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#201053 - 2013-11-17 23:18 New tweeters ****
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I just installed new tweeters in my DSP8000's which I thought were great sounding to begin with. I had questioned the logic of those who had said to replace them. Wow, was I wrong. There is a vast difference between the old and new tweeters. The old ones appeared to have been made in 2000 and the new ones last May. If you want to wake up your DSP's get new tweeters, you won't be sorry. At the price of new tweeters I can't think of any other tweak that could provide more bang for the buck. Definitely brought a lot of the music forward out of the background. And metallic instruments sound perfect with more bite. Back into demo mode.


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#201059 - 2013-11-17 23:43 Re: New tweeters [Re: CMB Integrations - Bruce]
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Bruce,
That sounds great.
How much was the cost of the replacements, if you don't mind me asking?
cheers
Tim


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#201062 - 2013-11-18 00:04 Re: New tweeters [Re: Tim]
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We're the old ones ferrofluid filled? You can see my DSP420 thread were I had to replace several - the speakers sound amazing now - as good as new - I paid 125 USD each for new ones


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#201063 - 2013-11-18 00:14 Re: New tweeters [Re: Thymanst]
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I just read your thread, the tweeters were the SEAS 25TAFN-QG (H0623-06)?
These seem to go for a lot less than 125 (Dollars?) in the UK


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#201065 - 2013-11-18 00:22 Re: New tweeters [Re: Tim]
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25 TAFC/GW-BS1 H 1054-6ohm. Exact match for originals. Can be had about $300.00 USD retail. Prices vary elsewhere.


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#201066 - 2013-11-18 00:42 Re: New tweeters [Re: CMB Integrations - Bruce]
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Well, I don't doubt it a bit Bruce. As I recall your 8ks hadn't been used regularly for a while before you bought them. Same with my 6ks. When I replaced the tweeters it was like somebody turned on the lights. Now you can start saving up for a cap change out in a couple of years...


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#201068 - 2013-11-18 01:09 Re: New tweeters [Re: CMB Integrations - Bruce]
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Bruce,
Did you source the drive units yourself and them also install them, or did you have someone else do this?
thanks
Tim


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#201077 - 2013-11-18 02:19 Re: New tweeters [Re: Tim]
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Originally Posted By: Tim
I just read your thread, the tweeters were the SEAS 25TAFN-QG (H0623-06)?
These seem to go for a lot less than 125 (Dollars?) in the UK
They are old stock everywhere - I contacted several European parts places and only one was able to source some and they had to go through Seas - they would have been half the price but were going to take a couple of weeks to get to me - I got them through a local dealer who ordered from Meridian (Marc koval could have gotten them also, but he preferred I went through a dealer so not to not step on any toes.)


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#201080 - 2013-11-18 03:21 Re: New tweeters [Re: Tim]
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Yes I sourced and installed them myself. A phillips screwdriver, a soldering iron, and some silver solder is all you need. The replacements I got were genuine Meridian tweeters.


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#201088 - 2013-11-18 04:30 Re: New tweeters [Re: CMB Integrations - Bruce]
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Bruce,

Did you install the 25 TAFC/GW-BS1 H 1054-6ohm?
Which exact type are the original M?

How does it sound now with critical female voices and woodwind instruments?
Does you get a metallic glare or you still hear the wood and not metal?
How many music-hours are on the chassis?
Do you have a picture?

Thanks Robert


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#201092 - 2013-11-18 05:05 Re: New tweeters [Re: CMB Integrations - Bruce]
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Originally Posted By: Bruce Sinclair
Yes I sourced and installed them myself. A phillips screwdriver, a soldering iron, and some silver solder is all you need. The replacements I got were genuine Meridian tweeters.
An inspiration to us all smile


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#201094 - 2013-11-18 05:26 Re: New tweeters [Re: RobertW]
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Loc: Lexington, South Carolina, USA
Did you install the 25 TAFC/GW-BS1 H 1054-6ohm? Yes

Which exact type are the original M? The ones I installed and the ones removed

How does it sound now with critical female voices and woodwind instruments? Not sure yet

Does you get a metallic glare or you still hear the wood and not metal? Metallics like cymbals are very realistic

How many music-hours are on the chassis? No Idea I bought them used

Do you have a picture? They look exactly the same. what sort of item needs to be photographed?


www.cmbintegrations.com

Personal System #1 Theta Digital Cassablanca 4, 218, DSP8000.2SE, DSP7200SEHC, Revel F228be, Revel B112, Monitor Audio Silver 10, ATI 200WX5 Amp, JVC RS15, Shunyata Denali 6000S, Alpha power cables, Black Diamond Zero Edge screen. QNAP TS-251 3TB
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