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Old 12th May 2005, 09:16 PM   #1
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Question Anybody know these ribbons?

Those anyone know these ribbons? Who made them, are they any good etc?

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Old 12th May 2005, 09:36 PM   #2
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Do you have a link, or even a picture, to give us a clue?
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Old 12th May 2005, 11:54 PM   #3
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This looks like a JVC ribbon, circa 1980. Still available at surplus store, very cheap.
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Old 15th May 2005, 05:09 PM   #4
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Cool Tonigen.

Hi,
These were certainly not those cheap JVC ribbons, they do not look like them at all.

These tweeters ( http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=5772720022 ) were absolutely identical in appearance and dimensions to the legendary Tonigen Ribbon tweeters that I have got in my old Heybrook Sextets.

These fantastic tweeters are a 4 Ohm, 91/dB/w/m design with a ruler flat frequency response from 6kHz to well over 20kHz. The winner of the auction got a bargain as they were over 100 each when you could still get them!
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Old 16th May 2005, 05:30 AM   #5
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Looks the same (except for color); the back looks the same too.

Does anyone recognize this ribbon tweeter?

The ones I searched after turned out to be the Multicel which came in many guises. Indeed almost rulerflat from about 5k to beyond 20k. Decent sounding. Here (NL) still available in surplus for 20,- euro each.

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Old 16th May 2005, 06:46 AM   #6
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No Johan and no and no again!

The tweeters that 'ronning' posted an image of, and I posted the eBay auction to, are different to the ones you asked about all those months ago.

Johan's link is to some tweeters with four mounting holes and four other holes 'either side' of the ribbon.

'ronning's question was about a picture of tweeters with four mounting holes and four other holes 'above and below' the ribbon.

I was watching the same eBay auction as 'ronning' was, and compared the images in that auction (one of which 'ronning' posted) and the size of the tweeter also described in that auction. Please believe me when I say that the ribbon tweeter in the picture copied by 'ronning', and the dimensions of it as quoted by the eBay seller, is completely identical to the Japanese built Tonigen Ribbon that I have three of.

Absolutely, indefutably, identical - not just similar - and certainly not available at any old surplus store!

Other ribbon tweeters may be as good and as sensitive and as 'flat' as the Tonigen but you will never buy them as cheaply as the JVC or 'others' mentioned in this thread!

Basically, I wish that I had a lot more money and could have outbid the winner of the eBay auction that prompted this thread!

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Old 16th May 2005, 06:56 AM   #7
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Of course you are right, Lord.

Must have been me just getting out of bed not being able to focus my eyes.

Many excuses from the land partially below sea-level.

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