Originally Posted by Bill Fitzmaurice
It's a good tweeter, but it's far from the best available. What your experience mainly points out is how cheap most OEM drivers are.
Yes, I agree with that assessment! It is so true that the quality of the components are often not reflected by the price of the speaker.
I have been building speakers since the 70's and most was trial and error, or copying speakers that were in the stores like Crazy Eddie, etc (remember how it was pre-internet? LOL!). Anyway, I am far from an audiophile, but I do know what I like, what I want, and what I can afford. For the price (a pair of tweeters for $25, and they normally sell for about $23 a piece) it was a major upgrade over a $5 Mylar dome with a capacitor on it as the sole crossover system in those speakers!
At any rate, I found this tweeter was very popular and used in a number of speaker projects I found on the net. Upgrading these speakers has been fun, easy, rather inexpensive and very rewarding. My kids (ages 9 , 13, and 23) all learned a good lesson in speaker basics. Plus how to solder connections, connect and mount a crossover circuit board, experiment with different amounts of acoustic dampener, build custom speaker mounts that angle the highest speakers into the target listening area, etc. My daughter (13) helped rout speaker wire around the room on the outside of the house, drilled the holes through the siding to the inside, sealed the holes, added plastic tubing to protect the outside run of wire, and on and on. This has been a fun, if not modest, 5.1 home theater project. Pretty nice upgrade from a pair of Klipsch bookshelf speakers and an old Warfdale sub!