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Old 23rd December 2011, 02:20 PM   #1
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Default Fountek 3-rd generation ribbon tweeters appeared

pretty good things. I like it. I being used old models and now will check new ones. wide ribbon should be better. I think. I hope, will see. anybody has ones - please let me know your decission, opinion and experience.
see details into Fountek web site, or mine Artmaydan.
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Old 26th December 2011, 05:34 AM   #2
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Yuri, do they have some plans to do some wideband ribbon, something like B&G?
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Old 30th December 2011, 12:30 PM   #3
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The B&G drivers aren't ribbons, they're what Wharfedale used to call 'isodynamic' drive units. Plastic film with a flat 'voice coil' attached. Magnepan use the same principle. I suppose the Founteks that use a composite plastic/ metal foil diaphram could be considered a kind of hybrid between the B&Gs and a true ribbon. The B&G Neo 10 apparently has a kind of corrugated surround element to its diaphram to allow greater excursion, an obvious limitation for a relatively short end-clamped ribbon.
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Anybody can give me is honest opinion... i'm building myself a actives bookshelves and i want the best at good price..

After much research, I think I would go with the NeoX2 or the RAAL 70-10D... but never heard both...

I'm hesitating on the neoX2 because there is just NO information on the web mostly... Can't believe that these days company launch a new line of products and doesn't give any info about them...

Anybody measured them?? can you send me the measurements graphs?
What would you choose... is the raal really the **** over others ribbons or other are competing at a most reasonable price... like Hi-vi planar, css planar, fountek neox, B&G etc...

if i pay 400$ more for the raal over the Neox ... I expect to see a difference.. of course I could always buy both and test but i'm sure most of you have more equipements and a room to do it.. also $$

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Anybody measured them?? can you send me the measurements graphs?
What would you choose... is the raal really the **** over others ribbons or other are competing at a most reasonable price... like Hi-vi planar, css planar, fountek neox, B&G etc...
Hello Alex! what kind of measuring do you need? isn't it enough for make a choose into Fountek web site?
I used any type of ribbons and sure - all of them is good things, but you have match it to each loudspeaker progect and for person - to each his own
concerning measuring - I prefare consider about official ones only. not from someones and somewhere
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Fountek and RAAL aren't in same league
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Fountek and RAAL aren't in same league
I think so. same as flowers - each ones is different. or you mean RAAL is expencive and brave, but Fountek is simple, cheap and poor?
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I have experience with both Fountek and RAAL .
I have prolonged experience using two cheapest Founteks as supertweets , and playing with them even lower . In fact , I'm using them in present time .

They're extremely good value for money , but RAAL units are simply in higher league , both sound wise and technically .

For my needs - supertweets crossed at 16-20K/6db electrically - I think that there is no difference between RAAL and Fountek , but difference is in lower registers
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I have experience with both Fountek and RAAL .
I have prolonged experience using two cheapest Founteks as supertweets ,
I see, but cheapest - do you mean CD1.0?
my favorite is CD3.5H, but now I'm impressed of NeoX2 and will ask Mr. Max Ding to equip it horn - like cd3.5H
about frequency range - I 'm always use 2.5-3.2kHz for Fountek ribbons. usuale 3order crossover, sometime 2order.
for advanced loudspeaker I used CD2 before, but will use NeoX2.0 since its appeared
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