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CSS Criton 1TD - Fully Finished Pair
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Our fully finished speakers, hand built in the U.S.A., are delivered like any normal speaker directly to your doorstep. If you just want a pair of amazing speakers without the hassle of trying to finish them, we can provide you with superior sound and stunning looks for a great price. Available in Gloss White/Walnut or Gloss Black/Rosewood finishes. Finished speakers are built to order - please allow 6 8 weeks for delivery. Contact us for custom finishes.
The new Criton 1TD utilizes our amazing CSS LDW7 woofer and LD22 tweeter. Overall, you get a very smooth response with great off-axis performance and low distortion for a speaker of this configuration. Not many, if any, 22mm dome tweeters can play as low and clean as the LD22 to be able to achieve this kind of performance. In this design, the LD22 is crossed with a 3rd order acoustic slope and the crossover point between the two drivers occurs at 1600 Hz. As you can see from the distortion plots on the measurement page, the LD22 exhibits no increased strain even at high output levels. The Criton provides additional output and deeper bass over the P215 while being voiced similarly.
Upgraded crossovers using all heavy gauge Erse Perfect Lay air core inductors, Mills resistors, and Jantzen Superior caps in the the tweeter circuit come standard in the finished speakers. The upgraded crossovers use the exact same part values and measure the same as the standard. In our opinion, the upgraded components provide a bigger soundstage, better instrument separation, and an overall smoother sound.
Wondering which of our speakers is right for you? Check out our handy comparison page.
Crossover Point: 1600 Hz
Recommended Power: 20-100 watts
Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohm
+/- 1.5 dB from 45 Hz to 17 kHz anechoic
+/- 3 dB from 40 Hz to 20 kHz anechoic
30 Hz to 20 kHz in room
Sensitivity: 87 db @ 2.83 V
Fb: 39 Hz
F3: 41 Hz
Cabinet Dimensions: 8.5" x 14" x 14"
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"The clarity of the CSS Criton TD1 Kit beats the off the shelf speakers I've tested... lower midrange and transition to bass is some of the nicest I've heard"