The No.1 Website for Pro Audio
Tannoy 'Super Tweeter' thing + funny looking monitors
Old 22nd September 2002
Lives for gear
🎧 15 years
Tannoy 'Super Tweeter' thing + funny looking monitors

Old news with the ads in abundance for these, but it deserves an honorable mention type of post here.

SuperTweeter can be bought separately, but I don't get how you'd use it. I guess you go into your speaker and disconnect the tweeter, then somehow place this ontop of the monitor and try to time align it with the woof by eye?? Or do you somehow install this into your monitor?

I've heard differing opinions about their appearance. I think they look cool as ****.

Somebody let us know when you hear 'em.


O wait... Brad Blackwood, you seem to get your ears around stuff before most people here do. You're first! heh
Old 23rd September 2002
Lives for gear
hollywood_steve's Avatar
🎧 15 years
funny looking Tannoy monitors

maybe Tannoy will have a separate room away from the exhibit floor at AES for semi-serious listening. Although I am not in the market for monitors right now, I would really like to hear this sucker.. And I'm one of the few who actually think it looks cool.

[email protected]
Old 23rd September 2002
Gear Addict
🎧 15 years
Well I think it looks cool too. I want some. I'd also like to try the seperate supertweeter with my JBL LSR28Ps.

"The SuperTweeter should be connected across your main speakers" it has crossover points of 14, 16 & 18 kHz. see the manual :
supertweeter manual

Heres a quote from the Tannoy "wideband" pdf :
Likewise, the addition of a SuperTweeter, time aligned to the acoustic centre of the Dual Concentric, will reduce the high frequency phase error by moving the low pass roll off point much higher, typically –6dB @ 54kHz, -18dB @ 100kHz. So even if we ignore for now the perception of sound above 20kHz, the
addition of a SuperTweeter will better preserve the harmonic relationship
between instruments. To illustrate this, Fig. 7 shows the phase error with both
a 20kHz roll off and a 54kHz roll off. There is clearly less phase error not just a
high frequencies, but as low as 5kHz also.
Attached Thumbnails
Tannoy 'Super Tweeter' thing + funny looking monitors-st100_large.jpg  
Old 23rd September 2002
Gear Addict
🎧 15 years
After reading that manual some more - I realized that hooking the supertweeter up to powered monitors will be hard to wire correctly because the signal needs to go from the amp -> supertweeter -> tweeter. Not impossible, just tricky since the amp is in the speaker box already.
Old 24th September 2002
Gear Addict
🎧 15 years
anyone has heard this thing yet ?
Old 24th September 2002
Gear Addict
🎧 15 years
No - we just like looking at the pictures. heh
Old 25th September 2002
Jules's Avatar
Invasion of the tweeter snatchers!

Every studio will have them soon! But will we wake up a clones of Roger Nichols?

If you screw them to a short plank of wood, I wonder if they would make a good walkman headset?

πŸ“ Reply
Post Reply

Welcome to the Gearspace Pro Audio Community!

Registration benefits include:
  • The ability to reply to and create new discussions
  • Access to members-only giveaways & competitions
  • Interact with VIP industry experts in our guest Q&As
  • Access to members-only sub forum discussions
  • Access to members-only Chat Room
  • Get INSTANT ACCESS to the world's best private pro audio Classifieds for only USD $20/year
  • Promote your eBay auctions and listings for free
  • Remove this message!
You need an account to post a reply. Create a username and password below and an account will be created and your post entered.

Slide to join now Processing…

Forum Jump
Forum Jump