$12,000 OFF this DEMO pair of $35,000 speakers
(List $32,000 + $3,000 of upgrades)
Only $23,000/pr (plus actual shipping cost)
As shown HERE, ANTICABLES is a dealer for Alta Audio speakers. We were the first dealer to have a pair of the new Titanium Hestia speakers for demo. They completely solve the issue of weak bass in our larger 450 sq ft listening space. They are specifically voiced out for larger rooms in which additional bass energy is needed to fill the extra room volume.
We will be moving to a new location in a few weeks with a smaller listening room. My experience with showing these speakers in smaller audio show demo rooms has me convinced they are too big for our new smaller listening room.
Our loss is your gain. If your listening space is 400 sq ft or larger, or actually smaller than 400 sq ft, but opens up to additional space in which bass energy is lost, these are the ticket.
If you feel that your existing speakers aren't fleshed out and lack "body", these are the solution.
The custom RAAL ribbon tweeters are the fastest and have the least sonic signature of any tweeter I have ever heard, and are a big part of why I fell in love with them.
The $3,000 upgrades to this pair include:
- Factory internally wired with ANTICABLE Level 5 Speaker Wires for ribbon and all midrange drivers
- Factory internal wired with ANTICABLE Level 3.1 Speaker Wires for the powerful woofer
- WBT binding posts
- Cryo treatment to all crossover components and internal wiring
This pair also includes Michael Levy's recent crossware upgrade which provides additional sonic presence.
Michael Levy is a highly skilled speaker designer – I have to say, the Alta Audio Titanium Hestia speakers are his best work to date.
Anyone that is interested in hearing the Hestia Titaniums for themselves should contact me directly to set up a personal listening session. Hurry though, as at this price, they will move quickly.
Award winning review shown here: Audiophilia.com
Watch a Steve Guttenberg (of Audiophiliac) video review about them: HERE
Factory web page shown here: http://alta-audio.com/collection/titanium-hestia/
Design Philosophy and Special Features
There are several unique design points of the Titanium Hestia.
First, it is in our Titanium series of the Alta Statement line. Therefore all of the formers (bobbins) are made of titanium for smoother more extended dynamics, power handling, and frequency response. Titanium’s added stiffness also allows for a larger voice coil. The midrange voice coils are 3 inch and the woofer voice coils are 5.1 inch. Titanium is an expensive and difficult material to work with, but well worth it for the increase in quality and performance.
Also, the Hestia’s drivers are in what we call a “Dipolito” configuration. In a D’Appolito configuration a midrange is place above and below the tweeter to create a unified wideband pulse response that most closely mimics the original sound pulse. In our configuration there are two 7 inch midranges below and one 6 inch midrange above the ribbon tweeter. In the crossover passband with the tweeter the output of the two lower midranges matches the output of the single 6 inch midrange above the tweeter, thus creating a unified pulse, but in the woofer crossover passband the two 7 inch lower midranges have the extended lower midrange and bass response needed to meld seamlessly into the woofer. The midranges are also in a Dipole open baffle configuration. This setup gives a larger more palpable feeling of stage size with the higher midrange driver casting images realistically high and clear. Blending in the pinpoint accuracy of the monopole ribbon tweeter keeps the individual images from becoming diffuse or bloated and lays them out realistically on the sound stage.
The crossover design is managed to smoothly blend the monopole sub bass and high frequencies to match the Dipolito midranges in their open and dynamic sound.
This is in addition to our use of DampHard on all sides and the baffle face, which creates a sonically black background on which fine details are easily heard, and our XTL transmission line base for exceptional bass extension and control.
Our Tweeter: The ribbon tweeter in the Titanium Hestia is simply the fastest, smoothest, most open tweeter we have tested in 40 years of testing. The magnet assembly is so powerful they must be shipped with tweeter guards to prevent any magnetic metal from being pulled in.
The woofer is tuned into our Alta XTL tuning for fast extended bass response.
The tweeter uses amorphous core transformers with an extremely powerful magnet structure to produce a nearly perfect impulse response making them both smooth and dynamic.
The crossovers use 10 and 12 gauge Litz coils and silver foil capacitors.
The internal wiring is ANTICABLES Level 5 ACElectrum™ Silver/Gold alloy
Contact Paul directly for an audition and special pricing.
Height: 53 3/4 inches
Width: 15 inches at the bottom narrowing to 81/2 inches on top
Depth: 18 inches at bottom
Weight: 135 lbs each
Driver complement: 1 Titanium former 10 inch Woofer in Alta XTL bass tuning 2 Titanium former 7 inch lower midranges 1 Hex cone titanium former 6 inch upper midrange 1 Amorphous core high output ribbon tweeter
Sensitivity: 90 dB / 2.83 Volts @ 1Meter
Frequency response: 28Hz to 47kHz
Impedance: 4 Ohms
Requirements: Minimum 50 to 400 Watts, Can be Bi-wired, or Bi-amped
Configuration: Open backed Dipolito