Everest Audio - Alta Audio Titanium Hestia Loudspeaker

Alta Audio Titanium Hestia Loudspeaker

 

Alta Audio Titanium Hestia Loudspeaker
Alta Audio Titanium Hestia Loudspeaker

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Retail $31,995 USD

 

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Overview

 

First, it is in our Titanium series of the Alta Statement line. Therefore all of the formers (bobbins) are made of titanium for smoother more extended dynamics, power handling, and frequency response. Titanium's added stiffness also allows for a larger voice coil. The midrange voice coils are 3 inch and the woofer voice coils are 5.1 inch. Titanium is an expensive and difficult material to work with, but well worth it for the increase in quality and performance.

 

Also, the Hestia's drivers are in what we call a "Dipolito" configuration. In a D'Appolito configuration a midrange is place above and below the tweeter to create a unified wideband pulse response that most closely mimics the original sound pulse. In our configuration there are two 7 inch midranges below and one 6 inch midrange above the ribbon tweeter. In the crossover passband with the tweeter the output of the two lower midranges matches the output of the single 6 inch midrange above the tweeter, thus creating a unified pulse, but in the woofer crossover passband the two 7 inch lower midranges have the extended lower midrange and bass response needed to meld seamlessly into the woofer. The midranges are also in a Dipole open baffle configuration. This setup gives a larger more palpable feeling of stage size with the higher midrange driver casting images realistically high and clear. Blending in the pinpoint accuracy of the monopole ribbon tweeter keeps the individual images from becoming diffuse or bloated and lays them out realistically on the sound stage.

 

The crossover design is managed to smoothly blend the monopole sub bass and high frequencies to match the Dipolito midranges in their open and dynamic sound.

 

This is in addition to our use of DampHard on all sides and the baffle face, which creates a sonically black background on which fine details are easily heard, and our XTL transmission line base for exceptional bass extension and control.

 

Our Tweeter: The ribbon tweeter in the Titanium Hestia is simply the fastest, smoothest, most open tweeter we have tested in 40 years of testing. The magnet assembly is so powerful they must be shipped with tweeter guards to prevent any magnetic metal from being pulled in.

 

The woofer is tuned into our Alta XTL tuning for fast extended bass response.

 

The tweeter uses amorphous core transformers with an extremely powerful magnet structure to produce a nearly perfect impulse response making them both smooth and dynamic.

 

The crossovers use 10 and 12 gauge Litz coils and silver foil capacitors.

The internal wiring is 10 gauge.

 

Exceptional Ribbon Tweeter

  • A ribbon tweeter unlike any other; the ribbon tweeter is the best performing tweeter we have ever seen. Custom built to our specifications its clarity and dynamics are unmatched.
  • Custom designed ribbon tweeter
  • Extremely clear, fast, flat high-end response
  • Extends over an octave above the scope of human hearing

 

Dynamic Upper Midrange

Our upper midranges are open backed giving smooth unimpeded midrange detail.

  • Carbon fiber/Rohacell composite cone for enhanced midrange detail
  • 3" Large Hexatech™ Aluminum underhung VC
  • Hybrid™ Neodymium/Ferrite magnet system
  • Uniflow™ Aluminum diecast chassis
  • High power handling
  • Wide range of operation

 

Powerful Lower Midranges

Tuned into our Alta XTL system for fast extended bass response, our lower midrange sets a new standard of performance.

  • Aluminum diecast chassis
  • Neodymium magnet system
  • Titanium coil bobbin
  • 3" Large Aluminum voice coil
  • Coppersleeve Motor
  • High power handling
  • High Xmax, Low Qts, Low Fs, High QMS

 

Deep Clarity Bass Woofer

Tuned into our Alta XTL system for fast extended bass response, our woofers go below the human hearing range to play even the lowest notes from the largest pipe organs clearly and without distortion.

  • Uniflow™ Aluminum diecast chassis
  • High flux double Ferrite magnet system
  • Coppersleeve Neolin Motor
  • 5.1" Large Hexatech™ Aluminum voice coil
  • Titanium coil bobbin
  • One piece paper cone/center dome
  • Accucenter™ self centering cone assembly

 

Clearer, Faster, More Powerful Bass

AltaXTL

 

All our cabinets are specially designed with our proprietary sonic geometry, making our cabinets themselves musical instruments that provide powerful bass while delivering unparalleled clarity and speed.

 

Audiophilia - "The timbre of each drum was spot-on accurate with astonishing attack and decay. As I said concerning my original September visit, I was flabbergasted, but now even more so." "The Titanium retain the intimacy and quality of sound I adore in the Celesta, but offer a significantly larger sound stage with mind-boggling imaging to go along with it."

 

Specifications

 

Height: 53 ¾ inches

Width: 15 inches at the bottom narrowing to 8½ inches on top

Depth: 18 inches at bottom

Weight: 135 lbs

Driver complement: 

1 Titanium former 10 inch Woofer in Alta XTL bass tuning

2 Titanium former 7 inch lower midranges

1 Hex cone titanium former 6 inch upper midrange

1 Amorphous core high output ribbon tweeter

Sensitivity: 90 dB / 2.83 Volts @ 1Meter

Frequency response: 28Hz to 47kHz

Impedance: 4 Ohms

Requirements: Minimum 50 to 400 Watts, Can be Bi-wired, or Bi-amped

Configuration: Open backed Dipolito

 

 

 

 


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