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smellygas 26th January 2009 09:50 PM

What beats the R2904/7000 ring radiator?
 
Hi, just wondering - does anyone know of a tweeter (of any type) that sounds better than the SS R2904/7000? I'm curious if anyone has any first-hand experience with something better.

SG

smellygas 28th January 2009 12:56 AM

Welp. I guess nothing beats the R2904/7000. Good to know.

SG

simon5 28th January 2009 01:40 AM

Well it depends.

Seas 27TBFC/G can be considered even if it's cheap.

andrew01 28th January 2009 08:21 AM

Some people may argue that the top models from Seas , Morel , Dynaudio etc are just as good.............
Its rather subjective.......:)

Shaun 28th January 2009 09:46 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by andrew01
Some people may argue that the top models from Seas , Morel , Dynaudio etc are just as good.............

Sooo... if you can't beat them on performance, perhaps you should beat them on looks...

(Never seen one in the flesh, but I think it looks classy).



http://www.madisound.com/catalog/images/TW025A28.jpg

navin 28th January 2009 10:44 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by smellygas
Welp. I guess nothing beats the R2904/7000. Good to know.

SG

I assume by 2904/7000 you are talking of the Illuminator.

It really depends on the application. Under some conditions tweeters like the B&G Neo or RAAL or Seas Cresendo/Millenium, etc.. might fare just as well or even better.

David Gatti 28th January 2009 11:25 AM

Thiel & Partner's diamond tweeter looks pretty impressive, and the Hiquphon range are well regarded if you're after an 18mm solution.
My personal favourite is the Dynaudio d21/2 (18mm) or the Dynaudio Esotar t330d (for low crossover freq).

Thiel&P

Hiqu

Dynaudio archive

inertial 28th January 2009 03:29 PM

ok, maybe just a supertweeter and out of production too .
Audax HD-3P.

Cheers,
Paolo

Mario Pankov 28th January 2009 03:55 PM

A friend of mine who I trust on 100% about audio said that has compared the sound of the Esotar T330D with the 2904/7000 ( this is the older Revelator ring radiator, not a Illuminator ) and the SS has been better in all ways. the Vifa XT25TG which is based on the old SS top model Revelator is also a superb tweeter if you could use it properly :) When cut at 7Khz or more and with a few modifications, it can defeat almost any tweeter ( it is not worse than the 2904 but it has different sound, somehow darker and greasy and has a little less resolution than the 2904 ), if used too low it has high distortion. With a xover point of 4.4Khz the Vifa was superior to the T330D.

If you can cross the tweeter at 6-7Khz, the Raals are superb and by my opinion better than the 2904/7000. However it is not easy to find a midrange driver fast enough to match the Raal and this makes it quite a specific tweeter.

Brett 28th January 2009 04:10 PM

Re: What beats the R2904/7000 ring radiator?
 
Quote:

Originally posted by smellygas
Hi, just wondering - does anyone know of a tweeter (of any type) that sounds better than the SS R2904/7000? I'm curious if anyone has any first-hand experience with something better.

SG

I don't like domes at all.

Try a good compression driver and waveguide combination. Or a ribbon like the NeoPro5i or an AMT like the Mundorf or Beyma TPL-150. I've heard all but the Beyma (I will soon though) and fall heavily towards the CD/WG combo.


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