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What project should I do next? I am going to pick up a pair of those cast frame 6.5" from Julefidelity and I have that second pair of the ceramic tweeters I used in the Ersatz project - that might make a great combo.
I have a variety of 4" AliExpress woofers and tweeters floating around - should I pick that project up again? I am thinking the black anodized aluminum cone woofers with that snazzy copper colored nipple tweeter in a MTM. I also have a pair of AMT tweeters with a nice aluminum frame that I could probably use.
Poly cone 5" SB MTM with the beast mode nipple tweeter in a waveguide?
Old school TM with that cool looking poly cone (with the ruffles have ridges surround) Tang Band and North Creek tweeters? Maybe some old school Seas tweeters instead? A vintage TM using Silver Flute 5" woofers and some OG Denmark built XT25?
Help me decide, guys. I want to consume drivers - I plan on gifting quite a few speakers this coming fall/winter. I have well over 1000 crossover components - I want to thin the herd there, as well.
Give the Julefidelity 6.5" some exposure.
Hybrid open baffle mid 3-way. No tunnel please...could use multiple mids
With the Julefidelity as the OB mid!
JF woofer it is.
Made a visit to Julefidelity Sunday am now the proud owner of one of their 6.5" woofers.
It appears to be an HDS basket and SDS cone/motor. Build quality is excellent. TS parameters are a little odd, but during break-in it was pretty quiet, I wasn't picking up on a lot of harmonics.
It is very sensitive for an 8 ohm 6.5" woofer (91db/1W) so that is a definite plus. I'm still toying with an alignment for it.
What tweeter should I use? I can wait for the JF tweeter to hit the shore or I can use the same ceramic tweeter I used in Ersatz. Maybe that copper nippled Vifa knockoff?
Wait for the slow boat from China, man!
This looks like a good option to keep it high value repeatable.
I'm not sure those are going to be around much longer, though.
It would be a tragic loss seeing these to disappear ..... I really like superflat nonresonant onaxis freq response +/-1dB !!!
The higher directivity prohibits edge diffraction above 6000Hz ... (untreated baffle edges)
This tweeter should be a standard tweeter in a kinda reference speaker 2way system.
JR, I hope you are wrong. Might buy a pair just to be safe.
Well they only have 42 of them left.
There are still these.
Madisound has something like 40 , but PE has 318 and digikey has 243.
Given how Peerless is pulling out of the DIY market...
The XT25 is extremely popular - I like to think Peerless would leave it available but it is at a very real risk of disappearing. 600 available is not really very many.
Those are legit alternatives and I doubt Scanspeak is going to pull their lower end stuff from the market any time soon.
I might be able to do that.
It stood for many years as the standard. There are better now, but for a very long time you had to spend a LOT more to get marginally better performance. It still holds its own against quite a few higher priced tweeters.
Even when it was relatively expensive, it was a good value. At the current sale price at Madisound it is a remarkable bargain.