Cheap Trick CT 234 3 way Mission bass reflex speaker as in Klang+Ton 1/2008

CT 234 aus K+T 1/2008
Technical data
- size (HxWxD): 48 x 21.8 x 30 cm
- impedance: 8 Ohm
- sensitivity (2.83V/1m): 86 dB
- crossover frequencies: 1 and 4.4 kHz
- frequency range (-8dB): 48-25 000 Hz
- speaker type: 3 way, bass reflex
The CT 234 is a slim 3 way loudspeaker with a Mission coax driver, surrounded by two Mission bass drivers.

Perfect three-dimensionality is paired with an enormous low bass, and all at an affordable price.

This shelf speaker is perfectly suited for home cinema (no CRT) and comprises a Mission CP-10X coax driver and two Mission CP-134 bass drivers.

Excerpt of the review in Klang+Ton 1/2008:
"Due to the slightly declining bass the Mission Cheap Trick can be positioned a little closer to the rear wall. Placed on stands and parallel to the side walls they produce a warm and unobtrusive sound with relatively low bass. Well, the CT 234 is certainly not an exceptionally analytical speaker, but can also not be reproached for suppressing details – on the contrary: with the aid of an assortment of timbres the English Cheap Trick is perfectly capable of distinguishing between minute nuances. Sure, the symmetrical arrangement of drivers helps to generate a large sound stage We have listened to quite a few other speakers with a similarly wide stage, but the depth is just extraordinary, and that a price that seems to be too good to be true. Locating individual instruments has been done better by other speakers, but I can't remember how much expensive those speakers had been. Even when operated lying on the side the Mission Cheap Trick doesn't change, except for a slight tonal variation – an ideal prerequisite for being used as a shelf or home cinema speaker. Dynamically, the CT234 is always on top - whether it's the relatively high sensitivity or the amplifier friendly impedance response, I don't know - in any case the ease in performing shown by this speaker, the thrilling drive and the enthusiasm displayed independent of the music material is extraordinary, even over prolonged listening sessions."

Verdict:
"By employing these Mission drivers there are some highly interesting opportunities for stereo and surround operation. The C234 is a loudspeaker that can be driven by almost any amplifier and the positioning of the speakers is not critical at all. This top performance can be enjoyed even over long sessions; quite amazing considering that his speaker goes for a song."
 
Our kit consists of:

  • 1x Mission CP-10Xcoax driver
  • 2x Mission CP-134 bass drivers
  • 1.5 packs (3 mats) damping fleece
  • 2 metres loudspeaker cable 2x 1.5 mm2
  • 2 terminals with gold plated brass binding posts
  • self-adhesive tape
  • 12 PAN screws
  • Klang+Ton building instruction
crossover components to be mounted on wood:
  • 2.7 mH core coil
  • 0.82 mH aire core coil / 1.0 mm
  • 3.3 mH air core coil / 0.71 mm
  • 0.33 mH air core coil / 0.71 mm
  • 2.2 uF ELCO, non-etched
  • 33 uF MKP capacitor
  • 2x 3.9 uF ELCO, non-etched
  • 1.5 uF MKP capacitor
  • 2x 10 Ohm MOX10 resistors (brown-black-black)

Price for CT 234 kit without cabinet per unit: - not available

If you prefer to mount the crossover components on a universal PCB instead on wood:
PCB 220x155 mm, order no. I-8805002,     Price   EUR 11,70 excl. VAT: € 9.83 / $ 11.11

Cheap Trick CT 234 High-End

If you want to use high quality crossover components we recommend our high-end kit:
  • 2.7 mH core coil
  • 0.82 mH backed varnish air core coil / 1.0 mm
  • 3.3 mH air core coil / 0.71 mm
  • 0.33 mH air core coil / 0.71 mm
  • 2.2 uF MKP capacitor
  • 33 uF MKP capacitor
  • 2x 3.9 uF MKP capacitor
  • 1.5 uF Mundorf MKP capacitor
  • 2x 10 Ohm MOX10 resistors (brown-black-black)

Price for CT 234 High-End kit without cabinet per unit: - not available

If you prefer to mount the crossover components on a universal PCB instead on wood:
PCB 220x155 mm, order no. I-8805002,     Price   EUR 11,70 excl. VAT: € 9.83 / $ 11.11

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