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Posted on May 17, 2012 at 15:00:45
Martythomas
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Does anyone know a dealer that sells Dynaudio drivers. I need a pair of D260 tweeters. The only dealer I could find was Madisound and they do not handle Dynaudio.

 

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Dynaudio stopped selling to the DIY'ers and their suppliers..., posted on May 17, 2012 at 15:11:06
...like Madisound several years ago. Try a Dynaudio dealer and see if you can get them that way. Or, check eBay.

 

RE: Dynaudio tweeters, posted on May 17, 2012 at 15:17:12
Inmate51
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Dynaudio got out of the hifi raw driver biz about 10-15 or so years ago. They do still market car audio drivers, and ostensibly some of them are quite good for hifi systems. Look up DynaudioUSA.com, and you'll likely find a dealer list.

If you have existing drivers which need replacing, Dynaudio will accommodate you. They're near Chicago, west of O'Hare airport... Bensenville, I think. Google is your friend. :)

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I heard that.., posted on May 17, 2012 at 17:16:39
Presto
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...if you needed Dynaudio drivers for a speaker that used them as OEM parts, you could if you gave them a serial number of the speaker and sent them the damaged / non-functional drivers (perhaps as proof you are actually replacing drivers and not just buying them for a DIY effort).

I can't say for sure, but this was the word on the street when they pulled their raw drivers from the consumer/retail market.

Like the other posters have said, you need to google and contact Dynaudio directly.

 

RE: Dynaudio tweeters, posted on May 21, 2012 at 12:58:16
DMW
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I would consider Morel tweeters as possible replacements. The technology is roughly equal as the founder of Morel designed many of the Dynaudio tweeters as I understand it. They share similar designs, dome materials, "hexacoil" voice coil, wire, etc. Morel have tweeters are roughly in the price range of $70 a pair to almost $600 a pair at Madisound.

The guys at Madisound know both lines very well and can help you.

Don't be surprised at the sticker shock when you are told the price of tweeters from Dynaudio dealers. Some years ago you could have just ordered replacement voice coils from Madisound and that would have been a modest cost. You might be able to buy new tweeters for the price of just Dynaudio voice coils.

It's just a suggestion. YMMV.

 

RE: Dynaudio tweeters, posted on May 25, 2012 at 09:52:13
danlaudionut
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Marty

They are great tweeters.
I have 2 pairs, for my 2 systems.
I bought them years ago.
Good luck as they are unobtainium now.

DanL



 

RE: Dynaudio tweeters, posted on May 26, 2012 at 20:38:04
Inmate51
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That looks like a killer system!

I'm curious about the two "midrange" cone drivers. They appear to be nearly the same size, so I'm wondering what the rationale is for that. Not a criticism, just a question.


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RE: Dynaudio tweeters, posted on May 27, 2012 at 22:42:05
danlaudionut
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Here is my whole DIY system for your enjoyment.
Top to Bottom -
Dual 504 TT,
Cambridge Audio DiscMagic Transport,
Octal Cornet Phono with heavily modified PS,
Monica DAC/Tube Preamp
SE 6P5 - 6L6/KT66 Amp

I tried the 5.25" Audax Aerogel first...
It went deep enough to mate with the HiVi D10G
but wasn't it fast enough or didn't have enoigh HF
to blend with the Dynaudio D260.
I tried the 4" Audax Aerogel next ...
I was the complete opposite -
It mated well with the Dynaudio but
not low enough for the HiVi.
So I tried them in parallel but didn't expect much.
But WOW they really had the best of both.
With the rising impedance on the 4" low end,
it transferred slowly to the 5.25" seamlessly.
With the rising impedance on the 5.25" high end,
it transferred slowly and seamlessly to the 4".
I was sold on the combo from the first listen.
The midrange quickness reminds me of
my brother's Magnepan 2.7s but sweeter.
I run them with my DIY SE 6L6/KT66 amp.
It has about 5 watts output.
It is only covering above 200Hz
so the 5 watts is plenty.
I have a cap to the tweeters but
run the mids full range - no xover.
I love it this way but it's tough to find
speakers that can run this way.
Rythmik mosfet plate amps on the HiVi D10Gs.

DanL



 

RE: Dynaudio tweeters, posted on May 28, 2012 at 22:34:32
jet77
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I have an NOS pair of Dynaudio 260 tweeters in their factory boxes. Never got around to using them. I'll entertain a reasonable offer. John in Seattle.

 

RE: Dynaudio tweeters, posted on May 28, 2012 at 23:20:13
danlaudionut
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FWIW I found them to sound better when
they are crossed over at 4-5KHz.
They are good at lower points but
they are great at higher points.
Use them on a 3 way speaker
rather than a 2 way speaker.

DanL



 

RE: Dynaudio tweeters, posted on February 18, 2021 at 11:05:53
brightduane11
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I have a Dynaudio Focus 160 tweeter that keeps collapsing. I gently suck it out via a vacuum cleaner but, alas, it keeps collapsing. I contacted Dynaudio USA and they quoted a price of $470 per speaker. I'm 75yo but I still appreciate "good" sounds! Money is a consideration now and I think $940 for two tweeters is unreasonable. For $1000 bucks I can get some pretty decent speakers ( Kef, Warfdale, SVS, etc.). What to do? I would greatly appreciate any ideas. Thank you

 

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