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Romy the Cat


Boston, MA
Posts 9,704
Joined on 05-27-2004

Post #: 61
Post ID: 3764
Reply to: 2974
The new Tweeters for Macondo are here.

As some you guys who flow this thread know my search for Macondo lead me to the world of ribbons. In the mid of last October some of you (I believe it was Chris) pointed out to the RAAL company. I was skeptical but decided to explore the opportunely. This lead to very unexpected result and to a very interesting project. After many conversations RAAL and me formed out a “research projects” endorsing some very “obnoxious” requirements with the ambition to make a “new tweeter”. Well, after a few a month and few hundreds (thousands!) dollars the project is through and the tweeters are sitting here.

I’m making this post to logically summarize this thread. All information about my experiences with the “RAAL WATER DROP TWEETER” will be posted in a dedicated thread. Thanks for everyone who suggests different things – it was educational thread.

Chris, in the begging of the thread I promised that person who will lead me to a new tweeter will get a gift. Well, I need to play with this tweeter for a while to figure out if the project was success. Then I will in my ultimate Jewish frugality determine how valuable the gift should be…. :-)

Stand by guys, more information will be coming, it should be very interesting...
Romy the Cat


"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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cv
Derby, United Kingdom
Posts 173
Joined on 09-15-2004

Post #: 62
Post ID: 3767
Reply to: 3764
RAAL's arrival
Hello Romy,
I just saw the photos - looks like fantastic work by Aleks.
As for the gift - well, if the project is a success and me and other S2 users can buy tweeters with that spec and sound , and without the risk and R&D costs - surely that's a gift enough?
Best,
cv

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Romy the Cat


Boston, MA
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Post #: 63
Post ID: 3947
Reply to: 2974
Another tweeter for Macondo’s S2.

BTW, I would like to mention one more opportunity for the folks who are playing with S2 driver.

There is another interesting tweeter option: use the HF section of the Tannoy’s dual concentric drivers (only form 50s-60s). The design of those drivers was very simples and to disassemble the driver into one very easy manageable tweeter of very easy to do. The tweet looks like around 100dB sensitivity. The horn in there garbage and might be worked with and you would need own 2-4 order crossover as the Tannoy’s dual concentric tweeter is essentially a MF driver. If I do not have the RAAL’s “Water Drop” I would defiantly go further with it as I feel it might be worthy.

It is all yours.
The Cat


"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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Romy the Cat


Boston, MA
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Post #: 64
Post ID: 6121
Reply to: 2974
Townshend Audio Ribbon Tweeter

Here is another very interning solution to compliment S2 driver with top end. Townshend Audio have their Ribbon Tweeter with reported 110dB sensitivity and price of $1500.

http://www.townshendaudio.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=27&Itemid=81

I never had this tweeter and I have no intention to try but for someone who look for options to use a Ribbon Tweeter to compliment S2 it might be an opportunity.

The caT


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Romy the Cat


Boston, MA
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Post #: 65
Post ID: 6129
Reply to: 6121
Correction: Townshend Ribbon and sensitivity.
 Romy the Cat wrote:
Here is another very interning solution to compliment S2 driver with top end. Townshend Audio have their Ribbon Tweeter with reported 110dB sensitivity and price of $1500.

http://www.townshendaudio.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=27&Itemid=81

I never had this tweeter and I have no intention to try but for someone who look for options to use a Ribbon Tweeter to compliment S2 it might be an opportunity. The caT
Actually looking more at the Townshend Ribbon I realized that it would not be so perfect for S2. For S2 you would need 103dB-109dB at 15kHz but the Townshend has 88dB. Too little…. They claim 110dB at 50K that is hardly relevant for practical applications. Sorry, it was a wrong alert.


"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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  »  New  Macondo Horns: biography...  Macondo with Pussy Eyes....  Horn-Loaded Speakers Forum     2  50421  05-18-2005
  »  New  Null-set dipole butterfly tweeters...  Null-set dipole butterfly tweeters...  Audio Discussions  Forum     1  24102  10-16-2006
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  »  New  The most promising “best” commercial speaker..  Cessaro new Loudspeaker...  Horn-Loaded Speakers Forum     191  1426891  12-06-2006
  »  New  RAAL “Water Drop” tweeter for Macondo...  Your comment takes me by surprise...  Horn-Loaded Speakers Forum     77  747843  02-16-2007
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