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Old 14th July 2009, 02:03 PM   #1
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Hi All,

Could anyone recommend a sweet & realistic sounding tweeter
that does'nt cost an arm & a leg.

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Old 14th July 2009, 02:55 PM   #2
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Your question is too vague.
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Old 14th July 2009, 02:56 PM   #3
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Madisound sells a 96db Goldwood cone tweeter at 4USD, might be worth a try
Maybe give it a very light coating
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Old 14th July 2009, 03:06 PM   #4
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Hi All,

Ok I'm looking into building a 2 way speaker crossing
over at about 8K to the tweeter. My Coral 10" full/wide
range speaker spec wise is 94db. Specs says that it'll
go up to 20K which I'm very doubtful. Hence a need to
add a tweeter. Am looking for a good sounding tweeter
to go with the Coral.

Thanks for the advice.
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Old 14th July 2009, 03:20 PM   #5
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What is your budget in USD? Do you have a preference as to what type?
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Old 14th July 2009, 03:49 PM   #6
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Hi Carl,

About USD 200-300 per pair.

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Old 14th July 2009, 03:58 PM   #7
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Hi Cal,

Sorry no particular preference but would like to have
one that sound realistic & not hifi. What do you think of
Fostex FT17H or FT96H ?

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I think either of those would be fine but the FT95 wants a high XO point I see but it sounds like that's what you are looking for. Both are very sensitive so you'll need to pad them a bit. Also, the 94 dB rating of the Coral might be a bit optimistic.
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Old 14th July 2009, 09:04 PM   #9
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Hey,

look for p.audio PHT 407 N should be made in taiwan, it's pretty good.

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I think either of those would be fine but the FT95 wants a high XO point I see but it sounds like that's what you are looking for. Both are very sensitive so you'll need to pad them a bit. Also, the 94 dB rating of the Coral might be a bit optimistic.

FT17H also wants a high crossover but that's what he wants.

I'd suggest considering Fostex FT7RP. fits budget, sweet sound, mild horn loading (active above 8k) should dovetail nicely with the coral, and isn't so sensitive as to need much padding (93dB).
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