: Passive 3-way design utilizing an open baffle woofer and separate sealed-box midrange + tweeter
  • Woofer: One 15-inch, paper composite cone with dual voice coils and high Xmax (specifically designed for open baffle use)
  • Midrange: One 5.5-inch, paper cone with low-loss linear suspension (mounted in sealed enclosure)
  • Tweeter: One 1-inch fabric dome, ring radiator type with phase plug (mounted in sealed enclosure)
  • Crossover: Mundorf M-resist SUPREME resistors, premium-grade Jantzen air-core & c-coil inductors and film capacitors (no electrolytics). Point-to-point wired and mounted on an anti-static fiberglass board
  • Speaker posts: WBT NextGen 0703Cu
  • Cabinet: Three 2” thick layers of high-density composite material, and two 0.375” thick layers of solid surface material – all bolted and glued together. Separate sealed enclosure for midrange and tweeter. Magnet grills and machined aluminum feet are included
  • Warranty: 5 years
  • Made in the USA

Estimated start of production: June 2019

Estimated early-adopter price: $19,995/pair

Vinnie Rossi Stiletto