Vandersteen Audio speaker lineup continues to evolve due to the research
& development efforts that delivered the patented carbon-fiber
Perfect-Piston drivers used in the flagship Model Seven. Vandersteen's
Treo loudspeaker is now available in an optional Treo CT version (Carbon
Tweeter). The Treo CT delivers a surprising amount of the air, space,
and natural purity previously heard only in Vandersteen's top speaker
models: the Quatro Wood CT, KĒNTO, and the Model Seven.
"... you cannot get a more purely musical loudspeaker in this price range than the Treo CT. A true delight."
-Neil Gader, The Absolute Sound
The Vandersteen Audio speaker lineup continues to evolve as a result
of the research & development efforts that delivered the patented
carbon-fiber Perfect-Piston™ drivers used in the flagship Model Seven. Vandersteen’s Treo loudspeaker is now available in an optional Treo CT version (Carbon Tweeter), which is a $1,500 upgrade that features the superb Carbon Tweeter from the renowned Model 5A Carbon.
Carbon driver cones offer the pistonic linearity of metal drivers without
the unnatural sonic colorations inherent in metal drivers. While the
Perfect-Piston Tweeter used in the flagship Model Seven is the fully
embodied ideal of high-frequency purity and resolution, the Treo CT
delivers a surprising amount of the air, space and natural purity
previously heard only in Vandersteen’s top speaker models: the Quatro
Wood CT, Model 5A Carbon and the Model Seven.
The Treo is essentially a passive version of the Quatro Wood CT,
sharing the same driver complement sans the powered-bass system. It too
is offered in an array of wood finishes in a strikingly attractive form
factor. Like the legendary Model 2, the Treo is a paragon of
cost-effective performance that's made in the USA, but in an elegant
The Treo is a time- and phase-correct full-range loudspeaker. Because
such great demands are placed on the drivers in Vandersteen’s
first-order speaker designs, the Treo’s drivers are the kind of highly
advanced transducers typically found in cost-no-object designs. The
proprietary transmission-line loaded tweeter and Vandersteen’s
proprietary Reflection-Free 4.5” midrange driver break up energy from
behind these drivers before they can pass directly back into the room
and to the listener’s ears. The 6.5” Tri-Woven woofer offers superior
transient response and definition in the crucial lower-midrange/midbass
frequencies, with the bass foundation supplied by the ported,
carbon-loaded 8” woofer with an ultra-long motor assembly.
The impedance-compensated crossovers are ultra high-performance
designs featuring extreme-quality parts, and individually tuned in an
anechoic chamber. Vandersteen’s Minimum Baffle enclosures ensure maximum
rigidity, free of time-smearing reflections and diffraction. All of
this technology allows the Treos to offer the kind of exceptional
resolution, imaging and natural musicality Vandersteens are known for.
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