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Old 29th July 2011, 12:07 PM   #11
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The reason I'm interested is because I am building a mould but I will probably go for carbon + carbon/kevlar without any fibreglass. The cabinet is tall but slim so it won't be crazy expensive to make. I read that there can be a resonance high up so wondered what material would be good to damp the insides.
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Old 29th July 2011, 12:38 PM   #12
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That seems nonsense to me that can be flattened out with a LC or RLC or RC combination.
As for I can see there is no peak as you stated in the morel spec.
You must be crazy to fix this, plus i dont do passive systems.

Morels data suggested a reasonable fr, but my ears followed by acoustic tests confirmed otherwise.
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Old 29th July 2011, 12:47 PM   #13
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Or ET from behind, either way its damn ugly
Agreed, I think it looks like an Aneros.
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Old 29th July 2011, 06:45 PM   #14
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I've used two pairs of MDT 30/32 tweeters in different projects. No sign of the problem mentioned in terms of measurement or sound. No other users of these drivers have ever mentioned this as an issue and no measurements I've ever seen show this. I would respectfully suggest that yours were either faulty or broken Henry. One of the best tweeters in it's day and still perfectly usable now, in my view. Direct comparison between the '30 and the SEAS H881 slightly favoured the Morel, to my ears. Probably not quite as good as the latest mid-priced SEAS, Vifa and Scan-Speak drivers, but still...
As to the Fat Ladies- amusing name, ugly speakers, daft marketing. So the cabinet vibrates along and then just stops dead when the music does. Physically impossible. Even if it could be done, why would this be a good idea?

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Old 29th July 2011, 07:39 PM   #15
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Agreed, I think it looks like an Aneros.
Now that's one hell of a listening experience.
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Old 29th July 2011, 08:19 PM   #16
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So the cabinet vibrates along and then just stops dead when the music does. Physically impossible. Even if it could be done, why would this be a good idea?
What they are implying is that a thin wall plus very rigid composite cabinet does not store energy like a thick mdf cabinet would. I don't know how rigid fiber glass is (the carbon skin won't be doing anything if its just one lay thick).
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Old 29th July 2011, 08:45 PM   #17
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Ugly design and ugly name, but I bet they sound pretty decent. Heck, they better for $32k!
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Old 29th July 2011, 08:53 PM   #18
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I've used two pairs of MDT 30/32 tweeters in different projects. No sign of the problem mentioned in terms of measurement or sound. No other users of these drivers have ever mentioned this as an issue and no measurements I've ever seen show this. I would respectfully suggest that yours were either faulty or broken Henry. One of the best tweeters in it's day and still perfectly usable now, in my view.
Well, i can only report my experiences. Without wanting to go off topic, any problems you come across will depend on how many drivers you deal with. I can give examples of faulty / out of spec etc drivers for morel, seas, peerless, scanspeak....all considered to be "the best"
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Old 30th July 2011, 02:44 AM   #19
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Never had issues with any MD30 tweeters and we used to buy then in case lots. same with Dynaudio's, Audax was a different story and HiVi would have to pay to take their stuff by comparision ...



MDT30's were about as solid as they came .......

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Old 30th July 2011, 06:32 AM   #20
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Ugly design, stupid name, inefficient, very expensive and I also have reservations about the enclosure design based upon what's written on their site.

I would never pay for them, and I would never even bother to try to clone.
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