Originally Posted by Zero.exe
Did I accidentally start something? o_O
haha anyway I was totally unaware most music doesn't have frequencies above 6khz. I Learn something new everyday =)
But the ill-logical question underlies in my mind of "what is better" between the Dynaudio Silks VS the Focal Beryllium.
So lets do this. Ill ask 2 Questions, everyone give me 2 answers. They should be one word answers.
(1) What do you think is better, Dynaudio Silks OR Focal Beryllium?
(2) What do you PREFER, Dynaudio Silks OR Focal Beryllium?
Lets see what we come up with. Im Very curios. Thanks guys for your participation. =)
there is no answer possible to that question.
I have in total 7 identical Focal speakers with the Beryllium tweeter in my homecinema since a couple of years, so I would rather say I know this tweeter you mentioned.
I also have in my other system 3 ribbon tweeters (magnetostatic), and another system with AMT (air motion transformer).
But I would never say, "it is the best". There are so many factors, defining the ability of a speaker, to reproduce the signal, that it is IMPOSSIBLE to say one system is better as the other.
Every technology has it pros and cons.
On the one hand there a the high end dome-tweeters out of beryllium or diamond. Theese materials have no internal resonances in the audible range, so in fact there are extremly few distortions in the sound. But they are not perfect at all. Higher amount of moving mass, imperfect directivity and very sensitive so they need a covering (which impacts the sound too).
On the second hand there are silk domes, wich can be extremly good to (like the Scan Speak Revelator, or some from ATC).
ribbon tweeters are mentioned earlier in this thread. They are good either, but not "the best" too. Because of some technical issues that limit theese systems (power handling for example).
Air Motion Transformers (AMT) are really goot either.
Not to forget about Ion-tweeters, where the sound is emitted from a morphing ion-plasma-ball.
For every type of speaker you find people who will bet for "it is the best".
After years of listening to many speakers (budget up to highest end) and building my own speakers, I say now: There is no "best". Every speaker is a compromise. It depends on what you need and what the conditions (room, acoustic, sound level, distance .... ) are.