Tono Hybrid System

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Tono Hybrid System
« on: 1 Nov 2016, 07:07 pm »
I've worked up pricing on a 4-piece package that can be configured according to your system needs. The bottom cabinet serves as the base for the upper section to form an 8" 3-way. The passive version will be $2,825 to $3,050 / pair including CUSA shipping with standard cabinet finishes (satin black or gloss black base and red cherry or gloss black upper section). True 35hz bass extension with a large excursion woofer, carbon fibre - Rohacell midbass, and ribbon tweeter.

The hybrid version ($3,325 to $3,550 /pair) adds a 125-watt DSP plate amp on each channel so all you need is a source with RCA line outputs - no additional amplification. This is also a 3-way with the lower crossover point (woofer to mid) active and the mid/tweeter crossover passive. The DSP adds equalization for true 28hz (-3dB) bass extension and by adding a test microphone you can also do room correction.

What do you think?

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Re: Tono Hybrid System
« Reply #1 on: 2 Nov 2016, 08:32 pm »
Seems interesting, since the Tono plays relatively low already why not cross it with a 10' woofer for a lower frequency response?

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« Reply #2 on: 2 Nov 2016, 11:46 pm »
Seems interesting, since the Tono plays relatively low already why not cross it with a 10' woofer for a lower frequency response?

A 10" would be fine but in a passive design it needs a much larger volume to have reasonable sensitivity with a true (no room gain included) -3dB of 35hz. The woofer base is a 14" cube.

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Re: Tono Hybrid System
« Reply #3 on: 3 Nov 2016, 11:42 pm »
Do you have any pictures? thanks.

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« Reply #4 on: 4 Nov 2016, 12:12 am »
hello Rick, could this hybrid be adapted/modified for an SSR, a Verita?

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« Reply #5 on: 4 Nov 2016, 01:45 am »
Do you have any pictures? thanks.

I should have some in about two weeks.

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Re: Tono Hybrid System
« Reply #6 on: 4 Nov 2016, 01:46 am »
hello Rick, could this hybrid be adapted/modified for an SSR, a Verita?

No problem doing that.  :thumb:

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« Reply #7 on: 4 Nov 2016, 06:34 pm »
Thanks Rick , look forward to seeing the pictures.

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Re: Tono Hybrid System
« Reply #8 on: 22 Nov 2016, 07:08 pm »
The prototype for testing...






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Re: Tono Hybrid System
« Reply #9 on: 22 Nov 2016, 07:12 pm »
Very nice ! Great price too.

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Re: Tono Hybrid System
« Reply #10 on: 23 Nov 2016, 09:14 am »
Rick, this looks very promising!  On the non hybrid model, Any thoughts on having it as a front slotted version to reduce the overall height making it ideal for use as smaller mains or surrounds?  I would really like to see the small size as a sealed version but front slotted.  Just thinking out loud here....


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« Reply #11 on: 23 Nov 2016, 11:00 pm »
Rick, this looks very promising!  On the non hybrid model, Any thoughts on having it as a front slotted version to reduce the overall height making it ideal for use as smaller mains or surrounds?  I would really like to see the small size as a sealed version but front slotted.  Just thinking out loud here....

The smaller sealed box would be fine as a surround or main with a subwoofer.

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Re: Tono Hybrid System
« Reply #12 on: 29 Nov 2016, 04:50 pm »
Listening now. This basically smokes anything near the same price.  :thumb:

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Re: Tono Hybrid System
« Reply #13 on: 29 Nov 2016, 05:18 pm »
Here's the nearfield bass response curve. Note the great extension with no equalization or room gain.  8)





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Re: Tono Hybrid System
« Reply #14 on: 30 Mar 2017, 03:11 pm »
How is this hybrid/active system coming along?

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« Reply #15 on: 30 Mar 2017, 11:29 pm »
How is this hybrid/active system coming along?

Nothing new to report as other projects came along so this was put on the backburner.