Townshend Audio Super tweeters
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Townshend Audio Super tweeters

Ribbon Supertweeters extend the response to 90kHz - pair

1,275.00 Prices include 21% VAT

- In the same way that a sub-woofer extends the low end of your system, Maximum Supertweeters reveal a wealth of detail in the midband and treble. Most striking tough, is the amazing improvement in bass detail.
- Maximum Supertweeters reproduce high and very high frequencies in the most coherent and realistic fashion, delivering a rich harmonic structure that dome tweeters simply cannot match.
- Coherent high frequencies affect the brain both physiologically and psychologically,revealing the full potential of your favourite recordings.
- Maximum Supertweeters enhance and define bass, mid and treble. They are the key to high resolution.

Maximum Supertweeters heighten the sense of realism in music by extending the frequency response of conventional hi-fi speakers up to 90kHz. Although this is way above the theoretical limit of human hearing the presence of these frequencies creates a sense of naturalness and reveals detail right down into the bass. Maximum Supertweeters allow you to get utmost pleasure from both digital and analogue formats by accurately revealing high frequency detail above 6kHz. Even though a CD cannot produce information above 20kHz Maximum Supertweeters make the format sound more natural and reveal a wealth of extra detail when compared with dome tweeters. This is because of the much faster response of the ultra-light ribbon diaphragm when compared with the much slower response of a relatively heavy dome assembly. The Maximum Supertweeter works from 6kHz upwards making it better able to produce the leading edge of each transient without time smear. That’s why it makes a system sound more relaxed and natural, as it can respond to the signal with greater speed and greater accuracy. What surprises people the most is the extra detail that they hear in the bass. You might expect the greater sense of ease and openness which they introduce but the harmonic detail that is revealed across the entire audio band is nothing short of miraculous. The Maximum Supertweeter is engineered to integrate with all high quality speakers with simple connection utilising the 1.5m link cables provided. The Supertweeters are wired in parallel with the main amplifier feed or the tweeter connection at the main speaker. There is a six position level switch which allows for seamless integration with your speakers.

- Frequency Response: Up to 90kHz. (See graph)
- Amplifier power: Up to 400W, unclipped music
- Rating to DIN IEC 268:        500w peak
- Max sensitivity (2.8V @ 1m): 89dB
- Nominal impedance: 11 ohm (min), rising to 20 ohm
- Drive unit: Pure aluminium ribbon.W 5mm, L 25mm, T, 0.01mm Mass 0.003grammes Ultra powerful rare earth neodymium magnets
- Crossover: First order
- Level control: 1:   74dB 2:   79dB 3:   83dB 4:   85dB 5:   87dB 6:   89dB
- Dimensions: Each W 50mm (2"), H 30mm (1.2"), D 100mm (4") Shipping (pair)W 250mm (10"), H 50mm (2"), D 200mm (8")
- Weight: Each 0.5 Kg (1.1lb) Shipping (pair) 1.2Kg (2.6lb)
- Cable: Banana or spade 1.5m

“The Maximum Supertweeters can extend the bandwidth of your speaker with astonishing results.”
“If it’s of the performance envelope-pushing persuasion, the Townshend Maximum Supertweeters will undoubtedly take it, and you, to the next level.”
Hi Fi Choice November 2002.

“I still have my Maximum Supertweeters, thank goodness but I have tried living with them switched off and, believe me, it felt like, masochism.”
Hi Fi News and Record Review March 2003.

"It's not often that I write reviews, let alone for HiFi equipment where I have limited technical knowledge.  However, what I do have is decades of experience of listening to recorded music.  I must at once declare my allegiance to the Townshend brand.  I use Glastonbury 2 loudspeakers, which I love to bits and have never been tempted to change, Isolda speaker cables and DCT 300 interconnect.  It's all used with a Copland amplifier and cd player of good quality. I had decided that a pair of Supertweeters was going to be my next upgrade having read as much as I could on the subject generally, some of it very negative.  When the Townshend Supertweeters arrived I set them up, very simply done, and just sat down to listen.  Perhaps I may have had some idea of how they might improve things but even the most positive reviews did not prepare me for the revelatory difference they made.  Literally from the moment the music started I was gripped and then astonished.  I am not easily taken aback but there was such a transformation that my jaw dropped and at times there was such an emotional connection to the music that I had tears in my eyes.  I don't exaggerate this. I read one review of super tweeters which suggested that it was like having a new amplifier.  I think it's more than that because my whole system has been transformed.  How can a high frequency unit clarify the timbre and body of lower strings playing solo?  Well they do and much more besides.  I could write pages about the improvements across the audio spectrum including soundstaging, depth, ambience and dynamics.  All anyone needs to know is the bottom line.  They make recorded music sound more like real music and in the process pack quite an emotional wallop.  Anyone with doubts needs to forget all the debate and just listen."
Edward, UK