TAD Compact Reference One TX: shelf acoustics with CST spot emitter
The brand of exclusive audio equipment TAD of the Japanese corporation Pioneer presented three-way shelf speakers Compact Reference One TX with the same point emitter CST that is installed in the flagship floor acoustics TAD Reference One TX.
The CST coaxial emitter is a combination of a mid-frequency dynamic head with a 16 cm diameter diffuser and a 3.5 cm diameter beryllium dome tweeter. Recall that the combination of the acoustic centers of two dynamic heads in a coaxial radiator allows you to achieve a perfect match of their phase characteristics. The shape of the dome diaphragm of the tweeter was designed using computer analysis technology HSDOM (Harmonized Synthetic Diaphragm Optimum Method), which allowed to achieve a uniform response up to a frequency of 100 kHz with extremely low distortion.
The midrange speaker of the CST emitter serves a range starting at 250 Hz, and below that is connected a bass driver with an eight-inch diameter diffuser on a corrugated suspension. The diffuser has a sandwich structure with outer layers of directed aramid fibers and an inner layer of foamed acrylamide. The speaker operates in a phase-inverted acoustic design and provides the lower limit of the operating range at 32 Hz.
The case of the TAD Compact Reference One TX shelf acoustics, as well as the floor model, is made of materials that allow achieving high structural rigidity and effective vibration absorption, using the SILENT technology (Structurally Inert Laminated Enclosure Technology).
The exterior is finished with natural Sapele Pommele wood veneer and is available in two shades of Emerald Black (dark green) and Beryl Red (red-brown).