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

Datasheet © heissmann-acoustics.de
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

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.

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 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.