TAD has many goals, but one above all: to reproduce music with all the realism of the recorded performance. By reproducing the genuine sound, TAD remains faithful to the intentions and passions of the artist who created the music. How does TAD achieve reproduction of the genuine sound?
Trough uncompromising pursuit of maximum sound quality by taking full advantage of their unique concepts and their wide range of advanced technology.
And now, making the most of those ideas and technologies, TAD has perfected the TAD-CE1 speaker system.
NATURAL SOUND CST DRIVER
The midrange and tweeter are configured concentrically to match their directional characteristics and eliminate disruption of the sound, while the tweeter diaphragm is elaborately designed and built from lightweight, high rigidity beryllium. With excellent stability, it delivers outstanding sound localization and a natural sound field over a truly wide bandwidth from 250Hz to 100kHz.
18CM WOOFER WITH A MACS* DIAPHRAGM
The shell-shaped diaphragm integrates the center cap and cone into a single piece. Coupled to the voice coil via a molded cradle that fully conveys the powerful driving force of the large neodymium magnet, and combined with the turbulence suppressing aerodynamic design of the rear side, this woofer delivers a rich, clear bass and vibrant lower midrange.
* MACS: Multi-Layered Aramid Composite Shell
The cornerstones of its outstanding physical properties are its combination of birch plywood braces, MDF panels and Bi-Directional ADS Port featuring 10mm-thick hard anodized aluminum side panels that provide superior strength and vibration dampening. Additionally, optimization of the enclosure size and port layout have eliminated standing waves up to 250Hz.
* SILENT: Structurally Inert Laminated Enclosure Technology
BI-DIRECTIONAL ADS PORT
Slit-shaped ports are positioned on both of the enclosure’s side panels with flared openings to the front and rear. The symmetrical front-back, left-right layout eliminates the effects of unwanted sound from the port as well as standing waves within the enclosure. Considering the compact size, you’ll be amazed at the rich and powerful sound field that will fill your listening room.
* Bi-Directional ADS: Bi-Directional Aero-Dynamic Slot
It takes full advantage of the characteristics of the CST Driver and Bi-Directional ADS Port in the absolute smallest layout area. The result is smooth, broad sound diffusion that keeps diffraction to a minimum. With a high quality mirror finish on tropical olive grain wood, paired with hard anodized aluminum side panels, it exudes a uniquely individual presence: luxurious, while still unprecedentedly cutting-edge.
The Compact Evolution will be available as four distinct Special Edition versions. Limited to only 10 pairs of each version, these speakers combine visual and musical art into a truly unique experience.
JAPANESE URUSHI: TAD-CE1MK-UN and TAD-CE1MW‐US
Japanese lacquer, or urushi, has a history dating back more than 9,000 years. The Japanese urushi Compact Evolution Special Edition side panels possess an image of “Traditional Japanese” art and is produced by the urushi lacquer artists at the Duco Corporation. The creation of urushi art is an intensive and demanding process that involves more than two dozen steps. Skilled artists apply lacquer and silver foil (Gin-paku) onto a thick acrylic fiber panel. As more layers of lacquer and silver foil is added, a unique pattern is formed naturally. Each layer of lacquer and silver foil reflects light differently, providing an organic, living work of art. “Unlike a painting, Urushi art doesn’t have a clear intention or pattern and therefore, raises the visual sensitivity and interpretation of the viewer, very similar to the musical interpretation provided by the TAD speaker,” explains Ms. Kazuko Watanabe, President of the Duco Corporation.
CREATIVE ALUMINUM: TAD-CE1MW-NW and TAD-CE1MK－NK
Neal Feay Studio is the global leader in creative aluminum with over 60 years experience in cutting edge manufacturing technology and design. For the Compact Evolution Special Edition side panels, Neal Feay Studio has created a distinctive modern European image following the architectural art created on behalf of Louis Vuitton 1 . A unique, non-uniform geometric pattern creates shadows of an organic design, both capturing and reflecting light to stimulate the visual senses.
The black specification of the Japanese urushi version interweaves the silver foil with a titian colored lacquer side panel on the black body of the Compact Evolution speaker. TAD-CE1MK－UN
The white specification of the Japanese urushi version features a unique cherry tree pattern of silver foil with a clear lacquer side panel on the white body of the Compact Evolution speaker. TAD-CE1MW‐US
The white specification of the creative aluminum version features a bright natural finish aluminum color Neal Feay design side panel on the white body of the Compact Evolution speaker. TAD-CE1MW-NW
The black specification of the creative aluminum version features a dark shadow tinted aluminum color Neal Feay design side panel on the black body of the Compact Evolution speaker. TAD-CE1MK－NK
TAD-CE1-KS, TAD-CE1-KJ, TAD-CE1-WS, TAD-CE1-WJ
NEW – BLACK EDITION: TAD-CE1K-KJ
3-way bass reflex bookshelf
Woofer: 18cm cone
Midrange/tweeter: coaxial 14cm cone/3.5cm dome
Frequency response: 34Hz to 100kHz
Crossover frequencies: 250Hz, 2kHz
Maximum input: 200W
Sensitivity: 85dB (2.83V, 1m)
Nominal impedance: 4Ω
Weight: 30kg (1 unit)
Dimensions: 290mm (W) × 524mm (H) × 446mm (D)
short cable × 2, cleaning cloth, owner’s manual
ALL NEW – BLACK EDITION