What makes a Thiel ceramic loudspeaker driver so special?
First and most important of all, it is the membrane itself.
Only in a Thiel (ACCUTON) ceramic membrane you will find
such desirable features as extreme cone ridigity and hardness
which is needed for speed and accurate impulse response.
The stiffness/weight ratio of this material is unsurpassed,
the only exception being diamond. Also you will find a very
high internal sound velocity which is important for a high
breakup frequency point and extended linear range.
The unique electro-chemical manufacturing process out of
aluminum foil leads to very thin, form-stable diaphragms of Al2O3
in Sapphire lattice with high internal damping, unusual for
such hard material. This feature is very important and responsible
for very low coloration and distortion, unachieved by other membrane
materials. It allows the use of first order filters even in
2-way loudspeaker designs.
The well balanced concave shape yields wide and uniform energy
distribution, which is far more important than high on axis sound
pressure. All mechanical parts are manufactured to high standards and very close
tolerances, usually better than conventional drive units.
On request we also deliver loudspeakers with cones made of diamonds.
The chassis are not available for DIY.
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