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iamamp3pimp
02-20-2007, 06:26 PM
http://www.madisound.com/cgi-bin/index.cgi?cart_id=9941583.8971&pid=1283

Imtjnotu
02-20-2007, 06:27 PM
a diamond tweeter???? why not just home make the plasma ones and have it sound better

Trey803
02-20-2007, 06:27 PM
ferro fluid loaded? wtf

Beat_Dominator
02-20-2007, 06:31 PM
There are $4,000 compression tweeters out there :fyi:

iamamp3pimp
02-20-2007, 06:34 PM
I bet.

dont understand it though

smd4life
02-20-2007, 06:35 PM
.04mh.......:sneaky:

sinistr
02-20-2007, 06:55 PM
I'm not really surprised, companies are always coming out with some super exspensive piece of equipment, audio related or not, and there will always be people with more money then brains that will buy it.

in this particular case, would the sound difference(if any) be noticable enough to warrant the price tag?

ScottGS400
02-20-2007, 07:30 PM
"Response to @100kHz"

Wow, that's awesome... I should get a pair for my dog.

iamamp3pimp
02-20-2007, 07:35 PM
i noticed that as well.

kind of worthless.

neonrt
02-20-2007, 07:39 PM
"Response to @100kHz"

Wow, that's awesome... I should get a pair for my dog.

I have cats, fyi

djdilliodon
02-20-2007, 08:39 PM
Best part by looking at it you would think its a $15 tweeter :O

squeak9798
02-20-2007, 09:13 PM
Same company had a mid that went for $10,800 each.

Hebrew Hammer
02-20-2007, 11:35 PM
accutons are good drivers...I've listed to a set of coletrains "40,000 dollar pair of loudspeakers" that had that tweeter in it...way to harsh.......and not my cup of tea...I've also listend to the B&W with the diamond tweeters and thought those ****** as well....

Beat_Dominator
02-21-2007, 12:29 AM
Accutons are an aquired taste. Me being an electro-stat guy..... I like the sound :)

Thin but accurate.

That Hammer ^ has bad taste, so don't listen to him :fyi:



;)

Schuey2002
02-21-2007, 12:47 AM
If you plucked out the diamond, would you still be able to get it appraised for anywhere near that price? :eyebrow:

Audio Junkies
02-21-2007, 10:14 AM
I was trying to find out how exactly they make diamond domes for these tweeters and stumbled onto this...

http://www.azom.com/details.asp?ArticleID=2743

From what it says they synthetically grow the diamonds into cone shapes, or at least B&W does it that way. Pretty interesting stuff.

pimpedout97x
02-21-2007, 10:19 AM
anyone who spends that much just for SQ drivers is crazy. thats just rediculous.

ultimate157
02-21-2007, 10:29 AM
If you plucked out the diamond, would you still be able to get it appraised for anywhere near that price? :eyebrow:

It's not a real diamond. IIRC its synthetic diamond molded into a dome shape. There was a long writeup/review on this tweeter. They made it out of diamonds because of its strength and ability to withstand distortion up to 100,000hz

pimpedout97x
02-21-2007, 10:32 AM
still not worth the price IMO. i wouldnt buy it if i was bill gates. i dont have an ear for a 2600 dollar tweeter. plus all i listen to is rap, i dont need that kind of a tweeter.

JimJ
02-21-2007, 10:35 AM
anyone who spends that much just for SQ drivers is crazy. thats just rediculous.

Maybe for individual speakers, but for a finished product $2.5k is cheap in the home audio world :)

And yeah, music choice does play a role...

pimpedout97x
02-21-2007, 10:37 AM
ya i know overall price, but that much for 1 driver is insane

ill get some supa tweetah's instead :laugh:

JimJ
02-21-2007, 10:38 AM
Eh, we all have our preferences...

:)

jmanpc
02-21-2007, 10:46 AM
who cares if a tweeter can play up to 100kHz.... I can only hear up to about 18kHz. I know that sound above 20kHz has an influence on harmonics.... but seriously... 100k is just useless

luvinthebass
02-21-2007, 10:49 AM
who cares if a tweeter can play up to 100kHz.... I can only hear up to about 18kHz. I know that sound above 20kHz has an influence on harmonics.... but seriously... 100k is just useless

:P:

Gary S
02-21-2007, 03:27 PM
That would be like paying $250 for a special flavor ice cream cone.

Speakers are like ice cream. What flavor of distortion do you want?

grassroots
02-21-2007, 03:37 PM
no thanks... i'll buy a whole new substage for that much instead...


ferro fluid loaded? wtf

it's liquid cooled...