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TAD Compact Evolution One

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TAD Labs CE1 Stand-mount Loudspeakers

TAD Labs Compact Evolution One Loudspeakers (Stands Included)

TAD has many goals, but one above all: to reproduce music with all the realism of recorded performance. By reproducing the genuine sound, we remain faithful to the intentions and passions of the artists who created the music. How do we achieve reproduction of the genuine sound? Through an uncompromising pursuit of maximum sound quality, and by taking full advantage of our unique concepts and wide range of advanced technology.

TAD Compact Evolution One

The CE-1 employs TAD's Coherent Source Transducer (CST) driver, which places a dome tweeter concentrically within the midrange cone to produce a time-coherent sound. (The tweeter diaphragm is made of vapor-deposited beryllium.) The midrange uses a magnesium cone, an overhung voice coil. combined with a Multi-layered Aramid Composite Shell (MACS) woofer encased in a newly designed cabinet. The build includes a mix of high-rigidity birch plywood, medium density fiberboard, and exactly cut 10mm aluminum panels.

One interesting feature of this speaker is its use of ports integrated into the sides of the cabinet. Slots on each side of the enclosure flow into flared cavities between the enclosure's wooden side and the aluminum side panels, creating long vertical front and back slots milled into the aluminum. This is said to limit standing waves and unwanted resonances. The center section of the cabinet is finished in olive wood veneer and finished with a high gloss lacquer.

 

THE COMPACT EVOLUTION ONE


OVERWHELMINGLY MASSIVE SOUND FROM A COMPACT CABINET

TAD has many goals, but one above all: to reproduce music with all the realism of recorded performance. By reproducing the genuine sound, we remain faithful to the intentions and passions of the artists who created the music. How do we achieve reproduction of the genuine sound? Through an uncompromising pursuit of maximum sound quality, and by taking full advantage of our unique concepts and wide range of advanced technology. Making the most of those ideas and technologies, we have perfected the TAD-CE1 speaker system. Experience the boundless joy of hearing sound that is absolutely true to the music.

 

TECHNOLOGY



NATURAL SOUND CST DRIVER

The midrange and tweeter are configured concentrically to match their directional characteristics and eliminate disruption of the sound, while 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.


18CM WOOFER WITH A MACS* DIAPHRAGM

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 a rich, clear bass and vibrant lower midrange.

* MACS: Multi-Layered Aramid Composite Shell


SILENT

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 250Hz.

* SILENT: Structurally Inert Laminated Enclosure Technology


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


MINIMAL BAFFLE

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.


SPECIFICATIONS


Model No

TAD-CE1-KS, TAD-CE1-KJ, TAD-CE1-WS, TAD-CE1-WJ

NEW - BLACK EDITION: TAD-CE1K-KJ

Model

3-way bass reflex bookshelf

Drive Units

Woofer: 18cm cone

Midrange/tweeter: coaxial 14cm cone/3.5cm dome

Performance Data

Frequency response: 34Hz to 100kHz

Crossover frequencies: 250Hz, 2kHz

Maximum input: 200W

Sensitivity: 85dB (2.83V, 1m)

Nominal impedance: 4Ω