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Old 18th October 2012, 01:30 PM   #11
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..... first I must decide on which tweeters to use for the rear.
small paper cone or a poly cone variant
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... but first I must decide on which tweeters to use for the rear.
Any of the Dayton ND20s? I prefer wide dispersion domes against Tinitus' narrow dispersion cones.
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Old 18th October 2012, 04:25 PM   #13
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If I follow the advice from you two - I will land up with a second pair of speakers!

Seriously though, thanks for the pointers.
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you could also try it the omni way
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Old 18th October 2012, 06:46 PM   #15
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I believe it depends much on the individual situation whether a wide or narrow dispersion will be better. So if you haven't tried both you can't be sure.
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Old 18th October 2012, 07:09 PM   #16
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I would use the same tweeter as the front.
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I would use the same tweeter as the front.
That's what I've always read too Carl. But I'm not sure how easy it is to find another pair of the Realistics.
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Old 19th October 2012, 02:06 PM   #18
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Sorry, I misread. I thought you had the Realistics for the rear. Those are a Fostex unit if memory serves so...

Fostex Super Tweeters

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Sorry, I misread. I thought you had the Realistics for the rear. Those are a Fostex unit if memory serves so...

Fostex Super Tweeters

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My apologies Cal - trying to post too fast as usual.

Yes, I'm currently looking on Ebay. I was lucky with mine paying 20 UK pounds on Ebay a few years back. They are a copy of the Fostex, and mine have 'made in Japan' stamped on the rear.
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I don't think they are a copy, I think they are rebranded 'Realistic'. Foster makes them. They are the Japanese company that makes Fostex. Nowadays they may outsource the manufacturing but back when yours were built, they were made in Japan. Radio Shack started selling them in the late 70's IIRC.
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