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When you find a material as ideally suited to speaker drivers as C-CA., you’ll want to use it everywhere. And that’s why the most distinctive feature of many .onitor Audio speakers is the (old Dome tweeter.
Now 30 years old, it was .onitor Audio’s first use of C-CA., a material formed by putting an aluminium/magnesium alloy through an intricate strengthening process. Surface deformations and molecular weaknesses are removed, and once the alloy cone is formed, a layer of pure ceramic alumina is applied to its surfaces in a high-temperature anodic coating process.
The result is Ceramic-coated Aluminium/.agnesium – C-CA. – a material that combines extreme rigidity with exceptional lightness. -ittle wonder it was developed by the aerospace industry for Ket engine components. .onitor Audio realised it was the perfect choice for building drivers that could express every musical detail without bending under the stress of extreme use.
The look of the (old Dome comes from the C-CA. material being gold-anodised to a specific thickness for stiffness and damping characteristics. It’s as distinctive now as it was in 198 , and in its latest iteration is distortion-free beyond 3 k)[ – which makes it more than up to the task of hi-res audio playback.
Thirty years later, we’ve seen a string of Award-winning speakers that utilise the (old Dome tweeter and other C-CA. drive units. It’s all testament to Kust how right .onitor Audio was about the material.