The Swans 6.1 has an externally mounted tweeter. It has been our experience that mounting the tweeter on top of the speaker improves the sense of spaciousness in the sound. Normally, with conventional speakers, you achieve this effect by moving the speaker out into the room away from the walls. In the real world however, this is not always possible and the top mounted tweeter helps when you have to position the speaker closer to the rear wall.
The midrange is handled by a 5 ¼ inch Kevlar/paper driver. The midrange is liquid and distinct but at the same time it is a lion when it comes to playing high volume levels which often happens in home theater movies.
The bass is reproduced by two 8-inch metal cone woofers. They are fast and light but at the same time very rigid. This driver rocks when it comes to dynamics. Bass is tight and articulate.
The C3 center speaker also uses the "floating tweeter". Directly below the tweeter is a compact 2-inch fabric dome midrange unit. The same midrange dome is used very successfully in our upscale models, the F1-ht and F2-ht. The sound from this combination is exceptional. The two 6-inch woofers on either side of this array lend an authoritative tone to male voice.
The surround speakers are a work of art. Sculptured from the same low resonate MDF board used in the other cabinets, they are a dipole design and are very effective at creating a convincing surround environment.
The Swans 6.1 is finished in rosewood and piano black lacquer. The side panels are substantially braced within and are curved from front to back.
Seeing and hearing are an experience!