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Induction Dynamics ID1.18 Tower Speaker Preview

Induction Dynamics

Induction Dynamics


  • Product Name: ID1.18
  • Manufacturer: Induction Dynamics
  • Review Date: January 08, 2008 14:10
  • MSRP: $12,745/pair and up
  • First Impression: Pretty Cool

The new ID1.18 tower speaker standing at an immense 5’ 5 ¾” (65.75”) tall provides very high-power handling down to the lowest audible frequencies maintaining the sonic quality for which Induction Dynamics is known for. The new model is an addition to a line of speakers designed to satisfy even the most discriminating tastes.

The ID1.18 incorporates dual 18” subwoofers in a 4-way speaker design to minimize floor space normally required for multiple large subwoofers. With a 1.125” high-power soft dome tweeter, a 3” soft-dome midrange, dual 8” woofers with Kevlar cones, and dual 18” high-excursion subwoofers with laminated cones, this loudspeaker is designed awaken large listening spaces. The ID1.18 boasts many of Induction Dynamics patented features, including exclusive S4X driver-control technology, Wide Angle phase alignment, and patented non-reflective grille frames.

Also available as companions to the ID1.18 are the new, high-power C1.8 center-channel speaker and the A2 600-watt subwoofer amplifier with patented excursion-limiter technology.

The ID series speakers are available in standard rosewood gloss, maple satin, black satin and silver gloss.  The series can also be customized to any buyer’s wish. Grilles are available in 63 standard color options to match any décor.

Retail pricing is around $12,745/pair in black satin without the amplifiers and $13,745 amplified.

First Impressions

I spent some time in the Induction Dynamics demo area listening to a Blu-ray demo of Casino Royal and found the ID1.18s delivered prodigious bass that was deep and tactile.  The soundstage was large and enveloping making the experience enjoyable; persuading me to finally see the movie in its entirety. 

About Induction Dynamics

Induction Dynamics was founded in 1995 and is a subsidiary of MSE Audio Group. Corporate headquarters, manufacturing and distribution facilities are located in Overland Park, Kan.

Induction Dynamics designs and builds premium loudspeakers with only the most select components and materials and utilizes numerous unique and patented technologies including S4X driver control, Wide Angleä phase alignment, grille frame and fastener designs, corner-mount and stud-grabber systems, and non-distorting excursion limiting for subwoofers.

Induction Dynamics'â extensive line of high-end loudspeakers and the SolidDriveâ sound transducer are available through a nationwide network of authorized dealers.

For more information, visit http://www.inductiondynamics.com

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