The Elite Center Channel Speaker employs the very same CST and bass driver as the compact speakers to maintain a consistent sound signature in the critical center channel. A small, elegant cabinet makes it easy to integrate with your monitor and equipment, while an additional 5 ¼-inch passive radiator enhances bass impact for the most authoritative voices and sound effects.
At the heart of the Elite Home Theater Speaker System is the CST (Coherent Source Transducer), a revelation in accurate sound. This driver dramatically reduces interference between the midrange and tweeter, precisely controlling sound directivity at all frequencies and ensuring that direct and reflected sound arrive at the listening position with identical timing and timbre. It does this with a 1-inch tweeter positioned centrally at the apex of the 4-inch midrange drive unit. Unlike a coaxial driver, which positions its high-frequency driver further forward of a larger cone, the CST concentric design eliminates audible time domain errors that cannot be avoided when drivers are not aligned on the same axial or vertical plane. Such distortion that is normally readily apparent but is virtually eliminated in the sophisticated, proprietary CST used in the Elite Home Theater Speaker range.
The 1-inch soft-dome tweeter delivers smooth, extended response, positioned in the center of an aluminum midrange cone that exhibits true pistonic action and eliminates break-up modes within its range of operation. Cone profile is optimized for both midrange performance and wave-guide directivity. A matching horn around the tweeter seamlessly integrates both drivers and creates a continuous surface for the expansion of sound waves. Driving both transducers are dual Neodymium magnets that provide powerful and stable flux fields in their gaps. The midrange cone terminates in a double-roll surround designed to minimize wave front disruption while also allowing maximum excursion of the midrange cone.