Cambridge SoundWorks Newton Series T500
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CSW's top-of-the line, magnetically shielded, Newton Series T500 Tower ($2199.99/pair), with built-in powered subwoofer, is probably the company's most ambitious product. It's certainly the biggest. This handsome, 85-pound, 4-foot-tall 4-way design, raised on a pair of metallic-finished crosspieces and either spikes or disc feet, (one rubber cushion missing) features a 300W, class-D, pulse-width-modulation (digital) amplifier driving a 10-inch, side-mounted subwoofer of molded composite. It also includes a 12-inch passive radiator, a midbass module with 61/2-inch and 4-inch molded-composite cones, and a 1-inch, reinforced silk-dome tweeter with neodymium magnet. It's available in real-wood veneers of mahogany or blond maple.
CSW supplies long AC cords fitted with right-angle IEC connectors that plug into a bottom-mounted, fused IEC power jack next to the subwoofer's On/Off switch. Rear-cabinet controls include continuously variable subwoofer-level and bass-contour controls, Sub In and Link In/Out jacks, and biwirable double sets of 5-way binding posts linked with gold-plated jumpers for single-wire use.