The Majestic Diamond I™, represents one of the finest micro-monitors in in its class. We have developed a first of its type in sculpting the frequency response of the micro sized 3-inch driver entirely by internal acoustic means. The resulting product represents the High Definition Sound Standard™ (HDSS™) for a micro-loudspeaker.
The single driver is in theory, the optimal source for reproducing sound but it is generally used with very inexpensive speaker systems and a few high-end designs. Some current audiophile designs are now based on single drivers but the sound, although coherent, has many compromises associated with their use. With modern quality speaker designs a minimum of one additional driver and electrical crossover network are required to produce the full range of sound.
TBI Audio in creating the Majestic Diamond I™ was building on
the legendary Majestic Diamond to strengthen its weaknesses. Although
this wonderful sounding single driver speaker had all of the attributes
of a high-end loudspeaker it suffered from lack of high frequency
dynamics and extension. Its coherency more than made up for this
weakness but designing a miniature speaker to respond to below 50
Hz was our primary goal. It was said that this was the main weakness
of the small loudspeaker and after creating the ideal operating
environment for our special designed low FA driver we had accomplished
this. We had a choice of using a standard favored driver with high
frequency extension but the mechanical methods used to provide extension
reduced the musicality and bass extension was not sufficient. With
room response to below 50 Hz in our unique ETL™
enclosure and on axis frequency response flat to 13kHz the Majestic
Diamond was born and introduced to market in 2004.
Audiophiles who heard the magic of the original Diamonds immediately responded by saying why, with such coherent midrange and good bass extension, don't you add a tweeter? Add on tweeters don't figure into a single driver speaker coherency. Why, our engineers said, don't we integrate an ETL™ module that favors high frequencies with the main Embedded Transmission Line. Wow! The result was astounding and after careful tuning of this additional Embedded Transmission Line for a precise phase characteristic we were reducing high frequency cone breakup further not only extending the highs but also further improving high frequency dispersion and dynamics using the same single driver. A true breakthrough in loudspeakers!