Cresta 1, Cresta 2, Cresta 3, Cresta C

1999 saw the new Cresta Series take over from Coda as the entry-level loudspeaker range. The combination of stylish, solidly built cabinets and subtle but important updates to proven driver technology made these models an instant success with reviewers and customers alike.
 
Cresta 1 (1999-2002)
 
The ultra compact Cresta 1 combined a 25mm fabric dome tweeter with a 100mm (4”) doped paper cone bass midrange driver. Careful and efficient crossover design coupled with critically curved cabinet edges allowed a smooth acoustic response with subsequently detailed and precise stereo imaging.
 
Cresta 2 (1999-2002)
 
With the larger 130mm (5.25”) bass midrange driver, Cresta 2 provided a significant increase in sensitivity, bass extension and dynamic capability. Its combination of performance and form factor made it an instant success. With its high quality components and bi-wirable inputs this was a speaker that responded well to system upgrades with faithful audiophile reproduction and musicality in equal measure.
 
Cresta 3 (1999-2002)
 
Cresta 3 combined the essential component parts of the Cresta 2 with a performance-enhancing floor standing enclosure.
 
Cresta C (1999-2002)
 
The centre channel speaker for home theatre applications, the Cresta C was carefully timbre matched to the other speakers in the range allowing a seamless front soundstage and clear, detailed vocal reproduction.
 
Specification: Cresta 1
System type: Two-way, bookshelf/stand-mount
Enclosure type: Reflex
Dimensions: (H x W x D): 295 x 170 x 188mm (11.6 x 6.7 x 7.4 inches)
Weight: 4kg (8.8 lbs)
Nominal impedance: 8 ohms
Amplifier requirements: 10-70W
Frequency response: 50Hz to 20kHz +/-3.0dB
Sensitivity: 88dB at 1m for 2.83V
Finish: Black Ash or Cherry
System: SP3320
Drive units: B100 bass/midrange unit (SP1450), 25mm tweeter (SP1435)
Crossover network: SP2334
 
Specification: Cresta 2
System type: Two-way, bookshelf/stand-mount
Enclosure type: Reflex 
Dimensions: (H x W x D): 365 x 205 x 240mm (14.4 x 8 x 9.4 inches)
Weight: 6kg (13.2 lbs)
Nominal impedance: 8 ohms
Amplifier requirements: 10-100W
Frequency response: 48Hz to 20kHz +/-3.0dB 
Sensitivity: 90dB at 1m for 2.83V
Finish: Black Ash or Cherry 
System: SP3303
Drive units: B130 bass/midrange unit (SP1434), 25mm tweeter (SP1435)
Crossover network: SP2314
 
Specification: Cresta 3
System type: Two-way, floor standing
Enclosure type: Reflex 
Dimensions: (H x W x D): 850 x 205 x 240mm (33.4 x 8 x 9.4 inches)
Weight: 12kg (26.4 lbs)
Nominal impedance: 8 ohms
Amplifier requirements: 10-100W
Frequency response: 45Hz to 20kHz +/-3.0dB 
Sensitivity: 90dB at 1m for 2.83V
Finish: Black Ash or Cherry 
System: SP3321
Drive units: B130 bass/midrange unit (SP1434), 25mm tweeter (SP1435)
Crossover network: SP2340
 
Specification: Cresta C
System type: Two-way, TV/shelf-mount
Enclosure type: Reflex 
Dimensions: (H x W x D): 170 x 425 x 188mm (6.7 x 16.7 x 7.4 inches)
Weight: 5kg (11.1 lbs)
Nominal impedance: 8 ohms
Amplifier requirements: 10-120W
Frequency response: 60Hz to 20kHz +/-3.0dB 
Sensitivity: 90dB at 1m for 2.83V
Finish: Black Ash or Cherry 
System: SP3322
Drive units: 2 x B100 bass/midrange unit (SP1451), 25mm tweeter (SP1452)