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High-End 2022 Munich: Raidho Acoustics

The biggest costs as much as a Mercedes S-class.

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Published 2022-05-19 - 11:00 am

Many more people, especially in the Nordics, have probably heard of Dantax, the Danish speaker factory that has been around since 1972. Far fewer have heard of Raidho Acoustics, a relatively new Danish producer of high end loudspeakers with the same roots. That could change quite quickly, for Raidho has been working for a while with new models, new people on the sales side, and soon new distributors.

Which could mean that a review of the new models is within reach, for the demonstration of the three new speakers, definitely gave a very positive impression today at High End 2022 in Munich.

The very smallest, is really tiny. X1T Super Mini Monitir, they themselves call it, and here we’re really talking bookshelf size. The loudspeaker that barely appears in the picture above next to the larger TD6, should cost around 5800 Euro.

Here you’ll find Raidho’s ribbon tweeter, and a 5.25” woofer with tantalum and ceramic cleverly integrated into the diaphragm.

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Raidho ribbon tweeter: Photo: Lasse Svendsen

The speaker, which measures 32 cm in height, has a lower cut-off frequency of 70 Hz, but extends up to 50 kHz, and has a reported sensitivity of 85 dB. The sound? Clear and well focused, with moderate bass at lower frequencies.

The larger X1.6 on the other hand, at around 7300 Euro for a pair, isn’t much bigger at 36 cm in height. But with a larger 6.5-inch woofer, with ceramic diaphragm, it delivers a much different fullness in the bottom end than the smaller model.

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X1.6. Photo: Lasse Svendsen

Together with the ribbon tweeter on top, the music got a much bigger scene to expand on. The bass was much more expansive and one could believe that the speaker can do down to 45 Hz.

It was fine on its own in a living room, and I think few would think a subwoofer was necessary.

There is certainly no need for a subwoofer if you have the space – and money – for a TD6. Which is Raidho’s new flagship. The 2 meters tall loudspeaker will make itself heard in any room, and sound is several levels above the others.

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Morten Nielsen from Raidho, demonstrates a driver Photo by Lasse Svendsen

Here you get six 8-inch woofers in tantalum with a diamond layer on top, and two 5.25-inch midrange drivers with the same type of diaphragms. As always, Raidho’s ribbon tweeter is at the heart of the action, and Raidho states a frequency range from 25 Hz, to 50 kHz.

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Photo: Lasse Svendsen

If you can settle for black lacquer, you can manage to spend just 200.000 Euro for a pair. More refined finishes, or other colours will cost extra.

The enormous TD6s also deliver a sound that definitely kills the loudspeakers. Endless amounts of bass that also goes basement deep, with an unheard of shockingly good clarity over the entire frequency range. But given the price, you should be entitled to that!

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