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Old 19th August 2005, 12:12 AM   #1
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Default needed: High frequency companion for Peerless HSD Exclusive

Hi there,

I'm looking for a tweeter for my upcomming large DIY project. It's going to take a while to create, but it should be quite awsome when it's finished

Well, here is the setup I hope te create:

- The bass section will become dual dipole Peerless XXLS-10 woofers upto about 150~200 Hz
- kickbass/mid will be done by the beautiful Peerless HDS 180 Exclusive. In a small(ish) closed box
- tweeter: thats the question????
- X-over: Behringer DCX 2496
- amps: Parasound HCA-1000 for the woofers, 100W T-amp for mid, maybe a Class A for tweets...
- Custom pre-amp with uc controlled digital volume control.
- stylish sleek curved speaker design, metallic spray painted

Tweeter "specs":
- The tweeter should sound great (of course), not to bright
- Fairly high power handling and Xmax, It should be able to cope with some louder stuff
- Low X'able: about 1500 to 2000 Hz
- Low non linear distortions in the whole frequency range, also with higher power.
- price up to 170 euro's, less would be great

Possible candidates:

- the SS 9xxxx models. 97000 looks nice
- the Seas noferro 550, looks nice, too, but I'm not sure about the power handling. Then again, the ferro version is suppost to sound a little less good.
- Some large ribbon tweeter like the Fountek NeoCD 2.0 or JP 2.0. But those are fairly large, and will really fit into the speaker design I had in mind. But if the units are worth it, why not...

Well, I'm looking for some more input or feedback on the candidates or other options. Please let me know!
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Old 19th August 2005, 01:48 AM   #2
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the LCY ribbons are good to sound very musical and soft but are high power handlers
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Old 19th August 2005, 09:15 AM   #3
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They surely do look nice, but $210,- . But what about distortion? And where to get them in Europe??nA
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Old 19th August 2005, 10:45 PM   #4
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well you see the ss 9700 is 200$ here in canada but the lcy at my cost is 108$ to 114$ depending on models
check www.solen.ca and you will find lots of different drivers
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Old 20th August 2005, 11:31 AM   #5
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The 9700 is 129,- euros here in the Netherlands. At Solen's, the LCY (130) is also 210 USD on the international price list.

And to get them here will cost extra chipping, tax and import tax. Even with the low USD, it's far to expensive. And I would love to hear them before I buy them.
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Old 22nd August 2005, 07:33 PM   #6
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Here some measurements data of the Peerless against the Seas and Dayton's of equal size:

http://206.13.113.199/ncdiyaudio/mar...xclusive_7.htm

Should be very interesting I guess.

Still looking for tweeter options. Could someone descript the "sound" of a large Ribbon like the Fountek's? I have a Aurum Cantus G2si in my center, and know it sounds great, but I'm not sure about the large ones. Not to mention, getting them to fit into my design:

Click the image to open in full size.
[ note, this is not the final design, but might be fairly close ]

As you can see, the units in the design are Accutons, but they are to expensive for me. I guess the HDS exclusie is a worthy replacement. I might still go for a thiel tweeter thought... The C2-23 is with 200 euro's just a bit out of reach...Or even the smaller C2-12
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Old 8th September 2005, 09:45 PM   #7
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Well, just to let you know, I'm going for the Accuton C2-23
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Old 8th September 2005, 11:58 PM   #8
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Should have saved yourself some money and picked up a pair of Seas 27TBFCG.
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Old 9th September 2005, 07:26 AM   #9
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Don't worry, I got the accuton's cheap
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Old 9th September 2005, 02:47 PM   #10
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Cheap as in $30 cheap?
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