A customer request, whether in the sound and sound 06 / 14 (kit MonaLisa, developer Ronald Waßen) presented modification of the tweeter DT-300 synonymous in the Cinetor meaningful, I took the opportunity to perform this.
In the modification, the ferrofluid is removed, introduced into the Polkernbohrung insulation wool and glued a felt ring on the pole plate. A detailed guide can be found in the Sound and sound forum.
The metrological results
All measurements were made with Waveguide, in 20cm narrow baffle.
Significant influence of the modification on the impedance response. Clean and balanced impedance peak at 800Hz (blue). Compared to before (black), with clearly flattened course and 3 impedance bumps (Some DT-300 show only a double bump). In order to achieve a really clean and symmetrical impedance peak after the removal of the ferrofluid, the pole core bore has to be stuffed quite firmly with insulating wool. Effectively, the pole core bore was acoustically sealed by a 14x3cm long strip (blue). In comparison, (red) stuffed a little less, with a strip of 7x3cm. The "new" impedance path allows much deeper separations, so the distortion measurements should not oppose ...
Meaningfulness of the modification of existing systems
The example shows a separation by 2kHz with 18dB / Oct. Dashed without, solid with modification. The frequency response in the work area shows small deviations, however, the slope changes to the midrange, which can have a negative effect on the overall system. At this point it is therefore not possible to give a blanket "blessing" regarding the modification of existing systems.
At the end...
The modified DT-300 is the better DT-300. Significantly more beautiful impedance, more separable, more even decay, and minimally balanced in super high tone. Negative effects could not be determined.
The modification should not be done without control measurements. A simple impedance measurement, which can be realized with the free version of LIMP (part of the ARTA Family) and a material usage of 1-2 €, is completely sufficient.
It should be ensured that the voice coil is still well centered after the modification. There are a few factors that influence it.
- She was not there before
- The tightening torque of the screws
- Possible game in the forced centering
- The positive centering allows two mounting positions, which can lead to different results
Ferrofluid can compensate for small errors in the centering of the voice coil. It could happen that one, just before the modification just enough central voice coil, grinds or hangs after the mod at the air gap.