TAD CE-1 is fully equipped with lots of new technology.
The SILENT* enclosure brings together TAD’s theory and technology. The cornerstones of its outstanding physical properties are its combination of birch plywood braces, MDF panels and Bi-Directional ADS Port featuring 10mm-thick hard anodized aluminum side panels that provide superior strength and vibration dampening. Additionally, optimization of the enclosure size and port layout have eliminated standing waves up to 250 Hz
* SILENT: Structurally Inert Laminated Enclosure Technology
How to focus the image source location to best reproduce natural sound? TAD created its own CST* Driver to answer that question. The midrange and tweeter are configured concentrically to match their directional characteristics and eliminate disruption of the sound, and the tweeter diaphragm is elaborately designed and built from lightweight, high rigidity beryllium. With excellent stability, it delivers outstanding sound localization and a natural sound field over a truly wide bandwidth from 250Hz to 100kHz.
* CST: Coherent Source Transducer
An innovative approach to achieving ideal sound: the new Bi-Directional ADS* Port. Slit-shaped ports are positioned on both of the enclosure’s side panels with flared openings to the front and rear. The symmetrical front-back, left-right layout eliminates the effects of unwanted sound from the port as well as standing waves within the enclosure. Considering the compact size, you’ll be amazed at the rich and powerful sound field that will fill your listening room.
* Bi-Directional ADS: Bi-Directional Aero-Dynamic Slot
The 18cm woofer, with a MACS* diaphragm made of multi-layers of laminated woven and non-woven fabric, produces near ideal vibration characteristics. The shell-shaped diaphragm integrates the center cap and cone into a single piece. Coupled to the voice coil via a molded cradle that fully conveys the powerful driving force of the large neodymium magnet, and combined with the turbulence suppressing aerodynamic design of the rear side, this woofer delivers rich and clear bass and vibrant lower midrange.
* MACS :Multi-Layered Aramid Composite Shell
The stereo image and sound field are faithful to point sound sources. The minimal baffle embodies TAD’s tenets. It takes full advantage of the characteristics of the CST Driver and Bi-Directional ADS Port in the absolute smallest layout area. The result is smooth, broad sound diffusion that keeps diffraction to a minimum. With a high quality mirror finish on tropical olive grain wood, paired with hard anodized aluminum side panels, it exudes a uniquely individual presence; luxurious while still unprecedentedly cutting-edge.