New Product Highlights

Hybrid Audio L1 Pro SE Tweeters 3/2/10:

Just received a set of these today.  They are a limited and numbered edition of their standard L1 Pro tweeter.  Only 150 pairs available.  However, these use a solid copper transducer.  Also referred to as a radiant ring setup.  These are not for penny pinchers, as they come in at $549 retail.  I will be using these along with a pair of L6 midrange/midbass drivers in the Ferrari F430 that’s coming up.  I can’t wait to here these things!  They are available in silver or anodized black.  I ordered the black of course…. and they look sinister!  Please check out their site and forums for more detailed info….. Hybrid Audio

Hybrid Audio L6  SE Mid-bass Drivers 4/22/10:

Taken Straight from Hybrid Audio forums:

Below, please find details and photos of the Hybrid Audio Technologies Legatia L6 Special Edition, also known as the Legatia L6SE. While our competition is focusing on lower-end products, and has stayed status quo with their higher-end gear, we continue to push the envelope with new and exciting high-performance products.

This product is an enhancement over the hugely successful and existing Legatia L6. The enhancements are as follows:

* wider bandwidth operation to 10,000 Hz at 0 degrees, 8,000 Hz at 60 degrees.
* higher mechanical Xmax to 8.5mm one-way, a nearly 30% improvement.
* notably low impedance at high frequency.
* higher thermal power handling to 150 watts thermal AES standard (no crossover).
* higher thermal power handling to 250 watts with suggested crossover.
* slightly lower moving mass for better transient response.
* higher compliance of motor system.
* use of dual tinsel lead spider for mechanical balance and improved radial compliance.
* inclusion of woven tinsel leads.
* inclusion of high-energy neodymium cup and motor.
* inclusion of copper shorting cup for inductance mitigation.
* inclusion of aluminum radiator for heat dissipation.
* inclusion of copper-plated aluminum extended phase plug pole piece.
* inclusion of laser-etched back plate cap with Hybrid Audio Technologies logo and Special Edition nomenclature.
* improved blister packaging and improved gift box container and art work.

This is a drop-in replacement for the existing Legatia L6 midrange/midbass. The only difference is that the L6SE is about 2mm deeper (about 1/16 inch), but the motor diameter is much smaller, allowing this driver to fit into small diameter spaces in tight enclosure facias, where diameter clearance in door cavities is tight, and etc.

The intent of this product is to provide a “bridge” between the Legatia L6 and the Legatia L6 Pro, which is expected in late 2011, and will retail for approximately 30-35% more than the L6SE. This is also a product to fill the need for a superior-performing midbass for those that have been waiting for the L6 Pro. The Special Edition line will be complete by the close of 2010 with a Special Edition L3, a Special Edition L4, and a new Legatia L1 Pro R2 radiator ring tweeter, making a complete product line of L3SE, L4SE, L6SE, and L1 Pro R2.

The Legatia L6SE will be shipping in approximately 75 days. The minimum advertised price on the internet and at retail stores will be $669.99 USD/pair. If you are interested in a pair of L6SE on a pre-order basis, please e-mail me, and I will offer you a special pre-order price that will be valid up until June 1, 2010. My e-mail address is sbuwalda@hybrid-audio.com.

Thanks for your time and continued interest in Hybrid Audio Technologies products, and enjoy the photos.



Comments
  1. andi says:

    Nice post, good job. I have recently started my own blog so its handy to learn from what you have going here. Many Thanks.

  2. JOHN says:

    I was wondering what your thoughts are of the JL audio HD600/4 class d amps??

    im a novice on this stuff and never used a class d for my main speakers.

    your opinion is appreciated

    thx John

    • Broadfield says:

      Class D technology has come a long ways. JL has done a good job with figuring out how to make a class D play full range with very little distortion in the output. I know of one successful IASCA/USAC competitor that is using a Slash series for his left side mid/highs and a HD series for his right side mid/highs. He cannot tell an audible difference. He is using all Hybrid Audio speakers for reference. It’s also very hard to deny how the HD’s diminutive size is very appealing. I have used a ton of the HD600/4’s, 750/1’s and the 900/5’s. I have also used several of the marine HD750/1’s. I have had good results with all of them. I put the JL Audio Slash series and HD series at the very bottom of the “great amplifiers” class. Amplifiers I put above them would be ARC Audio, TRU Audio, McIntosh, Zapco, Genesis etc.

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