CES hasn’t officially started, but that hasn’t stopped companies from announcing new products already. Technical Audio Devices Laboratories, Inc. has introduced the TAD-CE1 Compact Evolution One today. It’s a bookshelf speaker with Technical Audio Devices’ world-renowned speaker technology inside. The speaker has their Coherent Source Transducer driver inside and a Multi-layered Aramid Composite Shell woofer. The box is made of high-quality birch plywood, medium density fiberboard, and 10 millimeter aluminum panels. Andrew Jones, the director and chief engineer for TAD products, had this to say about the new speaker: “We’ve taken a different approach to the TAD-CE1, both in mechanics and cosmetic design. We wanted to maximize its performance by incorporating a new bi-directional slot-port, as well as give owners the ability to customize its looks with interchangeable panels.”
The Coherent Source Transducer in the TAD-CE1 speaker “places the tweeter diaphragm concentrically within the midrange cone to produce sounds with consistent timing and great imaging, from 250Hz to 100kHz.” The tweeter itself is made of vapor deposited beryllium, which has low mass, high-rigidity, and allows for high frequencies that are beyond the range of the human ear. Mids come from a magnesium diaphragm that produces out-of-this-world accuracy. The MACS woofer is a one-piece cone that makes the cone stronger and reduces distortion, even at insanely high levels. The bi-directional aerodynamic slot port system helps to create “rich and powerful bass output. This speaker should sound absolutely astonishing.
Technical Audio Devices Labs is a Japanese company that was founded in 1975. Their speakers are used in professional sound productions and recording studios across the globe. They make speakers for consumer use as well as for professional audio settings. The company has the TAD-CE1 on display at CES 2015, and it’s currently available through their website. This speaker is built to incredible quality specifications and is probably one of the best sounding speakers you could put in your home. The company doesn’t even list a price for the TAD-CE1 on their website. If you have to ask about price, this probably isn’t for you.