Infinity Reference 162 - Reviews, Prices, Specs and Alternatives
- The combination of the acoustical science and patented designs found in the 1" (25mm) CMMD (Ceramic Metal Matrix Diaphragm) tweeter and advanced waveguide provides seamless sonic integration with the CMMD woofer while providing excellent high–frequency detail and smooth coverage across a wide listening area.
- Powerful bass is key to a high–quality sound experience and the strength of Infinity's extremely rigid woofer cones – constructed from CMMD (Ceramic Metal Matrix Diaphragm) – help to deliver a wide frequency range with minimal distortion.
- The advanced positioning and crossover network integration reduce harmful sonic artifacts that would otherwise detract from the overall performance of the loudspeaker. The end result is balanced, accurate sound with lifelike imaging and soundstage that brings the musical performance right into your home.
- The slim profile of the R162 is complemented with a rich, black woodgrain finish and hidden fasteners that provide for a clean look that blends easily with any décor.
- The waveguide and woofer feature black chrome trim rings while the waveguide surface is finished with a rich, soft–touch paint. The silver phase ring highlights the CMMD tweeter mated to the waveguide.
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Tweeters produce the highest frequencies in sound, typically anything above 2,000 Hz. Usually located at the top of the speaker, tweeters come in different shapes (detailed below) and sizes. Generally speaking, the size of the tweeter is not as important as the shape. But, for some guidance, consider that a larger tweeter (measured by diameter in inches or millimeters) will likely be louder and able to disperse sound over a larger area.
The woofer is the driver that is responsible for low frequency sounds and bass - crucial for well-rounded, booming sound. It is the biggest driver in size, and is usually shaped like a cone. When reviewing different bookshelf speakers, you will often see a measurement in the product name, starting as low as 4” and ranging to 6 ½” or more. This measurement refers to the diameter of the woofer. A general rule of thumb is a bigger woofer means louder, more powerful bass. But, as with any speaker metric, this number alone doesn’t describe the loudness of the speaker and should be taken into consideration with other measurements such as sensitivity, which describes the loudness of a speaker per watt.