TAD lanserer TAD-E1 høyttaler og TAD-C600 forforsterker
Technical Audio Devices kommer med to nye high-end produkter til sine Evolution og Reference serie systemer.
28 februar 2012
TAD-E1 høyttaler og TAD-C600 forforsterker er de siste komponentene i de to seriene, og gir TAD muligheten til å ta de audiofile på en komplett reise fra kilde til lyd. Utviklet og designet fullstendig internt av Director of Engineering Andrew Jones og et internasjonalt team av lydingeniører, artister og fagmenn, er TAD-E1 og TAD-C600 det neste skrittet i merket"s engasjement til å utvikle produkter av den absolutt ypperste lydkvalitet og teknologi.
"TAD's filosofi har alltid omfavnet troen om at lytterne skal ha muligheten til å oppleve den beste og renest mulige lydopplevelsen i deres hjemmemiljø", sier Andrew Jones, direktør / sjefsingeniør for TAD Laboratories. "Fullføringen av vår Evolution og Reference serie er en forventet milepæl som gir oss muligheten til å ta de mest kresne audiofile på en ekte følelsesopplevelse fra kilde til lyd."
Som den aller første høyttaler i sin kategori er TAD-E1 det neste skrittet i TAD's høykvalitets,'funksjon møter design' Evolution Series, bestående av C2000 forforsterker og M2500 og M4300 effektforsterkere. Evolutionserien gir presis lydkvalitet som høres fullstendig naturlig ut, og oppnår enestående ytelsesnivåer.
Highlights of the TAD-E1 Speakers include:
Coherent Source Transducer – For highly improved imaging and a more consistent sound throughout an entire listening room, TAD's Coherent Source Transducer (CST) was designed with the tweeter diaphragm mounted concentrically within the midrange cone. This design provides a point source of sound from 250 Hz to 100 kHz, enabling matched arrival times of midrange and tweeter sounds.
Beryllium tweeter and Magnesium midrange – In order to efficiently produce accurate high frequencies, beryllium is used for its highly rigid and extremely light-weight properties. A special vapour-deposition process ensures the tweeter produces audio that is well controlled and plays above the range of audibility. Combined with the tweeter’s response, a magnesium midrange diaphragm is used for its stiff, low mass and durable properties resulting in truthful response with low coloration.
One-piece woofer cone construction – The TAD-E1’s woofer uses a one-piece dustcap/cone construction that eliminates the loss of strength frequently found in conventional woofer cone construction. The technique increases the strength and virtually eliminates weak points on any part of the cone. The cone construction is further strengthened by using multiple layers of aramid fibres to provide low mass with high rigidity to resist back pressure from the cabinet.
Silent enclosure – To prevent ringing or resonance from the speaker cabinet, TAD uses high–rigidity Baltic birch plywood combined with medium density fibreboard (MDF). The enclosure is also designed with a teardrop shape rear section that further reduces unwanted cabinet resonance due to the improved stiffness of curved panels.
Iso-mount Network Filter – The TAD-E1 incorporates a network filter that is mounted outside of the main enclosure. The design mechanically and acoustically isolates the filter to ensure maximum resolution.
The TAD-C600 preamplifier completes the Reference Series, which includes the Reference One speaker system, the TAD-CR1 Compact Reference, the D600 disc player and the M600 Monaural Power Amplifier. The C600 is the perfect complement to the collection, providing ultra-precise sound quality.
Highlights of the C-600 Preamp include:
- Fully balanced circuitry and dual mono construction – To achieve accuracy from input to output, TAD has taken extreme measures to achieve thorough uniformity of circuitry for the left and right channels. The fully balanced and symmetrical circuit design allows signal transmission to be extremely accurate, with dynamic properties of the circuits to completely identical for both positive and negative signals. Furthermore, the balanced circuit provides resistance to the effects of external noise and ground potential fluctuations. To maintain left-right channel uniformity, vital for optimum stereo imaging and sound-field immersion, dual mono construction is employed.
Vibration Absorption Technology – TAD used a precision-processed machined aluminium sub-chassis and three-point support insulators that block external vibration and noise, ensuring mechanical stability. At 33mm thick and weighing 15kg, the sub-chassis is fabricated using pure aluminium ingots which further achieves a high-level of vibration control as well as providing a stable mechanical ground.
Low-Noise Technology – Further reducing noise for the utmost signal clarity, a dual enclosure design separates the pre-amp and its power supply. This minimises the effects of noise caused by vibration or magnetic flux leakage from the power supply transformer. A power amplifier-grade 400VA rated toroidal transformer provides a degree of precision that allows accurate precise transmission even during large signal levels and fast signal fluctuations. To prevent additional interference, the control functions and display utilise direct-current based operation.
High Quality Precision Parts – The highest quality and precision dedicated parts are used for the C600’s construction including its custom electronic volume control featuring super-precise ball bearings. TAD's new ladder-resistance switching electronic volume control circuit achieves an absolute channel level difference of 0.1 dB or less even at attenuations of more than 100dB with harmonic distortion at only 0.0005% (@1Vrms input). The impedance at the input and output terminals are independent of the volume setting, minimising interaction with the signal circuitry and maximising fidelity of the sound.
Extreme Link – The TAD-C600 incorporates our Extreme Link function, enabling users to synchronise multiple TAD-C600s together in a master/slave configuration to allow for further configurations of up to six channels.
The TAD E1 and C600 will be available starting in April 2012.
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