Fostex T900A replacement?

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MttBsh

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Fostex T900A replacement?
« on: 7 May 2017, 03:47 am »
I use a pair of Cain & Cain Abby single driver speakers as well as a Cain & Cain Bailey sub to augment the bass and a pair of T900As next to the speakers to add that upper end sparkle.

I just noticed one of my T900A supertweeters is no longer working. I could buy a new one for around $550, but I'm wondering if anyone is aware of a comparably priced (or maybe even a bit more costly) standalone tweeter that would performs as well as the Fostex. Just looking at options here as I'm addicted to the extra detail that supertweeters bring to the proceedings.

Thank you for any ideas you may have.

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Re: Fostex T900A replacement?
« Reply #1 on: 7 May 2017, 11:24 am »
Hi Matt

I would contact Madisound and ask for a new diaphragm from Fostex. It may also be something as simple as a corroded contact from salt air. It can be fixed.

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Re: Fostex T900A replacement?
« Reply #2 on: 7 May 2017, 12:31 pm »
Not easy replace Alnico tweeter, contact Madisound or Fostex usa.

MttBsh

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Re: Fostex T900A replacement?
« Reply #3 on: 7 May 2017, 02:18 pm »
Thanks guys - and Dan, I hope all is well with you my friend!

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Re: Fostex T900A replacement?
« Reply #4 on: 7 May 2017, 03:14 pm »
It can probably be fixed, the T500A MkII is excellent though, it has a Mg diaphragm and is very neutral, no metallic sounding resonances.

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Re: Fostex T900A replacement?
« Reply #5 on: 8 May 2017, 12:18 am »
Thanks Dave, that T500AMKII looks sweet, but maybe just a little rich for my blood - I do appreciate the suggestion