ABOUT THESE FINE SPEAKERS
Originated in 1980 this exotic cabinet design
was the result of 6 years of obsessive development and
became Steve Deckerts first loudspeaker.
23 years later it made it's first public
debut configured around a Fostex FE206EM full range driver and named
HDT (High Definition Towers). It quickly developed a cult
following with audiophiles using low power tube amps.
Resurfacing as the HDT Mk II it's now true to
the original 2-way design. The result when compared to its
single driver sibling is a much warmer signature with significantly
more weight. Imaging, top end detail and the speaker's
amazing disappearing act are all improved. The overall
signature is glass smooth throughout the midrange with no possibility
for "single driver shout".
Due to the incredible complexity of the
cabinet design these speakers have almost guaranteed bass performance
in any room by delivering the low frequencies at multiple phase
angles. They are the only speakers in the world that maintain bass
output even when hooked up out-of-phase!
With an efficiency of 94dB and no crossover
on the main drivers you can still enjoy them on low to medium powered
amplifiers like your favorite SET. However, it's really hard to
make these speakers sound bad regardless of the electronics used and
they'll easily handle more conventional high power amplification be it
tube or solid state..
Standard finishes include natural walnut,
cherry, maple, oak. The picture on this page shows them in
cherry. Custom finishes and or exotic hardwoods are also available
for more money without the 30 day trial.
Standard finishes come with a 30 day money
back guarantee. If you don't like them for any reason you can
return them for a complete refund less a 10% restock fee. Our way
of making it as easy as possible to audition speakers in your home for
a minimal risk.
Design notes on the HDT cabinet are the
same for both the HDT and HDT Mk II's.