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Can compression drivers sound "high end" home fi ? Vortex 15 ?
Can compression drivers sound "high end" home fi ? Vortex 15 ?
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Old Yesterday, 09:40 PM   #51
Brinkman is offline Brinkman  United States
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Can compression drivers sound "high end" home fi ? Vortex 15 ?
I usually upgrade the crossover parts anyhow, such as swapping the iron core inductors with aircore, Mills resistors, film & foil tweeter caps, etc., so this is perfect for me.

Also (and I probably shouldn’t let this secret out): In my ordering experience, Erich’s opinion of what is b-stock is incredibly nitpicky and many vendors would disagree that it warranted a discount.

Also, you still get free shipping:
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Do you really think that air core inductors better iron core inductors?
Asians have the opposite view.
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Old Yesterday, 11:03 PM   #53
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Can compression drivers sound "high end" home fi ? Vortex 15 ?
I don’t think there’s any question that if size cost and weight are not a factor and the DCRs are equal, then yes the air core inductor is technically superior to its iron core counterpart.

Subjectively I’ve never done a DBT so I wouldn’t proclaim air cores as definitively sounding superior but yes, in sighted A/B tests I did succumb to the suggestion that such is the case.

I personally would use them in *any* passive crossover where the driver in the network is being used below 80hz but would be much more conservative when consulting others (ie loudspeaker power demands).
 

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