New 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.
We can make this speaker sound amazing in 80 m2 rooms, but in order to get proper bass, we recommend no larger than 25 m2.
Optional stand: Single Stand white and black.
The X1 is still available.
This drive unit is not only highly advanced and built in-house in Denmark, but is also a piece of art.
Raidho’s Ceramix technology starts with a thin, aluminum cone and then uses a liquid plasma process and incredibly high voltage to transform the outer skin of the metal to aluminum-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” aluminum core, creating a structure that is stiffer and 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.
Our proprietary, trademark ribbon tweeter is a unique design. It is completely designed and build 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 micron 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 coloration!
For the TD series, we looked at how we could improve the tweeter to match the new drivers. A redesign of the magnets, waveguide, and rear panel to optimize airflow, helped us to raise the sensitivity by 3 dB, and reduce the already low levels of distortion by 35 dB. This raised the level of performance further, making our world-class tweeter even better.
1 x Raidho Ribbon Tweeter
1 x 5,25” Raidho Ceramix driver
“That’s what I call magic realism! The X1t is magical because it makes music so realistically. It conveys the magic of music reproduction as if it were the first time. Even a hardened listener will not be able to escape the spell of this compact, its dimensions seem to make a mockery of the size of the sound image. In fact, the Raidho wins in almost all categories: In terms of naturalness and color fidelity, speed, effortlessness, dynamics and spatiality, it is unparalleled, and that at an excellent price-performance ratio. The X-series is Raidho’s entry-level range – I can’t even imagine what the top models sound like.”