THE COMPACT EVOLUTION ONE


OVERWHELMINGLY MASSIVE SOUND FROM A COMPACT CABINET

TAD has many goals, but one above all: to reproduce music with all the realism of recorded performance. By reproducing the genuine sound, we remain faithful to the intentions and passions of the artists who created the music. How do we achieve reproduction of the genuine sound? Through an uncompromising pursuit of maximum sound quality, and by taking full advantage of our unique concepts and wide range of advanced technology. Making the most of those ideas and technologies, we have perfected the TAD-CE1 speaker system. Experience the boundless joy of hearing sound that is absolutely true to the music.

TECHNOLOGY



NATURAL SOUND CST DRIVER

The midrange and tweeter are configured concentrically to match their directional characteristics and eliminate disruption of the sound, while the tweeter diaphragm is elaborately designed and built from lightweight, high rigidity beryllium. With excellent stability, it delivers outstanding sound localization and a natural sound field over a truly wide bandwidth from 250Hz to 100kHz.


18cm woofer with a macs* diaphragm

The shell-shaped diaphragm integrates the center cap and cone into a single piece. Coupled to the voice coil via a molded cradle that fully conveys the powerful driving force of the large neodymium magnet, and combined with the turbulence suppressing aerodynamic design of the rear side, this woofer delivers a rich, clear bass and vibrant lower midrange.

* MACS: Multi-Layered Aramid Composite Shell


SILENT

The cornerstones of its outstanding physical properties are its combination of birch plywood braces, MDF panels and Bi-Directional ADS Port featuring 10mm-thick hard anodized aluminum side panels that provide superior strength and vibration dampening. Additionally, optimization of the enclosure size and port layout have eliminated standing waves up to 250Hz.

* SILENT: Structurally Inert Laminated Enclosure Technology


Bi-Directional ADS PORT

Slit-shaped ports are positioned on both of the enclosure’s side panels with flared openings to the front and rear. The symmetrical front-back, left-right layout eliminates the effects of unwanted sound from the port as well as standing waves within the enclosure. Considering the compact size, you’ll be amazed at the rich and powerful sound field that will fill your listening room.

* Bi-Directional ADS: Bi-Directional Aero-Dynamic Slot


MINIMAL BAFFLE

It takes full advantage of the characteristics of the CST Driver and Bi-Directional ADS Port in the absolute smallest layout area. The result is smooth, broad sound diffusion that keeps diffraction to a minimum. With a high quality mirror finish on tropical olive grain wood, paired with hard anodized aluminum side panels, it exudes a uniquely individual presence: luxurious, while still unprecedentedly cutting-edge.


SPECIAL EDITION


The Compact Evolution will be available as four distinct Special Edition versions. Limited to only 10 pairs of each version, these speakers combine visual and musical art into a truly unique experience.

JAPANESE URUSHI: TAD-CE1MK-UN and TAD-CE1MW‐US

Japanese lacquer, or urushi, has a history dating back more than 9,000 years. The Japanese urushi Compact Evolution Special Edition side panels possess an image of "Traditional Japanese" art and is produced by the urushi lacquer artists at the Duco Corporation. The creation of urushi art is an intensive and demanding process that involves more than two dozen steps. Skilled artists apply lacquer and silver foil (Gin-paku) onto a thick acrylic fiber panel. As more layers of lacquer and silver foil is added, a unique pattern is formed naturally. Each layer of lacquer and silver foil reflects light differently, providing an organic, living work of art. "Unlike a painting, Urushi art doesn't have a clear intention or pattern and therefore, raises the visual sensitivity and interpretation of the viewer, very similar to the musical interpretation provided by the TAD speaker,” explains Ms. Kazuko Watanabe, President of the Duco Corporation.

CREATIVE ALUMINUM: TAD-CE1MW-NW and TAD-CE1MK-NK

Neal Feay Studio is the global leader in creative aluminum with over 60 years experience in cutting edge manufacturing technology and design. For the Compact Evolution Special Edition side panels, Neal Feay Studio has created a distinctive modern European image following the architectural art created on behalf of Louis Vuitton 1 . A unique, non-uniform geometric pattern creates shadows of an organic design, both capturing and reflecting light to stimulate the visual senses.

1 http://nealfeay.com/content/portfolio/architecture/louis-vuitton.php

The black specification of the Japanese urushi version interweaves the silver foil with a titian colored lacquer side panel on the black body of the Compact Evolution speaker.  TAD-CE1MK-UN

The white specification of the Japanese urushi version features a unique cherry tree pattern of silver foil with a clear lacquer side panel on the white body of the Compact Evolution speaker.  TAD-CE1MW‐US

The white specification of the creative aluminum version features a bright natural finish aluminum color Neal Feay design side panel on the white body of the Compact Evolution speaker.  TAD-CE1MW-NW

The black specification of the creative aluminum version features a dark shadow tinted aluminum color Neal Feay design side panel on the black body of the Compact Evolution speaker.  TAD-CE1MK-NK

SPECIFICATIONS


Model No

TAD-CE1-KS, TAD-CE1-KJ, TAD-CE1-WS, TAD-CE1-WJ

NEW - BLACK EDITION: TAD-CE1K-KJ

Model

3-way bass reflex bookshelf

Drive Units

Woofer: 18cm cone

Midrange/tweeter: coaxial 14cm cone/3.5cm dome

Performance Data

Frequency response: 34Hz to 100kHz

Crossover frequencies: 250Hz, 2kHz

Maximum input: 200W

Sensitivity: 85dB (2.83V, 1m)

Nominal impedance: 4Ω

Others

Weight: 30kg (1 unit) 

Dimensions: 290mm (W) × 524mm (H) × 446mm (D)

Accessories

short cable × 2, cleaning cloth, owner’s manual

 

COLOR VARIATIONS

TAD-CE1-KJ / GREY on BLACK

TAD-CE1-WJ / GREY on WHITE

TAD-CE1-KS/ SILVER on BLACK

TAD-CE1-WS/ SILVER on BLACK

ALL NEW  - BLACK EDITION

BLACK EDITION - TAD-CE1K-KJ


OPTION

STAND ATTACHED

TAD-ST2-W / WHITE STAND

TAD-ST2-K / BLACK STAND

TAD-CE1 Speaker Stand
TAD-ST2-K
TAD-ST2-W
Accessories

Accessory kit (for 2 units): spike (L) × 6, spike (S) × 6, spike shoe × 6, spike (for height adjustment) × 4, screw (for attaching base to struts M6) × 8, screw (for attaching top board to struts M6) × 8, flat washer (for M6) × 16, screw (for attaching speaker M5) × 4, spring washer (for M5) × 4, flat washer (for M5) × 4

Weight: 16kg (1 unit) 

Dimensions after assembly: 400mm (W) × 581mm (H) × 510.3mm (D) (1 unit)

DOCUMENTS


TAD-CE1

TAD-CE1

TAD-ST2

TAD-ST2