I was wondering where is the 25mm Titanium dome tweeter?
As a Hi-Res certified speaker, its performance is as expected. It could be suitable for people who dislike bass, or have neighbours who dislike heavy beats leaking into their rooms.
I don't know if they are "very different", they woofer is smaller and the tweeter doesn't seem as nice, but if those are $150/pair, then the ones Amir has shouldn't be much more, maybe Q350 price of $600/pair.Those are very different to the ones Amir is reviewing
hi Amirm, I see they can be bi-amped, maybe that would improve their performance?
They are likely discontinued or have very little distribution channel. I bought mine new from HiFiHeaven online for $300 late last year.I don't know if they are "very different", they woofer is smaller and the tweeter doesn't seem as nice, but if those are $150/pair, then the ones Amir has shouldn't be much more, maybe Q350 price of $600/pair.
EDIT: Guess I was wrong, around $1650/pair
With stands, 1199€ http://www.hifi-tours.com/boutique/compactes/enceinte-compacte-teac-s300-hr-799-euros/Here's a pair listed at 699 € https://www.klang-form.de/produktwelten/lautsprecher/teac/s-300hr.html
but without the stands. The woofer (paper) is 130 mm in diameter, the tweeter (titanium) 25 mm
I am beginning to wrap my head around the great KlippelNFS presentation' with SmithCharts, colorful waterfall dispersion and contour directivity graphs. A reference(benchmarking) speaker data, super-imposed on these plots, would go along way.
I am wondering if this set of Teac speakers were part of a multi-speaker 'system'; as Teac usually does not skimp on (industrial-grade) construction.
I wonder what types of construction shortcuts they resorted to: No internal cabinet bracing? No 1/2" MDF? It would be telling to peek inside.
The wood-veneer seems like putting lipstick on a farm animal... instead of spending the $$ for feeding the poor thing!
The old "W.A.F." only used to apply to large floor-standing speakers...
One exception being active speakers with active crossovers, where the power stages are between the low-level analog-active, or digital-active crossover and its corresponding driver. But there it's a necessity and not a "gimmick" like bi-amping / bi-wiring in passive speakers.How and why?
Bi-amping possibility is a useless feature on most speakers.
It looks good from a marketing point of view though, suggesting to the uneducated customer that the speakers must be really serious speakers if they have that option.