High Back EMF
All XT-Series Cinema Ribbons share a specialized ribbon tweeter. At only 6 inches tall it boasts nearly 10 feet of ribbon material. Notice the faint lines in this picture? Each of those is a pass of the ribbon through the neodymium magnet's field. The numerous windings allow Cinema Ribbons to project an enormous soundstage while fitting in the palm of your hand. The golden sheen you see on the ribbon is from its coating of Kapton - a lightweight material that allows it to play at very high volume without overheating.
A unique property of the Cinema Ribbon is its narrow vertical dispersion. This greatly reduces unwanted ceiling and floor bounces, improving imaging and creating a more believable soundstage.
Cinema Ribbon Trio In-Wall Center - CRW-3C
The success of the XT Series Cinema Ribbons has been the story of one of the fastest growing, most successful premium speaker lines ever. With remarkable output from surprisingly small cabinets, the Cinema Ribbons are emblematic of Sunfire's widely acclaimed design philosophy.
The CRW-3C is perfectly suited as a center channel, or for identical LCR applications. Its removable "acoustic lens" keeps the ribbon's dispersion accurate whether you choose to mount them vertically or horizontally. The diminutive 6" tall Cinema Ribbon tweeter boasts unrivalled frequency response – up to 40kHz. Four High Back-emf drivers provide double the output of their Duo counterpart, while a sealed cabinet keeps things under control. And gold-plated, bi-wire ready binding posts ensure that every connection, like the audio you hear, is as pure as possible.
Purpose-built for the demanding enthusiast, the XT Series CRW-3s are proof positive that "hidden high performance" need not be a contradiction.