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Old 18th July 2008, 03:50 AM   #1
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Smile Kevlar glass aramid AudioEngine drivers. What brand?

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The woofers are Kevlar woven glass aramid composite with rubber surrounds.

2.75" Kevlar woofers with advanced voice coils.
AudioEngine small active desktop speakers have got some good reviews.
They have built in power amplifier. Like 15 Watt RMS.

I wonder what drivers these kevlars can be?
There are 2.75" and 5" woofers.
Obviously from some good manufacturer.

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http://audioengineusa.com/tech.htm

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I wonder what drivers these kevlars can be?
2-1/2 year old thread, but I sort of have the same question. Their website says they make their own stuff from scratch, getting magnets and such from suppliers.

Someone has to import replacement drivers for repairs. But who?

I'm looking to get frequency response data on the mid/woofers without the tweeters hooked up and also get a price.

Has anyone information?
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FYI: The 4" and 8" Carbon Fiber woofers at MCM are almost full range. They looked good to me so I ordered a couple. Nothing as small as the 2.5" AudioEngine woofer as of this post date.

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AudioEngine small active desktop speakers have got some good reviews.
They have built in power amplifier. Like 15 Watt RMS.

I wonder what drivers these kevlars can be?
There are 2.75" and 5" woofers.
Obviously from some good manufacturer.

Click the image to open in full size.
Website:
http://audioengineusa.com/tech.htm

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Home-HiFi*-*Products*-*Eton GmbH

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Old 9th January 2011, 04:20 PM   #5
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I found a couple more possible carbon fiber driver brands, one of them is Eton as WHG mentions. However at the AudioEngine price range I suspect they either make their own as claimed, or source some of the assembly parts from Audax.

Both Eton and Audax are on the Madisound website, see links below.

Audax
https://www.madisound.com/store/adva...1&inc_subcat=1


Eton
https://www.madisound.com/store/adva...1&inc_subcat=1

The Audax's are 3X's the cost of what I purchased at MCM (comparable specs), and the Eton's are 2x's the cost of Audax but much more powerful.

I can see why Leon Speakers (in Ann Arbor where I live) switched most of their line from Focal to Eton drivers (based on looking at power ratings). Although I admit that I've never discussed it with them. I did discover the AudioEngine speakers just a few days ago at Overture Audio in Ann Arbor, but did not listen to them. I will have to go back when they are not so busy like first thing on a Tuesday morning.
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These drivers, more than likely, are custom-made for Audioengine, and you won't be able to buy anything exactly like them unless someone takes apart a defective pair to scavenge the woofers, or orders the drivers directly from Audioengine as replacements. FWIW, you can do far better than the Audioengine drivers without spending a whole lot. The 'sound' of a design is less about having expensive drivers and more about having a good crossover design; if you have a good crossover design, only then can your design benefit further from better drivers; otherwise, you're just wasting good drivers on a terrible design.
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Okay, found another and this one is full range, or near full range at only 3".

Monacor
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Kevlar mid-range from Monacor rated at 120 watts.
http://www.monacor.de/typo3/index.ph...9&spr=EN&typ=u

More here:
http://www.monacor.de/typo3/index.ph...Seite_wert=100
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