Test Peerless / Tymphany XT25TG-30 / 04 (XT-300 / K4) at the waveguide WG-300 / PCT-300 4 Ω ring emitter with waveguide

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Measurements in 20x40cm baffle, 10mm rounded, in 70cm distance at 2,83V. Level scaled to 1m.

The Waveguide was milled with a CNC adapter plate mounted on the tweeter.

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XT25TG-30 / 04 Sound pressure at angles

Vifa XT-300 (XT25TG-30 / 04) WG300 Sound pressure at angles

System-induced overshoot in the frequency band of 1-7kHz. This can be due to their symmetry very easy to equalize with the crossover. It is the purpose of a sound guide to act as an acoustic amplifier. This results in a more uniform bundling and higher load capacity. The Vifa XT-300 (XT25TG-30 / 04) fits perfectly with the waveguide. Extremely uniform bundling without significant disturbances. Due to the large dome (30mm voice coil) slightly stronger directivity from 8kHz.Recommendation: On the axis a slight increase> 8kHz in the tweeter schedule.

XT25TG-30 / 04 Sound pressure standardized at angles to 0 °

Vifa XT-300 (XT25TG-30 / 04) WG300 Sound pressure normalized at angles

Vifa XT-300 (XT25TG-30 / 04) WG300 Sound pressure normalized at angles

Here, the frequency response was linearized on axis. The 2. Picture (sonogram) clearly shows the excellent uniform straightening behavior of the combination of XT-300 and the waveguide.

XT25TG-30 / 04 decay behavior

Vifa XT-300 at Waveguide WG-300 decay behavior

Minimal delayed decay by 2kHz. Otherwise perfectly.

XT25TG-30 / 04 harmonic distortions

Vifa XT-300 at the waveguide WG-300 harmonic distortion

As expected, the distortion decreases compared to the variant without waveguide. The XT-300 already showed very good distortion even without waveguide, but with a significant increase of K2 under 3kHz. With Waveguide the effect is also present but attenuated by about 5dB. In sum, very low distortion. Even with 100dB, everything from 2kHz remains below 1%. K3 moves at the measurable limit.

Rating


Frequency response / directional behavior:4.5 5 out of stars
Range:5 5 out of stars
Power handling:5 5 out of stars
Constance / Without Rating /:0 5 out of stars
Haptics:4 5 out of stars
Price-performance:5 5 out of stars

Summary


The Peerless XT25TG-30 / 04 and the Waveguide WG-300 are a highly attractive combination for extremely low-level installations, eg in home cinema. Can be used already from 1,5kHz. I think I'll test that in Cinetor.

Test Monacor DT-101SK

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Measurements in DIN baffle in 70cm distance at 2,83V. Level scaled to 1m

Test Monacor DT-101SK

Frequency response and impedance (consisty)

Test Monacor DT-101SK

Test Monacor DT-101SK
Very good linearity. Full level already from 1,1kHz. The efficiency is above average, with an average of 92dB / 2,83V. All 3 drivers are almost congruent in amplitude response. Very good.

The impedance path scatters, especially around the resonant frequency a little more. A slight disturbance shows up at 2,3kHz. However, this shows neither in the decay behavior nor in the sound and can be considered harmless.

Unfortunately, when measuring 7 new specimens have a very unpleasant picture.

The scatter of the measured copies is at 1kHz + -5dB, at 3kHz + -3,5db, it gets a bit better. The resonance frequency varies between 1,1 and 1,8kHz. None of the specimens is nearly as linear as the first 3 measured.

For at least 3 of the measured specimens it can be assumed that the voice coils are decentralized to the extent that they "pinch" one-sidedly.

The black curve is one of the three first measured DT-101SK and thus serves as a reference.

Monacor DT-101SK sound pressure at angles (15 °, 30 °, 45 °, 60 °)

Test Monacor DT-101SK

Very uniform omnidirectional behavior. For a 25mm dome very far reaching frequency response. No criticisms.

Monacor DT-101SK decay behavior

Smooth and fast decay, slightly delayed by 10 and 15kHz.

Monacor DT-101SK harmonic distortion

Test Monacor DT-101SK
Gray line equals 1%

The harmonic distortions are very low. K3 remains below 900% at all measured levels starting at 1Hz. From 1,2kHz even under 0,3%. K2 rises evenly with the level and always stays at a very low level. Clinker components of higher order are completely negligible.

Rating


Frequency response / directional behavior:4 5 out of stars
Range:4.5 5 out of stars
Power handling:4.5 5 out of stars
consisty:1 5 out of stars
Haptics:3 5 out of stars
Price-performance:1 5 out of stars

Summary


The Monacor DT-101SK measures itself in all respects very well.

He is very broadband applicable. A lower crossover frequency of 1,5kHz is quite feasible, depending on the concept and level requirements. The omnidirectional behavior is impeccable. Touching quality and workmanship are good, the harmonic distortion very good.

And the whole thing for cheap 33,90 € (RRP)

Addendum:

There are, at least for one of the measured batches, significant problems in terms of manufacturing consistency

Test Monacor DT-99 One of the cheapest tweeters in the Monacor range

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Measurements in DIN baffle in 70cm distance at 2,83V. Level scaled to 1m
Test Monacor DT-99

Monacor DT-99 Sound Pressure & Impedance (Scattering)

Monacor DT-99 frequency response

Good linearity with full level from 2000Hz. The efficiency is on average at 90dB / 2,83V. In view of the fact that it is a 8Ohm driver is a good value (Compared to 4Ohm tweeters would have to add the DT-99 3dB). Unfortunately, the amplitude responses of the two measured drivers vary considerably below 5kHz. This can also be seen on the impedance gears. Cause is probably a lack of centering of the vibrating unit.

Also different Ferrofluidgaben can be a cause. The up-shifted and flattened impedance curve (black) may also indicate a "sticky" voice coil. So it could be that I got a broken copy.

Monacor DT-99 sound pressure at angles (15 °, 30 °, 45 °, 60 °)

Monacor DT-99 angle
Uniform and for a 25mm dome typical omnidirectional behavior.

Monacor DT-99 decay behavior

Monacor DT-99 decay behavior

Even and fast decay over all frequencies.

Monacor DT-99 harmonic distortion

Monacor DT-99 distortion

Monacor DT-99 has low harmonic distortion as of 2kHz. Recommended separation:> = 2kHz with at least 12dB / octave.

Rating


Frequency response / directional behavior:4 5 out of stars
Range:4 5 out of stars
Power handling:4 5 out of stars
Constance / without rating /:0 5 out of stars
Haptics:3.3 5 out of stars
Price-performance:4 5 out of stars

Summary


A very cheap tweeter with decent readings. Unfortunately, the two presumptuous specimens scatter more than hoped. The inner structure (in particular the centering of the oscillating unit) is designed somewhat "windy". Otherwise, the measurement results by the bank are impeccable. Can be used from 2-2,5kHz.

Test Monacor DT-25N

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Measurements in DIN baffle in 70cm distance at 2,83V. Level scaled to 1m

Monacor DT-25N

Monacor DT-25N sound pressure (scattering)

Monacor DT-25N frequency response

Very good linearity. Full level already from 1,8kHz (exception blue). High efficiency (94dB / 2,83V). From 3kHz low dispersion, including to + -2dB. With separations> = 2,5kHz no problems are to be expected.

Monacor DT-25N Impedance (Scattering)

Monacor DT-25N impedance gear

No disturbances recognizable. The different pronounced impedance peaks indicate different quantities of ferrofluid.

From 3kHz almost congruent course.

Monacor DT-25N Sound pressure at angles (15 °, 30 °, 45 °, 60 °)

Monacor DT-25N frequency response at angles

Monacor DT-25N shows a good and uniform directional characteristic.

Monacor DT-25N decay behavior

Monacor DT-25N decay behavior

Overall smooth and fast decay over all frequencies.

Monacor DT-25N harmonic distortion

Monacor DT-25N distortions
The gray line corresponds to 1%
From 3kHz low harmonic distortion. If separated by 3kHz, K2 stays well below 1%. K3 rising sharply below 2kHz, practically not available. Higher order clutter components are negligible. The measurement was carried out at 95dB / 1m.

Rating


Frequency response / directional behavior:4 5 out of stars
Range:3.5 5 out of stars
Power handling:4.5 5 out of stars
consisty:3.5 5 out of stars
Haptics:4 5 out of stars
Price-performance:4 5 out of stars

Summary


Monacor DT-25N is a really great little tweeter. Can be used especially in confined spaces such as d'appolito arrangements or eg Direct HA Edition.

DT-25N can be loud, usable from 2,0khz with an efficiency of 94dB / 2,83V.
The "croissant" offers not only increased efficiency but also a very good contact protection.
Small Wehrmutstropfen is the scatter below 3kHz. Hence my recommendation of a separation> = 2,5kHz.

Unfortunately DT-25N was not spared the price increases of many neodymium tweeters. Nevertheless, it still offers a very good value for the price.

Test Monacor DT-300 with Waveguide WG-300 A combination for high level applications with very good directional characteristics

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Measurements in DIN baffle in 70cm distance at 2,83V. Level scaled to 1m

Monacor DT-300 with Waveguide WG-300

30mm dome tweeter with waveguide

DT300_WG300

Monacor DT-300 / WG-300 sound pressure (scattering)

Monacor DT-300 & WG-300 amplitude response dispersion

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Due to the principle, the frequency response drops evenly towards high frequencies (waveguide), which is very easy to equalize with the crossover. Noteworthy are the two burglaries at 7kHz and 13kHz.

Overall satisfactory dispersion. From 2-14kHz all 4 DT-300 / WG-300 move in a hose of + -1dB, above and below a little worse.

Addendum: As for the Kits Cinetor and Cinetor HWG, the tweeters have been individually checked for quite some time now, I have several serial measurements of the DTXNUMX on the waveguide.

The 2. Picture shows an example of relatively high, the 3. of very low consisty.

Monacor DT-300 / WG-300 Impedance (Scatter)

Monacor DT-300 / WG-300 Impedance

The impedance curve of the DT-300 with WG-300 is not very harmonious and of relatively low consisty.
The differently pronounced double hump probably originated in different damping of the pole core bore to the coupling volume and in the extremely generous dose of ferrofluid. Separations below 2,5kHz are only conditionally recommendable.

Monacor DT-300 / WG-300 sound pressure at angles (0-90 °)

Monacor DT300 WG300 angle measurements
Directional behavior is very uniform, thanks to the waveguide concept.
The bundling behavior <= 2kHz results from the narrow baffle (20cm). Only at angles> = 45 ° is the frequency response above 10kHz somewhat restless. Altogether the Monacor DT-300 and the Waveguide WG-300 harmonize well with each other.

Monacor DT-300 / WG-300 decay behavior

Monacor DT-300 / WG-300 decay behavior

Overall smooth and fast decay, delayed by 7kHz and 13kHz.

Monacor DT-300 / WG-300 harmonic distortion

Monacor DT-300 / WG-300 harmonic distortion

The Monacor DT-300 on the WG-300 has very low harmonic distortion. K2 rises evenly with the level and always stays at a low level. K3 only rises below 2kHz, above that extremely low. Harmonic components of higher order are negligible. From the harmonic distortion one could disconnect the combination DT300 / WG300 without hesitation at 1,5kHz. Unfortunately, the impedance gear is in the way.

Rating


Frequency response / directional behavior:4 5 out of stars
Range:4 5 out of stars
Power handling:5 5 out of stars
Consisty:1.5 5 out of stars
Haptics:3 5 out of stars
Price-performance:2 5 out of stars

Summary


The Monacor DT-300 with the Waveguide DT-300 is on the whole a good tweeter. In particular, the level stability, the high efficiency, the low harmonic distortion and the uniform radiation behavior under angles are to be emphasized.

Big downside is the lack of constancy of the driver.