The second edition provides even better sound performance and unbeatable value to performance ratio much beyond its price level!
We have once again raised the bar incorporating significant constructional changes which affected the sound performance. Now you will love the B-40 SE v.2 even more…
TLIE (Taga Low Interference Enclosure) - our beautifully handcrafted enclosure is now even more rigid and neutral to vibrations and colorization. We have increased MDF walls thickness from 15 mm to 18 mm.
The 3rd generation TPTTD-II (Taga Pure Titanium Tweeter Dome) utilizes a differently shaped and lighter titanium cone – it allows faster, more accurate movement of the dome reflecting in more detailed and airy sound.
The 2nd generation TWCD-I (Taga Woolen Cone Driver) with different composition of cone materials - the cone is lighter so can move faster generating better defined, more dynamic and faster bass performance and more rich, spacious and sweet mids. The redesigned voice coil utilizing thicker and purer flat wire offers even higher power handling and longer operation time without increased temperature.
New configuration of the drivers: the tweeter is positioned closer to the mid-woofer than in the previous version to provide even better smoothness between high and mid frequencies.
The dramatically upgraded crossover to meet new refinements and configuration of the drivers: more delicate and rich treble, better defined midranges and more dynamic bass.
The Platinum B-40 SE v.2 is available in an additional new luxurious finish: natural Real Wood African Walnut Veneer with high-end clear gloss piano lacquer.
The Platinum B-40 SE v.2 showcases all the qualities of dedication and love of music, groundbreaking developments in speaker design and technology which have inspired TAGA's designers and engineers.
PLATINUM SE Series
Figures show F-100 SE cabinet structure.
TLIE – Handcrafted Taga Low Interference Enclosures are made of high-quality 15mm thick MDF boards (12mm for Center speaker) with inside 12mm braces (floorstanding models) to increase stiffness and limit any unwanted speaker resonances.
Platinum F-100 SE v.2 and B-40 SE v.2: increased thickness of MDF : 25mm for the front panel (only F-100 SE v.2) and 18mm for the walls.
The shapes are perfectly crafted not only to look wonderful and modern but mainly to lower any unwanted vibrations, diffractions or turbulences, which can affect the sound performance.
Acoustical damping material used inside cabinets eliminates problem of internal standing waves and bass-reflex ports are uniquely designed to reduce distortions to minimum.
Floorstanding models sit on massive bases with spikes that provide stability and good isolation of speakers from the floor.
Platinum F-100 SE v.2: supplied removable aluminum spike supports provide extra stability for the speakers and protect the floor from being scratched.
HIGH-END CABINET PAINTING
PIANO: Min. 1mm lacquer (more than 9 layers + 1 layer of the base coat) after burnishing.
WOOD: Min. 6 layers of paint + 1 layer of the base coat.
4. TPTTD Pure-titanium dome
5. Metal grill
6. TPAF Pure Aluminum Faceplate
8. Copper-Clad Aluminum Wire (CCAW) voice coil with silver wiring
16. Black sponge
17. Aluminum heatsink
18. Neodymium magnet
Platinum F-100 SE v.2 and B-40 SE v.2: the 3rd generation TPTTD-II (Taga Pure Titanium Tweeter Dome) utilizes a differently shaped and lighter titanium cone – it allows faster, more accurate movement of the dome reflecting in more detailed and airy sound. The tweeter is located much closer to the midrange than in the previous version to provide even better smoothness between high and mid frequencies.
Revised second generation TPTTD-I (Taga Pure Titanium Tweeter Dome) uses neodymium magnet for a higher efficiency and more precise and extended high-frequency response. Ferrofluid cooling and heavy duty CCAW and silver wiring voice coil help the tweeter to bear high power and its performance is very accurate, clear, smooth and detailed.
TPAF (Taga Pure Aluminum Faceplate) helps further dispersion of high-frequencies.
TTP (Taga Top Plate) reduces standing waves effect and creates three-dimensional performance. In SE series TTP is rubber coated for more luxurious look and to provide even better effect on a sound performance.
MIDRANGE DRIVER (F-100 SE, F-60 SE, C-40PR)
1. T-YOKE / Pole piece
2. Oversized ferrite magnet
3. Top plate
5. Aluminum injection-molded chassis with anti-oxidation surface process
7. Flat wire copper voice coil
8. TPACD Pure aluminum cone and rubber surround
9. Silver plastic ring
10. Pure aluminum bullet shaped phase plug
Platinum F-100 SE v.2: the 3rd generation TPACD-II (Taga Pure Aluminum cone Driver) - new adjustments and refinements along with revised magnet structure (oversized double magnet Φ 90 / Φ 80) provide even higher power handling and more rich, spacious and sweet mids.
Above figure shows F-100 SE, F-60 SE midrange driver.
Rigid and ultra-light upgraded, second generation TPACD-I Taga Pure Aluminum cone Driver (with bullet shaped phase plug and aluminum chassis, oversized Φ90 magnet – in F-100 SE and F-60 SE) with the butyl suspension can move very fast and frequently allowing mid-range frequencies to be very rich, spacious and sweet.
Heavy duty combo T-yoke, pure copper voice coil can stand high temperatures and power inputs. The still, bullet shaped phase plug (F-100 SE and F-60 SE) is to align the phase of the audio signal and to smooth the midrange frequency response.
New 3” TPACD-I midrange driver (C40PR only).
BASS-MIDRANGE DRIVER / BASS DRIVER
1. Additional magnet (F-100 SE, F-60 SE, B-40 SE only)
2. T-YOKE / Pole piece
3. Oversized ferrite magnet
4. Top plate
6. Aluminum injection-molded chassis with anti-oxidation surface process
8. Flat wire copper voice coil
9. TWCD Woolen cone and rubber surround
10. Polyplopylene dust cap
Platinum F-100 SE v.2 and B-40 SE v.2:
the 2nd generation TWCD-I (Taga Woolen Cone Driver) with different composition of cone materials - the cone is lighter so can move faster generating better defined, more dynamic and faster bass performance.
The redesigned voice coil utilizing thicker and purer flat wire offers even higher power handling and longer operation time without increased temperature - we managed to keep its weight unchanged. Both woofers were moved a little up in order to change bass definition and its dispersion.
TWCD Taga Woolen Cone Driver with the oversized double magnet Φ110 / Φ100 magnet (F-100 SE, F-60 SE, B-40 SE), Φ90 (C-40PR SE) and Φ100 (S-40 SE) and heavy duty combo T-yoke, pure copper voice coil, allow for a high power handling as well as deep, precise and detailed bass performance (and detailed, rich and spacious midrange frequencies in mid-woofers models).
BOM Bassreflex Omnidirectional Module - low-turbulence and high-velocity ports utilizing concave diffusers for increased dispersion of low frequencies. Ports are rubber coated for more luxurious look and to provide even better effect on a sound performance.
Platinum F-100 SE v.2 and B-40 SE v.2: a longer port tube to offer punchier and deeper bass.
CROSSOVERS / INTERNAL WIRING
High quality, close-tolerance and precisely selected crossovers’ components and internal wires for absolute sound neutrality, high long-term power and reliability.
TAGA Harmony utilizes high quality of internal wiring connecting crossovers with drivers assuring that incoming audio signals from receiver or amplifier will not lose any important details on the paths to drivers.
Platinum F-100 SE v2 and B-40 SE v.2:
the dramatically upgraded crossover to meet new refinements and configuration of the drivers: more delicate and rich treble, better defined midranges and more dynamic bass.
All speakers (including center and surround speakers) use high quality, gold-plated banana binding posts accepting raw speaker cables up to 10AWG and most popular types of connectors. All speakers use upgraded, high-end banana binding posts allowing bi-wiring for wider dispersions and spaciousness, higher sonic accuracy and more precise location.