The Hybrid Audio L1 PRO R2 Tweeter is a 58mm (2.3-inch) O.D. “low resonance” wide-bandwidth tweeter driver to compliment both two-way and three-way system designs, where a super high-end tweeter driver is required. It is a 25mm (1-inch) ring radiator-type tweeter, which is the desired diameter for aplomb performance and class-leading polar response, having an extended linear response and exceptional transient response. The design offers a wide dispersion pattern to make for flexible on- and off-axis installation and speaker locations.
The Legatia L1 Pro R2 is the ideal multi-purpose super high-end speaker driver. The size of the device and its incredible off-axis ability are amenable to a variety of different installations and speaker locations. The size of the L1 Pro R2 allows it to be mounted in typical OEM and custom locations within a vehicle. At home in virtually any arrangement, the L1 Pro R2 boasts exceptional performance and a design philosophy that goes hand in hand with true high-fidelity playback.
- Diaphragm, Power Handling, and Wave Guide. With respect to the diaphragm, the L1 Pro R2 has a slightly heavier moving mass than the L1 Pro (without negatively affecting transient response), which in turn has afforded more damping character, while the resonance has been lowered by 120 Hz over the L1 Pro (580 Hz). Nominal and thermal power handling has also been improved over the original L1 Pro transducer; the L1 Pro R2 tweeter has a very high power handling with proper filtering, and the L1 Pro R2 diaphragm is much less susceptible to mechanical deformation than other designs, and yet yields a smooth response over the extent of its range. The diaphragm is protected by a large open-space perforated metal grille that can be removed if desired.
- Tuned Chamber and Motor. The tuned chamber of the L1 Pro R2 is the key to the ability of the driver to faithfully reproduce low-octave tones with low distortion, should the end-user desire this type of topology. The L1 Pro R2 has a polypropylene tuned and damped chamber at the rear of the motor assembly; the chamber helps to reduce back wave distortion and significantly lower the tweeter’s resonance frequency to allow it to be used to play tones in the vocal spectrum. The tuned chamber is a proprietary design to Hybrid Audio; reduced distortion, low-octave authority, and greater dynamics are the immediate sonic benefits. The tuned chamber includes integrated push terminals, discussed later.
- Body/Flange. The body and flange of the Legatia L1 Pro R2 is one-piece machined 6061 aircraft-grade aluminium (not poured or cast aluminium). The dense metal structure, lacking interstitial voids, helps reduce vibrations within the body of the tweeter to abate resonance and ensure effective reproduction of extremely low music tones. The L1 Pro R2 is a shared dimensional design with the Stage VI Legatia Pro and the Stage VI Legatia Pro SE for easy upgrade potential. If you already own the L1 Pro or L1 Pro SE, the L1 Pro R2 will drop right into place.
- Terminals Cap and Spring-Loaded Terminals. The L1 Pro R2 includes an extruded polypropylene tuned chamber with integrated high-end nickel-plated spring-loaded push terminals at the rear of the tweeter’s motor assembly. The spring-loaded terminals give the end-user flexibility in direct connection with large-gauge tinned wiring, without the need for crimp terminals.