tweeter extremes...which end of the spectrum to choose?
I've got the opportunity to snag a pair of Aurum Cantus G3s for a REAL nice price. I could get them for ~$350 shipped for the pair or so.
Now, heres the problem. The midrange im using is the Seas Excel W18E, and it REQUIRES a 1.6khz crossover minimum (huge 3rd harmonic peak at 1600hz). I've been planning on using the Peerless HDS 1" tweeter, because its capable of running that low but I would absolutely love to run a pair of ribbons
I picked up a brand new Crown XLS-402 on ebay for $220 shipped, and have yet to decide whether it has enough power to run a pair of Dayton Reference 15s in OB. If not, I can hook it up to my W18Es and get a XLS-602 (only 200 more watts) for the 15s, but $150+ more. Regardless, I have the budget to power the W18Es to their liking (theyre being crossed at 250hz) and will have >200 watts x 2 @ 8ohm available for them.
The Peerless HDS 1" would cost $120 shipped + $240 for a Crown XLS-202 ~$360
The Aurum Cantus G3s would cost about $330-350 + $30 for a t-amp
(100dB sensitivity...Im only going to need a few watts to level match with the seas and daytons)
Aurum Cantus recommends a minimum crossover of 2300hz for the G3 (not sure what order the filter is). I am required to cross the ribbon at 1.6khz at the highest, but have access to LR8 filters.
Which option should I go for?
Also, should 400 x 2 @ 4 be enough for a pair of Dayton Reference 15 HFs on a 24" Open baffle from 50-250hz?
It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong. - Richard Feynman