Test Scan-Speak Discovery H2606 / 920000 26mm dome tweeter 4 Ω with waveguide

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Measurements in DIN baffle in 50cm distance at 2,83V. Level scaled to 1m.

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Frequency response 2,83V / m & impedance

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Even frequency response with smooth XCHARXRoll-OffXCHARX. Slight interference around 10kHz.

Due to the waveguide very high efficiency of 95,5dB / 2,83V / m.

By thin fluid ferrofluid slightly damped, very symmetrical resonce at 1,1kHz

Consisty

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The 4 measured copies run, in the working area, nearly congruent, both in the amplitude, - and impedance response with a maximum deviation of + -0,35dB.

Directivity horizontal (0°, 15°, 30°, 45°, 60°)

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Wide dispersion up to ~ 2,5kHz, then rapidly and evenly getting narrower towards the super highs.

Burst decay

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Overall, very even and rapid burst-decay, minimally delayed in the super high.

harmonic distortion (90, 95 & 100dB / m)

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Very low harmonic distortion, at all measured levels> 1,5kHz

K3 barely exceeds, even at 100 dB / m, the 0,1% mark . K2 remains inaudible.

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:4.8 5 out of stars
Haptics:4 5 out of stars
Price-performance:4.5 5 out of stars

Summary

The Scan-Speak Discovery H2606 / 920000 is a fine tweeter, which, when used wisely, leaves practically nothing to be desired. Without hesitation, it can be used from 1,5kHz, even with high level requirements. Depending on the application possibly even deeper.

Due the somewhat special dispersion this tweeter asks for a mindfull connection to te midwoofer.

The H2606 is used in the kit Suzy-Q

Test Scan-Speak Discovery D2604 / 830000 with WG PCT-300 / WG-300 26mm dome tweeter 4 Ω 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.

Scan-Speak D2604 / 830000 WG

Directivity horizontal (0°, 15°, 30°, 45°, 60° & 90°) & Impedance

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... normalized to 0° (sonogram)

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Due to the waveguide system-related symmetrical peak from 1-10kHz.
Extremely uniform directivity without significant disturbances. In the main very close to "Constant Directivity". The slight widening around 2,5kHz can be equalized by skillful choice of the midrange and its filtering.

Burst decay

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Overall, very smooth and rapid decaying over all frequencies.

Minimal delayed in the super high tones.

harmonic distortions (90-105dB / m)

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K3 remains in the range <105% at all measured levels, even at 1dB / m> 0,9kHz.

K2 increases evenly with increasing level and exceeds> 1kHz the 1% mark only at levels> 100dB.

Outstanding!

Rating

Frequency response / directional behavior:4.6 5 out of stars
Range:5 5 out of stars
Power handling:5 5 out of stars
consisty / without rating:0 5 out of stars
Haptics:4.5 5 out of stars
Price-performance:5 5 out of stars

Summary

The Scan-Speak D2604 / 830000 measures itself at the Waveguide, apart from the ~ 1dB lower efficiency practically identical to the D2604 / 833000, Therefore, the same conclusion:

In terms of "dome tweeter with waveguide" remain, realistically, nothing to be desired. Very broadband usable, extremely low-level distortions and in terms of directivity close to the ideal ...

Test Scan-Speak Discovery D2604 / 833000 with WG PCT-300 / WG-300 26mm dome tweeter 4 Ω with waveguide

Datasheet © www.heissmann-acoustics.de
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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Directivity horizontal (0°, 15°, 30°, 45°, 60° & 90°) & Impedance

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... normalized to 0° (sonogram)

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Due to the waveguide, system-induced symmetrical peak from 1-10kHz.
Extremely uniform directivity without significant interference. In the main very close to "Constant Directivity". The slight widening around 2,5kHz can be equalized by skillful choice of the midrange and its filtering.

Burst decay

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Overall, very smooth and rapid decaying over all frequencies.

In super high tone> 15kHz minimally delayed.

harmonic distortions (90-105dB / m)

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K3 remains at all measured levels, even at 105dB / m> 1kHz below <0,5%, and is largely independent of the excitation signal.

K2 rising evenly with increasing level and exceeds the 1% mark appreciably only at levels> 100dB.

Outstanding!

Rating

Frequency response / directional behavior:4.8 5 out of stars
Range:5 5 out of stars
Power handling:5 5 out of stars
consisty / without rating:0 5 out of stars
Haptics:4.5 5 out of stars
Price-performance:5 5 out of stars

Summary

The reader may have noticed one or the other similarity to the Peerless DX25TG09-04 (Vifa XD-270 F/4) with Waveguide ...

The Scan-Speak is practically equivalent in all respects. It measures on axis a touch more restless, can play minimal louder, could probably be crossed slightly deeper, .
In terms of "dome tweeter with waveguide" remain, realistically, nothing to be desired. Very broadband usable, extremely low-level distortions and in terms of directivity close to the ideal ...

Test Scan-Speak Discovery D2604 / 833000 26mm dome tweeter 4 Ω

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

Scan-Speak Discovery D2604 / 833000

Frequency response and impedance (consisty)

Scan-Speak D2604 / 833000 frequency response

Extremely broadband frequency response. Full level from 1,1kHz, with good linearity.

The average efficiency is exceptionally at 93dB / 2,83V.

Impedance is flawless. The resonant frequency with 430 respectively 440Hz is below the manufacturer's specification of 475Hz.

Both drivers behave almost congruently both in amplitude and impedance.

Directivity horizontal (0°, 15°, 30°, 45°, 60°)

Scan-Speak Discovery D2604 / 833000 directivity

Directivity of the Scan-Speak D2604 / 833000 is even and balanced throughout the entire transmission range.

In the top octaves> 10kHz significantly wider radiating than, due to the effective membrane area of ​​8cm², would be expected.

Burst decay

Scan-Speak Discovery D2604 / 833000 burst decay

Overall smooth and fast decay over all frequencies.

> 10kHz minimally delayed.

harmonic distortions

Scan-Speak Discovery D2604 / 833000 distortions

The Scan-Speak D2604 / 833000 has outstanding low harmonic distortions.

K3 remains below 1% at all measured levels> 0,5kHz largely independent of the excitation signal.

K2 increases with the level, extends very evenly and would not reach the 1% to 1dB / m even with a crossover-point at 100kHz!


Rating


Frequency response / directional behavior:4.5 5 out of stars
Range:5 5 out of stars
Power handling:4.7 5 out of stars
consisty / without rating:0 5 out of stars
Haptics:4.5 5 out of stars
Price-performance:4.7 5 out of stars

Summary


With an effective membrane area of ​​8cm², a resonant frequency <500Hz and the very low harmonic distortions, the driver invites to be deeply crossed eg. to a 20er Mid-Woofer. Crossover frequencies> = 1,5kHz should be possible without any problems. In smaller systems, eg with a 13er TMT, the Scan-Speak D2604 / 833000 could be crossed even at lower frequencies.

The concept of a large effective membrane area, in combination with a "standard voice coil" (26mm), and a rather soft dome material works out. Widely radiating in te top octaves, crossable very low, with high load capacity.

=> Scan-Speak D2604 / 833000 with waveguide

Test Seas DXT 27TBCD / GB (H1499-06) 25mm dome with waveguide, 6 Ω

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

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Seas DXT 27TBCD / GB Sound Pressure & Impedance (Scatter)

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Very broadband and symmetrical superelevation from 800Hz to 10kHz, which can be easily equalized with the crossover. This is due to the waveguide and already a first indication of its effectiveness.

The efficiency reaches broadband 95dB but then drops down to 88dB in super high. In the case of linear tuning, therefore, no more than the named 88dB / 2,83V / m are achieved.

The impedance path is interference-free and shows a slightly asymmetrical "resonance hill" around 900Hz. More commonly seen with tweeters with coupling volume.

Seas DXT 27TBCD / GB Sound pressure at angles (15 °, 30 °, 45 °, 60 °)

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Extremely even directivity into the super high tone. In large parts near the so-called constant directivity Behavior.

Seas DXT 27TBCD / GB decay behavior

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Even and fast decay over all frequencies.

Seas DXT 27TBCD / GB level linearity 85, 90, 95 and 100dB

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Frequency response level corrected, based on the 85dB measurement

Even and low dynamic compression from 100dB / m <= 0,5dB (Please note the scaling => 20dB-Range)

Seas DXT 27TBCD / GB harmonic distortions

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Extremely low harmonic distortion even at 100dB. K2 increases evenly with the level and remains below the 100% mark until 2dB starting at 1kHz.

K3 increasing below 2,5kHz, above that at the measurability limit.


Rating


Frequency response / directional behavior:5 5 out of stars
Range:4.5 5 out of stars
Power handling:4.5 5 out of stars
Consisty:4.5 5 out of stars
Haptics:4.5 5 out of stars
Price-performance:4.8 5 out of stars

Summary


Nowadays the straightening behavior of loudspeakers is getting more and more important. The Seas DXT stands out in this discipline from the competition. No other known tweeter of this size shows as uniform straightening as the Seas DXT.

However, it requires a careful baffle design to maintain this behavior. In "normal widths" baffles (~ 20cm) eg. The Seas DXT tends to widen significantly at angles around 3kHz.

Work very well:

  • a virtually nonexistent ...
  • or a very wide baffle.

See also here

Also in all other disciplines of the Seas DXT shows without blemish and blame.

Test Wavecor TW030WA09 30mm dome tweeter with low sound conduction 4Ω

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

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Wavecor TW030WA09 Sound Pressure & Impedance (Scattering)

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Very good linearity with evenly decreasing amplitude response. Extremely broadband. The efficiency is on average around 93dB / 2,83V. In the super highs, however, only to 88-90dB.

Both drivers are practically congruent in their frequency response up to 10kHz. Above very small deviations. Very good. The TW030WA09 is expressly advertised as "... best consistency" in the manufacturer data sheet.

There are no disturbances in the impedance. Practically congruent graph of both drivers. Exemplary.

The resonance frequency is at 700Hz. Very low for a driver without coupling volume. The accented resonance peak indicates that there should no ferrofluid be found in the air gap.

Wavecor TW030WA09 Sound pressure at angles (15 °, 30 °, 45 °, 60 °)

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Very even and balanced omnidirectional behavior. For a tweeter equipped with a 30mm voice coil even in the super high tones still widely radiating.

Wavecor TW030WA09 Lingering behavior

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Very even and fast decay over all frequencies.

Wavecor TW030WA09 level linearity 85, 90, 95 and 100dB

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Frequency response level corrected, based on the 85dB measurement

From 100dB minimum dynamic compression <= 0,5dB in super high.

(Please note the scaling => 20dB-Range)

Wavecor TW030WA09 harmonic distortion

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Very low harmonic distortion even with 100dB. K2 increases evenly with the level, hardly exceeding the 100% mark even with the 1dB measurement.

K3 and higher-order distortions play virtually no role. One might be tempted to separate the tweeter with a steep edge at 1200Hz. Who wants to be safe takes 1,5kHz.


Rating


Frequency response / directional behavior:4.5 5 out of stars
Range:4.8 5 out of stars
Power handling:4.5 5 out of stars
Consisty:4.5 5 out of stars
Haptics:4.8 5 out of stars
Price-performance:4.5 5 out of stars

Summary


The Wavecor TW030WA09 ...

with its 30mm voice coil, a resonant frequency around 700Hz and the very low harmonic distortion already from 1kHz invites you to be married to a beautiful 20 midrange driver. Messtechnisch he makes no weaknesses, is very deep, looks classy, ​​and is, with an EIA of only 55 € (As of Dec. 2013) to be described as extremely cheap.

Test Seas Noferro-900 Visaton Waveguide WG-148R 4 Ω dome tweeter with Visaton waveguide

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Measurements in 17x35cm baffle in 70cm distance at 2,83V. level scaled to 1m

Seas Noferro-900 Visaton Waveguide WG-148R

4 Ω dome tweeter with waveguide

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With the new WG148R Visaton has placed an excellently processed waveguide for 25 mm tweeters on the market. This was combined with the Seas Noferro-900, with excellent results.

To mount the Seas Noferro-900 to the WG148R you only have to widen the screw holes of the tweeter from 4,5 to approx. 6mm.

Directivity horizontal (0-90 ° in 15 ° steps)

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Due to the waveguide system-related symmetrical elevation in the frequency range from 1-10kHz.

The Seas Noferro 900 and the Waveguide WG-148R are a perfect match. Both mechanically and, and in particular acoustically. Directivity is extremly even, up to highest octaves. Just above 3kHz there is a slight widening. This can be further improved by clever connection to an 5-7 inch mid-bass driver. That behavior fitted perfectly with midrange speakers of the 15cm class. Crossover points around 2-3kHz promise excellent results.

It should be noted: The combination was measured in a maximum narrow baffle (17cm). Such is usually very beneficial for waveguides in terms of controlled directivity.

In the 2. Image, frequency response was roughly linearized by DSP. A shelving filter and a PEQ were set.

Sound pressure standardized at angles to 15 °

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impedance

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Flawless impedance.

Very pronounced, a ferrofluid-free tweeter distinguished, resonance peak at 900Hz.

Burst decay

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Even and rapid decay over all frequencies. Perfectly.

Harmonic Distortions 85, 90 and 95dB

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The harmonic distortions are extremely low. Only at 10kHz scratched K2 at 95dB / m at the 1% mark ... inaudible. K3 and higher orders are negligible. Crossovers around 1,5kHz with> = 18dB / Oct can be realized without any problems.

Rating


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

Summary


The Seas Noferro-XNUMX with the Visaton Waveguide WG-XNUMXR measures itself ...

... excellent in all disciplines! There is not much more to say about that.

The sum of the EIAs is incidentally, in view of the results, hard to believeXNUMX € (WGXNUMXR: XNUMX € and NoferroXNUMX XNUMX €, as of October XNUMX).

Test Scan-Speak D3004-660000 Illuminator

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

Scan-Speak D3004 / 660000 Illuminator

4 Ohm dome tweeter with neodymium drive (Air-Circ magnet system)Scan_Speak_D3004_660000

Scan-Speak D3004 / 660000 Illuminator Sound pressure at angles (0-60 ° in 15 ° steps)

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The amplitude response of the Scan-Speak D3004 / 660000 Illuminator is extremely broadband. Full level already from 600 Hertz.

From 600Hz - 30kHz + -1,5dB linear with a broadband peak (+ 2dB) from 1,5kHz - 6kHz. The average efficiency is 92dB / 2,83V.

The omnidirectional behavior is very good. Under 30 ° 20kHz are reached with practically full level. The resonance frequency is extremely low with 470Hz and gives hope for a very low separability to the TMT / MT. The 1,5kHz impedance response shows a minimal disturbance, which is also reflected in the amplitude response by a harmonic "level".

Scan-Speak D3004 / 660000 Illuminator

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Fast and steady decay over all frequencies. A touch of delay indicates 19kHz.

Scan-Speak D3004 / 660000 Illuminator Harmonic Distortions

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Graph switches every 3 seconds
The Scan-Speak D3004 / 660000 Illuminator has extremely low harmonic distortion.

K3 remains below 500% at all measured levels already starting at 0,3 Herz, from 1kHz <0,1% and runs largely independent of the excitation signal.

K2 increases evenly with the level, and runs at a very low level.

Clinker components of higher order are negligible.


Rating


Frequency response / directional behavior:4.2 5 out of stars
Range:5 5 out of stars
Power handling:4.8 5 out of stars
Continuity of series / Without rating /:0 5 out of stars
Haptics:5 5 out of stars
Price-performance:4 5 out of stars

Summary


The Scan-Speak D3004 / 660000 Illuminator is an outstanding tweeter in the sum of its features. Very broadband use, extremely low distortion and with very good omnidirectional behavior.

There was a considerable design effort to create an extraordinary tweeter. The Air-Circ Magnet System (6 Circular Neodymium Magnets) seems to work very effectively.

Only the not absolutely linear amplitude response on the axis clouds the otherwise impeccable impression minimal. By skillful wiring and / or selection of the baffle can still achieve a virtually perfectly linear frequency response.

Also noteworthy is the noble-looking exterior of the tweeter. The aluminum front panel and the seemingly futuristic magnet system make your heart beat faster, and in the sense of psychoacoustics, the driver will probably (even) sound even better ())

In order to meet the stated price of UVP 180 €, there are features that set the driver apart from others. In my opinion, these are certainly given with the Scan-Speak D3004 / 660000 Illuminator and the driver is probably his Price-worthy!

Test Peerless XT19TD00-04 (Vifa XT-200 K4) Ring radiator, 4 Ω

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Measurements in DIN baffle in 70cm distance at 2,83V. Level scaled to 1m
Vifa Peerless XT200K4 XT19TD00-0419mm ring emitter from Peerless, distributed by Quint-Audio. Equipped with an 4mm front plate, an 4-hole attachment, a "just beading design" as a membrane, a coupling volume and excellent readings ...

Vifa / Peerless XT19TD00-04 (XT-200 K4) Sound Pressure & Impedance (Scatter)

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Outstanding linear frequency response. From 2,5-14kHz + -0,5dB!

Full level from 1,2kHz. Extremely good-natured "roll-off". The efficiency is rather below average on average 89,5dB / 2,83V. For most applications but completely sufficient.

Outstanding pair equality in the two measured copies both in impedance, - and amplitude response. The maximum deviation of both drivers> 500 Hertz is + -0,15dB! This testifies to an excellent production consistency.

Thanks coupling volume very low resonance frequency around 750Hz. The impedance peaks indicate a dose of low-viscosity ferrofluid. Their slightly different characteristics are completely meaningless, being far out of the usable range.

Vifa / Peerless XT19TD00-04 (XT-200 K4) Sound pressure at angles (15 °, 30 °, 45 °, 60 °)

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Extremely consistent and a 19mm voice coil corresponding Rundstrahlverhalten.Idealer game partner for broad-beam concepts. Also interesting would be the ring emitter a very small baffle (similar Samira) to provide a uniform directivity to the TMT / MT.

Vifa / Peerless XT19TD00-04 (XT-200 K4)

Vifa Peerless XT19_XT200 Lingering behavior

Very smooth and fast decay over all frequencies.

Vifa / Peerless XT19TD00-04 (XT-200 K4) harmonic distortion

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gray line: 1% distortion
Graph switches every 3 seconds
Outstanding low distortion 3.order. From 2kHz at all measured levels <0,1%. The "good-natured" K2 increases relatively strong under 3kHz. A bit of "beautification" is thus built in. Clutter components of higher order are practically not apparent. For very level-fixed combinations, I recommend separations from 3kHz. Smaller 2-Weger (eg with a 4 "TMT) may already be separated by 2kHz.

Rating


Frequency response / directional behavior:4.6 5 out of stars
Range:4 5 out of stars
Power handling:3.8 5 out of stars
Consisty:4.5 5 out of stars
Haptics:4.3 5 out of stars
Price-performance:5 5 out of stars

Summary


The 19mm ring emitter Vifa / Peerless XT19TD00-04 (XT-200 K4) measured in the sum of its properties absolutely outstanding!

The relationship to his big brother, the XT25TG30-04 shows not only in appearance but also in all measurements. (The resourceful reader will have noticed that a few passages are identical in both tests ...)

The frequency response is linear smooth. Can be used in very level feast combinations from 3kHz otherwise like deeper. Series dispersion seems to be a foreign word for the driver. Furthermore, his intended work area is far outside the design of tweeters, prone to series fluctuations region around the resonant frequency. It is usually not recommended in vain tweeter> = 2x FR to separate. Extremely laudable.

and all this for extremely cheap 45 € (RRP) ...

Test Peerless DX25TG09-04 (Vifa XD-270 F / 4) at Waveguide WG-300 4 Ω dome tweeter 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.

Vifa XD270F4 WG300 closeup

Directivity horizontal (0-90 ° in 15 ° steps)

Vifa / Peerless XD-270 F / 4 (DX25BG60-04) on Waveguide WG-300

Due to the waveguide system-related symmetrical elevation in the frequency band of 1-10kHz. This can be easily leveled with the crossover.

The Vifa Peerless XD-270 / F4 fits perfectly with the Waveguide WG-300. Very uniform bundling without significant interference. Outstanding is the behavior> 10kHz. 20kHz are reached even under 45 ° with almost full level.

The amplitude response drops below 45 ° of 2-18kHz by only 2,5dB! The 30 ° curve runs to 20kHz in a + -1,5dB tight tube. 20kHz are reached at full level.

The sonogram shows a bundling behavior that comes very close to the so-called Constant Directivity.

Sound pressure standardized at angles to 0 °

Vifa / Peerless XD-270 F / 4 (DX25BG60-04) on Waveguide WG-300

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Burst decay

Minimal delayed decay by 2 and 20kHz. Otherwise perfectly.

Harmonic distortions

Vifa Peerless XD-270 / F4 (DX25BG60-04) &amp; Waveguide WG-300 harmonic distortion

The harmonic distortion of the XD-270 F / 4 on the waveguide is excellent.

K2 remains below the 100% mark even at 1,2dB as of 1kHz. K3 moves from 1kHz between 0,04 and 0,3%.

Clatter components of higher order are in the (for me) no longer measurable range.

Separations from 1,2kHz are possible without hesitation, depending on the application and level requirements possibly even deeper.


Rating


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

Summary


The Peerless / Tymphany DX25TG09-04 on the Waveguide WG-300 measures itself outstanding.

The ability to build a speaker that comes close to the specifications of Constant Directivity. Separations from 1,2kHz. Lowest harmonic distortion even with 100dB / m ...

Of course, a very interesting driver for Cinetor.

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

Datasheet © www.heissmann-acoustics.de
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 Peerless / Tymphany XT25TG-30 / 04 (Vifa XT-300 / K4)

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Measurements in DIN baffle in 70cm distance at 2,83V. Level scaled to 1m
Vifa XT-300 (XT25TG-30 / 04)An exceptional tweeter, equipped with a 5mm strong front panel, 5-hole mounting and a "just beading" membrane.

Vifa / Peerless XT-300 K4 (XT25TG-30 / 04) Sound Pressure & Impedance (Scattering)

Vifa XT-300 (XT25TG3004) Frequency response and impedance response

Outstanding linear frequency response. Full level from 1,3kHz. Extremely good-natured "roll-off". The efficiency is average with 91,5dB / 2,83V on average. A copy has a higher resonance frequency by 20%, but this does not affect the intended workspace. Otherwise from 1,5kHz congruent course. Very good. With frequency response, you have to look very closely to see if they are 2 or 3 drivers. Practically congruent course from 600Hz.

Vlt. a little note at this point:

I do not buy preselected drivers ... With such a result one might suspect that.

Vifa / Peerless XT-300 K4 (XT25TG-30 / 04) Sound pressure at angles (15 °, 30 °, 45 °, 60 °)

Vifa Peerless XT-300 (XT25TG3004) Angle Measurements

Very uniform omnidirectional behavior. Somewhat stronger directivity than with 25mm calottes. No criticisms. Recommendation: Tuning linearly to 15 °.

Vifa / Peerless XT-300 K4 (XT25TG-30 / 04)

Vifa Peerless XT-300 (XT25TG3004)

Vifa Peerless XT-300 (XT25TG-30 / 04) Swaying Sonogram

Extremely smooth and fast swinging over all frequencies.

Vifa / Peerless XT-300 K4 (XT25TG-30 / 04) harmonic distortion

Vifa Peerless XT-300 (XT25TG-30 / 04) Harmonic
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Outstanding low distortion 3.order. From 1,5kHz <0,1% at all measured levels. The "good-natured" K2 increases relatively strong under 3kHz. A bit of "whitewashing" is thus incorporated. For separations> = 2kHz, K2 should still remain below the threshold of perceivability, even at very high levels.

Rating


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

Summary


The ring emitter Vifa / Peerless XT-300 K4 (XT25TG-30 / 04) is outstanding in the sum of its properties!

The frequency response is linearly smooth, the omnidirectional response is extremely even and the decay behavior could not be better.

The ring emitter can be used in very low-level combinations from 2kHz. At "normal" level requirements also lower.

Series dispersion seems to be a foreign word for the driver. Furthermore, his intended work area is far outside the design of tweeters, prone to series fluctuations region around the resonant frequency. It is usually not recommended in vain tweeter> = 2x FR to separate.

and all this for extremely cheap 47 € (RRP) ...

I have installed the XT-300 K / 4 with the SPH-175HQ in the kit Samuel HQ, and I am very pleased with its features.

To the kit Samuel HQ

Test Peerless DX25TG09-04 (Vifa XD-270 F / 4) Dome tweeter 4 Ω

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

Test Vifa / Peerless XD-270 F / 4 (DX25BG60-04)

Frequency response and impedance (consisty)

Vifa / Peerless XD-270 F / 4 (DX25BG60-04) Amplitudes and Impedance (Scatter)

Very broadband. Full level from 1,1kHz. Apart from a slight dip around 8,5kHz very linear. This shows neither in the decay behavior, nor in the distortion diagram and is therefore classified as harmless. Assign you is probably the conspicuously thick bead. This is supported by the disappearance of burglary under angles.

The average efficiency is 93dB / 2,83V. Compared to 8 Ohm drivers, 3dB must be subtracted.

Both drivers behave almost congruently up to 10kHz, above that they fluctuate a maximum of + - 0,5dB, which is absolutely harmless.

The impedance paths are congruent in the area of ​​effect.

Addendum: New measurement, now with 4 drivers.

Series dispersion seems to be hardly an issue for the XD-270 F / 4. Still practically congruent course, only in the top octave with minimal deviations (Max. + -0,5dB).

Sound pressure at angles (15 °, 30 °, 45 °, 60 °)

Vifa / Peerless XD-270 F / 4 (DX25BG60-04) Sound pressure at angles (15 °, 30 °, 45 °, 60 °)

Good to see that the mentioned sink from 30 ° no longer comes to bear. The straightening behavior of the DX25TG09-04 is very good. Under 30 ° the 20kHz is easily reached, which is unusual for a dome of this size.

Burst decay

Vifa / Peerless XD-270 F / 4 (DX25BG60-04)

Overall, very smooth and rapid decaying over all frequencies.

harmonic distortions

Vifa / Peerless XD-270 F / 4 (DX25BG60-04) harmonic distortion
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Overall, the DX25TG09-04 has outstanding low harmonic distortion. K3 remains below 900% at all measured levels as of 0,3 heart and runs largely independent of the excitation signal.

K2 increases with the level, runs very evenly and could be quite a steep separation to 1,5 Khz (possibly even lower) to. The 1% mark would not be exceeded even with 95dB / 1m.


Rating


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

Summary


The Peerless DX25TG09-04 is in many ways an unusual tweeter. A 5mm strong front panel (identical to the XT-300), a surround that could more easily be attributed to a midrange driver, an 5 hole mount and the very low resonant frequency despite the absence of the back chamber.

The distortion values ​​are exceptionally good and, in combination with the low resonance frequency, allow a separation around 1,5kHz.

Only the collapse of 8,5kHz spoils the otherwise impeccable impression a bit. Through clever wiring, however, a + -1dB linear frequency response can still be achieved.

This tweeter gets a thick recommendation

Furthermore, he seems to me in the sum of its properties to be a very interesting candidate for a waveguide. In addition more timely.

Addendum: The assumption has been confirmed: Test Peerless DX25TG09-04 with waveguide

Test Seas Noferro 900 (H 1025-06)

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

Seas Prestige Noferro 900 (H 1025-06)

27mm dome tweeter 6 ohm

Seas Prestige Noferro 900 (H 1025-06)

Seas Noferro 900 (H 1025-06) Sound Pressure & Impedance (Scattering)

Seas Noferro 900 (H 1025-06) Sound Pressure Impedance Scattering

Excellent linearity. Full level already from 1000 Hertz. The efficiency is above average with 92 / 2,83V for an 25mm dome with a nominal impedance of 6Ω.

The amplitude, impedance and impedance paths of the two drivers are almost congruent.

Seas Noferro 900 (H 1025-06) Sound pressure at angles (15 °, 30 °, 45 °, 60 °)

Seas Noferro 900 (H 1025-06) Angle Measurements

Very clean and uniform bundling behavior.

Also in super high for a tweeter with 26mm voice coil very wide beam.

Seas Noferro 900 (H 1025-06) Lingering

Seas Noferro 900 (H 1025-06) Swinging out

Overall, very smooth and rapid decaying over all frequencies. Minimally delayed by 16kHz.

Seas Noferro 900 (H 1025-06) harmonic distortion

Seas Noferro 900 (H 1025-06) harmonic distortion

Very low distortion 3. Order. Even with 95dB / 1m always under 0,3% lasting, and that already starting from 1khz. K2 is heavily dependent on the excitation signal, rising below 3kHz. Recommended separation:> = 2kHz (18dB / octave) Overall very low distortion.

Rating


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

Summary


As a classic shows what he can.
In all disciplines, the Seas Noferro 900 shows very good readings.
Noteworthy are the ruler-smooth frequency response on the axis and the very clean omnidirectional behavior.
A really fine tweeter.
As already said the sound & sound (04 / 2000):

There's nothing wrong with this tweeter ...

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
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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 Wavecor TW022WA06 Dome tweeter 4Ω with sound guide

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

Wavecor TW022WA06

Wavecor TW022WA06 Sound Pressure & Impedance (Scattering)

Wavecor TW022WA06 amplitude and impedance (dispersion)

Very good linearity with a slight increase from 2 to 7kHz, which can be easily equalized with the crossover and / or a clever arrangement on the baffle. From 15kHz slightly decreasing amplitude response. Full level from 1kHz, with an average efficiency of 91dB / 2,83V.

Both drivers are practically congruent in the frequency response as of 1,5khz.

There are no disturbances in the impedance path. In both drivers practically congruent.

Wavecor TW022WA06 Sound pressure at angles (15 °, 30 °, 45 °, 60 °)

Wavecor TW022WA06 Angle Measurements 0-60 °

Extremely uniform omnidirectional behavior thanks to the sound transmission. The combination of sound guide and dome is extremely well done.

Wavecor TW022WA06 Lingering behavior

Wavecor TW022WA06 Lingering behavior

Even and very fast decay over all frequencies. No criticisms

Wavecor TW022WA06 harmonic distortion

Wavecor TW022WA06 harmonic distortion

The harmonic distortion is sensational for such a small (22mm voice coil) calotte. K3 remains below 95% even at 0,15dB, starting at 1,3kHz.

K2 increases slowly below 3kHz, but still allows for a separation around 1,5kHz. Even with such a deep separation, the 1% mark would not be reached. Higher-order distortion components are completely negligible. If you aim for very low-distortion loudspeakers, it will separate at 2kHz.

Rating


Frequency response / directional behavior:4.5 5 out of stars
Range:4.5 5 out of stars
Power handling:4 5 out of stars
Series constancy / without rating:0 5 out of stars
Haptics:5 5 out of stars
Price-performance:5 5 out of stars

Summary


Wavecor TW022WA06 does not have any weaknesses in metrology

  • wide frequency response
  • very good omnidirectional behavior
  • sensational (for a 22mm voice coil) lower K3
  • very good workmanship and touch quality
  • Can be used from 1,5kHz !!!
  • supposedly very low dispersion

... and all for very cheap 45 € (as of October 2013)!

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
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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 &amp; 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.