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Old 20th October 2004, 06:57 PM   #21
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Quick Question,

I have a .22MFD 1000VDC cap on hand, can I hook this up in-series with my Gamma to at least check if the unit work or not?

How can I determine the crossover frequency with a 0.2MFD cap?
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Old 20th October 2004, 07:07 PM   #22
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May be off topic,

This is an ebay bid closed recently on a pair of VLD-12 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...e=STRK:MEWA:IT
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Old 20th October 2004, 09:26 PM   #23
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0.22F/8Ohm first order filter (6db/oct.) = 89000 Hz
Use this fine capacitors for a tube-amp

easy way to calculate x-overs
http://ccs.exl.info/calc_cr.html
for testing purpose 1~2F goes well

L-Pad is just a hi-power volume control made for use with mid-range/tweeter units
http://www.lashen.com/vendors/csispe...ion/L-Pads.asp

Ps. waiting for a reply from vissokogovoriteli.plc
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Old 20th October 2004, 09:37 PM   #24
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icefox,

Apparently, you will need more protection/steeper filter slope than a single .2 or .47 cap will provide. Get an air core inductor (coil) as suggested and run it to the ground leg. Then follow it with the "L" pad.

An "L" pad is either an adjustable volume control which allows for amplitude changes without grossly altering impedance, or a fixed "L" pad, which is a resistor in series with the tweeter input, as well as a shunt (to ground) resistor running in parallel. Basically a voltage divider in the shape of an "L" on its side, when viewed in a wiring diagram.

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Old 20th October 2004, 10:39 PM   #25
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$177,- is a lot off money for a second hand pair. I really can't believe these things will cost you $900,- new anywhere or it must be one of those "high end" shops where everything is twice to ten times as expensive than anywhere else for the very same products. (expensive = exclusive = better = high end, what a bul@%#^$&*)

They where also advertised as Lowther add ons, well they simply don not have enough effiency to cope with a Lowther. Don't be fooled, don't let them get a cult status, otherwise they are going to be very expensive in the near future, just buy them cheaply and tell everyone that they are not that good but that you didn't have the money to buy something better, don't throw at your own windows.
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Old 15th February 2007, 06:50 AM   #26
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Default t330 Dynaudio vs VLD 12

Dear gentlemen,


I have an ambitious project, but i have some ambiguity about it because i do not know which one of them could make it better. My question: do the T330D does the job better or. Please; if you have a clear answer let me know. Tks


Sincerely


Jorel Coffy
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Old 3rd January 2010, 07:42 AM   #27
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I have played around quite a lot with the VLD-13 and have used in both 2 ways as well as 3-way speakers.
I have used them on a 3-rd order 18dB filter from 3.5 kHz.
If you want to use them with your Tannoys, I suggest 10K crossover, 12dB slope as the ribbon does not like a lot of low frequency energy.

The producer of the VLD-13 now has a site:
Vissokogovoriteli PLC, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria

The VLD a great speakers, nice high efficiency, much more than the VLD-80.
In Germany Expolinear is selling the units with its own modifications. They have a version with neo magnets.

Regards,

Hjalmar Dijkstra

I have visited the factory to buy units many years ago......
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Old 8th May 2010, 11:33 PM   #28
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The quality of the modern VLD drivers is not what it used to be. The quality control is low and the overall product is a poor performer. Professor Ivan Valtchev was playing a leading role in developing those drivers. He's now running his own lab manufacturing ribbon tweeters - NDRL. Sold in Germany under Expolinear brand.

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Old 8th May 2010, 11:54 PM   #29
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For Jorel Coffy


The last 3-4 years i have use Martin Logan CLS

But if i am going to return for dynamic units ..,
i have a pair of Technics EAS-10TH400 "Leaf Tweeters" in my "stock" these units are some or even the best ever made, EAS range of Technics "Leaf" tweeters which typical has a range of 125KHz-3dB ..., can easely compete with Plasma units in sonic quality.

Dynaudio T330D for "high end" purpose can be extended too perfection by adding a pair of equal good quality "leaf" tweeters.

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Old 9th June 2010, 09:16 PM   #30
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Hello PMIK,

adding a supertweeter will add "air", generally you will attanuate the high frequencies.
Leaf tweeters are great, but need to be x-overed quite high to avid distortion.
Good luck with your project.

Med ventlig hilsen,

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