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Maximum Supertweeters heighten the sense of realism in music by extending the frequency response of conventional hi-fi speakers up to 90kHz. Although this is way above the theoretical limit of human hearing the presence of these frequencies creates a sense of naturalness and reveals detail right down into the bass.

Maximum Supertweeters allow you to get utmost pleasure from both digital and analogue formats by accurately revealing high frequency detail above 6kHz. Even though a CD cannot produce information above 20kHz Maximum Supertweeters make the format sound more natural and reveal a wealth of extra detail when compared with dome tweeters. This is because of the much faster response of the ultra-light ribbon diaphragm when compared with the much slower response of a relatively heavy dome assembly.

The Maximum Supertweeter works from 6kHz upwards making it better able to produce the leading edge of each transient without time smear. That’s why it makes a system sound more relaxed and natural, as it can respond to the signal with greater speed and greater accuracy.

What surprises people the most is the extra detail that they hear in the bass. You might expect the greater sense of ease and openness which they introduce but the harmonic detail that is revealed across the entire audio band is nothing short of miraculous.

The Maximum Supertweeter is engineered to integrate with all high quality speakers with simple connection utilising the 1.5m link cables provided. The Supertweeters are wired in parallel with the main amplifier feed or the tweeter connection at the main speaker. There is a six position level switch which allows for seamless integration with your speakers.

The Allegri+ has a six-position input selector, a mute switch and a 24-position volume control with intervals chosen to cover a wide range of volume levels in different systems. Its state-of-the-art autotransformers are wound with Townshend Audio Fractal-Wire™ and laminated with ultra-thin mu-metal laminations for the highest possible resolution. There are six pairs of gold plated stereo phono inputs and two pairs of outputs and a 3.5mm input jack on the front panel. The case is made of anodised aluminium.

Preamps of today do not require gain as all quality source components have an output of about 2 volts with a low output impedance. Any competent power amplifier will achieve full output with typically 1 volt and have a high input impedance. Unlike conventional passive controllers the Townshend Allegri+ matches the impedance requirements of source and amplifier so that full dynamics are retained.

Fractal-Wire ™ results in the most accurate, uncoloured and open-sounding preamplifier possible – with astonishing transparency and resolution of fine detail. It is DC coupled with no capacitors in the signal path.

It is essential to use F1 Fractal-Wire™ interconnects for both input and output of the Allegri+, so as not to compromise the profound advantage of the Fractal-Wire wound transformers.

For the very best sound quality, we recommend optimising your system by using Townshend F1 Fractal™ Interconnects and F1 Fractal™ Speaker Cables.
Female XLR to Phono and Phono to male XLR adaptor cables are available separately, enabling full balanced operation.

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Frequency response:

Up to 90kHz. (See graph)

Amplifier power:

Up to 400W, unclipped music

Rating to DIN IEC 268:

500w peak

Max sensitivity (2.8V @ 1m)

89dB

Nominal impedance:

11 ohm (min), rising to 20 ohm

Drive unit:
Pure aluminium ribbon.W 5mm, L 25mm, T, 0.01mm Mass 0.003grammes Ultra powerful rare earth neodymium magnets
Crossover:

First order

Level control:

1:   74dB 2:   79dB 3:   83dB 4:   85dB 5:   87dB 6:   89dB

Dimensions:
Each W 50mm (2"), H 30mm (1.2"), D 100mm (4") Shipping (pair)W 250mm (10"), H 50mm (2"), D 200mm (8")
Weight:
Each 0.5 Kg (1.1lb) Shipping (pair) 1.2Kg (2.6lb)
Cable:
Banana or spade 1.5m
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Guest Hifiwigwam

A real improvement of focus @ the top end. Even the bass is tighter. Huge change in the soundstage, The system has almost gone from stereo to surround sound. The Dusty in Memphis album, female vocals, full orchestra, especially show how the individual instruments are separated. It's quite possible to identify which bit of the cymbal the drummer is hitting. Pet Sounds of course uses every instrument in the book. Bass harmonicas, tambourines, and the vocals are just so separated & tight. Porcupine Tree, beautifully produced & pressed vinyl. Every instrument inhabits a different piece of the soundscape. Strip the Soul is just exquisite. I'm sure as they bed in, the Townshend's will get better still, but... so far it's love at first sight. Always loved the 989's but these supertweeters have taken them to a whole new level.

Mains Audiogon

We sat down and i played one of my all time favorites Neil Young Comes a Time i now this album very well but not heard it like this before, the attack of the guitars, the extra resolution and bite of the guitars was nothing short of amazing, there was more snap to the drum beat, the top end is so much more realistic and enjoyable, while the mid range has gained resolution and body, the vocals are very natural sounding but also revealing, the bass seems to have improved, there is definitely more of it its early days but I'm keeping them and i am very happy with level 3, my speakers are Soundlabs Dynastats,

Patrick Thomas email

Lossless on the MacBook, DAB, Cd and analogue, vinyl and tape cassette all benefit from a fuller more emotional sound. Science is great, and will one day crack cancer and HIV but it struggles to quantify certain things in life and one of those things is emotion. I'm sure my hearing doesn't extend much above 16kHz or so and yet the super tweeters work and work well for me. I think transients, atmosphere, detail, attack and sustain all benefit as does timbre between instruments, sounds and especially vocals within the hearing range due to less distortion, less smearing and better definition at frequency extremes. Definitely not snake oil in my opinion.. ..A worthwhile investment and I will not be returning them or selling them on. Many Thanks Toni and keep the music musical..