Supertweeters get a mixed reaction whenever they are brought up in polite audiophile conversation. Daniel Worth tries out a pair of the Townshend Audio Engineering Maximus Supertweeters costing £899.

“A supertweeter is often considered as an unnecessary addition to any loudspeaker design, but these comments are often put forward by the same people who have very strong feelings on the benefits of expensive cabling. However, there is a logical argument to be made – the human ear can only hear up to a maximum of 20khz and even this is at a push and infrequently measured, with most testing of healthy adults actually coming out at 18khz max…”

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