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Old 27th February 2013, 01:35 PM   #11
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This IS the woofer in the dragonfly. Can't ID the tweeter..... Davis 13klv5ma 5" Kevlar Midbass 297-564
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Old 27th February 2013, 02:15 PM   #12
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That one is NLA as well. The review I linked to says it's doped paper, not Kevlar. I called PE and they say they haven't carried Davis products for around six years. The only useful info he had was that the country of origin is France. It looks like an interesting driver, if anyone knows how to get a hold of some I would greatly appreciate it. I'm starting to think the crossover is a simple 1st order affair. The tech support guy at PE couldn't even tell me what they used to sell for.

EDIT: Bing found what Google couldn't! It's Davis Acoustics, not Davis Electronics as PE has them listed. http://www.davis-acoustics.com/, and ironically, Sound-smith is the exclusive US distributor: http://www.sound-smith.com/davis/index.html

I agree, it looks like Kevlar in the photo, not doped paper. You can easily see the weave. $83 isn't too bad. Here's a fuzzy link to the spec sheet (Sound-smith's links go back to the mfr's site and don't work):http://www.parts-express.com/pdf/297-564.pdf

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Old 27th February 2013, 02:55 PM   #13
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Better link:DAVIS ACOUSTICS 13KLV5MA DATA_SHEET

Any guesses on the tweeter? I'm pretty sure the crossover is a 1st order. Maybe I should just call Peter and ask if he sells kits.
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Old 27th February 2013, 04:44 PM   #14
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The tweeter is very likely an AUDAX model, either the TW025 A1, or A2 (not many similar looking tweeters on the market)
http://www.falconacoustics.co.uk/med...file_3_7_3.jpg
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Old 27th February 2013, 05:01 PM   #15
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Any guesses on the tweeter? I'm pretty sure the crossover is a 1st order.
Only the TW025 A1 has ferrofluid, so it might be the only model that can
support a 1st order...on the other hand it exhibits a >1kHz resonance frequency, while the A0 and the A3 are below 900 Hz
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Old 28th February 2013, 06:33 AM   #16
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It's a different Davis driver, with a Kevlar cone.

The tweeter is obviously an Audax.
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Old 28th February 2013, 04:35 PM   #17
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For some reason I though Audax/Polydax was out of business. That definitely looks like it. I used something very similar from Audax decades ago.
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Old 28th February 2013, 04:58 PM   #18
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Well, looks like many companies still sell their products, but I was'n able to find their own homepage. This is the address you can contact whatever is left of them...
AAC Applications Acoustiques de Composites
ZI Chemin de la Poterie
72340 LA CHARTRE SUR LE LOIR
FRANCE
Tél. +33 (0)2 43 79 03 60
Fax +33 (0)2 43 79 20 91
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Old 1st March 2013, 07:17 AM   #19
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Yep- it's AAC that purchased the tooling of the old company, and slowly some products are either being reintroduced, or new offerings arise. Madisound, Solen, Meniscus, and a couple others sell a lot of their current product lineup; which isn't large in size. The TW025A2 something is what it looks like, and that is a $30 driver.
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Cool, Davis has a 13KLV5AM sixty watt shielded model. I can't wait to see if this is done. I like small speakers.
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