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#312401 - 06/28/10 04:57 PM Upgraded tweeter for M22 speakers,anyone done this
Expat Offline
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Love my M22's but was wondering if anyone could suggest a replacement tweeter that would basically be just a "drop in" w/o having to mess w/ the crossover

Basically I want to experiment w/ a tweeter w/ a higher top frequency response.

Any ideas?

TIA

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#312415 - 06/28/10 05:27 PM Re: Upgraded tweeter for M22 speakers,anyone done this [Re: Expat]
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Ex, I think you'd have to acquire the specs on the existing M22 tweets before you could make a swap for another tweeter. I'm not sure if Axiom would be willing to provide this info or not, you'd have to ask them. Otherwise, it would be kind of trial-and-error...
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#312416 - 06/28/10 05:28 PM Re: Upgraded tweeter for M22 speakers,anyone done this [Re: Expat]
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This might work. I seem to remember a conversation that took place here a LONG time ago about this tweeter being similar to Axiom's...it's not the same, but it looks like it.
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#312426 - 06/28/10 05:47 PM Re: Upgraded tweeter for M22 speakers,anyone done this [Re: sonicfox]
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Thanks for the advice guys.
I kinda figure they won't give me the specs
The parts express tweet doesn't have the extended high end freq response I'm looking for.

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#312427 - 06/28/10 05:49 PM Re: Upgraded tweeter for M22 speakers,anyone done this [Re: Expat]
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Expat, I doubt you'd hear any difference with anything >20KHz (frankely, I'd be amazed if you could hear anything over 16KHz...), but if you want to experiment, there are some companies that make external supertweeters. I'd go that route rather than replacing tweeters in your M22s.
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#312428 - 06/28/10 05:49 PM Re: Upgraded tweeter for M22 speakers,anyone done this [Re: Expat]
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Expat, why are you looking for a FR above 20K?
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#312436 - 06/28/10 06:00 PM Re: Upgraded tweeter for M22 speakers,anyone done this [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Just to see if it's a noticeable improvement in the speaker

I have some Cantons that go higher than the M22's and I really dig that tweeter more than the M22's

So just looking to try it out

Don't want sep supertweets but thanks for the suggestion

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#312437 - 06/28/10 06:03 PM Re: Upgraded tweeter for M22 speakers,anyone done this [Re: sonicfox]
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If I ever get the time (and money), I've been wanting to buy speakers and just try different approaches to see what I can come up with. I've been wanting to do this for about a year before I bought my first Axiom speaker.

They used to make some strange round cylinder shaped speakers called Linear Array Transducer for bass, but it looks like they've discontinued them now. A website that I've looked at several times is Madisound.

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#312442 - 06/28/10 06:10 PM Re: Upgraded tweeter for M22 speakers,anyone done this [Re: Expat]
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You could always try a ribbon tweeter but again, you need to know specs, otherwise you'd need to modify the crossover, never mind flange sizes and mounting hole pitches ect..

I know I can hear well over 20khz, according to the online listening test someone posted a while back(Peter?). At 16khz, my hearing 'seemed' to start improving. My name was Rover, in a previous life.
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#312443 - 06/28/10 06:11 PM Re: Upgraded tweeter for M22 speakers,anyone done this [Re: Adrian]
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