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Speaker Tweaks!! Anyone tried this?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by WBC, Feb 9, 2004.

  1. WBC

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    Guys

    Found these on the web, anyone tried?

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    I enjoy a fairly robust listening level. However, when I turn the volume up, my cone tweeters get harsh-sounding. I had a spare piece of acoustic insulation lying around, so I tried covering the tweeter with it.

    Setup
    I cut a small piece of acoustic insulation the size of the tweeter(make sure it's not foam, but the fiberglass kind of stuff) and sewed it onto the back of the speaker grill so that it covered the tweeter.

    Use
    after setting it up, just put the grill back in place

    Performance
    Made it sound like a Hi-end soft dome tweeter. A good word to describe the sound is crystalline.
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    Construction
    Buy heavy felt from the fabric department. Also, get some double sided tape. Measure how wide your dome tweeter is and cut a hole in the felt for it.(usually 1 inch) Cut the outside of the ring (3-4 inches) begin applying tape until you have a uniform covering.

    Setup
    Place the rings around your tweeters, modifying as needed to match your speaker face.

    Use
    Felt is very good at controlling high frequencies. It will absorb the off-axis treble and reflection from the speaker face

    Performance
    High end detail is more precise and controls over brightness. Improved overall tonality.

    Other
    It looks great as an intire facelift for mini-monitors(non-reflective)and comes in colors as well!
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    Stace :D
     
  2. Hawklord

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    If the speakers were not satistfactory at higher levels why purchase them in the first place? That's why it's important to audition before you buy.:)
    It may be worth fiddling with budget speakers to improve sound but I'd be a bit reluctant to start butchering my Ninka's lol :thumbsdow
     
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    That'll be similar to the Russ Andrews 'Focus Rings', then..?

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    I've never seen them before, got to be better than arsing around cutting up fabric.

    Been on the site but doesn't really give a good explanation of what they achieve (in laymans terms anyway)?? Will they help with the brightness of the speaker?

    Stace :D
     
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    Haven't a clue what they'll do do the brightness, I'm afraid - only posted the picture 'cuz I just got a brochure from Russ Andrews; not that I can afford much in it!
     
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    If trebble sounds harsh at high volumes then:

    A) You most likely need more amplifier power.

    B) Examine you listening environment. Do you have loads of reflective surfaces like glass or hard objects.

    A lot of time and design goes into loudspeaker manufacture including front baffle response....
     
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    I had some of these rings on an old pair of Revolver Purdeys. They soften the treble and act a bit like putting a tube around the tweeter. I'd recommend them if your tweeter is to bright sounding.
     
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    How about a decent helping of margarine, liberally applied to the tweeters (does work guvner, honestly, HI-Fi+ award winner):laugh:
     
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    I find peanut butter works better. Smooth not chunky, of course.

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    Doh!, I don't have any tweeters.
     
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    How about rubbing snake oil into your woofer? Would that have any effect?
     
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    Well with the BBC monitors we used to use a couple of pieces of toilet paper taped across the tweeter to even the response!
     
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    Unused toilet paper of course!

    Otherwise you would'mt want to call them "near field" monitors! LOL
     
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    Don't be disgusting! :mad:

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