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  • Alternatives to upgrade from a SB29

    Hi All,

    I did a search to see if there was any info on this topic but i did not see any.
    I am currently using an SB29 tweeter in a 3 way design. XC at 2400hz 2nd order. I know that for the money it is a very good performer. But lets say I had some money and i wanted an upgrade. If my budget is $400 pr could i get something that would outperform the SB29? Would it be a significant upgrade? Thank you in advance for taking the time to read this.

  • #2
    Re: Alternatives to upgrade from a SB29

    Since you're not trying to cross super low I'd highly recommend the Transducer Labs N26MG. And a pair happen to fit way under your $400 budget.
    Craig

    I drive way too fast to worry about cholesterol.

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    • #3
      Re: Alternatives to upgrade from a SB29

      PWR RYD,

      should I be concerned at all about it being a metal driver. In the past I have been told that they are difficult to work with (controlling resonances and all). Thanks.

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      • #4
        Re: Alternatives to upgrade from a SB29

        Not at all. They are actually quite easy and will be an upgrade to the sb. By how much is a matter of opinion.
        https://www.facebook.com/Mosaic-Audi...7373763888294/

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        • #5
          Re: Alternatives to upgrade from a SB29

          Also, listing your other drivers, would give an indication if the upgrade would be worth it and if a higher grade tweeter would be a good fit and compliment the mid and the bass drivers. In that budget and the ~2500 Hz crossover, yo ucan fit in some nice ribbons too, if that is what you prefer.

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          • #6
            Re: Alternatives to upgrade from a SB29

            Have you thought about going with the SB Satori tweeter, from what others have said (I haven't gotten to hear it) it has received a lot of accolades.

            Just a thought, but I would also tell you the TL's already mentioned are hard to beat and quite impressive.
            Paul

            The "SB's" build page
            http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...-4-(pic-heavy)

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            • #7
              Re: Alternatives to upgrade from a SB29

              Good suggestion bullitstang. Another tweeter in your budget to consider would be the aircirc:

              https://www.madisoundspeakerstore.co...-textile-dome/
              Craig

              I drive way too fast to worry about cholesterol.

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              • #8
                Re: Alternatives to upgrade from a SB29

                Cabinets cut yet? https://www.madisoundspeakerstore.co...-tweeter-each/
                "He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you." Friedrich Nietzsche

                http://www.diy-ny.com/

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                • #9
                  Re: Alternatives to upgrade from a SB29

                  One word...........AVIAWAVE.
                  " To me, the soundstage presentation is more about phase and distortion and less about size. However, when you talk about bass extension, there's no replacement for displacement". Tyger23. 4.2015

                  Quote Originally Posted by hongrn. Oct 2014
                  Do you realize that being an American is like winning the biggest jackpot ever??

                  http://www.midwestaudioclub.com/spot...owell-simpson/
                  http://s413.photobucket.com/albums/pp216/arlis/

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                  • #10
                    Re: Alternatives to upgrade from a SB29

                    Originally posted by [email protected] View Post
                    One word...........AVIAWAVE.
                    2400 LR2 may be pushing it for that tweeter.
                    "He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you." Friedrich Nietzsche

                    http://www.diy-ny.com/

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                    • #11
                      Re: Alternatives to upgrade from a SB29

                      It will not do it. Any volume at that point will fry it.
                      craigk

                      " Voicing is often the term used for band aids to cover for initial design/planning errors " - Pallas

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                      • #12
                        Re: Alternatives to upgrade from a SB29

                        My speaker is on a build thread here called Lambda. I use a Dayton RS270 peerless HDS 6" mid 830883.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Alternatives to upgrade from a SB29

                          Originally posted by jimbones View Post
                          My speaker is on a build thread here called Lambda. I use a Dayton RS270 peerless HDS 6" mid 830883.
                          There aren't many builds with that peerless mid - another option would be look for builds with that mid and see what tweeter has been used and where they were crossed and any particular nuances or issues the designer faced and needed to correct

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                          • #14
                            Re: Alternatives to upgrade from a SB29

                            OK, I know that Blair used it. He used a neo 3 with it i think.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Alternatives to upgrade from a SB29

                              I recently bought a pair of those Peerless 830883 drivers. I haven't measured them yet but the build quality looks excellent! Looking at the factory specs I wouldn't try to cross any higher than 2500 Hz due to directivity.
                              Craig

                              I drive way too fast to worry about cholesterol.

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