The R 300 is a very compact two-way bookshelf monitor with excellent sound characteristics. The entire cabinet is made of aluminum, hand-brushed, and anodized in high-gloss black or silver. Although only 21 cm wide and just 37 cm tall, the R 300 generates sound of a quality usually the preserve of substantially larger loudspeakers. This is due to the design of the cabinet and the use of ultra-modern drive units. The High-End drivers are based on the technology of the speaker’s big sister – the S 300 – but with optimized bass driver parameters to match the small cabinet. The bass response of the R 300 is phenomenally good; T+A are unaware of any loudspeaker which is capable of such precise, low, natural bass from a cabinet as compact as this one.
The R 300 is equally suitable for mounting on a bookshelf and on the LS 300 stand.
T+A felt it was particularly important to combine the acknowledged advantages of the two-way principle – namely very spacious, natural reproduction – with outstanding bass response. It is the latter which lets down the majority of small bookshelf speakers, and for this reason T+A have invested tremendous effort in ensuring that the bass reproduction of the R 300 is totally convincing. The cabinet is made entirely of aluminum, and therefore has a relatively large net internal volume. The High-End drive units are based on the technology developed for the speaker’s big sister – the S 300 – but with optimized bass driver parameters to match the two-way design and the small cabinet. The refined High-End bass unit is fitted with high-performance magnet systems, while the triple cone surround enables extremely long cone travel. The embossed and stiffened cones generate an incredibly deep, high-pressure bass even at very high levels.
The “Ultra Wide Range” treble dome unit is positioned in the center of a precisely calculated waveguide whose contours are machined into the solid aluminum baffle itself. In conjunction with the 170 mm High-End bass driver this design creates exceptionally consistent radiation characteristics, giving an absolutely convincing impression of space combined with precise imaging. The sound stage is transparent, totally uncolored, open, and with a powerful response in the low bass. The cross-over unit maintains a linear frequency response, expands the low bass range and ensures outstanding dispersion characteristics – even when the speaker is set up on a shelf.