In my view, you cannot get a more purely musical loudspeaker in this price range than the Treo CT. A true delight.

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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). 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.  

  • Tweeter: 1” Exclusive Aerodynamic Dual-Chamber, Transmission-Line Loaded Carbon Dome with Ferrofluid Voice-Coil Cooling 
  • Midrange: 4.5” Reflection-Free Tri-Woven Composite Cone with Die-Cast Aerodynamic Basket and Magnet System with Ferrofluid Voice-Coil Cooling 
  • Mid-Woofer: 6.5” Woven-Fiber Cone and Precision-Formed Magnet Assembly Copper Faraday Ring 
  • Acoustic Coupler: 8” Carbon-Loaded Cellulose Flat-Cone Woofer with Ultra-Long-Throw Motor Assembly with Down-firing port in QB3 Alignment Phase
  • Recommended Amplification: 40-200 Watts Into 8 Ohms
  • Frequency Response: 36Hz – 40kHz +/- 3dB
  • Sensitivity: 85 dB, 1 meter/2.83 volt input
  • Impedance: 6 ohms +/- 3 ohms
  • Crossovers: First order/6dB per octave, 80Hz, 900Hz, 5kHz
  • Input Terminals: Barrier strips, 7/16" max width
  • Dimensions (WHD): 10” x 43” x 15”
  • Weight: 80 lbs. Net
  • Country of Manufacture: Made in the USA

When all is said and done, there are speakers we’ve all encountered that, however admirable, are more about quantifying information than reproducing a moving, organic musical event. They might sound lively for a spell, but they lack the heartbeat of musicality. It’s a rookie mistake that only years of experience can ameliorate. Vandersteen Audio, however, is an old-guard veteran, and it shows. It takes just one listen to the Treo CT to recognize that you’re in the presence of a speaker that superbly balances these twin essentials, but never loses sight of where its loyalties lie. In my view, you cannot get a more purely musical loudspeaker in this price range than the Treo CT. A true delight.  

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