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-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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Monacor_DT300_WG300_Streuung3

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.