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Old 30th October 2003, 06:20 PM   #1
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Default Ribbon Tweeter

Hi
Can anyone tell me anything about this ribbon tweeter.I have some that I would like to use in a line source.
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Old 31st October 2003, 01:43 AM   #2
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What ribbon were you thinking about using?

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Old 31st October 2003, 01:43 AM   #3
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Which ribbon tweeter?
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Old 31st October 2003, 02:01 AM   #4
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Default TIE A YELLOW RIBBON 'ROUND THAT OLD OAK TREE...

Hi,

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Can anyone tell me anything about this ribbon tweeter.
It sure looks good.

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Old 31st October 2003, 04:11 AM   #5
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Default PYLE RIBBONS

I have a couple of Pyle's aluminum ribbons that I believe were originally meant for car use. Looks the same as yours Andrew.

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Old 31st October 2003, 07:32 AM   #6
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They also look exactly like my Tonigen ribbon tweeters. They havn't been made for quite some time, and I have no information on them, except they are a quite low impedance (Down to 2ohms) and their lower cutoff frequency is around 6kHz.
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Old 31st October 2003, 07:48 AM   #7
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On Ebay there are some similar models, the most "look alike" are the Multicel and JVC models.
However no technical data available, AFAIK.
Those should be crossed at a frequency greater than 5-6k, making a 3-way speaker mandatory.

If you want to make a 2 way you need to choose a different driver.

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Old 31st October 2003, 11:21 AM   #8
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Hi,

This is the ribbon tweeter I'm using in a 3-way system but you can just as well put it to good service in a 2-way.

VISATON MHT12

The price is 156,24 Euro from Visaton.

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Old 31st October 2003, 01:58 PM   #9
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Thanks everyone for your help.I bought a box of these drivers from a Radio Shack clearance centre a couple of years ago and have never been able to find any info on them at all.Now I have enough info to at least start looking at using these drivers .I am thinking of using them with some Carver 60 " ribbons in a dipole configuration.
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Old 3rd November 2003, 05:02 PM   #10
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Default JVC branded Ribbon Tweeter Measurements

Andrew,

Sorry for the delay in making this post, but I am just not a fast responder. I thought you might like some measurement data to help you design your crossover. I have attached a gif file of the impulse and frequency response of the JVC labeled version of this driver.

I am sorry that this driver is no longer being manufactured. It performs better than many current dome tweeters. It is stable over time. Mine have not changed in over twenty years. I first used this tweeter in a three-way loudspeaker in the early eighties. I used a 10-inch MFB woofer crossing to a 50 mm Jordan module at 400 Hz, crossing over to the ribbon tweeter at 12 kHz. While the foam surround on the woofers and the polymer doped spiders on the Jordan modules have turned to dust, and the doped cloth surround on the Jordan modules have hardened into immobility, the ribbons continue to perform as if they were new.

This driver also performs just as well (maybe better) as the newest batch of affordable ribbons currently on the market. The driver is not perfect, but I have always found its sound to be pleasurable. Like all other ribbons, its vertical dispersion is narrow and most of the output below 8 kHz is from the resonant decay structure of the diaphragm.

I hope your design works out and you can enjoy the sound of this ribbon driver.

Mark
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