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$100 planar / ribbons... who's the class leader?

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  • Pete Schumacher
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    Originally posted by donradick View Post
    I've got the Neo3 and like it, and am planning to use it in a new build, but for $100 it looks like decibel's reco might be the best.
    Looks like it can be used at 2.5Khz with a 3rd order.

    For $150, I'm excited by the Aurum Cantus 2560 aero-striction. The SB15 might be worth a better tweeter.
    AST2560 for the win. 2000Hz without an issue. Very low distortion, very linear response. Class leading performance.

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  • Paul K.
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    My Marcato design was an MTM with a Neo3 and a pair of Usher 8945Ps. Dan Neubecker designed the crossover with a corner at 2300 Hz. At the corner midwoofers and Neo3 rolled off at 2nd-order, but below 2 kHz, the tweeter rolled off very steeply, something like 8th order.
    Paul

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  • hongrn
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    Dirk, I used the Beston RTA002A here with great results. Really shines on and off axis crossed at 3KHz.

    http://projectgallery.parts-express..../the-vintages/

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  • donradick
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    I've got the Neo3 and like it, and am planning to use it in a new build, but for $100 it looks like decibel's reco might be the best.
    Looks like it can be used at 2.5Khz with a 3rd order.

    For $150, I'm excited by the Aurum Cantus 2560 aero-striction. The SB15 might be worth a better tweeter.

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  • dcibel
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    Not a planar/ribbon exactly...but I'd go for Dayton AMT3-4.

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  • Dirk
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    I think that's true of all tweeters, Don. :D

    In my case, the design is far enough along that the woofers will dominate the design decisions. They have some breakup hash that starts just above 4khz, and I'd like to avoid that as much as possible. I think the Neo3 would do it, but before I add them to my cart I was hoping Wolf would stop by with a recommendation on some unassuming tweeter that just blows everything out of the water. ;)

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  • Wolf
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    2.5kHz is a stretch (pun) for quite a few planars, most preferring 3k+. BG Neo3 will do it. RT1.3(WE) *MIGHT* get there. The Dayton PT2-C will, but the response is not easy to work with. The Bestons are better at 3kHz+. I don't know about other options below $100.

    Later,
    Wolf

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  • donradick
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    subscribed. Good question!
    In my limited experience with ribbons / planar tweeters, I feel that they sound better if you don't stress them
    with a low(wish) crossover.

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