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Old 21st February 2006, 08:58 PM   #1
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Default Ideal 'helper' tweeter

OK, we have had many threads about which is the 'best' tweeter but I am looking for something to compliment my Godmans 201 'full-range' drivers and they will only need to work from 6 kHz at minimum.

So, I don't have to worry about how low they will cross over and wondered if, relieved of the lower frequency workload, it would make sense to go for a tweeter that went as high as 30 kHz.

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Old 21st February 2006, 09:19 PM   #2
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Well, for one classic driver, you really need another.
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Thanks Pinky! I have seen Coles supertweeters on Ebay but didn't realise that they were worth bidding on!

Any idea what they cost and where you buy them new?
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I believe Wilmslow stock them. I can't remember exact prices, but they weren't that expensive.
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I can't see anything on Wilmslow's site but I have asked Coles where I can buy them. There have been quite a few on Ebay recently but none at present!

Do I understand the Coles site properly? The higher you cross them over, the higher they will go?
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I haven't played with one for about 5 years, but they were certainly pretty flat out to about 22K where the measurement mic I was using at the time gave up.

It's probably worth keeping your eye on eBay, they do seem to come up quite frequently, but the more I think about it, the more I'm sure they were only about £30 new.
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Old 21st February 2006, 11:38 PM   #7
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not cheap..

http://www.e-speakers.com/images/LCY-100K-case.jpg

for a lower cost solution maybe a 5 driver horizontal bessel array of these (with an appropriat value cap):

http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=275-030
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6 kHz and up? I'd use a Seas 27TBFC/G or 27TDFC.
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I don't know how many are still available out there or for that matter what they would be worth now, but perhaps Audax's HD3P may work......

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6 kHz and up? I'd use a Seas 27TBFC/G or 27TDFC.
That has been my choice based on the review on Zaph's web site but I wondered if they were optimal as I don't need to go lower than 6 kHz.


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I don't know how many are still available out there or for that matter what they would be worth now, but perhaps Audax's HD3P may work......
You are right, they are very rarely seen these days and even if they were, I doubt they would go for much less than the original price of around a hundred pounds.
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