You are happy with your system and love your speakers, so yes get the tweeters replaced.
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Check with Madisound to see if they have suitable replacement tweeters.
I think something like this might work...
But, best to check with them.
The original Rega tweeters were custom from Scanspeak which is not to say that Scanspeak did not eventually incorporate some of the design changes into a standard model.
Samadhana, a lot more than $1500. Try $4000. Unless you are game for a total rebuild without any assurance of what they will sound like in the end I think you are best served with a new set. They served you well.
The Tweeter is a Scan Speak unit, the woofer I am not sure about. It is a transmission line enclosure which effectively doubles the size of the woofer. So, you are looking essentially at a two way speaker with a 12" woofer. Transmission line speakers are rare. They are difficult to design and expensive to built. The only one available now that I know of is the Sander's Model 10 which is not going to be your cup of tea.
I think you have a lot of listening to do!
What I am trying to ask is do you think a Rega Ela from 80ish can be sounded as good as a Speaker modern days?
Technology, Material, Tooling and so on...., of course both Speakers got to be in the same Price-range ( $1500 - $1750 maybe? ).
The 5,25" Woofers still sound ok after 30some years, only the Tweeters are loosing their Highs. Any idea why?
The Voice-coil breaking, the magnet loosing strength, the suspension dry and in-flexible?
Anyway, I think I will spend $200ish and get a pair of Tweeters from Scan-speak and use them in my Studio-room.
What a warm replies and suggestions on this Forum, Thank you all.
Well, gotta investigate how to get to the Crossover first, then to look, check and identify what and which that I am not sure how.
Now its gonna be a project instead of just a pair of Tweeters replacement.
Wondering how much I could get for a pair of Rega Ela1 with weak, low or dead High frequency?
Dunno what to do now.
I pull both Tweeters out, open, take apart, check the Voice coil, the gap in the Magnet is very clean and no trace of Ferro-fluid.
Put everything back together and test, those Tweeters are sounded fine.
They are very much exactly sound like before I open them up.
I open them up suspecting they they are using Ferro-fluid, they are not. My Rega Ela is Mk1 and I bought it Brand-new from a Dealer.
The Bass/Mids Drivers are fine also, only Crossover that left.
Any suggestion to What, where, how or else to check, upgrade, replace or whatnot to those Rega Ela Crossover?