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Old 6th January 2010, 06:39 AM   #1
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Default Small room, Optimo TL or ZRT BR ?

Hello all,

I'm using 2-way MTM with 18w-8530k00 & Vifa XT25. I like it a lot but it getting old, rubber surround become brittle and I can't find a replacement.
So, it's a chance to try a new one and I'm expecting a better one

I want to build a new speaker using SS drivers, but not able to spend a lot of time on design anymore. My initial thought is to try either Tony's or Zaph's design.

My listening room is pretty small, dimension is only 3 x 3.5 x 2.8m.
Power amp is McCormack DNA 0.5 (100w@8Ohm or 200w@4Ohm)
I never experienced TL speakers before, so I wonder if the TL (Optimo) or BR (ZRT 2way) will be a better fit for my system ?

Any comments are very welcome !

FWIW,
I already have tweeters in hand (6600, 7000 and 9900), so a rediculously high price of the 7000 is not an issue
Also like to try Troels's Ekta but ss mid 12m is so expensive and it probably too big for my room.

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Old 6th January 2010, 01:15 PM   #2
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...I'm using 2-way MTM with 18w-8530k00 & Vifa XT25. I like it a lot but it getting old, rubber surround become brittle and I can't find a replacement.
In the mean time (you make a new pair of speakers) maybe you can ask new ones here and DIY
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Hi Inductor,
Thanks much, will order some to replace and maybe move it to my HT system if the new one work better


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Still waiting for some opinion about TL vs. BR....
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Still waiting for some opinion about TL vs. BR....
I'm not a big fan of BR, but the Optimo is not an optimal TL, so i would choose neither. the idea of the Optimo is good, the TL just needs to be properly configured.

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