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  • Dirk
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    The Beston has a hump from 2-3k before roll off. I think that's going to allow an electrical XO that is significantly higher than acoustic.

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  • Wolf
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    Good call Steve! The HIVI RT2 models would do it. They are good to about 2.3-2.5k range.
    Wolf

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  • scottvalentin
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    Thanks for clarification - also...well done on the impulse buys!

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  • Dirk
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    Yeah, that design is open-back.

    I pulled the trigger on the BGs...and also the Bestons and Fountek FW146 because I'm evidently short on impulse control. I'mma be set on projects for a good long while. I'll definitely have something new to bring to InDIYana. Maybe a couple of somethings.

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  • scottvalentin
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    Jim Holtz's Bordeaux uses the AST2560 and I THINK he mentioned not having to make a rear chamber.

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  • skatz
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    Troels Gravesen, on his site, likes the HiVi RT2H planar, which is $100. I am not sure how low it can cross, have never used it. It looks a lot like the Beston visually. He speaks of it having electrostatic clarity.

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  • donradick
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    Originally posted by Dirk View Post
    I'm thinking the Beston would go well with the Fountek that's also on sale for $31...
    Those Fountek 146 mid woofers look pretty sweet at that price.

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  • Dirk
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    I'm thinking the Beston would go well with the Fountek that's also on sale for $31...

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  • rhubarb9999
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    I've used the BG Neo3 in two builds and its about to go into my biggest and most ambitious to date. Fantastic tweeter.

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  • kenny_k
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    Beston crossed at approx. 2.5k 2nd order LR. My every day speakers.
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  • Dirk
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    Oook. No rear chamber on the Aurum Cantus. I guess I could put something together with 3D printer, but that's more than I want to deal with, and the MLTL doesn't leave a lot of room behind the tweeter for a sub enclosure. Neo3 it is I guess.

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  • Dirk
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    Hmm. On the 2560, do you need to compensate for the 7khz dip? They're more expensive, but it just means I wouldn't impulse-buy the Bestons (which would just sit on my shelf for years anyway).

    I like the look of the Dayton, but it just doesn't have enough sensitivity below 3khz. If this were an active job or a 3-way...yeah.

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  • jhollander
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    I used a super tweeter with the AMT3-4.

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  • Wolf
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    I agree the 2560 is a good recommendation, but it's 1/3 again more expensive and definitely over $100.

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    Wolf

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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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