2015/2016 What were the best new speaker parts?

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You are looking at a $700 speaker without any mentioning of basic things like a copper cap/sleeve or faraday rings...or any special kind of topology.

I mean I've liked the Eton speakers that I've heard in the past, but they are premium priced with basic motors.


Wow, what's with all the Eton hate? There's a lot of strong negative opinions about the motors already. Where did you read about the motor being sub-par?

Technically part of the home line, I wonder if it is indeed more for show if it's more for the auto upgrade industry?

Erik
 
Winslow,

I thought Eton added value in the high-tech composite driver materials. For instance, one kit builder online mentions the lack of upper frequency break-up using a Hexacone woofer.

Not that I'm arguing that justifies a $700 price! I'm just wondering. Especially since Madi has a couple of the smaller (affordable!) Eton midwoofers on sale I keep thinking of making something with them. Of course, I need to either stop making speakers, or start selling what I make. The cats are feeling a little crowded.

Erik
 
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I think of Eton like Focal and Audax- heavy on the cone technology but not so much with the motors. But they can sound wonderful.

I had a couple sets of Diamond Audio Hexes (car audio brand) back in the late 90s/early 2000s and loved how they sounded...and they were Eton cones (7 and 4) and a LPG aluminum tweeter.
 
I think of Eton like Focal and Audax- heavy on the cone technology but not so much with the motors. But they can sound wonderful.

I had a couple sets of Diamond Audio Hexes (car audio brand) back in the late 90s/early 2000s and loved how they sounded...and they were Eton cones (7 and 4) and a LPG aluminum tweeter.

Hehe, I don't know about Focal woofers and mids, but yeah, their tweeter motors are dwarven. :)

Erik
 
The newest Satori drivers seem to approach the "no need to spend more" price/value point for most diy.

Domes:
TW29RN-B
RW29RN-B high efficiency

7.5" Midbass
MW19P-4:
MW19P-8:

9½" woofer ( 2" voicecoil)

13½" woofer ( 3" voicecoil)

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In the USA, John at Acoustic Elegance has added a few new drivers to the family. Worth a visit!

It's interesting I have been looking at TW29RN and MW19P-4 for a while because their spec look impressive.
Is there any proven 2-way design using these units?
 
These new TB tweeters look quite special. Neo magnet arrangment and Inverted coated titanium dome which @60 degrees is flat out to nearly 10 khz

Tangband 25-1983

That's not really a new model... the datasheet bears the date "9/12/2011". It was tested a couple of years ago by some guys at Parts-Express.com and was pretty good but the QC from TB has not been stellar on these.

More info here:
Tang Band 25-1983 1" Titanium Dome Tweeter - Techtalk Speaker Building, Audio, Video Discussion Forum
 
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