Bose speakers and their tweeter

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  1. John Roger

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    What is the tweeter used in 201/301 bose speakers? I have an old 201 series III. The tweeter looks cheap.What type is it?
    What is the best type of tweeter?
     
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    A VERY cheap cone tweeter. Like what you see in cheap boom boxes and shelf systems.

    Bose pays next to nothing for them.

    The woofers are the cheapest I have seen. Stamped steel frame, thin paper cone, and untreated foam surround.
     
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    Best tweeter? In general, dome tweeters (3/4-1") are the most popular on speakers from $100 - $100,000. They range from a few bucks at the OEM level, all the way up to many thousands of dollars for hi-end ones. There are also horn tweeters (my favorite [​IMG] ), which are very sensitive and detailed. Then some hi-end companies use ribbon, planar, etc, etc. tweeters - many different types, they tend to be very expensive.

    Overall, if you see a cone tweeter, it is not a good thing. Dome tweeters are the standard. Here is something to look at:

    http://www.partsexpress.com/webpage....&WebPage_ID=30

    You can browse all the different tweeters and other drivers.
     
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    What about series V.Are they domes?

    But someone told me old bose speakers are good.Their new ones are crap.And what's this "stereo everywhere", "direct/reflecting", is the stuff for real?

    I think replacing the tweeters is a bad idea so would go for new speakers.

    What speakers deliver crisp and sharp trebles?Wat abt Jbl with bi-radials? I have recently heard a warfedale with a soft dome.Trebles were very low.So I think titanium domes are the way to go.
     
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