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ESS Tempest

Loudspeaker System

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ESS Tempest


Lightning highs and thunderous bass through creative engineering make the ESS Tempest an exciting new adventure in dual driver loudspeaker design.

As the result of fine-tuned driver and crossover relationships the Tempest has an extended range and open, pure clarity that races beyond performance standards usually associated with bookshelf loudspeaker systems in its price range.

From its excitingly styled enclosure the Tempest produces tight, dynamic bass and smooth airy highs which can be appreciated from any location. A 4 inch, linear excursion, low-mass tweeter radiates upper frequencies with startling transparency while a full 12 inch surround woofer produces deep, powerful bass.

The crossover of the Tempest is a true LC network and so carefully matched to the drivers that there are none of the holes, peaks, phase discrepancy or overlap dispersion problems which generally plague the response of two way designs.

Whether called upon to re-create the thunder of rock or the purity of a classic guitar, the ESS Tempest is without peer in dual driver loudspeaker systems.

Turn on to the Tempest - the moderately priced speaker with ESS sound. Sound as clear as light and as stormy as a Tempest.


Type: 2 way, 2 driver loudspeaker system

Frequency Response: 35Hz to 18kHz

Power Handling: 200W

Recommended Amplifier: 20W (minimum)

Crossover Frequency: 1500Hz

Impedance: 4Ω

Bass: 12" cone

Tweeter: 4" linear excursion

Finish: walnut, rosewood

Dimensions: 27 x 15.5 x 12.25 inches


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