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Rare Snell Type 1 - Broken Tweeter
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Old 13th February 2018, 08:25 PM   #11
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The Audax domes were either 1" (25mm) or 1.34" which is why I guessed Dynaudio - but those have three not four fasteners holder them together. Certainly Audax was everywhere back then. Models on the larger ones were HD13D34E or H. Your face plate looks like the 12x9 version of the ubiquitous HD100D25.
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Old 13th February 2018, 08:33 PM   #12
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Your face plate looks like the 12x9 version of the ubiquitous HD100D25.
My thots exactly.

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Old 13th February 2018, 08:33 PM   #13
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Does not look like Audax HD12x9, which tweeter did have 45 degree corners, not rounded like the picture shows. Polepiece also looks very different. I put my money on Peerless.
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Old 13th February 2018, 08:49 PM   #14
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Like a SK010 without the recess...well, it is what it is, which is broken.
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Old 13th February 2018, 11:16 PM   #15
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So, maybe best to box 'em up and ship 'em out for repair.
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Old 13th February 2018, 11:33 PM   #16
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Yep...or sort through a thousand choices of current offerings
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Old 11th March 2018, 04:00 PM   #17
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Well....

Speaker Exchange delivered my tweeters back to me.

Basically, I understood that they were going to use the Snell tweeters faceplate and mount new tweeters on them.

What they did was make a new plastic faceplate with a hole in it and mounted a Morel MDT12 on top of the faceplate.

This doesn't really work because the ramp on the speakers fit right up the to faceplate with a notch cut out to clear the dome.

I thought about asking for a refund and returning the tweeters, but I really couldn't find any tweeter to use as a replacement. The 1 1/8" tweeters I could find had larger magnets that would not fit in the opening.

So, I thought, what the heck, what can I do.

So I removed the glued in Morel and cut out a tapered rectangular hole in the new faceplate. I tapered the Morel mounting plate, dropped it in and glued it flush.

The ramps fit now.

So far, the tweeters sound a bit harsh. Hopefully they will break in. The sound level seems fine - a bit on the bright side (it's a Snell - duh!)

These will do for now.

If I must make a change, I'll toy with an Audax TW025A1-12X9. It's a 1" and probably won't be great with the 10" woofer, but the magnet is a good fit.
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Old 3rd August 2018, 07:43 PM   #18
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Okay, that Morel was pretty harsh. More like a thing made for custom car audio. So, I ordered a pair of Morel MDT 29's from Parts Express and crossed my fingers that I could fit my Snell tweeter faceplates.

These have replaceable diaphragms, so I figured I'd be lucky. And it wasn't hard at all.

The Morel magnets were a bit smaller, so fitting in the odd location didn't cause a problem with the cabinet.

I had to drill the faceplate for the 3 mounting screws on the Morel.

But it all went off without a hitch.

And, as the tweeters burn in, they are definitely more more refined and more detailed.

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Old 3rd August 2018, 07:50 PM   #19
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Old 3rd August 2018, 07:51 PM   #20
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And some more....
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