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|Originally posted by Tourist
How about Ribbon?
|Originally posted by Jeff Hovis
For dome tweeters, it's pretty hard to beat Hiqupnon.
I am serious...and don't call me Shirley.
Bryan Pape - Lead Acoustician
|Originally posted by jheoaustin
I second this. My speaker designer friend also said it was the best soft dome tweeter he ever listened to.
|Originally posted by Paul Scarpelli
Ah, the natural, extended , effortless treble of Dr. Hill's Plasmatronics. The best ever, yes.
BTW, ask the DST folks what the best Scan-Speak tweeter is, and they'll tell you, without hesitation, the R-29 ring radiator. It's their best and most expensive tweeter, and in my opinion, the best "dome" ever made.
|Originally posted by Scarab33
Same guy who mates a TC Sounds boom box woofer with a sea's magnesium ? Ill take a 9900 thanks..
|Originally posted by bpape
Dynaudio Esotar for a dome
Ribbons as raw drivers I'm not too familiar with but the one in the Maggie MG20 is sweet!
The best ever but no longer made - the Hill Plasma
|Originally posted by Tom Brennan
JBL "cats-eye" horn ring-radiator. I recently sold a 25 year old pair for $600.
Too bad JBL didn't trademark the term "ring-radiator". They've only been making them since the 1950s.
|Originally posted by bamputin
focal use a beryllium tweeter which i haven't heard, but on paper it looks like it's arguably one of the best.
|Originally posted by humbland
i've been a fan of ribbon tweeters for many years (search for my posts on the PRO LX5).
i've had an all LX5 set up for quite some time. the highs were amazing, but the the front channel mids were a bit compromised by coumb filtering (when used in multiple arrays).
my modded LX5 dipole surrounds sound incredible and fit well into our living room.
however, i wanted clearer dialog in the fronts and center, but i wanted to keep my LX5 rears and sides (7.1).
the problem is that the transparent/ethereal sound of ribbon tweeters are a very difficult timber match. i looked into other commercial offerings, but the prices for the technology slowed me down.
then i came upon an early review of the Salk HTS series.
i emailed Jim and talked about the speakers. he is great with answering questions and very proud of his superb designs. with the $ back guaranty, i figured "what have i got to lose"?
i went with the on-wall crossover and the MTMs for left, right and center.
i would say that the ribbon tweeters in the HTS have good dispersion to about 60 degrees off axis. i have mine on swivel wall mounts so that they can be pointed at the seating position. i'll try and include pictures with my review.
the speakers have exceeded my every expectation. my ht sound set up is now the best i have ever heard...
i'm a bang for the buck guy. i think Jim's speakers, while not cheap, represent one of the true values in high end audio. i would compare the cost/benefit ratio to an SVS product (i'm also a big SVS fan).
if i had more money to spend, i would get Jim's Veracity series, but for a dedicated ht i don't think you can beat the HTS.
email Jim Salk. you will be impressed with the customer service.
i'm working on an in depth review of the HTS MTMs. i'll post it at avs when it's done.