The Torii is named after the traditional Japanese gateway that marks the transition between the ordinary space and the sacred space. The Torii is a great introduction to what CSS has to offer, and as our most affordable kit to date, is a likely gateway into high-end audio.
Like our high end offerings, this kit has been designed to be extremely easy to assemble even for someone who has never built a speaker before. Our flat packs are produced with CNC rabbited edges that easily align cabinet panels in their proper place. Our SmartNode crossover boards eliminate the need to read complex or confusing circuit diagrams by providing you with the best predetermined mounting position for each crossover component and a simplified lettering system for connecting the leads beneath the board. Not only is it fast and easy, you end up with a professional looking product when finished! For more information on the assembly process, see our instruction page.
The Torii uses a slightly scaled down version of our LD22 tweeter and an all new 5 1/2" woven glass fiber mid-woofer that utilizes distortion reducing shorting rings in the motor to improve accuracy and transparency. Both drivers have been well integrated through the crossover region through a combination of detailed measurements, modeling, and listening tests. We spent a significant amount of time on this design, listening, tweaking, and remeasuring, repeating this process several times to ensure we were providing something as close to our higher end kits as possible from these drivers. The end result is an incredible value leader with a musically engaging sound in line other offerings.
Crossover Upgrades:We do not offer any crossover upgrades for this kit. We believe that improving the drivers by stepping up to one of our higher end kits is a much better value and performance improvement than buying higher end crossover parts. We do not have and do not plan to sell upgraded SmartNode boards or crossover parts now or in the future for this kit but feel free to swap parts on your own if you desire.