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Old 11th October 2019, 06:23 AM   #1
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Are there any budget tweeters (€ 30-50) that can rivalise against the expensive ones such as scanspeak lluminator, seas excel, etc?
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Old 11th October 2019, 07:03 AM   #2
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You still have to make a solid box with rounded edges, and you need a router to do a flush mount. Perfect phase alignement at crossover frequencies and tons of power to digest. Why would you choose for a poor tweeter
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Old 11th October 2019, 07:18 AM   #3
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There are some not so expensive, yet very, very nice tweeters. Have an educative and illustrative look at Measurements and compare | HiFiCompass and dig yourself a little bit into comparative search. Chances are good that you will find your match.
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Old 11th October 2019, 07:26 AM   #4
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Without the geometry, form of the tweeter in ambient and without the necessary filter, it's difficult to judge from those numbers. I see some magnificient tweeters ( there's a thread nowadays with a 300$ Morel ) so the area for improvement is lightness of membrane, voice coil, I see that +-1mm excursion is possible, as a,low ( 6-800 Hz) resonant frequency too. Plus you put the CAD studied motor assembly and the low-friction assembly
and voilà, high-end tweeter. On the other side, plastic shells and high Fs tweeters.
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Old 11th October 2019, 07:26 AM   #5
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The SB Acoustics 26adc/cdc and 29rdc seem to get high praise on here for providing high quality for the price also seem to be fairly easy to work with. However as already said it is all in the execution and what you are pairing them with and how low the crossover and what order crossover.

For example the NAO Note II RS open baffle uses a £17 tweeter but it is crossed over 4th order at 6khz iirc so working well with it’s means.

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I am associating with 6 1/2inch mid driver either on of Peerless HDS 830833 , 830875 midbass or discovery scanspeak 18W/8434G00-8 or 18W/4424G00. Haven't chosen yet.
Assuming all of what you mentioned is accomplished:
"You still have to make a solid box with rounded edges, and you need a router to do a flush mount. Perfect phase alignment at crossover frequencies and tons of power to digest. Why would you choose for a poor tweeter"
Can anyone name some budget tweeters which are very highly appraised as regards sound quality as I am particularly sensible to real sounding cymbals, hyats and lifelike sound of acoustic guitar being myself a guitarist

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You can get a Dayton DC28F-8 for €27,45.

Inexpensive drivers can never equal the best, though you can mitigate the differences somewhat in the crossover design.
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You still have to make a solid box with rounded edges, and you need a router to do a flush mount. Perfect phase alignement at crossover frequencies and tons of power to digest. Why would you choose for a poor tweeter
Reading the OP, he doesn't want to choose a poor tweeter, he wants to choose an inexpensive tweeter, hence the question as to whether there are some that are inexpensive but also good. But everything's relative - what's the definition of "inexpensive", are you looking for something for £20 or £200? And what other drivers will it need to be working with?
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I am associating with 6 1/2inch mid driver either on of Peerless HDS 830833 , 830875 midbass or discovery scanspeak 18W/8434G00-8 or 18W/4424G00. Haven't chosen yet.
Assuming all of what you mentioned is accomplished:
"You still have to make a solid box with rounded edges, and you need a router to do a flush mount. Perfect phase alignment at crossover frequencies and tons of power to digest. Why would you choose for a poor tweeter" I was joking!
Can anyone name some budget tweeters which are very highly appraised as regards sound quality as I am particularly sensible to real sounding cymbals, hyats and lifelike sound of acoustic guitar being myself a guitarist
Since I prefer 3 way speakers, they give more freedom in design and I rely on the midrange driver which is difficult to find. Aurasound Whisper 2" is quite good, associated with a Dayton Mini-8. A small faceplate is a must with little drivers and 3 ways. I have another design with a nameless midrange and a little Sica, this >Altoparlanti LP 38x50.18/N5 TW
which has ferrofluid.
See that those play at frequencies > 5 kHz
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That's right not a ppor one , but a very good sounding tweeter for a price tag of around Euros 50
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