T+A Talis R 300 Loudspeakers
The R 300
The S 300 is a compact floor-standing speaker of great beauty. This unique loudspeaker is just 21 cm wide and 105 cm tall, and typifies the philosophy behind the entire series in terms of technology and sound quality: heavy cabinets made of solid aluminium, high-end speaker drivers and cross-over units, and an open sound image, devoid of distortion, with a wide dynamic range and superb bass response.
The newly developed drivers are the key to the S 300’s incredible performance. It incorporates two high-end bass drive units which generate a deep, high-pressure bass even at very high levels.
The mid-range unit provides perfect control of the full vocal range, and has a lively, dynamic character. The new super treble dome unit is airy, fast, dynamic and without any trace of edge or hardness.
The sophisticated three-way cross-over unit has an effortless ability to control all three frequency ranges superbly, ensuring an open, ultra-spacious sound stage.
For outstanding bass response it is of crucial importance that the speakers stand on a firm, secure base, free of resonance, and are isolated from the sub-surface. That is why we have developed a new design of spike for these speakers. The heavy spikes are ma-chined from solid stainless steel, can be dismantled, and terminate either in pointed metal cones or plastic glide pads for delicate floors.
We felt it was particularly important to combine the acknowledged advantages of the two-way principle – namely very spacious, natural reproduction – with outstanding bass response. It is the latter which lets down the majority of small bookshelf speakers, and for this reason we have invested tremendous effort in ensuring that the bass reproduction of the R 300 is totally convincing. The cabinet is made entirely of aluminium, and therefore has a relatively large net internal volume. The High-End drive units are based on the technology developed for the speaker’s big sister – the S 300 – but with optimised bass driver parameters to match the two-way design and the small cabinet. The refined High-End bass unit is fitted with high-performance magnet systems, while the triple cone surround enables extremely long cone travel. The embossed and stiffened cones generate an incredibly deep, high-pressure bass even at very high levels.
The “Ultra Wide Range” treble dome unit is positioned in the centre of a precisely calculated waveguide whose contours are machined into the solid aluminium baffle itself. In conjunction with the 170 mm High-End bass driver this design creates exceptionally consistent radiation characteristics, giving an absolutely convincing impression of space combined with precise imaging. The sound stage is transparent, totally uncoloured, open, and with a powerful response in the low bass. The cross-over unit maintains a linear frequency response, expands the low bass range and ensures outstanding dispersion characteristics – even when the speaker is set up on a shelf.