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Old 9th June 2013, 04:16 PM   #1
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Default Could somebody tell me what these are worth?

Found these in my basement the other day covered in dust. I don't really know anything about speakers / tweeters but I figured some of you guys from this forum would know what was up. Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.

Mark
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Old 9th June 2013, 04:39 PM   #2
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It's written on the back : ribbon tweeter ( super tweeter ) made by Decca
Super means super high frequencies, when ordinary (old) tweeters failed to give
substantial energy content ( SPL) above 15 kHz.
Probably there's already a crossover inside ( I guess ) so they can be directly paralleled to speaker's terminals, and they were meant to be placed on the top of the enclosure.
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Old 9th June 2013, 04:41 PM   #3
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I'm actually looking to sell these and was just wondering if you or anyone else had seen them before and could give me a price range for them.
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Old 9th June 2013, 04:56 PM   #4
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Some ebays announcements remain deserted, as they ask too much ( around 400 $ ). So 200 $ might be the right price, considering that for 200 $ you can buy a modern ribbon -that can perform 2000-40000 Hz .
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Old 14th June 2013, 03:21 PM   #5
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Hi there, I can be wrong, but as far as I remember, Mark Levinson used those Decca ribbon tweeters for his incredible audio system, (see here: DIY - HQD Decca Quad ESL 57 Richard Allan | Full range | AudiogoN - The High-end Audio Community), and at that time it was considered the best sounding machine in the world. It was the end of the seventies, long time ago, but I suppose your tweeters still worth something in terms of historic value.
PS please forgive my basic english, I'm from Rome, Italy ;-)
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Old 14th June 2013, 04:03 PM   #6
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With E-Bay I always start low but, if necessary, add a realistic reserve. Starting too high often puts people off bidding but once they get started anything can happen.
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Old 14th June 2013, 04:34 PM   #7
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Decca Ribbons in a config i've not seen.

Value likely $300-500 or more

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