Could I transplant a tweeter from JBL S38II to E90?

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  1. DavidHuguet

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    I've been thinking that towers would work better in my new setup and I have s38II's all around right now. saw good deals on the e90's, but I know they have different tweeters.

    so I was thinking, couldn't I just transplant the tweeters and then I could use the modified towers and they'd be timbre matched? I don't know if the tweeters from the e90's though are the same size and whether the s28's could come out....if I remember correctly they have that solid plate on there...

    dave
     
  2. John Garcia

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    In short, it wouldn't be simple. You would need to basically create an all new crossover. The tweeter isn't the only thing that gives you a timbre match; a speaker is a complete design that integrates each driver. Crossover is critical, as is cabinet tuning (for midbass/bass drivers).
     
  3. DorianBryant

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    The S38 uses a 1" titanium tweeter and the E90's use a 3/4" titanium laminate tweeter. Very different tweeters and as John said, there are other factors involved. I wouldn't do it...
     

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