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buthatsabuick
06-08-2003, 02:03 AM
when it comes to tweeters what kind of dome is perfered? and why?

paikiah
06-08-2003, 03:27 AM
Originally posted by buthatsabuick
when it comes to tweeters what kind of dome is perfered? and why?

titanium is supposed to be quite ahrsh, meaning that it produces notes in a "sharp" manner, whilst silk or soft domes are supposed to be more soothing.

ss3079
06-08-2003, 12:57 PM
Originally posted by buthatsabuick
when it comes to tweeters what kind of dome is perfered? and why?

Listen to both and see which you like more.

As Jmac stated, most people prefer the silk dome over the titanium dome.

- Steve

bri487
06-08-2003, 04:13 PM
a titanium dome has more of a sharp, ear piercing sound, while a silk dome is a softer sound. i preffer titanium over silk, but that is just my personal preference. listen to them both and decide what you like.

ayoung
06-10-2003, 02:15 AM
I like silk, also it wont stretch and is very light.

paikiah
06-10-2003, 02:19 AM
Originally posted by ayoung
I like silk, also it wont stretch and is very light.

erm, this I don't get...

I've had the feeling that titanium or other metals would be tougher and less prone to stretching than fabric.. unless it's stretching by heat. If stretching is an issue, check out thiel and partner's single diamond piece tweeter. Problem solved. :)

denim
06-10-2003, 11:05 AM
I am a person that prefers the old style pure unfilters sound of the silk dome

paikiah
06-10-2003, 11:40 AM
I sometiems prefer the raw power of horn drivers...

those without attenuators seem to mimic the PA horns that I'm more accustomed to...

ss3079
06-10-2003, 05:59 PM
Originally posted by paikiah
I sometiems prefer the raw power of horn drivers...

those without attenuators seem to mimic the PA horns that I'm more accustomed to...

Now you're talkin' :)

I love my horns...though I got into SQ trying to save my ears, and the horns just cranked away lol. I had them on an Arc Audio 4150CXLR, along with Adire Koda mids...and they screamed - even with an attenuator. So I hooked them up to the power my 7998 supplies and it is now more tolerable:) Mounting them is a pain, however.

- Steve

paikiah
06-10-2003, 08:58 PM
Originally posted by ss3079
Now you're talkin' :)

I love my horns...though I got into SQ trying to save my ears, and the horns just cranked away lol. I had them on an Arc Audio 4150CXLR, along with Adire Koda mids...and they screamed - even with an attenuator. So I hooked them up to the power my 7998 supplies and it is now more tolerable:) Mounting them is a pain, however.

- Steve

Yup, horns have always fascinated me... would be my first choice, if my budget was without limit. Either horns or planar ribbons. ( I know I'll probably mess up the install, but still...)

denim
06-11-2003, 08:46 AM
horns are awsome, too much for me in a smaller car, but in my Explorer they would be great, but would need heavy adjustment to get the shound right