The Radiante 1706 is the Special Edition of Spirit Torino's closed-back headphone. The sound is rich and addictive. The styling is simple and retro; no big suspension headbands or massive drivers and custom Alcantara ear pads from Dekoni finish it off. The result is a headphone that is a joy to listen to for hours. Pair this headphone with an outstanding amplifier like our GS-X Mini to hear it at its best!
The Radiante is the result of twenty years of studies dedicated to music reproduction in which we have concentrated the manufacturing excellence of “Made in Italy”. When you listen to music with a Spirit Torino headphone you will hear a lively, passionate and refined sound… the sound of Italy
The Torino 1706 version represents a design and historical re-enactment operation that starts from the ancient map of Turin Citadel under the French siege in the year 1706. The defensive geometries that take shape on the surfaces of this headphone make this version unique. Andrea Ricci has extended the experimentation to exclusive materials such as ostrich leather or laser engraving on curved surfaces, obtaining a result which is particularly appreciated by collectors.
The Radiante is the first closed-back headphone of Spirit Torino and represents an innovation in the world of high-end headphones. They have concentrated in this headphone years of experience by rethinking the concept of a closed-back headphone from scratch. The main feature of a closed-back, the isolation from and to the outside world, is what makes the design so much more complex.
Tuning in such a complex project is fundamental for the satisfying listening experience of the enthusiast and for a reliable reproduction required by professional. Over time, we have better understood the importance of the isophonic (Fletcher-Munson or equal sensitivity) curve for the human ear and how to apply it to shape the frequency response of our headphones, in order to preserve the music’s essence. Through the continuous interaction with musicians and sound engineers, and after a long series of tests, both in the lab as in the field, the Radiante, like all Spirit headphones, has been refined to achieve an extraordinary level of performance, suitable for every use.
The passive radiator allows the headphone to simulate a larger load volume and to optimize the drive movement, ensuring a low-frequency response which typical of Spirit Torino headphones. The Radiante provides fast, powerful and controlled bass like no other closed-back headphone does.
In the Spirit tradition, the frame is designed so as not to color the music and is entirely made of solid, milled aluminum, internally treated with Dynamat® dampening and other anti-reflective materials to make it unaffected by the vibrations generated by the drive. The weight of a Spirit headset is carefully calibrated to form the so-called inertial frame system, which is a frame that supports with its mass the dynamic pulse generated by the drive’s piston-like movement, without any significant recoil, thus preserving the dynamic efficiency of the headphone for a live feeling.
In this headphone we have implemented specific technical solutions to avoid the common downsides of closed-back headphones:
Spirit Torino developed the Radiante earpads in strict collaboration with Dekoni, the leading headphone earpads manufacturer. Shape, tilt, surface treatment … nothing has been left to chance. But the choice of materials is the real highlight of this project.
Alcantara, besides being a product of excellence Made in Italy, guarantees an exceptional performance package: you will realize this by wearing the Radiante for several hours.
The Radiante is standard equipped with a high-performance cable developed in collaboration with prestigious cable manufacturer Portento Audio, a truly exceptional original equipment feature. It's also aimed at a demanding public that will use the headphones with high-performance devices, therefore following are all available terminations:
• 1x Radiante Hi-Fi Closed Back Headphone
• 1x detachable cable by Portento Audio
• HEADPHONE TYPE: Closed circumaural
•TECHNOLOGY: Passive radiator Spirit System
• MAX. POWER HANDLING: 2.000 mW
• IMPEDANCE: 32 ohm
• FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 18-32.000 hz calibrated on isophonic curves
• PAD: Leather/Alcantara + Ventilation Pad System
• WEIGTH (without cable): 370 gr