Do you really price match?
We will match any e-Commerce (Online store) Authorized USA Dealer's advertised price. Please call us toll free (877) 370-1972 and alert us to where you found the product cheaper. We will verify, and if the site is an Authorized US Dealer- we will match their price. However, if the price is below the manufacturer Minimum Advertised Price (MAP)- we will have to get authorization to match the price. We will not violate our signed agreements that we have with our vendors.
What about price matching from an auction site?
We do not price match any auction or "grey market" site.
Be advised, any purchases from an auction or unauthorized (grey market) websites can lead to future issues in regards to warranty or support. Most manufacturers will not honor any claims or warranty from these type of sales. Spend your money wisely by purchasing from an Authorized Dealer. In a lot of cases, saving a little bit of money can cost you more after the sale is completed.
We offer a 30 Day Return Policy should you choose to return a product for any reason.
Since 1972 Sound Approach has backed all items that we sell. If the product you have purchased is not right for you, let us know. We strive to find the right product for your unique situation. We will work with you to find a sound solution and recommend what product will resolve your issue. That being said, we will credit, refund, or exchange any product you purchase within 30 days of your purchase.
Certain products, may be returned, but are subject to a restocking fee of 20%. Please contact us to determine, before ordering, if the item will fall into this category. Usually it is for the high-end electronics & audiophile-grade speakers. We want to make sure that we match you with the correct product, so please call and speak to any of our technical experts prior to ordering.
Four Important Conditions:
1. We need to get the original box, manuals, and any materials that came with the product for you to receive a full refund- with no re-stocking charges. The item/product must still be in like-new condition.
2. If the item had Free Shipping and you are returning a non-defective product, the original shipping cost will be deducted from the total that will be refunded back.
3. Special Ordered items are not returnable (see below).
4. Once an RMA is issued- it is valid for 10 business days. After 10 days, the RMA is canceled and returns will not be accepted.
Shipping and handling charges cannot be reimbursed unless it is our mistake. Yes, we can make mistakes – not often, but it can happen.
Alta Audio - Hestia Titanium - Open-Baffle Dipole Sound System (Pair)
There are several unique design points of the Titanium Hestia.
First, it is in our Titanium series of the Alta Statement line. Therefore all of the formers (bobbins) are made of titanium for smoother more extended dynamics, power handling, and frequency response. Titanium’s added stiffness also allows for a larger voice coil. The midrange voice coils are 3 inch and the woofer voice coils are 5.1-inch. Titanium is an expensive and difficult material to work with, but well worth it for the increase in quality and performance.
Also, Hestia’s drivers are in what we call a “Dipolito” configuration. In a D’Appolito configuration, a midrange is placed above and below the tweeter to create a unified wideband pulse response that most closely mimics the original sound pulse. In our configuration there are two 7 inch midranges below and one 6 inch midrange above the ribbon tweeter. In the crossover passband with the tweeter. The output of the two lower midranges matches the output of the single 6-inch midrange above the tweeter, thus creating a unified pulse, but in the woofer crossover passband the two 7-inch lower midranges have the extended lower midrange and bass response needed to meld seamlessly into the woofer. The midranges are also in a Dipole open baffle configuration. This setup gives a larger more palpable feeling of stage size with the higher midrange driver casting images realistically high and clear. Blending in the pinpoint accuracy of the monopole ribbon tweeter keeps the individual images from becoming diffuse or bloated and lays them out realistically on the sound stage.
The crossover design is managed to smoothly blend the monopole sub-bass and high frequencies to match the Dipolito midranges in their open and dynamic sound.
This is in addition to our use of DampHard on all sides and the baffle face, which creates a sonically black background on which fine details are easily heard, and our XTL transmission line base for exceptional bass extension and control.
Our Tweeter: The ribbon tweeter in the Titanium Hestia is simply the fastest, smoothest, most open tweeter we have tested in 40 years of testing. The magnet assembly is so powerful they must be shipped with tweeter guards to prevent any magnetic metal from being pulled in.
The woofer is tuned into our Alta XTL tuning for fast, extended bass response.
The tweeter uses amorphous core transformers with an extremely powerful magnet structure to produce a nearly perfect impulse response making them both smooth and dynamic.
The crossovers use 10 and 12 gauge Litz coils and silver foil capacitors.
The internal wiring is 10 gauge