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    Hello all! I recently acquired some Audax HT100KO midbass drivers, and I am looking for tweeter suggestions that will pair up nicely with them. I have a copy of an Audax publication that dates back about 20 years or so, and in it is a kit design that uses the HT100KO along with the TW010I1 tweeter along with a very simple crossover design (attached schematic). Since the TW010I1 is no longer available, so I'm looking for suggestions on tweeters that might be drop-in replacements using this design. I'm much more of a builder than a designer, so I really appreciate any advice and recommendations. I want to keep it simple and affordable, this will be a fun little project!

    Thank you all!!!
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    Re: Looking for tweeter suggestions and recommendations

    Here is a link to the TWO10I1 specs: http://www.parts-express.com/audax-t...-twee--276-025
    And the HT100KO (found this online through a google seach, so no validation to accuracy): MANUF: AUDAX ID: HT100KO
    Re: 5.9, Fs: 58, Vas: .00521, Qes: .48, Qms: 2.51, Sd: ..0051, Pe: 30, Xmax: .003, Le: .34, Diam: 4, mms: .00526, bl: 4.855, sens: 85.253, qts: .3924 , accel: 922.6, frame: STEEL, cone: KEVLAR, surr: RUBBER

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      Re: Looking for tweeter suggestions and recommendations

      Those tweeters can stilly be found overseas with a little searching, otherwise any 1/2" Mylar or aluminum 8 ohm/ 91 dB tweeter would be fine. Something like this would prolly work:
      http://www.parts-express.com/goldwoo...eeter--270-170
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        Re: Looking for tweeter suggestions and recommendations

        If you want to keep it all Audax, these would be a solid pick:
        http://m.ebay.com/itm/281224761728?nav=SEARCH&sbk=1
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          Re: Looking for tweeter suggestions and recommendations

          Originally posted by 6thplanet View Post
          If you want to keep it all Audax, these would be a solid pick:
          http://m.ebay.com/itm/281224761728?nav=SEARCH&sbk=1
          Thanks for the suggestion! Those might be worth trying, if for no other reason than to stay as true to the original classic design as possible. I'm also looking at these: http://www.parts-express.com/vifa-d1...eeter--264-500.

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            Re: Looking for tweeter suggestions and recommendations

            That Audax is only kicking in up around 8-10k or so. Dayton's 5/8" ND should work, 275-025 ($10).
            Change the 3uF series cap to a 5uF, and drop the series resistor (R1).
            Change the parallel resistor (R2) to 5 ohms.

            This should be within a dB of that old TW anyhow.

            If you come back later (and I have the time) I can trace those F/Z plots you provided and probably come up with a better (2nd order) XO for an even better result. That little woofer has some breakup issues up around 8kHz that aren't being delt with. I'll also check and see what a Zobel could do to help the rolloff.

            Chris

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            • #7
              Re: Looking for tweeter suggestions and recommendations

              Originally posted by Chris Roemer View Post
              That Audax is only kicking in up around 8-10k or so. Dayton's 5/8" ND should work, 275-025 ($10).
              Change the 3uF series cap to a 5uF, and drop the series resistor (R1).
              Change the parallel resistor (R2) to 5 ohms.

              This should be within a dB of that old TW anyhow.


              If you come back later (and I have the time) I can trace those F/Z plots you provided and probably come up with a better (2nd order) XO for an even better result. That little woofer has some breakup issues up around 8kHz that aren't being delt with. I'll also check and see what a Zobel could do to help the rolloff.

              Chris
              Thanks Chris! If you have time, I would really be interested in that a 2nd order xo and Zobel!

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              • #8
                Re: Looking for tweeter suggestions and recommendations

                Here's the 2nd order HP (as if drawn L > R, amp to drivers):
                4uF series cap, then a 0.15mH shunt coil (to ground), lastly an L-pad: series resistor = 4 ohms, parallel = 6 ohms.

                2nd order LP w/notch: 0.80mH series coil (#20) WITH a tiny 0.47uF cap in parallel with this coil, then a 3uF shunt cap (to gnd).

                This would have a very similar FR to the 1st order XO, except that the drivers are crossing a lot more steeply above 4kHz (naturally, 'cause it's 2nd order). It should be a LOT smoother above 2kHz. The breakup on the AUDAX woofer in the 7k-9k range is pushed down about an additional 20dB (-18 to -24dB).

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                • #9
                  Re: Looking for tweeter suggestions and recommendations

                  Thank you Chris! Like this?
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                  • #10
                    Re: Looking for tweeter suggestions and recommendations

                    Exactly.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Looking for tweeter suggestions and recommendations

                      Again, Chris, thank you. I'll start a project thread and keep you posted once construction begins.

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