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Originally Posted by Metaphysician
I'm using a center with a Linaeum thin-film tweeter for my 1.7s. Long out of production, it's no CC3, but it manages to keep up pretty well. Since it's in a center speaker, it's a monopole, not a dipole like other implementations of the Linaeum, but it has wide horizontal dispersion.
Now if i can only get around to finishing up the home-spun diffusors for the 1.7s, I think the whole set up will improve.
I have a pair of small speakers that use a linaeum tweeters and that tweeter is surprisingly nice sounding. Which model do you have? Radio Shack, years ago, sold a few custom speakers under their Optimus brand that used that tweeter. I bought a pair of their Optimus LX5's when they had them on a great sale back in the early 90's. They have a cast metal case for the 5" woofer with a linaeum tweeter mounted on top protected by a metal cage around it. The tweeter has 360 degree dispersion. I recall paying 100 bucks for the pair when the normal price was $149 each.
I've had them hooked to my main system sitting on top of the Thiel 3.6's that normally are the main front speakers. Using an appropriately adjusted pair of subwoofers with them, the LX5's don't produce much of any bass on their own, the sound was very nice, with a nice deep soundstage. I never heard much in the way of press about those linaeum tweeters but they are a very interesting design and one that can sound very good.
Main system: Thiel 3.6 L/R speakers, Pair of Velodyne F1500r subs, B&W HTM center, Emotiva and Polk RTi 28 surrounds, Integra DHC 9.9 pre/proc, Pair of Emotiva XPA-1's, Emotiva XPA-5, Threshold SA/4e, pair of Threshold S/200's, Oracle Delphi TT w Magnepan Unitrac 1 arm and Shure V15 - Vmr, Logitech Squeezebox Touch, Oppo BDP 83 optical disc player, Threshold T2 preamp, Denon DR-M44HX cassette, Pioneer CLD-97 Laserdisc. LG PF1500 led projector,Elite 100"tab tension-ed motorized screen.
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