TAGA Harmony, a European manufacturer of speakers and audio electronics, has unveiled Diamond F-200, the brand’s flagship floorstanding model.
After the success of the company’s Platinum Special Edition series TAGA Harmony received a lot of requests from its customers to design loudspeakers with an even more high-end look and sound. TAGA Harmony decided to take on that difficult but at the same time tempting task. A team of dedicated engineers was appointed for this project which ot a code name “Diamond”.
Their goal was to use all the knowledge and experience in research, development and manufacturing of speakers to build an exceptional floorstanding speaker showcasing the best technology and achievements of TAGA Harmony. The result is visible at the first glance on the beautifully crafted cabinet with its curved, clear, elegant lines and luxurious design, accentuated with high grade natural wood veneers finished with high-end clear gloss piano lacquer.
||Floorstanding, 3-way, 4 drivers, Bi-wiring, Bi-amping25mm MDF S-TLIE enclosure
Crossover points 450Hz, 4kHz
||30mm (1.18”)O-TPTTD, E-TPAF
||165mm (6.5″) E-TPACD
||2 x 203mm (8″) TNPPCD
|Recommended Amplifier Power:
|Frequency Response (+/- 3dB):
|Dimensions (H x W x D):
||120 x 28 x 52 cm
||112 kg pair
Real Wood Rosewood Veneer – With Clear Gloss Piano Lacquer
Real Wood African Walnut Veneer – With Clear Gloss Piano Lacquer
Speaker cabinet design and construction is one of the most critical elements influencing sound performance.
Based on Taga’s own TLIE (Taga Low Interference Enclosures) technology, TAGA Harmony have developed a new high-end solution to increase stiffness and limit any unwanted resonances of the cabinet.
The new technology is called S-TLIE Super Taga Low Interference Enclosures.
Super rigid and thick 25mm MDF boards are used for side, rear, top and bottom walls and 30mm for the baffle (front panel). The internal structure is divided in two chambers in an approximate ratio 80% of volume for woofers and 20% for a midrange and tweeter.
Internal bracing is used to further strengthen the whole structure and achieve even greater rigidity.
The walls are firmly anchored to the 80mm backbone beam highly strengthening the whole construction.
The bent shape of the side walls as well as the curved top plays a significant role in lowering unwanted vibrations, diffraction, turbulences and standing waves effect.
The high-end African wood veneers, painted with 9-layer clear piano lacquer is luxurious and enduring.
The cabinet sits on a 2-layer discrete metal base with oversized spikes. The 2-layer design increases isolation from the floor, the transparency of sound and provides better definition and the basis for the bass.
The whole cabinet is tilted back slightly to time-align all the drivers – it brings the tweeter’s output into the best and correct alignment.
Supplied extra aluminum spike supports provide super stability for the speakers and protect the floor from being scratched.
To keep the elegant and sleek appearance of the front panel there are no grill sockets thanks to a magnetic mountable grill.
The high-end 30mm (1.18”) O-TPTTD (Oversized Taga Pure Titanium Tweeter Dome) is 20% bigger than in the company’s Platinum Special Edition series to allow even higher power handling and more accurate, clear, smooth and detailed performance. Ferrofluid cooled and heavy duty 28mm CCAW and silver wiring voice coil as well as 2 magnets (Φ80 & Φ70) help the tweeter to bear high power.
The E-TPAF (Enlarged Taga Pure Aluminium Faceplate) and metal grill helps even further dispersion of high-frequencies.
The 165mm (6.5”) rigid and ultra-light E-TPACD (Extended Taga Pure Aluminum cone Driver) midrange (with a bullet shaped phase plug, aluminum chassis and oversized 2-magnet structure Φ100/Φ90) where the butyl suspension can move very fast and frequently allowing mid-range frequencies to be very rich, spacious and sweet. The bullet shaped phase plug is to align the phase of the audio signal and to smooth the midrange frequency response. The extended low and high frequency range (from 46 Hz – 18 kHz) helps overlapping with frequencies of the woofers and the tweeter to offer the best sound consistency and integration.
The two 203mm (8”) TNPPCD (Taga Non-pressed Paper Cone Driver) woofers – each equipped with three oversized 2xΦ123 + Φ100 magnets and aluminum chassis. They are extremely rigid and utilize vibration-free solutions. The heavy duty 4-layer pure copper ribbon voice coil allows high power handling. TNPPCD drivers offer deep, precise and detailed bass performance. Thanks to a larger surface area to push air – the sound can be played at much louder levels.
CROSSOVER / INTERNAL WIRING
High quality, close-tolerance and precisely selected crossover components and internal are used with TAGA Harmony utilizing high quality of OFC internal wiring connecting crossovers with drivers, assuring that incoming audio signals from a receiver or amplifier will not lose any important details on the paths to drivers.
SPEAKER BINDING POSTS
The high quality, gold-plated banana binding posts accept raw speaker cables up to 10AWG and most popular types of connectors. They offer bi-wiring and bi-amping for wider dispersions and spaciousness, higher sonic accuracy and more precise sound. We use high-end 4N pure oxygen free copper wire jumpers terminated with gold-plated banana and spades connectors.