These speakers are 4 years old, bought from an authorized dealer in Chicago. Never got around to using them much since apartment living isn't conducive to music after-hours. Despite that, they are stunning speakers. They have Macasscar-Ebony veneer. After an exhaustive search for the perfect speaker for me I settle on these. They have such a stunning sound. But what really caught my attention was the speed. As a lover of electronic music the sound when I demo'ed these floored me. I don't know what the technical terms might be, but I just call it speed, and the speed is 100% point. It just keeps up and nails ever note, every detail without breaking a sweat.
There are a few marks on the side that are included in the photos. The front grills are made of very sturdy metal, and as such have left a few small marks in the nooks where they sit when they're secure on the front. This isn't something you could see unless you specifically looked for it.
Comes with the Original manual and key to get the grills off, but the crates they were shipped in are no longer around. Buyer pays PayPal fee's. Would prefer to sell these locally but willing to come up with an amenable solution for safely shipping these. Buyer pays shipping but I will cover having them packed.
The TCD 110 S is the flagship of the CRITERION series, and reflects in an exemplary manner the basic principles behind the three floor- standing loudspeakers of the TCD series. Each model features two special bass drivers, two mid-range units in the D’Appolito arran- gement, and a completely new kind of super-quality dome tweeter with waveguide. The drivers employed are based on those fitted to our SOLITAIRE® high-end speakers. The only differences between the three floor-standers are their physical cabinet dimensions and the size of the drive units employed.
The TCD 110 S is a large, fully developed, floor-standing transmis- sion-line speaker with a very long line. The two 26 cm bass units are perfectly matched to the cabinet and the resonance frequency of the transmission line, and generate an incredibly deep, precise, high-pressure bass thanks to their extremely low natural reso- nance. The loudspeaker’s transient response is superb even at extreme levels; it also has a wide dynamic range and is devoid of distortion. This is due to the refined design of the system as a who- le: hard, embossed cones, aluminium baskets with narrow struts and very high excursion capability, ultra-powerful magnets and lar- ge, high-performance coils. These drive units are also fitted to our high-end SOLITAIRE® CWT 2000 loudspeaker!
Two 17 cm mid-range units and the waveguide high-frequency dome form an acoustic unit which we have designated CD = Con- stant Directivity. The mid-range units are ingenious designs which effortlessly cover the full vocal range from 200 to 2200 Hz, while their dynamic, lively nature creates an amazingly natural sound. The same units are also fitted to the SOLITAIRE® CWT 2000. The use of two mid-range drivers helps to optimize the speaker’s radiation characteristics, as well as dramatically increasing their ability to handle high levels, because the excursions required for each individual driver are halved. The woven dome handles even the most severe dynamic peaks in a swift, airy manner without any trace of hardness or sharpness. On the one hand the large waveguide per- fectly links the unit’s radiation characteristics to those of the mid- range drivers, and at the same time causes a timing delay in the tweeter response, providing a further improvement in transitional behaviour. The sophisticated double-sided three-way crossover unit (FSR) is a no-compromise design, assembled using the finest close-tolerance components for minimal losses. The circuits are optimised for best possible transient and frequency response, and effortlessly process even the highest signal levels, ensuring that the three frequency ranges are matched perfectly to the drive units. This component plays a crucial role in the superb imaging and ra- diation qualities of the system as a whole.