Then a very fortuitous thing happened. Adrian asked me if I would be interested
in designing a loudspeaker with the Tetra team. And it has been quite an enlightening
experience to be involved in creating a loudspeaker. Adrian's sense of choosing
the components is quite good. And fortunately we were in sync from the start. But
when presented with this opportunity, it was daunting just knowing where to begin.
I envisioned a ribbon tweeter as an essential component...in fact I had a dream
where I "saw" a ribbon tweeter. When I awoke, I immediately did a sketch of it before
the image slipped away. The following day I told Adrian about the dream and he informed
me that he too favored a ribbon tweeter and had already done some research. He then
e-mailed me a photo of one that he was leaning towards and it was basically the
same design I had seen in the dream. Yeah, we were off to a good start ... There
have been ups and downs along the way but we have accomplished what we set out to
do with a minimum amount of grief. And best of all, they sound better than what
I had hoped for. I have been listening with them for over a month now and I am more
impressed every day. We have used them in our mastering studio with great results.
They translate well to the "real world" They are accurate without sounding "scientific".
They are soulful and powerful, yet delicate and smooth. They make you feel good,
but not too good in a hyped sort of way.
All they need now is the ears of the world. May it be so.
With respect and affection,