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  • High end small tweeters?

    I am looking for small tweeters to pair with some ND90 size woofers. I am trying to use tweeters available at PE.

    Are there any really good smaller tweeters, for use about 2.8K or so? Around 90mm diameter or less.

    I would go ahead and get the CSS LD22, but at $65, it seems a little expensive in the quantities I need. Similarly, the Wavecor 19mm is quite expensive.

    Any great bargains? How is the little Dayton Titanium?

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    SB26STCN-C000-04. Not available at PE but the performance is outstanding. Don't let the low price fool you. I used them in my Jonquils project and was extremely pleased with them.
    Craig

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    • #3
      Aside from your "typical" 1" domes (that have ODs slightly greater than 4 - 4-1/8"), the next size (bracket) down is clustered around 2.6-2.8", then there are the small guys (mostly neo) around 1-3/4" ODs. Dayton's tiny ND16FA-6 is only around 1-3/8".

      Still looking for more input on my "cheap" tweeter thread: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/fo...eter-shout-out

      You're looking for something small, but more costly (but not TOO expensive), like a cheap version of the old Morel MDT-40 series?
      Last edited by Chris Roemer; 04-17-2019, 06:15 PM.

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      • #4
        I'd also throw the SB19 into the small AND cheap mix, I think it sounds pretty good!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by PWR RYD View Post
          SB26STCN-C000-04. Not available at PE but the performance is outstanding. Don't let the low price fool you. I used them in my Jonquils project and was extremely pleased with them.
          I am aware of the STCN, I have four of them, and they are outstanding.

          Anybody have input on the small Tang Band Ceramic domes?

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          • #6
            Bargain is the ND25FA plays well above cost. I'd take that over the ND25TA. The high power Dayton tweeters look interesting and worth a try imo. I have both the CSS and Wavecor mentioned above, and would give the nod to the CSS
            John H

            Synergy Horn, SLS-85, BMR-3L, Mini-TL, BR-2, Titan OB, B452, Udique, Vultus, Latus1, Seriatim, Aperivox,Pencil Tower

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            • #7
              In a recent ( local event) tweeter - mid shootout / comparison both the ND25FA and Tymphany NE19VTS-04 did very well the latter was a sleeper for sure. Subsequently the measurements posted here
              https://hificompass.com/en/speakers/...ifa-ne19vts-04 confirmed it is a solid choice too On the day the SB26STCN-C000-04 actually rated worse than both those ...........

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              • #8
                Originally posted by brianbe View Post
                In a recent ( local event) tweeter - mid shootout / comparison both the ND25FA and Tymphany NE19VTS-04 did very well the latter was a sleeper for sure. Subsequently the measurements posted here
                https://hificompass.com/en/speakers/...ifa-ne19vts-04 confirmed it is a solid choice too On the day the SB26STCN-C000-04 actually rated worse than both those ...........
                NE19 seems like a very solid choice. Did you test the ne25?

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                • #9
                  I have a pair of MTM transmission line towers using the HIVi TN25 tweeter crossed at 3K to a pair of Aura NS3s that sounded great.
                  https://www.parts-express.com/hivi-t...eeter--297-408

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                  • #10
                    Did you test the ne25? no not that one ref on the event here , post #1501............
                    https://www.avforums.co.za/index.php...0471.1500.html

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                    • #11
                      Have you look at PE's AMT offerings?

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                      • #12
                        The 25-1719 is alright. Keep it above 2.5k.
                        Later,
                        Wolf
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                        • #13
                          Peerless XT25SC90-04. Less than $20. Small. Not great off-axis but great value.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by guitar maestro View Post
                            Have you look at PE's AMT offerings?
                            The measurements on the PE AMTs are a little wavy for me, they probably sound good but I'm looking for a more predictable response.

                            EDIT:
                            Reviewing the medium sized one around $60, it's not bad. Good option for a 3 way, but expensive for the performance. Worth trying however, and the flat impedance makes it easy to work with.

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                              Originally posted by civit View Post

                              The measurements on the PE AMTs are a little wavy for me, they probably sound good but I'm looking for a more predictable response.

                              EDIT:
                              Reviewing the medium sized one around $60, it's not bad. Good option for a 3 way, but expensive for the performance. Worth trying however, and the flat impedance makes it easy to work with.
                              Yes, many of them have peaks unfortunately, but I can attest that a good manufacturer of AMT's will have good unit-to-unit consistency. I would know, I've traveled down that road. My back-burner 3-way music monitor project will, as you can clearly see, feature some kind of AMT mid-tweeter contraption.







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