Considering Piega has specialised in ribbon tweeter designs since its foundation 1986, it’s not surprising the Swiss speaker brand has introduced another in its latest series.
While the 501 and 301 models feature the LDR 2642 MKII tweeter (as fitted to the brand’s Classic and Master Line Source ranges), the 701 flagship tower is the first speaker to use Piega’s new LDR 3056 ribbon tweeter.
Its thin membrane has a newly developed suspension, and supposedly benefits from both an improved magnet system and new foil layout.
Piega says its MDS midrange drivers have also seen development, and have been calibrated to both the ribbon tweeters and new cabinet.
Speaking of which, the rounded C-shaped cabinets (designed to minimise standing waves inside) are 30 per cent more rigid, and available in three polished aluminum finishes: silver anodised, white varnish with a silver cover, or black anodised with a black cover.
The Premium 701 features two 14cm MDS drivers, while the slightly smaller 501 has a pair of 12cm versions. The 301 standmount, which has a baffle about the size of a sheet of A4, has a single 14cm MDS driver.
A dedicated centre speaker, the Premium Centre, will join the range in the spring – but meanwhile we look forward to seeing the Premium 701, 501 and 301 in the flesh when they launch at the Bristol Sound & Vision Show in February.