Pioneer B20 open baffle -- popular tweeter - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Loudspeakers > Full Range

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 15th December 2009, 04:29 PM   #1
jmar is offline jmar  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Indiana
Default Pioneer B20 open baffle -- popular tweeter

What is the consensus on a tweeter to use with the Pioneer B20?

Just for kicks, I want to build a pair -- plan on ordering from Parts express -- so perhaps a tweeter they carry?

What ended up being the popular one to use? still a cheap piezo?

THANKS
  Reply With Quote
Old 15th December 2009, 04:44 PM   #2
frugal-phile(tm)
diyAudio Moderator
 
planet10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Victoria, BC, NA, Sol III
Blog Entries: 5
The recommended tweeter is a PE one with no bezel (ideal for mounting on a phase plug) -- something like $6-7 each. 2 uF cap for XO.

dave
__________________
community sites t-linespeakers.org, frugal-horn.com, frugal-phile.com ........ commercial site planet10-HiFi
p10-hifi forum here at diyA
  Reply With Quote
Old 15th December 2009, 05:01 PM   #3
jmar is offline jmar  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Indiana
So, NOT the Goldwood 1005 piezo?

Do you have the part number or manufacturer by chance? -- I'm ordering as we speak.
  Reply With Quote
Old 15th December 2009, 05:41 PM   #4
jmar is offline jmar  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Indiana
dayton nd20fb I'm guessing ? the dark vador thing? 3/4" neodymium?
  Reply With Quote
Old 15th December 2009, 08:37 PM   #5
gychang is offline gychang  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Davis, California
I am pretty sure this is what you maybe looking for.

Parts-Express.com:*Dayton ND16FA-6 5/8" Neodymium Dome Tweeter | tweeter nd16fa-6 soft dome tweeter dome tweeter neodynium dayton audio dayton loudspeaker dayton

gychang
  Reply With Quote
Old 16th December 2009, 07:58 PM   #6
db6546 is offline db6546  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Ohio

That's the one I used.
Here's how I mounted it:
Pioneer B20 Coaxial Tweeter Install
  Reply With Quote
Old 17th December 2009, 12:52 PM   #7
diyAudio Member
 
Coreyk78's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Farmington, MN
I just built a pair of speakers using B20's in a sealed cabinet and I used the Goldwood piezo crossed at 10khz and am very happy with it. I like the combo so much that I'm giving away my Zaph BAMTM floorstanders to my sister and it may be a while before I get around to pulling the drivers out of my new B20 cabinets so I can actually give them a proper finish instead of bare MDF
  Reply With Quote
Old 17th December 2009, 01:37 PM   #8
jmar is offline jmar  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Indiana
I thought it would be great as a first project -- if Nelson Pass likes it, that's good enough for me. (And it's in the spirit of full range).

I'm glad to get your reply because I don't want to use the neodymium tweeter -- I see now what that's all about (a bit crazy but to each his own).

I too want to use the Goldwood and I love sealed boxes.

*What did you do for internal cabinet dimensions if you don't mind me asking.
How much stuffing? (maybe just all sides?)

*Did you mount tweeter on the front or rear firing as I've seen?

I want to get started on the cabinets right away.

I ordered the parts (a mere 110 bucks with free shipping) including the Goldwood tweeters.

THANKS.
  Reply With Quote
Old 17th December 2009, 01:38 PM   #9
jmar is offline jmar  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Indiana
Also ordered some Lpads.

Needed? or not?
  Reply With Quote
Old 17th December 2009, 02:50 PM   #10
gychang is offline gychang  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Davis, California
Quote:
Originally Posted by Coreyk78 View Post
I just built a pair of speakers using B20's in a sealed cabinet and I used the Goldwood piezo crossed at 10khz and am very happy with it.
I am very interested in doing exactly same since I have the piezos available. I have couple of questions.

1. did u use L-pad (prefer not using it).
2. "crossed at 10khz" with what? (not good at electronics), parts number from PE will be very helpful.
3. Any pictures and size of the sealed cabinet?

thanks,

gychang
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Does open baffle suffer from baffle step? 454Casull Multi-Way 15 19th May 2012 03:12 PM
Tweeter recomendation wanted for SEAS MCA 15RCY open baffle project. JandG Multi-Way 0 3rd January 2008 11:29 PM
Murphy baffle radios [ open baffle ] keithpeter Full Range 10 11th September 2007 07:59 PM
what effect does baffle have on open-baffle system? kappa546 Multi-Way 6 24th January 2006 10:21 PM
Australians- what solid timbers for baffle? (open baffle loudspeaker) tktran Multi-Way 13 29th November 2004 11:09 PM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 02:51 PM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2