Townshend Audio Maximum Ribbon SuperTweeters $1599 new.
Included is a pair of the pure silver Clear Day banana
cables that were made especially for this Super Tweeter.
The Townshend Audio MAXIMUM Ribbon Super Tweeter is
designed to extend the response of conventional Hi-Fi speakers to 100kHz.
Adding the Super Tweeter to your speakers allows you to experience the
advantage of the extended frequency response delivered by the new digital audio
formats and to fully utilize the 30kHz plus frequency response previously only
available from high-quality vinyl reproduction.
Frequency response: 20Khz to 70kHz, +/-3dB, 14kHz to 90kHz +/-6dB.
Sensitivity adjustable to suit speakers with sensitivity from 80dB to 110dB.
Impedance: 6R, 20Khz. 30R, 80kHz.
Power rating: 350W+.
Dimensions: 50mm (W), 30mm (H), 100mm (D).
Finish: Stainless Steel Mirror polished.
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.
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.
“I am not so sure you have really heard your speakers—or
music!—until you try these. I thought I had my system clicking on all
cylinders, but the addition of the Townshend Super Tweeters really opened my
eyes to what I was missing, as well as hearing. How do these stack up
against the competition? I haven't a clue, but from what I have heard, none are
as easy to use. I bought my pair. Highly recommended. Dave Clark”
“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.”