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  • RS28a discontinued?? WTF?!

    https://www.parts-express.com/dayton...eeter--275-130
    -Kerry

    www.pursuitofperfectsound.com

  • #2
    Must mean something newer and better is coming...
    Don't waste your money on a new set of speakers, you get more mileage from a cheap pair of sneakers. Next phase, new wave, dance craze, anyways it's still rock and roll to me!

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    • #3
      I hope something else is in the pipeline....

      That behemoth of a tweeter is really hard fall. Uncountable designs used this driver.
      Wow, and now I'm def glad I have my 2 pair!
      Wolf
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      • #4
        Looks like the silk version is still available for the time being.

        Maybe a minor change/improvement is in the pipeline.... similar to what they did with the Esoteric woofers with the damping material added under the dustcap? I think there have been changes to it already... ferrofluid/no ferrofluid? My memory is dusty, though.

        I can't imagine they're just going away all together. It's been how many years since it's introduction? 2005? That's about 12 years or so. Not as long as the 'silkie' but pretty long nonetheless.

        Hopefully Brian can clue us in to what's going on at the MWAF.

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        • #5
          I hope they update the slightly fragile mesh

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          • #6
            Originally posted by dcibel View Post
            Must mean something newer and better is coming...
            There will always be something newer and better as long as they are in business. Just like cars, it's an evolutionary process.
            Personally, I loved the silkies I used in a few designs.
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            • #7
              I really hope they're coming right back with updates, I really enjoy that tweeter.

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              • #8
                makes me glad i choose the F's in my designs ...
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                • #9
                  Nothing lasts forever.

                  Hm, wonder how the SB29ADC compares...

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                  • #10
                    Please say it isn't so! I have been trying to build the Cantilanas forever but I purchased everything but the tweeters . The RS28A was supposed to be a drop in replacement for the XT19 and much prettier with the RS52.

                    Edit: What puzzles me is that Dayton is Partsexpress's house brand and they just released a speaker kit with the RS28a. It must be a site typo even though Solen and Meniscus are out of the Dayton RS28A as well.,,,,,

                    New/updated RS28a speaker kit:
                    https://www.parts-express.com/dayton...black--302-971

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                    • #11
                      Wonder how this one compares!? Maybe won't reach quite as low?

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                      • #12
                        Both versions (silk and aluminum) are gone but there is some stock left on the RS28F's, 134 pieces. If you need em, better grab em up, once they're gone, they're gone. They are working on replacements with some upgrades but it will be several months or longer according to my source.

                        ​I've got one of the RS28A's, bought it to build a center channel speaker a while back. Planned on picking up more of the A's at the tent sale but that's not happening now. If anyone is interested in the one I have, PM me.
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                        • #13
                          Let me talk with you tomorrow about that single, Kevin....
                          Wolf
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                          "Wolf and speakers equivalent to Picasso and 'Blue'" -dantheman
                          "He is a true ambassador for this forum and speaker DIY in general." -Ed Froste
                          "We're all in this together, so keep your stick on the ice!" - Red Green aka Steve Smith

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                          My blog/writeups/thoughts here at PE:
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                          • #14
                            Kevin, do you happen to know if they will be improved or replaced? Not sure what your replaced definition is.

                            - If they are replaced I assume the esoteric tweeter or a brand new value tweeter in the rs28a price range.
                            - Improved like how the esoteric woofers have been, I would assume the RS28A with an improved dome that does not dip at 15-17khz. Based on the fact that this may include the fabric version this seems unlikely.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Wolf View Post
                              Let me talk with you tomorrow about that single, Kevin....
                              Wolf
                              ​Sounds good Ben.
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