HiVi RT2-Pro Planar Isodynamic Tweeter
HiVi RT2-Pro Planar Isodynamic Tweeter is rated out of 5by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5
by Ike Carumba - 18570
from Isodynamic Planar/Ribbon tweeter with HornsI'm very happy with the HiVi RT2-Pro Isodynamic Tweeter - I rate it 5 stars including Features ( what features ? ). Unsatisfied with every compression-driver horn super tweeter I have ever tried ( none has usable output to 20 kHz ! ) I finally tried 'ribbons'. The RT2-Pro's 99 dB sensitivity made it easy - using DEQX processors - to mate with 108 dB horns ( x overed at 5 kHz ). And they sound good ! I was concerned that the 'character' of ribbons would not match the 'sound' of horns but no worries. Combined with JBL 375 + tractrix midrange horns the tweeters just sound like music - not horns, not ribbons, just music. One thing though; if wide lateral dispersion is important to you, look elsewhere - ribbons/isodynamic tweeters 'beam' like lasers - even more than horns. For me limited HF dispersion is a good thing. I am a 'sweet spot' listener and don't care about off-axis 'casual' listening. Also the specs are a little optimistic - actual usable output is limited to 20 kHz ( but who should care ? )
Date published: 2013-09-12