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Old 29th November 2005, 07:51 PM   #1
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Default Changing tweeter faceplate?!

Helloo

I got two brand new Scanspeak 2905/9700 tweeters.

I want to fit them into a loudspeaker cabinet, which only have space for a oval faceplate and not the standard round at 10.4cm.

My questen:
I loose the 4 screws, replace the original faceplate, with a new, in 2mm alu, which have another shape.

Is it ok or do I chance the "sound" off the tweeter??

Best regards

Kim
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Old 30th November 2005, 02:55 AM   #2
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cant think of whwy not i mean its just a tweeter not like a sub with gigantic moving mass and vibration i think it should be fine and if i doesent work change it for somthing non metal acrylic or mabye some wood
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Old 30th November 2005, 03:53 AM   #3
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You won't overly change the sound since the 9700 faceplate is fairly minimal. Just make sure the new plate is the same thickness as the old one so the screws don't go too far into the magnet assembly, and bevel the hole a little bit to avoid any possible resonances (shouldn't happen, but why take a chance when 10 minutes with a metal file can give you peace of mind?).

You'd be in a different situation with the Scan 9900: there the shape of the faceplate creates part of the Revelator sound, although I believe that's not such a good thing as the short horn might be to blame for what some people see as its aggressive sound.
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Old 30th November 2005, 05:52 AM   #4
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Helloo

Thank you both very much.

The problem is that is not enought to file the faceplate, the plate is a bit to small in the buttom and top, because off the circle shape.

Is the anything connected at the faceplate,from the tweeter itself?

Kim
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Old 18th December 2005, 07:41 PM   #5
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Hello

I have now got two new faceplates, been made at the local metal factory.

The sound haven´t change at all .

There is no problem in changing faceplates with scanspeak 2905/9700

Thanks all

Kim
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