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flakko
07-26-2005, 12:52 AM
Okay, since i started glassin today, i decided to switch my SLC tweeter with the CS tweeter and see if i could make some kind of Rainbow "frankenstien" comp set. Apparently it dint work lol dint sound too hot (yes i tried both crossovers). But this is a comparison of the tweeters here are some pix compairing:

the CS is on the left and looks a bit bigger
http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/4019/tweets13ty.jpg

the butts of the 2 tweeters. the CS dwarfs the SLC.
http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/8378/tweets22ov.jpg

now for the sound comparison. The contour tweet was much more laid back and "quieter" than the Soundline, but the contour was MUCH MUCH more detailed. in the IASCA cd JAZN burned me (thanks again ;)) on the intro track, you can here the lady's spit much clearer with the CS tweet, but for some reason it was quieter. The soundline was a bit harsher, and less detailed.

IMHO i like the SLC tweeter better i dont know why, i guess i was accustomed to it or something but the CS tweeter was too laid back for me.

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oh and if you play a test tone with a tweeter, it sounds soo cool! :D

OlogyAudio
07-26-2005, 01:16 AM
thats not a good way to compare tweeters :P -- diffrent xover points im sure -- meant for diffrent drivers interacting with eachother creating all kinds of interesting effects... Interesting though :eek:

flakko
07-26-2005, 01:18 AM
thats not a good way to compare tweeters :P -- diffrent xover points im sure -- meant for diffrent drivers interacting with eachother creating all kinds of interesting effects... Interesting though :eek:

oh yea i used both crossovers with both tweets. kinda swapped them ya know.

OlogyAudio
07-26-2005, 01:29 AM
oh yea i used both crossovers with both tweets. kinda swapped them ya know.

yea :) -- Just the xover not summing to unity near the xover point is my main concern :)

3.5Max6spd
07-26-2005, 10:50 AM
Did you adjust your gains on the comp amp? as they were set for the less power hungry SL's....thats a Cal25 tweet on the Contour, give'm some juice and they get pretty loud, they can def get louder than the SL's from my experience and offer better detail while doing so.

flakko
07-26-2005, 11:14 AM
Did you adjust your gains on the comp amp? as they were set for the less power hungry SL's....thats a Cal25 tweet on the Contour, give'm some juice and they get pretty loud, they can def get louder than the SL's from my experience and offer better detail while doing so.

ah i never took that into consideration... ehh ill stick with my SLC's ;)

3.5Max6spd
07-26-2005, 11:19 AM
ah i never took that into consideration... ehh ill stick with my SLC's ;)

hey man stick to what you like :cool:

JAZN
07-26-2005, 02:52 PM
the lady's spit lol.

acousticguitar
07-28-2005, 01:44 AM
flak, ill take those cal25 tweets if you dont need them ;)

flakko
07-28-2005, 01:46 AM
im pending a sale rite now. if he duznt take them, then theyre yours :)

acousticguitar
07-28-2005, 01:49 AM
what the heck? i didnt know you were selling cal25s?!!?!?!?

flakko
07-28-2005, 01:50 AM
im pending a sale of my contour set

acousticguitar
07-28-2005, 01:52 AM
o okey. :) man, i bet your making a killing on these sets! :)

tho i must say, if i had to do it all over again, i think i would go DIY!

flakko
07-28-2005, 01:54 AM
sell evrything u have (speaker wise) and then start over!! :)

acousticguitar
07-28-2005, 02:12 AM
cant afford the install costs. :)