British audio brand Quad has launched the newest addition to its home cinema speaker portfoliom, the Lite Plus.
As an enhancement to the Quad Lite and Lite2 packages, Lite Plus consists of four satellite speakers for the front and rear, plus a matching centre speaker and a compact active subwoofer.
The system’s driver technology has been developed from Quads latest L Classic speaker range delivers sonic accuracy and expression. Each of the five main speakers incorporates a long throw mid/bass driver (one in the satellites; two in the centre speaker) with 100mm cones made from Quads proprietary bi-directional Kevlar weave. Self-damping, resin impregnated Kevlar fibre is lattice woven to create the appropriate stiffness, strength and weight, then formed into a cone and mounted on a butyl rubber surround.
These cones are coupled to a high-efficiency, double hand wound voice coil and a high gauss magnet assembly, with a die-cast aluminium chassis keeping everything taut and under control, even when encountering large transients and extremes of power. A profiled phase plug is sited in the centre of each mid/bass cone, helping to smooth the response through the crossover region and enabling a phase linear response to the tweeter.
The 25mm fabric dome tweeter incorporates a precision engineered waveguide to integrate midrange and treble with the utmost coherence. An advanced, phase linear crossover combines the drive units acoustically, with low distortion inductors and high clarity polypropylene capacitors in the signal path. Phase coherence is particularly important to ensure all frequencies from bass to treble knit together perfectly, delivering a holographic sonic image essential for believable music and movie soundtrack reproduction.
The drive units are mounted in newly designed cabinets, gently profiled for reasons both aesthetic and acoustic. The smooth, curved surfaces aid seamless dispersion of the output from the drive units, maintaining effective distribution throughout the room for an utterly immersive audio experience.
The Lite Plus satellites and centre speaker are complemented by an all-new active subwoofer. The subs petite cabinet packs in two mechanically opposed bass drivers with 150mm Duo Tri Lam cones.