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Old 25th January 2013, 03:22 PM   #1
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Default Wide dispersion, quality tweeter

I'm looking for a sweet sounding tweeter under 50 to 60 bucks a pair that has wide dispersion but doesn't sacrifice quality.

I suppose it's because I've been goofing around with some cheap horns I have but I've come to like the spread-out sound more compared to the "highly directional" Vifas I've used in the past.

Never have heard a ribbon tweeter (Beston?), and what's the deal with these Neodynium (sp) tweeters? -- just looking at their construction, seems I should look at these as well. What about the HiVi stuff?

Can't really use a horn because I don't have the depth in my enclosures.

Also, something in a mid/tweeter would suit my situation ideally.

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Old 25th January 2013, 03:38 PM   #2
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How low do you want to go?

HiVi RT1.3 is a gem at 2.8-3kHz+, LR4 or higher.

I've used the Beston RT003C, but it goes to about 3kHz at the lowest, and rolls off SHARP below there. These are waveguided, so more directional than the others.

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Also do a search for tractrix horn.

http://www.usspeaker.com/horns1.htm

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ive had a good experience with founteks' neoCD3.5H WG/Hornloaded ribbon used 3rd order or higher @ 3khz, or 2nd order @ 5khz.

Its wide horizontal pattern and narrow vertical pattern may work for you. Somewhere between the horns you had, and wide dispersion you seek. At 35 euro its also within your budget.
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wide dispersion tends to mean small- which tends to mean crossed-over high.

Above your price range are the HiQuPhon, which are 3/4" so have quite broad dispersion, they handle lower XOs than typical <1" domes, and have a very nice sound.
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wish I could find something a bit more inexpensive -- the HIVI and Fountek sound like winners but can't spare the money now.
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The price is a bit to high but good dispersion and not extreme expensive.

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the Fountek I have are great for the midrange price. They are only a 10mm 3/8" ribbon. Strangely in the datasheet 'dynanvox' is the maker.

There is certainly merit in dome tweeters and the HiQuPhon (of which im oblivious to) are certainly worth a look too.

I find i like both domes and ribbons. A dome like Helmuth linked could be crossed low order, maybe even 1st (or damped LC)
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I'm looking for a sweet sounding tweeter under 50 to 60 bucks a pair that has wide dispersion but doesn't sacrifice quality.

Also, something in a mid/tweeter would suit my situation ideally.

THANKS.

Something that has wide dispersion even at higher freq.s, mid-range usability, and is otherwise objectively *good*: doesn't exist.

Limit the mid-range use and there are few choices..

Still, if you want all 3 then I'd recommend:

Vifa NE19VTA
http://www.zaphaudio.com/temp/Vifa-N...5-30-45-60.gif

*with*:

Vifa TC7FD00-04
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IF you don't care about objective performance there are BMR"s:

HiWave BMR12 Compact 2" Full-Range Square Speaker 12W 8 Ohm 299-208
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