Raidho X1t Bookshelf Speakers White Pair

$10,490
In stock
SKU
POS-140881

Also available in Piano Black finish.


This little marvel of a loudspeaker is a lot more super than it is mini. It will leave you memorizing how such a large and holographic sound can come from something that is essentially no larger than a shoebox.

An update to the X1, this revised version seeks to pack as much performance as possible into a very small form factor.

 

"Don't let the size fool you: The Raidho X1t is a true and superbly sounding high-end speaker. The rendering of human voices is simply stunning. The X1t is my very own recommendation." - HIFISTATEMENT

Raidho X1t Super Mini Monitor

The new X1t is based on the classic super mini monitor, the X1. This revised version seeks to pack as much performance as possible into a very small form factor. And finally, at a relatively low price, in comparison to performance. Welcome to the new reference in super mini-monitors.

In comparison to the standard X1, better components have been implemented resulting in more open and clear sound. The enclosure has further been redesigned internally meaning the airflow and bass reflex port provides much higher bass output and quality.

The t in X1t means Tantalum. Tantalum belongs to a class of metals known as refractory metals, which are defined by their strong resistance to heat and wear. It has a melting point of 2,996 °C, the fourth highest of all metals. This makes the membrane much stiffer and harder without adding any weight and thereby raising the breakup modes to an incredible 15kHz.

It's possible to get amazing sound from these speakers in 80m² rooms, but in order to achieve ideal bass levels, we recommend installing these speakers in rooms no larger than 25m².

At a glance

• Elegant and compact stand-mount speakers
• Evolution of the Raidho X1
• Excellent transparency and imaging with superb treble
• Incredibly robust Ceramix drivers with Tantalum coating
• Capable of handling high levels of clean, continuous power
• Legendary Raidho ribbon tweeter leaves absolutely no fingerprint on the speaker system
• Reflex-loaded via front vent in the cabinet base
• Can be placed relatively close to the rear wall
• Ideal for smaller sized rooms and near-field monitoring
• From world-renowned Danish loudspeaker designer, Raidho Acoustics
• Handmade in Denmark
• Supplied as a pair
• Stands available separately

"As well as the superb imaging there is a sense of rightness about these speakers and whilst some speakers may impress with a pushed top end to simulate detail, that is not what you get with the Raidhos and there is no sense of listener fatigue setting in, even after extended listening sessions.

The Raidhos have a sense of speed and agility to them that is hard to describe, but you are aware of it when listening intently to them. This speed and agility, allied with their incredibly low colouration, makes for an exceptional listening experience."

Raidho X Series

This entry-level series for Raidho is in no way entry-level when it comes to technology, performance and visual beauty. The X Series aims to provide listeners with maximum performance for the price. In fact, every X model uses a slightly scaled-down version of the tweeter that sits in their statement speaker, the TD6, worth 210,000 EUR.

The visual design of this series is one of beauty and discretion. All models will fit naturally into any home. The floorstanding speakers have an elongated wing shape, curved side panels, and bass reflex ports that looks like no other. The stunning beauty continues on the inside.

Raidho Series X ‍Drive Unit

Not only is this drive unit highly advanced and built in-house in Denmark, it's also a piece of art.

Raidho’s Ceramix technology starts with a thin, aluminium cone and then uses a liquid plasma process and incredibly high voltage to transform the outer skin of the metal to aluminium-oxide ceramic. It’s a time-consuming and costly process, but the finished cone is a unique, natural sandwich, with thin, stiff skins on either side of a ‘softer” aluminium core, creating a structure that is stiffer but with excellent self-damping. Breakups first enter at an incredible 12.5kHz. The motor system consists of strong neodymium magnets focused around a very open system, allowing ventilation to the driver with the benefit of cooling the titanium voice coil and removing part of the design that usually causes distortions.

The result is that the speakers disappear even more from the equation, drawing a soundscape without audible distortion and with a pitch-black background that made the instruments stand out and create a holographic soundstage.

 

About Tantalum

To the drive units, Raidho then adds a micron layer of Tantalum on top of the ceramic layer, making it even harder, while at the same time removing the brittle nature of ceramic. Tantalum is a strong, ductile metal discovered by the Swedish chemist Ekenberg in 1802. Atomic Nr. 73. This rare metal has a high melting point of more than 3000° Celsius, is immune to chemical attacks at room temp, and is an excellent heat conductor.

A composite consisting of Tantalum carbide and graphite is one of the hardest materials known and is used on the cutting edges of high-speed machine tools. For this reason, Tantalum is often used to make components for chemical plants, nuclear power plants, aeroplanes, missiles, and now these flagship Danish loudspeakers.

 

 

The Legendary Raidho Ribbon Tweeter

Raidho's proprietary, trademark ribbon tweeter is a unique design. It is completely designed and built by hand in-house in Denmark. To be exact, it is a planar Magnetic Tweeter due to the tracks in the foil. The foil is 11 microns thick, which means it is 50 times less mass in comparison to a conventional dome tweeter. This is because there is no voice coil and the extremely low weight of the foil (20 milligrams).

The result is virtually no resonances or distortion, and the breakup point is at an incredible 82 KHz! What you hear is amazingly clear and natural sound. All the detail in the world, but no fatigue, no distortion, and no colouration!

 

 

Handmade Speakers

At Raidho we say we have a special knack – so we do not let just anybody assemble a Raidho loudspeaker. What would be the point of innovative developers creating outstanding units, and skilled carpenters building beautiful cabinets in the best materials if the elements are not assembled with due respect for the ultimate product that a Raidho loudspeaker really is? By checking and checking again, we make sure that we live up to our own ambitious goals for the products we want to supply to a quality-conscious and discerning audience.

All the components in a Raidho loudspeaker are designed, manufactured and assembled by Raidho Acoustics themselves. In the design process, they seek to create something unique, and the reward is a very special harmony in the interplay between the design of the cabinet and the design of the sound.

 

Raidho Acoustics

Evolutionary, Revolutionary and Unique. Raidho Acoustics develops and manufactures loudspeakers for people who appreciate both phenomenal audio and stylish aesthetics. Those who think sound should be remarkable, want their listening experience to be out of the ordinary and expect great looking equipment with an exceptional design and visual expression.

Raidho Acoustics are world-renowned as leaders in loudspeaker design, developing new technologies, creating musical masterpieces and recreating musical masterworks.

 

 

   

   

   

Specifications
Model Number X1TW
RRP 10,490.00
Specs

Topology: 2 way
Bass Loading: Vented design. Port in front panel - Conform
Freq. response:
70 Hz – 50 kHz (+/-3dB)
Impedance: >6 ohm
Sensitivity: 85 dB 2.83 V/m
Crossover: 3.5 kHz

Recommended Amplification: >50W (Though we have seen excellent results with small tube amplifiers)

Drive units:
1 x Raidho Ribbon Tweeter
1 x 5.25” Raidho Ceramix driver

Finish: Piano White

Size (WxHxD): 143 x 315 x 230 mm
Weight: 8 Kg

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Raidho speakers include a 5-year warranty.

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