|24th September 2006, 01:44 AM||#11|
Join Date: Jun 2004
It is difficult to compare the two different speakers as one was a very small 5.5" 2-way and the other is a huge floorstanding MTM.
In terms of imaging, the monitors had more focus, but the MTM's give a much deeper and less boxy presentation.
The reason that I chose the vifa/peerless drivers for the small monitors was that they offer very good performance. The fact that they are affordable is a bonus! I feel that the tweeters are more different than the woofers in terms of relative sound quality. The accuton is powerful and absolutely clear on simple and difficult passages. I would say that the tweeter even with a $200+ price tag may still represent an appropriate price/performance ration.
I really like the peerless drivers and the old style HDS woofers are really great. I believe that I could get nearly as good a midrange out of them as I could with the etons, it's just that the x-over is much more refined in the big MTMs than in the monitors. Additionally, the extreme wide range of the Eton/Accuton drivers make them really easy to integrate (the tweeter can use a 2nd order x-over at 1800hz)
The peerless drivers are very well damped and well behaved. They have really good bass definition though other drivers may have better absolute output (think extremis!).
I really like the etons and while they are expensive I feel like they delivered as promised. I need to fiddle with dampening material inside the cabs but that is about it.
The overall impression that I get is lack of strain at all frequencies above 35hz which results in a very musical yet detailed presentation. I feel that the Vifa/Peerless combo was a bit more clinical while being less detailed- though much this is probably due more to the x-over design skills than the drivers.
|25th September 2006, 09:31 PM||#12|
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Rochester, NY
Nate, Here is a picture of my little 3-way that I finished up a month or two ago. Crossover is around 375HZ 2nd order and 3.1K fourth order. Very nice sounding speaker. There is something I like about eton. Lots of detail without the edge.
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