Hello, I’m a fellow Clevelander...Ray. I was trying to send you a PM about the speakers but I can’t get it to send you one, If you have an interest send me a PM if you can
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budget guy, DIY guy? we would be friends, where are you? I’m in Central NJ.
Don’t forget, as we age, we lose sensitivity to highs first, a downward sloping curve. IOW, any speaker, you might want a bit more out of your tweeters, and even more a few years from now.
I would contact Madisound, and get their advice on a substitute tweeter that is more efficient, say 3db more efficient, switch them, get lucky. Once the crossover has done it’s thing, any decent tweeter can handle the frequency range it will receive, and they carry many excellent tweeters.
They know their stuff. They helped me solve tweeters for my JSE Infinite Slope Model II’s. I replaced Dynaudios (kept burning out) with Focals, darn glad I did.
My current horns/big woofer, I replaced the original T35 horn with their bigger, +3db T350. They sound great to me and my golden eared and dog eared friends.
One advantage I have to deal with substitute drivers: I have 2 built-in L pads for the horn mid and the horn tweeter. I was recently considering removing them, but I messed about with them and decided, who cares about theories of ’better without them’. They have always sounded awesome with them, as I get older I can/will boost the tweeter!
Adjusting the drivers to each other, in the listening space, to your ears is a true aid to success. Getting left and right matched is no easy trick. I always use my McIntosh Mode switch to help solve this, I would not like to think of life without that help.
If more people could adjust their drivers, in their listening space, I dare to guess less wall treatments, sound traps .... would be sold.
btw, are your tweeter's height aimed directly to your seated ear height? Slope them back a little to achieve that, and that changes the angle of reflection of woofers and mids to floor and other surfaces.
Thanks for all the recommendations. I wanted to audition the PSBs before buying them but no one in the area no longer carries them. Buying them on line after hearing good reviews didn't work either. I'd rather listen with my own ears before buying.
As it is, the BWs are a much better speaker than the PSBs. I like to hear a cymbal crash if one is happening.
I've looked at buying ADS speakers on line but they all look like old grungy, worn out boxes. Had a chance to buy the Monitor Audio Silvers for cheap but just missed. The Klipsch I'd like to hear someday.