The EMIT - Electro Magnetic Induction Tweeter, found its way in many Infinity speakers - from these tiny InfiniTesimal models, to the Reference Standard series and the kings of the Infinity line, the IRS Beta's. EMIT tweeters used a very powerful Samarium Cobalt magnets covered by a thin diaphragm. It was a ribbon style tweeter that was very light, thin, and super fast. Although not indestructible, they had a very clear high end.*
How do they sound? Tight, light, and great when paired with a subwoofer. These are great little stand-alone speakers for piano, some classical, and some jazz, but to rock out, you'll want a sub to suplement the bottom end. They are accurate, clear and crisp though - quality speakers, and surprisingly heavy for their size.
I have to get mine repaired. It wasn't until I removed the grill and took these pictures that I noticed the dust cap has separated from the cone. You can see a close up of this HERE. I just noticed something else. The woofer with the dust cap problem is a replacement. The original woofers for these is a clear, milky colored polycarbonite like the other one in the pair. I did some side-by-side sound checks, and there is a slight difference in sound between the two, but nothing too dramatic. Oh well :)
If you have any photos or stories about your EMIT tweeters or InfiniTesimal speakers, leave a comment or email me.
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* Thanks to Bobby Shred's Inifinity speaker pages.