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Old 2nd June 2009, 07:46 PM   #1
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Default Audax Aerogel cone technology?

By most accounts some of the Audax Aerogel drivers were some of the best drivers made but they are disappearing and almost gone. I can only find the HM170Z18 still available. Has anyone heard any news about this technology being resurrected? Wasn't Audax taken over by another company? I forget the details.
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Old 2nd June 2009, 09:57 PM   #2
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By most accounts some of the Audax Aerogel drivers were some of the best drivers made but they are disappearing and almost gone. I can only find the HM170Z18 still available. Has anyone heard any news about this technology being resurrected? Wasn't Audax taken over by another company? I forget the details.
Audax were taken over by Harman International as far as I know and with it went Audax's distribution to the public domain. I think they still supply units to manufacturers though.

As to their sound quality, they do sound excellent. I use the HM130ZOs as mid drivers and couldn't really be happier. I had used the HM100Z0s too, which were also great, however as the units were drying up, the two that I got were from very different batches and as a result measured quite differently.

They sound very clean, crisp and dynamic/lively, at least to my ears, something I'm sure is partially governed by the healthy 92dB sensitivity the 130ZOs carry.
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Hi Joshua,

The Audax drivers (some of) are still available here:

http://www.cadaudio.dk/audaxunits.htm

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Old 2nd June 2009, 11:51 PM   #4
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Hi Joshua,

The Audax drivers (some of) are still available here:

http://www.cadaudio.dk/audaxunits.htm

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Oh! Excellent! Looks like they have alot of the good units still available I have not seen for sale anyplace else. Thank you for the link.
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Old 3rd June 2009, 01:56 AM   #5
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AAC keep producing some types, at least that is what Audax site says.
Also check Madisound, Zalytron and Solen, closer to you than european shops.
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Default HM170

The Audax Aerogel 170 drivers I used were great for the midrange but suffered in the bass.

I used them in a Watt-Puppy style config (bass was 2 x Focal 8N515 and tweeter was a Morel MDT33).
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Old 12th June 2009, 04:50 AM   #7
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i saw hm170z18 may be very good.
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Old 12th June 2009, 07:17 AM   #8
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Harmann sold Audax to AAC (Applications Acoustiques de Composites) (Acoustic Application of composite).
They build some old models.

You can see here too : http://www.toutlehautparleur.com/audax-c-331_317.html
But it's in French.
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