You may have noticed that all Veracity models feature ribbon tweeters. So the 1801's would not normally qualify for inclusion in a list of Veracity speakers. But when we completed work on the HT1-TL, we realized that the woofer is the same as used in the 1801's and the basic design would work perfectly in the same TL cabinet.
The original 1801b design was developed by Dave Ellis with crossover development by Dennis Murphy. So we ran the idea by Dave of offering a TL version of his legendary design. Dave's answer was, "go for it!"
This design features the incomparable Hiquphon OW1 soft dome tweeter, a Seas Excel W18, a transmission line cabinet and, of course, an updated Dennis Murphy crossover design. It all comes together in a speaker with seamless integration from the extremely luscious top end to bass response down to 34Hz.
The Ellis 1801-TL's frequency response is 34Hz to 20,000Hz +/- 3dB and is essentially ruler-flat from 45Hz to 20,000Hz. It delivers a very detailed top end, extremely accurate midrange capable of resolving minute details in the source recording and, at the same time, delivers deep, musical bass. What's more, it's imaging capabilities are difficult to put into words.