Celestion Unveils the TFX Small-Format Coaxial Driver Range
Celestion announced the launch of two new small-format coaxial drivers at this year's NAMM show. The pressed steel chassis of the TFX0512 and TFX0615, provide a very cost effective complement to the company's well-established FTX series of coaxial units, for applications including compact, fixed-install sound reinforcement and cinema audio.
Both TFX drivers feature a Celestion ferrite motor driving the low frequency element. For HF reproduction, they feature a high sensitivity, 19mm/0.75inch (TFX0512) or 25mm/1.0inch (TFX0615) neodymium magnet element incorporating a silk diaphragm.
With neodymium having a stronger magnetic force than ferrite, this permits the high frequency element to be built with a much smaller magnet assembly than would be the case if ferrite were used. The resulting compact size of the HF unit enables it to be positioned inside the LF driver's voice coil, at the exact point where the acoustic centres of both sources are 'coincident'. The benefit of this is well-matched directivity and time alignment of the LF and HF signal, delivering maximum signal coherence for a more natural sounding reproduction.
The two new TFX drivers emphasize Celestion's commitment to delivering a wide range of high quality solutions for sound reinforcement applications that demand a full-range point source solution. They further underscore the company as the world's number one supplier of branded coaxial transducers.
"The launch of the TFX range is all about providing designers of sound reinforcement equipment with more options," explains Celestion Marketing Director Ken Weller. "If you liked our coaxial drivers such as the FTX series, but ideally needed drivers that are more compact, more affordable, or both of the above, the TFX range provides a solution that fits your requirements."