The forthcoming Florida Audio Expo, occurring on the Embassy Suites by Hilton, in Tampa, from February 18–20, shall be a novel alternative to take heed to the brand new TAD Evolution Collection E-2 floor-standing audio system. Following the current announcement that Professional Audio Design was appointed the official US and Canda distributor for Technical Audio Units Laboratories (TAD), the corporate can have a devoted demonstration suite showcasing the spectacular new Evolution Collection of hi-fi audio elements.
It is not fairly often that we get to listen to a brand new speaker from Japanese high-end audio producer Technical Audio Units Laboratories, which originated when in 1975, Pioneer determined to develop high-end audio system focused on the skilled market. The challenge was named the TAD Mission. Pioneer invited Bart Locanthi, the previous Vice President of Engineering at JBL and a famend skilled audio engineer in the USA, to steer the TAD Mission.
The primary speaker unit that got here out of the TAD Mission was the TD-4001 compression driver, which was unveiled on the Audio Engineering Society (AES) conference held within the US in 1978, and shortly created a sensation within the recording studio world. In 2002, TAD launched the TAD-M1, its first client speaker design, introducing additionally the well-known CST (Coherent Supply Transducer) coaxial driver.
The corporate’s roots and fame within the skilled audio and studio world are an awesome match for Professional Audio Design, the Boston-based firm, which was already one of many largest sellers and producers of speaker merchandise utilizing TAD Skilled elements in its own-brand Augspurger studio displays. With the corporate’s appointment, TAD audio merchandise, speaker elements and alternative components at the moment are obtainable from inventory within the US and Canada, and benefiting from the corporate’s help and skilled workforce.
A fundamental problem with the distribution is that Professional Audio Design now additionally carries the TAD Hello-Fi vary, which can even be offered by means of its newly established approved hi-fi vendor community. For Dave Malekpour, the founder and president of Professional Audio Design, this can be a distinctive alternative to increase its vary of providers and acoustics experience to a brand new market, serving to to design and create better-sounding listening areas for TAD’s speaker methods.
Introduced in November 2021, the Evolution Collection E-2 or “TAD Evolution Two” is the most recent addition to TAD’s Evolution Collection of hi-fi audio elements and Professional Audio Design will now provide the primary listening session alternative within the US.
That includes newly developed twin 6″ (15.5cm) woofers and a 1″ (2.5cm) beryllium tweeter and drawing on a wealth of speaker-engineering ingenuity accrued through the years, the TAD-E2 embodies the lengthy custom of delivering single-point-source sound for which all TAD audio system are identified and takes the sound discipline and imaging efficiency to a brand new stage. The speaker enclosure has a sexy, traditional woodgrain end that blends into any room decor.
The TAD-E2 options the identical beryllium diaphragm tweeter as within the TAD-E1TX and TAD-ME1 speaker methods within the Evolution Collection. The form of the diaphragm is decided by laptop evaluation to offer a frequency response as much as 60kHz. The directionality of the tweeter is managed by a newly developed forged aluminum waveguide on which it’s mounted to supply a easy dispersion of sound over an prolonged frequency vary.
The brand new woofers are a very new design utilizing a multi-layered Aramid composite entrance cone, with a softwood pulp cone on the again, each fashioned individually earlier than they’re laminated collectively. A configuration that TAD says produces a wealthy and clear bass in addition to a coloration-free mid-to-low vary sound with wonderful linearity. As well as, the woofer cone has a shallowly curved construction to offer easy directionality and has a reinforcement brace added to its neck that kinds a delta bracing construction to breed a robust bass.
The TAD-E2 audio system additionally characteristic a brand new 2.5-way community filter that reduces part interference across the crossover frequency between the dual woofers and the tweeter, mixed with a bidirectional aero-dynamic port system on the underside of the enclosure with its openings to the entrance and rear of the enclosure. The port has a horn-shaped inside that reduces port noise, whereas the symmetrical front-back format successfully offsets enclosure vibrations. Lastly, the cupboards use a mix of MDF panels and inflexible birch plywood braces, with a slanted entrance baffle and rounded edges, that includes additionally a heavy 10mm-thick base plate product of strong metal, connected to the underside. The enclosures are completed with an open-pore satin end that retains the pure woodgrain.
Guests to the Professional Audio design suite on the Florida Audio Expo can even have the chance to listen to the TAD Compact Reference One system and the room itself shall be powered by the TAD Evolution collection amp and SACD/DAC D1000TX and M1000S amps. The TAD Evolution-1 and Micro Evolution-1 shall be demoed in Room 715 with hi-fi vendor, Home of Stereo.
“I’m excited to deliver the brand new TAD E-2 monitor to the Florida Audio Expo 2022. That is the primary US present for the brand new speaker bringing TAD’s legendary sound to a ground standing speaker with distinctive efficiency and value. The TAD sound and engineering on this product brings music to life!”, says Dave Malekpour. “Utilizing Jocavi Acoustics to regulate the room’s efficiency and Synergistic Analysis cables and room and energy tuning, we count on to offer a studio high quality listening expertise to the present’s attendees.”
Florida Audio Expo 2022, now in its third yr, will welcome guests on the Embassy Suites by Hilton, Tampa, FL. from February 18–20 (Friday to Sunday). The brand new TAD Evolution Collection E-2 floor-standing audio system (USD $20,000.00) may be present in Professional Audio Design’s devoted demonstration suite, in room 415.