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Old 19th May 2005, 04:43 AM   #1
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Default Are there any dome tweeters that sound like ribbons?

For some reason the full range ribbons from Apogee produce amazingly detailed sounds.

I suspiect they produce less harmonic distorition. Is there any dome drivers that produce that quality of sound?

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Old 19th May 2005, 08:31 AM   #2
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The only dome tweeters that ever heard that matched, (and beat) ribbons were the long discontinued Audax HD3P gold dome piezos. Ribbon quality sound, but without the directionality...
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Default Re: Are there any dome tweeters that sound like ribbons?

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For some reason the full range ribbons from Apogee produce amazingly detailed sounds.

I suspiect they produce less harmonic distorition. Is there any dome drivers that produce that quality of sound?

Tom
Do you have a web site that shows what full range ribbons look like?

If you like the full range ribbons, why would you want to ask about dome drivers then?
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Old 19th May 2005, 11:04 AM   #4
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Stereophile says in its Audio Physic Kronos review that Scan-speak R-904/7000 has almost the same

qualities and air sound as the ribbon(manufactured by Raven) in Aerial Acoustics Model 20T, but not

the SAME!

Also as soongsc said why you ask about domes, while you liked the full range ribbons from Apogee?
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Old 19th May 2005, 01:52 PM   #5
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Apogees long discontinued them but they were quit a sight in the late 80's..to 90's . There are reviews in Stereophile magazine but I have no pictures of the actual drivers.

So as they are unatainable new, insensitive, and large I would hope modern drivers can sound as good.

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Default Re: Are there any dome tweeters that sound like ribbons?

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I suspiect they produce less harmonic distorition.
You might be surprised.
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Default Re: Are there any dome tweeters that sound like ribbons?

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For some reason the full range ribbons from Apogee produce amazingly detailed sounds.

I suspiect they produce less harmonic distorition. Is there any dome drivers that produce that quality of sound?

Tom
To my ears, my C23/6 by Accuton sounds better than ribbons/magnetoplanar
The line source is not my cup of tea and ribbons are often affected by "metallic" colorations...no, thanks!
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Default Re: Re: Are there any dome tweeters that sound like ribbons?

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To my ears, my C23/6 by Accuton sounds better than ribbons/magnetoplanar
The line source is not my cup of tea and ribbons are often affected by "metallic" colorations...no, thanks!

How about ESL's? Are the Accutons better than those?
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Apogees long discontinued them but they were quit a sight in the late 80's..to 90's . There are reviews in Stereophile magazine but I have no pictures of the actual drivers.

So as they are unatainable new, insensitive, and large I would hope modern drivers can sound as good.

Tom
I looked up some information on these, now I remember them. But I don't think you will get domes full range, so why not look for speakers with ribbon tweeters if you like ribbon? What size speakers are you looking for?
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Interesting, ill hop on this thread since its here, not a hi-jack just wanna follow this through. I am waffling between Hi-Vi Ribbon tweet 8II and a ring tweeter . This is to go with my wood impregnated Vifa woofers. So just here waiting to see if there is a tweeter that has a ribbon sound
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