Raidho X2t Floorstanding Loudspeakers Boast Tantalum Tech

Posted on 3rd February, 2023

Raidho X2t Floorstanding Loudspeakers Boast Tantalum Tech

Raidho's X2t is pitched as a huge improvement over the X2 it replaces thanks to new a crossover and Tantalum-coated drivers.

Raidho's X2t 2.5-way loudspeaker takes the lessons learned from its impressive X1t standmount that we very much enjoyed at High End Munich and builds on them to create what the brand is calling a “significant new floor standing loudspeaker”.

Raidho X2t

The X series at Raidho stands for eXtreme performance for the price - but don't let that fool you into thinking that means cheap. That said, the X series almost has the same ribbon tweeter that sits in the €210,000 TD6 - so you could almost convince yourself that the X2t is a bargain. Money matters aside, Raidho states that the X2t is a substantial upgrade to the outgoing X2, which it replaces.

As you can already guess, that huge improvement is based around the X1t's special sauce - Tantalum - and the X2t boasts a pair of 5.25-inch Ceramix bass driver units sporting a Tantalum coating - the upper one taking on mid/bass responsibilities while the other is pure bass.

Raidho X2t

Tantalum belongs to a class of metals known as refractory metals, which are defined by their strong resistance to heat and wear. The upshot is that it makes the membrane much stiffer and harder without adding weight, thereby raising the breakup modes to an impresive 15kHz. Interestingly, we're told that Tantalum has a melting point of 2,996 °C, the fourth highest of all metals, don't you know.

Those rear-ported bass drivers are partnered with Raidho's proprietary ribbon tweeter, wholly designed and built in-house in Denmark. Moreover, this hand-made unit is technically a Planar Magnetic Tweeter due to the tracks in the foil.

Raidho X2t

The foil is 11 microns thick and weighs just 20 milligrams, giving it 50 times less mass than a conventional dome tweeter. The apparent result is virtually no resonances or distortion, and the breakup point is at an incredible 82 KHz! The resulting frequency range is a claimed 40 Hz - 50 kHz +/-3 dB and 87dB 2,83 V/m sensitivity.

Raidho X2t

Handing out the driver duties is a new crossover that the Danish firm believes exceeds many other loudspeakers up to €80,000 where component quality is concerned. Additionally, all the point-to-point hardwiring is done by hand, and the cabling is from Nordost. In fact, all the internal wiring is borrowed from the high-end cable manufacturer's lofty Valhalla range. The crossover points are specified as 130Hz and 3.4 kHz 2nd Order.

Raidho X2t

Raidho's 300 x 1065 x 490mm (WxHxD - including feet) X2t is an elegant floorstanding loudspeaker where even the bass reflex port is perfectly integrated into the design. We are told to expect the X2t to do everything the compact X1t does, on a higher level and at a larger scale, thanks to the extra, internal vented bass driver.

Raidho X2t

The Raidho X2t is available now to order and priced in Australia at $21,999 RRP in Black, and $25,499 in Walnut. Of course, you can also specify any colour to order at an extra cost.

Visit Raidho for more information

    Jay Garrett's avatar

    Jay Garrett

    StereoNET’s resident rock star, bass player, and gadget junkie. His passion for gadgets and Hi-Fi is second only to being a touring musician.

    Posted in:Hi-Fi
    Tags: raidho  fundamental audio 



    JOIN IN THE DISCUSSION

    Want to share your opinion or get advice from other enthusiasts? Then head into the Message Forums where thousands of other enthusiasts are communicating on a daily basis.
    CLICK HERE FOR FREE MEMBERSHIP

    00000644

    applause awards

    Each time StereoNET reviews a product, it is considered for an Applause Award. Winning one marks it out as a design of great quality and distinction – a special product in its class, on the grounds of either performance, value for money, or usually both.

    Applause Awards are personally issued by StereoNET’s global Editor-in-Chief, David Price – who has over three decades of experience reviewing hi-fi products at the highest level – after consulting with our senior editorial team. They are not automatically given with all reviews, nor can manufacturers purchase them.

    The StereoNET editorial team includes some of the world’s most experienced and respected hi-fi journalists with a vast wealth of knowledge. Some have edited popular English language hi-fi magazines, and others have been senior contributors to famous audio journals stretching back to the late 1970s. And we also employ professional IT and home theatre specialists who work at the cutting edge of today’s technology.

    We believe that no other online hi-fi and home cinema resource offers such expert knowledge, so when StereoNET gives an Applause Award, it is a trustworthy hallmark of quality. Receiving such an award is the prerequisite to becoming eligible for our annual Product of the Year awards, awarded only to the finest designs in their respective categories. Buyers of hi-fi, home cinema, and headphones can be sure that a StereoNET Applause Award winner is worthy of your most serious attention.