Help - Need a replacement tweeter - PSB Image C60

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  1. BJJB Jr.

    BJJB Jr. New Member

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    So just realized the tweeter in my PSB Image C60 center channel speaker has very low volume. Swapped it out with my T65 tweeter, and all was well. So the C60 tweeter is BAD.

    PSB Tweeter # TW1-3 ANC

    Anybody have knowledge or advice for a replacement, OEM or parts express?

    Not sure as to sell off the speaker as is, or pony up a repair.
     
  2. cratz2

    cratz2 Addicted Member

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    I have a pair of Image 2Bs that have had their tweeters replaced with Vifa tweeters.

    They are one of these:

    http://www.parts-express.com/peerless-by-tymphany-bc25sc06-04-1-textile-dome-tweeter--264-1028
    http://www.parts-express.com/peerless-by-tymphany-bc25sc06-04-1-textile-dome-tweeter--264-1028
    http://www.parts-express.com/peerle...dymium-tweeter-with-waveguide-4-ohm--264-1390

    They were a direct swap but a bit different in design. Fabric rather than aluminum and if I recall the Vifa was about 2 or 3 dB more sensitive than the originals.

    I've been enjoying these for several years like this and I think they sound great though they likely don't sound identical to original.

    Not sure if these are close enough but I can pull one if you are interested to confirm exactly which ones I have.
     
  3. BJJB Jr.

    BJJB Jr. New Member

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    That is so interesting, I just happened to notice both of these as options today, due to size, and screw hole distance. The cheaper one for $11, has a lower sensitivity, but probably matches in volume. The $20 one has a higher, so maybe a need for a low resistor 1 or 2 ohm?

    If you have one already, than yes it would be interesting to verify which. Thank You.
     
  4. BJJB Jr.

    BJJB Jr. New Member

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    Also, just as an added FWIW, the tweeter that is in my T65 floors, has the same PSB Tweeter # "TW1-3 ANC" as above, except without that last "C" (Center?).
     
  5. Mark Holm

    Mark Holm New Member

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    I would try a Vifa or Dayton first. I just bought a poly Peerless last week and found better detail from my old Dynavox fabric tweeter.
     
  6. cratz2

    cratz2 Addicted Member

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    Oh crap... I forgot to check that model number.

    I'll check shortly.
     
  7. Lord o' mash

    Lord o' mash New Member

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    cratz2, did you ever check on that model number? I have a similar situation.
     
  8. BJJB Jr.

    BJJB Jr. New Member

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    lord, I bought a used C40 center speaker to steal the tweeter for my C60. I have the T65 towers. After switching the tweeter to the C60 and then back to the C40 for comparison, I ended up ditching the C60 all together. The C40 had much better imaging and voice than the C60. It also better matched the tonal quality of my T65 towers even though it had smaller woofers. The C60 sounded too tunnel like and muddled. The tweeter is the same in all. Search the fleabay site for the C40 image speaker. They come up here and there. Also check the completed for those unsold, as they are an older model. You can contact the seller and make a deal. Better than wasting $20 on a tweet that may or may not be as nice.
     

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