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Old 26th January 2009, 09:50 PM   #1
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Default 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.

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Old 28th January 2009, 12:56 AM   #2
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Welp. I guess nothing beats the R2904/7000. Good to know.

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Old 28th January 2009, 01:40 AM   #3
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Well it depends.

Seas 27TBFC/G can be considered even if it's cheap.
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Old 28th January 2009, 08:21 AM   #4
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Some people may argue that the top models from Seas , Morel , Dynaudio etc are just as good.............
Its rather subjective.......
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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).



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

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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.
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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).

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Old 28th January 2009, 03:29 PM   #8
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ok, maybe just a supertweeter and out of production too .
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Old 28th January 2009, 03:55 PM   #9
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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.
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Old 28th January 2009, 04:10 PM   #10
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Default Re: What beats the R2904/7000 ring radiator?

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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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