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August 15, 2013

Building a Tweeter

Filed under: Audio Knowledge,Research — Tags: , — Amie C @ 8:54 am

Following up on our pieces about building a woofer, we thought we’d tell you a little bit about designing and building an Axiom Tweeter. Axiom Founder and President shows you how our current tweeters are built and some design features exclusive to Axiom Audio.

Ian Colquhoun: Today I thought we’d talk about tweeter manufacturing and driver manufacturing. It was really brought about by a post on our forums by regular Socketman, who asked if we build our own drivers, particularly the tweeter, and where we made the tweeter. So I thought I’d clarify that a bit.

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August 1, 2009

Drivers and the Myth of Tweeter Dome Materials

Filed under: Audio Knowledge — Tags: , , , — Alan @ 12:38 pm

One recent morning, I put on a new CD I’d received from Amazon, an orchestral work—California Suite – plus several piano concertos, by an obscure and overlooked 20th Century American composer, Hubert Headley, and relaxed with my second mug of coffee.

As I listened to a percussion and timpani passage, there was the metallic “ping” of the tiny triangle deep at the rear of the soundstage, and I thought, “Isn’t it amazing I’m hearing a triangle reproduced so lifelike that it reminds me of how the triangle sounded at the rear of the Carnegie Hall stage at a recent concert.” (The recording, quite nicely done, was actually made in Moscow in 2006 for the Naxos American Classics series, with the Russian Philharmonic conducted by Dmitry Yablonsky and Anna Bogolyubova, piano.)

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