Raidho says that it isn’t the price that makes the XT-5 its flagship design so much that its performance breaks new ground, thanks to the use of six ‘Ceramix’ drivers and a ribbon tweeter. (The XT-5 was only shown in static display at CES. The system Raidho was playing at CES 2018, as pictured above) used Raidho D-4.1s driven by electronics from Chord Electronics.)
The ‘Ceramix’ drivers in the Raidho XT-5s (pictured left, in static display) use a Titanium/Ceramic sandwich membrane for their cone material. This comprises a three-layer aluminium/ceramic sandwich on either side of which is deposited two layers of Titanium and Titanium Nitride particles, using a high-temperature sputter process, to create a composite, seven-layer membrane. According to Raidho's Rune Skov: ‘the twin titanium coatings act as incredibly dense constraining layers that further increase the stiffness of the diaphragm while reducing internal resonance and overall Q.’ The XT-5 cabinets are finished in Birdseye Maple Burl which Raidho says is amongst the rarest of veneers, as well as being one of the most beautiful.
Although featured at CES 2018, the speakers have been available for some time, both in the US and in Australia, where they’re distributed by Entertaining Environments