Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Portland, Oregon
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That might be part of it, I don't know. I also liked the 10" Advent woofer earlier on when used with at QSC waveguide. A characteristic of both the Celestion buyout and the Advent 10" woofer is that they roll off smoothly at the high end without massive breakup peaks to mess with, makes the crossover easy and not needing to be too sharp. That was part of why the CT was so cheap to do, too.
The nice thing about the overall sound of these is how the waveguides and large woofers blend, crossover area isn't noticeable at all. Very clear sound, but unlike most "crystal clear" speaker sounds (which are crystal only in the treble) the sound is as clear in the midrange and upper bass, too. The sound seems to not come from the speaker. TD15 can do that too, of course, and probably the big JBLs, but the price difference between that and the Celestion woofers (particularly the buyout) is a lot.
BTW, I only designed the crossover for the CT. Erich had the concept, did the box and baffle sizing and layout and did all the dusty and heavy work. I wanted him to make it 12cuft so it could play ported to 32Hz! Because I wouldn't be the one who had to carry it....