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Thöress 2CD12 MKII Loudspeaker

Our “large” 2CD12 MKII Loudspeaker...is based on a two-way design featuring two treble horns (a main horn and a super tweeter connected in parallel) and offers very uniform wide-band response and very high efficiency within a modestly sized cabinet. Carefully mated to the horns on the low end is a 12 bass transducer with light paper cone loaded by a quarter-wavelength tube, which provides powerful low-distortion bass reproduction. The speaker exhibits the effortless and ‘live’ sound which only horn based constructions can attain, and yet manages the seamless coherency of the best single cone point-source transducers. We believe that our 2CD12 MKII speaker offers a stunningly realistic sound that will easily measure up to the expectations of even the most experienced and critical music enthusiast. The upper five octaves of the audio band are covered by the main horn. This horn has a so-called constant directivity (CD) geometry, made famous by the ELECTRO VOICE MANTARAY HORN FAMILY from the early seventies of the last century. CD-horns are unique in providing an even frequency response over a very wide dispersion area. Whereas alternative horn geometries tend to “beam” sound towards the listener, especially at high frequencies, CD horns enlarge the “sweet spot” to such a degree that realistic timbres and a convincing sound stage will be enjoyed from practically any location in your listening room. Amazingly, our speaker provides near-perfect sound even when turned sidewards to the listener. The main horn is driven by a 2? compression driver featuring an ultra-light titanium diaphragm and a very powerful neodymium magnet, ensuring extremely fast transient response. Cabinet dimensions 117 X 39 X 35 cm. At precisely the point where the dispersion of the main horn begins to narrow (at around 10,000 Hz), the second treble horn mounted on the top of the cabinet beginns to spread clean, airy highs into the listening room, and, as such, compensates for the increasing directivity of the main horn, while leaving the coherency of this unit completely intact as it radiates “off-axis”. Moreover, there is no crossover point between the two horns.