ht kits with ribbon tweeters?

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  1. Eric:F

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    i'm looking for a speaker kit for the front 3 channels of a dedicated ht set up.
    i want to have 6" midbass drivers and ribbon tweeters.
    max i can spend is about $300 each ($900 total). i don't need exotic veneers or finishes.
    does anyone know of a proven design to point me to?
    thanks,
    eric
     
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    Just so you know, ribbon tweeters have almost no vertical dispersion when compared to conventional dome tweeters. The 'sweet spot' is fundamentally the height of the ribbon element itself. That means it's basically necessary to have your head positioned so that your ears are in a direct line of sight with the radiating element of the ribbon, otherwise you won't hear the high frequencies.

    Also the ribbon elements themselves are also extremely fragile. They can't be touched or exposed to wind. Be VERY careful with vacuum cleaners, fans, children or pets around them!

    That being said, know that they are probably the best sounding tweeters available
     
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    thanks for the help.
    any other suggestions?
    best,
    eric
     
  5. Brian Fellmeth

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    Yeah, I've got one. Check this

    Dennis Murphy's "plop in the box"

    Under your budget at about $200 per box, and you don't even have to build the cabinets- design uses the spectacular (esp the black) parts express premade cabs. While the woofer is a little smaller than 6 inch, this will easily handle an 80 Hz or so HT crossover with a sub.
     
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    I second this one. They are pretty fragile.
     

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