The Hybrid Audio Legatia L1Pro’s topology is an enhanced “low resonance” version of the massively successful Legatia L1V2. The purpose of the L1 Pro topology was to build upon the success and efficacy of the Stage V Legatia L1V2, but offer it in a package with considerably lower resonance frequency for potential use in two-way applications, or where a tweeter with low resonance was needed. The L1 Pro was launched in February 2008, and was the first product developed and released in the Legatia Special Edition and Pro Series. In the years since its inception, the L1 Pro has been used successfully in organized car audio sound quality competition, notably including two-time Canadian and IASCA North American championshipcompetitor John “Fozz” Myers’ vehicle. The Legatia SE L1 Pro is the reference soft-dome tweeter driver in Hybrid Audio’s product category known collectively as the Legatia SE Series.
The Hybrid Audio Legatia L1Pro tweeter is an excellent step-up in performance over the Legatia L1V2 tweeter driver offered in the Stage V Legatia series, and is the bench-mark low-resonance soft-dome tweeter in Hybrid Audio’s complete product offering. Equally at home in two-way configuration paired with a midrange or midbass, or as the dedicated tweeter transducer in a three-way application, the Legatia SE L1 Pro is an exemplary performer, and is eclipsed in performance by only the Stage VI Legatia SE L1 Pro Ring Radiator (R2) tweeter.
The Hybrid Audio Legatia L1v2 is a compact, high-resolution 20mm (3/4-inch) dome-type tweeter which has a very good, extended linear response and exceptional transient response, and can be used for the reproduction of treble frequencies in dedicated two-, three-, and four-way front stage systems. We are proud to be one of the very few speaker manufacturers that understand what it takes to build a car audio tweeter: larger diaphragm tweeters sound heavy and unremarkable, lack detail and have unnaturally fast rolloff in the upper treble frequencies, have undesirable polar response, and are extremely difficult to install. Additionally, metal dome tweeters tend to be harsh, brittle, and add unnecessary coloration to the music. This is why we have built the quintessential small-diameter car audio tweeter that is very easy to install, boasts a small diameter soft-dome silk diaphragm and resonance frequency that is complementary to all types of front-stage system architecture. The L1V2 can be listened to for hours without listener’s fatigue, while having an industry-standard polar response. The design offers a wide dispersion pattern for flexible mounting locations and easy installation. And the phase linearity of the design ensures phase coherent imaging and staging cues in the car audiophile system. Tweeters were meant to play treble, and ours does it effortlessly, in a package that fits easily in the palm of your hand. The L1V2 is available in two finishes: brushed (natural) aluminum and anodized black.
The L1V2 starts with an impregnated fine silk cloth dome diaphragm for a linear tonal character, with a treated silk surround to damp edge modes and resonances. The Hybrid Audio Legatia L1v2 is efficient, exhibits low distortion, and has a wide dispersion. The dome is of extremely low mass and is much less susceptible to mechanical deformation than other designs, and yet yields a smooth response over the extent of its range. Motor The motor assembly of the L1V2 is conventional dynamic, with a φ19.5 × 3 H NdFeB neodymium magnet to ensure a small footprint size and shallow depth. The L1V2 tweeter has a resonance frequency of 1,830 Hz, providing a considerable amount of flexibility for use with Legatia widebandwidth midbass drivers in point-source two-way front stage systems, as well as continuing to be the tweeter of choice of point-source Hybrid Audio Technologies three-way and four-way front stage kits. The power handling was doubled from the original L1 tweeter, and the L1V2 has a nominal resistance of 4 ohms. Grille As mentioned previously, the dome is a fine silk diaphragm that has an acoustically transparent, perforated steel grille to protect it. A major upgrade over the original L1 is a fully-machined aluminum body and mounting flange to effectively damp dome and edge modes, reduce dome resonance, and edge distortion. The mounting flange accommodates three screws for surface-mounted installation; black anodized Alan-head screws are included with each tweeter kit. The L1V2 tweeter comes in two colors to ensure cosmetic integration with the vehicle’s surroundings: natural (silver) aluminum, and anodized black (there is no cost difference between the two colors). Terminals Cap and Spring-Loaded Terminals Another upgrade over the original L1 tweeter is the inclusion of an extruded polypropylene cap with integrated high-end nickel-plated spring-loaded push terminals at the rear of the tweeter’s motor assembly. The spring-loaded terminals give the end-user flexibility in direct connection with largegauge tinned wiring, without the need for crimp terminals. The overall dimensions of the driver are very amenable for use in the car audio environment, boasting a depth of just 20mm, for the ultimate in mounting flexibility.
The Hybrid Audio Legatia SE L1ProR2 topology is an enhanced “ring radiator” version of the successful low-resonance Legatia SE L1 Pro. The purpose of the L1R2 topology was to build upon the success and efficacy of the Stage VI Legatia SE L1 Pro, but theoffer the driver in a radiator ring topology to further enhance on-axis and off-axis frequency response, increased bandwidth, and lower modal distortion.
The Hybrid Audio Legatia SE L1ProR2 is the culmination of an inordinate amount of time and resources spent testing and refining this product to the exacting specifications of Hybrid Audio Technologies and our long heritage of quality speakers. We are certain that this product will provide class-leading performance- that simply cannot be beat by competing brands – if installed properly.
The Legatia L1proR2 is the world’s finest ring radiator tweeter – bar none. No competing manufacturer can match the performance of the Legatia SE L1proR2. It is the world’s first and only ring radiator design that boasts incredible off-axis response, for extreme mounting flexibility in the car environ. The L1proR2 tweeter is an exceptional super high-end solution for installers, enthusiasts, and car audio competitors, and provides the tweeter foundation for many of our high-end two-way and three-way systems.
The Legatia SE L1proR2 is a 58mm (2.3-inch) O.D. “low resonance” wide-bandwidth tweeter driver to compliment both two-way and three-way system designs, where a super high-end tweeter driver is required. The Legatia L1 R2 is based upon the original architecture of the Hybrid Audio Technologies Legatia L1 Pro transducer, as well as the Legatia L1 Pro SE, a special edition version of the L1 Pro. At the onset of the Legatia Pro-Series program, we wanted to be sure that the Pro-Series tweeter could be listened to for long listening sessions with no noticeable listener fatigue, and the L1proR2 answered the call. The L1proR2 is an advancement of the original Legatia L1 Pro design, boasting a ring radiator and diaphragm for exceptional polar response and an even broader frequency response, and lower resonance frequency than the original L1 Pro.
The Legatia L1proR2 is a 25mm (1-inch) ring radiator-type tweeter, which is the desired diameter for aplomb performance and class-leading polar response, having an extended linear response and exceptional transient response. The design offers a wide dispersion pattern to make for flexible on- and off-axis installation and speaker location. The L1proR2 doesn’t suffer from typical “heaviness” in tonal quality, typically associated with damped, large-diameter (28mm +) dome tweeters; the L1proR2 can be used for the reproduction of upper midrange and treble frequencies in dedicated multi-way front-stage systems.
The L1proR2 tweeter is available in two colors to ensure cosmetic integration with the vehicle’s surroundings: silver brushed aluminum, and anodized black (there is no cost difference between the two colors) with rose-tinted copper phase plug and radiator ring.
The Legatia L1proR2 is the ideal multi-purpose super high-end speaker driver. The size of the device and its incredible off-axis ability are amenable toa variety of different installations and speaker locations. The size of the L1proR2 allows it to be mounted in typical OEM and custom locations within a vehicle. At home in virtually any arrangement, the L1proR2 is Hybrid Audio’s best tweeter, boasting exceptional performance and a design philosophy that goes hand in hand with true high-fidelity playback.
The widely-acclaimed Legatia Series is Hybrid Audio Technologies “Stage V” product line; Hybrid Audio’s original product offered starting in 2006, and competition-proven worldwide; the product that defined the company and its quality. Legatia is a truly high-end approach to in-car sound quality and acoustical performance. Irrespective of price, Legatia components are the finest car audio speakers available, and are eclipsed only by Hybrid Audio’s Stage VI Special Edition and Pro Series.
Legatia products are sold in a la carte speaker pairs or as component sets, allowing the end-user to design a custom “bespoke” system of Legatia products, or a combination of Legatia and other Hybrid Audio Technologies product offerings. A multitude of possible two-, three-, and four-way systems can be assembled using Legatia products. Legatia is the yardstick by which other brands are measured and represents the industry’s best value in super high-end speakers.
This is a thermal protection device for Hybrid Audio Technologies tweeters. It is required when running any tweeter actively without the protection of the factory crossover on the Imagine, Clarus speakers or Legatia speakers. It is designed to protect the speakers from damage caused by turn on pops, misadjusted crossover frequencies or auto calibrating processors that deliver a signal beyond the frequency range of the tweeter. If you use the Imagine or Clarus speakers with their included crossovers these are not necessary.
These are required for approval to any warranty claim where a tweeter was damaged because of the above mentioned causes.