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Bookshels with Ribbon Tweeters

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Can anyone share their experience with a set of small bookshelf speakers with ribbon tweeters?  I Aerial Acoustic speakers with ribbons years ago and when in the right spot they sounded awesome. 

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On 6/10/2019 at 3:09 PM, tigerwoodKhorns said:

This may belong in the general section. 

 

Can anyone share their experience with a set of small bookshelf speakers with ribbon tweeters?  I Aerial Acoustic speakers with ribbons years ago and when in the right spot they sounded awesome. 

Too many to comment on.  Which ones?  AMT, quasi, or true ribbon?  Manufacturer?

Small bookshelf unless fairly expensive likely have AMT.

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I have owned a few GoldenEar speakers and they are fantastic sounding! I also owned a pair of Martin Logan 35XT bookshelf and 60T two towers with the Folded Motion tweeters and I have yet to hear a tweeter that my ears agreed with more.

 

Not sure if this helps you at all but since GoldenEar was brought up, I thought I’d chime in with my experiences. 

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Aerial used ribbons, not AMT.  They were when the patent was still in effect.

 

AMTs can sound very good just as quasi or true ribbons.

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FWIW, I have/had the Martin Logan Motion 15, the HTD L3s, Infinity EMITs and others (not all technically ribbons), and more than anything else I'd say the results depend on how well-damped your listening environment is and especially what sort of music you favor.  I listen to a lot of acoustic piano jazz and the shimmering, evanescent effect from these tweeters can be captivating.  With hard rock and even full-orchestra classical, not quite so much.  There's also the matter of personal taste.  In all, quite a number of variables--which is more the rule than the exception in this business.

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