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Old 25th August 2011, 10:06 PM   #1
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Default ESS Heil Diaphragms

I see that there are replacement ESS Heil Tweeter Diaphragms available at Parts Express for $80.

Parts-Express.com ? ESS Labs ? Air-Motion Transformer, Heil, Replacement Driver, Ribbon Tweeter, Replacement Diaphragms, AMT

I don't know anything about ribbons and I'm wondering what other parts are needed to complete a tweeter? Would those work as they are right now? Do they require a special amplifier?
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Old 25th August 2011, 10:21 PM   #2
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Hi boris81 - sad to say you need the other part that cost $350. ESS Heil Air Motion Transformer AMT Tweeter

The good news is that they already come with the diaphragm included. Sooooooooooo if you spend $700 bucks you will save $160. Try that logic of how much you are saving on SWMBO - mine does that to me all the time and I figure payback is a good thing.

BTW - should you actually be foolish enough to try that line on SWMBO I completely disavow any knowledge of the idea and I don't know you - I don't know nuthing - and I didn't do it!!!!
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Hi boris81 - sad to say you need the other part that cost $350.
ah OK.. it sounded too good to be true.
I was hoping the rest might not be hard to DIY.
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Old 26th August 2011, 03:11 AM   #5
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ah OK.. it sounded too good to be true.
I was hoping the rest might not be hard to DIY.
Well - some strong magnets and a frame to hold things together and you might have something. I always thought about doing something like that but seeing as I already have a pair of AMT1's that I use I keep coming up with other projects - of which there is a backlog to catch up on already......
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Old 30th August 2011, 03:29 AM   #6
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Yeah, you need a considerable and focused magnet structure.
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Old 30th August 2011, 11:51 AM   #7
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Its easy enough to do, my own attempts can be found here:

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Obviously I cheaped out on the magnets but hey, any stronger and I'd be wiping my bank cards, these babies really arent shielded!

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Old 6th September 2011, 02:31 AM   #8
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The diaphragm is the hard item to make IMHO.
You can drown the guy in magnetic flux by using a bunch of neodymium magnets and a wood frame to hold them and the diaphragm.
If you have metal working equipment, you can get perforated steel square or round perforations, and roll a bead around the edge so when you bolted them together with the diaphragm in the middle it will stand off a wee bit from the pleats. Then you can glue magnets onto it leaving some holes open - else no sound will get through.
I would do that except I have too many projects, and the heils i got work fine. If anything the tweeter needs to be muzzled a bit. Dropping the diaphragm in 5X the magnetic flux could make you deaf ...

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Old 22nd November 2011, 07:29 PM   #9
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I just want to start my first DIY project, I like ESS AMT1 and accuton, Does anybody here can send me the comment, do they match each other ???
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