The CWT 1000-8 SE
In the truest sense of the term, the CWT 1000 SE is the slightly smaller brother of the CWT 2000 SE. Its overall design is identical, but the cabinet and the mid-range and bass drivers are slightly smaller. The CWT 1000 has been revised and has received two additional mid-range drivers, which improve the radiation pattern in the crossover section between mid-frequency and high-frequency range.
The electrostatic unit is of identical construction to that of the CWT 2000, and its circuitry is similar. For this reason it is equally effective at transmitting the entire high-frequency range from just under 2000 Hz to more than 40 kHz – even well off-axis!
The 12 cm mid-range unit is of similar design to the 15 cm mid-range driver, and offers the same superb ability to handle the full vocal range from 200 to 2000 Hz. Once again this unit’s outstanding attributes are its dynamic ability, its inherently lively nature, and its unbelievably natural sound. With this size of cone a phase plug is not sensible, and unnecessary in any case.
A sealed bass enclosure houses four large, perfectly matched 22 cm bass units, with big magnets, extremely stiff cones, ultra-long linear excursion and very low resonant frequency; these drive units are responsible for the speaker’s surprisingly deep, powerful bass, which is incredibly dry and precise.
Both models are equipped with very complex, double-sided three-way crossover units (FSR). The crossover is accurately calculated, and fine-tuned for optimum transient response and transmission characteristics. It effortlessly handles even the highest levels, and ensures that the three frequency ranges are matched perfectly to each other. The filter stages and bandpass filters are carefully optimised for accurate phase and group delay. These networks play a crucial role in the superb imaging and radiation characteristics of the speaker system as a whole. Switches are provided for fine-tuning the bass, mid and high-frequency ranges.