Live with them for a few months and report back. Sure, I'd like to have them if they make a difference, but just tired of getting ripped off ($1600? and $250 for the brackets that hold them? Give me a break).
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i am very confused what are you referring to with 1600 and 250 for brackets, the Townshend super tweeters i have are 899gbp but are available here on audiogon in the for sale listings for cheaper prices, i know the UK dealer Emporium hifi go and have a look please
all you need is in the box just a pair of ribbon super tweeters with connecting cables good luck you will not regret the purchase
I recently purchased the Townshend Maximum Super Tweeters to see what improvements they might make to the sound of my speakers – not that the speakers were deficient in any way – after all they’re some of the best sounding speakers made at any price – the now famous Wavetouch Audio Grand Tetons / Anteros.
While these amazing monitors produce incredibly life-like sound in all respects, I had read the reviews of the TM Super Tweeters and was curious if they could actually improve the sound quality of any speaker in the manner the reviews reported.
Well… in sum… “hell yeah” they can and do!
I’m not sure how they do it… but… they actually increase the detail resolution from the bass, through the mids, to the highs. The leading edges of notes in all frequencies become sharper, faster, clearer; bass becomes better defined, more textured, and more solid / less boomy; as all frequencies do. There is more presence and a larger, deeper, more airy, life-like soundstage, with more precise image placement and separation. Highs are clearer, with more detail and shimmer.
The sound emanating from the Super Tweeters is not prominent / noticeable in any manner – you can barely hear it when you isolate on the Super Tweeters. But, the aggregate sonic image is noticeably enhanced in virtually all respects – presenting a more life-like sonic sound-scape and image.
While they are a bit pricey for such small tweeks, the overall sonic result justifies the investment. Recommended for those who have the budget for such tweeks, who are seeking that extra bit of realism from their music sources. I think you’ll be as amazed as I have been.
And by the way... don't purchase them at Music Direct... you can buy them for much, much less directly from Analogue Seduction in the UK! Fast, responsive service with a return option. But... I doubt you'll be returning them.
Back in the good old days I was the proud owner of two, count em, pairs of Ultra Tweeters from the makers of the original Intelligent Chip, inported by Golden Sound. In fact, one pair was the Deluxe version. Since Ultra Tweeters operated in the GHz region only with nothing even remotely in the audio band, one assumes they are some sort of quantum thingamabob, like the Intelligent Chip. As such, the Ultra Tweeters can be set up anywhere without concern for time alignment, just connect them to the main speaker terminals. And I have to say two is better than one.
I received my Townshend Maximum Super Tweeters Ribbons late yesterday afternoon but have not had an opportunity to use them with my Montana EPX Speakers. Hopefully tonight or tomorrow I’ll find the time and post my thoughts.
I do understand what super tweeters can do for a speaker since I still own a pair of Von Schweikert dB 99 Speakers with Super Tweeters.
The KEF supertweeters making a small but significant improvement (I think). Can't hear any output from the supertweeter "bullets" atop the KEF -the improvement may be from the (extra) tweeter only. The music being presented in greater relief (instruments have more "identity").
I'll probably buy the Townshend's as a Christmas present to myself.
My house is sucking up all of my free money at the moment (let's see, supertweeters or dishwasher? Hummm).
I have my Townshend Maximum Super Tweeters Ribbons sitting on top of a rubber/cork/rubber block on top of my Montana EPX Speakers. From the beginning, the Montana EPX speakers always sounded very realistic and pleasing to my ears.
After approximately eight hours of use, I do agree with several comments that bassdude stated above (7/17):
1) "They actually increase the detail resolution from the bass, through the mids, to the highs. The leading edges of notes in all frequencies become sharper, faster, clearer; bass becomes better defined, more textured, and more solid / less boomy; as all frequencies do. There is more presence and a larger, deeper, more airy, life-like soundstage, with more precise image placement and separation. Highs are clearer, with more detail and shimmer".
2) "The sound emanating from the Super Tweeters is not prominent/noticeable in any manner – you can barely hear it when you isolate on the Super Tweeters. But, the aggregate sonic image is noticeably enhanced in virtually all respects – presenting a more life-like sonic sound-scape and image".
I noticed after several hours of play the Super Tweeters and supplied cables lost their tinny sound and blended in very realistically with my current speakers.
To try to explain the effect I would say it was similar to using a very good integrated amp from the 1970's that gives the listener the ability to adjust the bass, treble and especially the high frequencies.
I ordered my Townshend Maximum Super Tweeters Ribbons from Nick at Emporium Hifi (he is a UK dealer) and received them in less than a week.