Excerpt of the review by Klang+Ton:
... "For a change it was quite easy to find the right partners for this sub,
after all the CT 228 was designed to harmonise with CT 225. But then, this
sub may also be combined with other satellites. We placed the tiny squallers
on the matching stands as in Klang+Ton 6/2006, put the sub in the centre and
the show kicked off. The newly formed, inconspicuous trio immediately started
to liven things up. The sound was crisp and full of attack, displaying lots
of feeling for dynamics. The triumvirate didn't even try to hide its special
liking to rock and pop, but put its back into it. Soft music was also entirely
enjoyable, but you could tell that the set was attracted by a turned-up volume
and music by long-haired characters wearing weird outfits. The bass of the
CT 228, the main purpose of our test, impressed with a solid, crisp and dynamic
performance and that not only with its designated partners. Compression is
not part of the CT 228's vocabulary, for a bass of just 25 cm the performance
is astonishing. Even low bass was not lacking. Only well-known tunes with
extreme low bass exposed that nothing happened anymore below 35 Hz. The reserves
of the speaker and the module benefited from the relief in this area, ensuring
that despite two digit Watt values the output was almost inconceivably high.
For standard music, however, the CT 228's low bass performance is more than
adequate, securing that also bass drums and synth bass get their money's worth."
Our kit consists of:
Price for CT 228 Kit without cabinet per speaker: EUR 194,96 excl. VAT: € 168.07 / $ 196.64
Klang+Ton recommends to place a capacitor of 220 μF in the line to each satellite.
There are several ways to do this:
1) the cheap version, with a Mundorf 220 μF/63 V ELCO etched, per speaker
EUR 3,70 excl. VAT: € 3.19 / $ 3.73
2) the high-grade version per speaker (all capacitors have to be in parallel):
a) 2 ELCO's 100 μF non-etched EUR 10,24 excl. VAT: € 8.83 / $ 10.33
The single capacitor (1) or the three capacitors in parallel (2) should be
placed in the line to each CT 225 (e.g. the plus cable). They could, certainly,
also be placed inside each speaker between binding post and crossover using
the plus cable.
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