Dimensions: 15’ × 30’ Large
Enter the dual concentric driver. The major advantage of the dual concentric design is that the low and high frequency sound radiation is generated on the same axes – both the vertical and horizontal axis and all the others in between – sending out a single integrated wavefront of multiple waves instead of waves from multiple locations. We have all heard multi-driver speakers which sound a bit disjointed, putting the violins or brass or some other part of the orchestra in a different place than their locations at the time of recording, or creating smearing because the multiple wavefronts are not reaching the listener at exactly the same time.
With the dual concentric driver you have a single chassis that incorporates two separate drive units, integrated into one. The high frequency driver mounted in the middle of the center pole of the bass driver is an exponential horn. Tannoy says that the new 15-inch Gold Reference bass driver is Tannoy’s most powerful and articulate Dual to date, offering over 96dB efficiency. It has a new fiber-enriched paper pulp cone material and the cone is terminated with a twin roll surround of impregnated fabric for improved damping characteristics. The crossover to the bass driver has also been redesigned, featuring Custom ICW ClarityCap™ MR capacitors, low loss laminated core inductors and thick-film resistors, and the final assembly is deep cryogenically treated as a whole unit.
Long story short, the inclusion of QX4 in my system rendered airier, sweeter and more resolved high frequencies; richer, smoother, more fluid and holographic midrange; and fuller, weightier bass with improved imaging and sound-staging.
When current passes through a cable an electromagnetic field is generated around it that goes beyond the dimensions of the immediate area. If the cable comes in contact with the floor, not only is the electromagnetic field disturbed, but also the fluidity of the flowing current. In addition, especially on carpets, electrostatic charges will unload itself and cause deterioration of the sound, as vibration of the floor does.
The benefit of Gregitek RG1 cable support system:
The sound becomes more clear and articulate, with more information and details and more realistic with better dynamics.
As I said before, the price of these cables easily belies how amazingly they get the sound so right. In comparison to cables costing thousands of more, AE sounds incredibly alive and musical. They reminded me of my previous reference Audience Au24SE cables. I had used the Audience cables over 5 plus years in my system. Just like Au24SE, AE is no frill cables. With my existing components AE sounded more musical and impart very little sound of their own on the music. AE allowed the tonal color of the music to come shining through, again slightly better and naturally than Au24SE. Granted, I have not tried Audience SX line, but what i was experiencing through AE was quite mind bending. They were extraordinarily letting me hear the nuances of instruments and subtle timing of the musicians. They were very special at letting the music unravel right in front of you so that you could hear all the layers and textures of the entire sonic event. In no way did they restrict the dynamics or micro-dynamics of the music.
The more I listened through AE cables, I couldn’t help notice how wonderfully they presented the artist and recordings in my room. I know cables are just one part of the equation and rest of the system has a lot to do with the overall soundstage. The Shindo Monbrison preamp, 300B custom mono’s amps or my Accuphase Integrated, EMM Labs DA2, Aurender N10 and Tannoy’s are equally adept at letting all the music unravel in front of you. The AE wire loom seems to let’s you hear this even better and in a very organic way.
The AE cables also seems to let you hear a more expansive acoustical space than any other wires I’ve heard in my system especially the space around each instrument and vocal. It also excels at letting the pace, rhythm, and timing of the music come through. Drums come through so life-like it can be startling. You can hear the stick hit the drum with power and attack. You can hear the initial hit of the stick against the drum, but that’s not all – you also can hear the movement of air above and below the drum. I realize, again that the cables itself can’t do any of this but only allows you to hear what all the components is the system is doing; AE cables simply does this so well and better than any other cables I’ve tried or auditioned over the years.
And cymbals are very musically convincing as well....you can hear both the tap of the sticks or brushes and then the shimmer. Listening to Norah’s And Then There Was You...it was like the trio were playing in my room. The AE cables give bass fullness without sounding fat or flabby.
What impresses me more about these cables are how tonally and musically balanced they sound compared to mega-dollars cables. These cables are real deal and steal in HiFi world of cables.
Do yourself a favor, listen to these cables in your system today!
Standard Sound Improvement Disc
The Sound Improvement Disc is designed to reduce laser read errors from optical disc. By increasing disc stability and reducing laser refraction, the SID greatly reduces the amount of error correction necessary to convert the digital bitstream back into its original analog form.