From the houses Scan-Speak and Tymphany, there are some tweeters, all sharing the same front panel. One or the other of them is also outstanding on the P-Audio (PCT-300), or Monacor (WG-300) waveguide. In order to connect the drivers cleanly with the sound conduction, a CNC machined adapter plate was created after many test series, which allows a simple and very precise fitting.
If you have access to an 3-D printer, you may like to download the following file and print out the adapter plate.
The following tweeters are suitable for the conversion
The first ones were rebuilt by me and measured with very good, partly outstanding results. The following all share the same front panel and are, at least extremely similar to one of the measured drivers ... .and there are a few more potential candidates.
Only a few of us own a CNC milling machine. To build such a simple construction as this adapter plate, there is no need for anyone! With jigsaw, cordless screwdriver, router and the following step-by-step instructions, the construction of the adapter plate should not be a problem. It does not even have to be measured 🙂 Let's go ...
- Download PDF (click on the picture)
- Print out with Acrobat Reader (select option "actual size"!)
- Size check: Outer diameter 120mm
- Stick on a 9mm strong piece of MPX / MDF / screen printing plate (spray glue / glue stick ...)
- The drilling holes => drill press is an advantage!
- With the circular milling device (each speaker should have one) 3mm deep to appropriate mark milling (D67mm)
- Use the jigsaw to saw the inner hole and saw off the plate in the last step
From the practice with the "home remedy method" another supplementary tip from Thorsten (www.felbi.at)
If you glue your artwork directly onto the substrate (eg MPX), you will have the difficulty to get it down again later. For visual reasons, that bothered me and came up with the following idea: Before you glue your artwork on the MPX, just past the MPX with tape. Now the artwork will be cut to the size of the MPX board. Spray glue is then sprayed onto the package tape and allowed to dry for about 5 minutes (Note the spray adhesive is not on the paper spray!). Now the print template can be glued on.
Once all drilling and milling work has been completed, the package strap can easily be pulled down again from the MPX board.
First, the front panel of the tweeter must be removed. On some models, this is easily fixed with a silicone-like adhesive. In this case, with a large flat-head screwdriver discreetly "lever" as shown in the following picture. Work slowly and evenly. In advance, of course, the screws of the front panel should have been solved (TX10).
Dressing the waveguide neck
The adapter plate is placed on the sound guide and the neck is ground flat with circular movements (⇒ dust mask).
The following video shows the final montage
Contrary to the indication in the video no M3x16mm, but M3x12mm Screws used! The M4x10mm are welcome, but they do not have to be longer.
Finally, two shots of the Scan-Speak D2604 / 833000 or 830000 & the Peerless XT25TG30-04 with waveguide
You do the conversion on your own responsibility! I accept no liability. Possibly. you lose your warranty claims during the conversion.
I did a lot of conversions and nothing ever happened. I think the manual is pretty foolproof 🙂
The plans of the adapter plate are the intellectual property of Heissmann-Acoustics.de, Alexander Heißmann. Any transfer requires my express consent.
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