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    My 11-years-old 150 ASLTs (Anni amps) came back to me last week with the new tweeters installed. Wow! Huge improvement, way beyond my expectations. I'm hearing things I never knew were there on very familiar material, and I've been using large active ATCs at home for over 20 years, having previously used SCM 100 ASL pros for a decade, so I'm used to a very good sound.


    At the moment, the speakers are sitting on their plinths on the wooden floor, no spikes. Floor is engineered wood over concrete in the half of the room where the speakers are standing. The bit I sit in is over a suspended floor, as the room was knocked-through into what was our garage. My longsuffering wife doesn't want me to toe the speakers in for aesthetic reasons (I agree with her), so they are facing straight ahead, 2.5m apart from tweeter to tweeter, and the listening posn is 3.8m away.


    I'm planning to put them on Mana stands, which will raise them by 30 cm + the spike length above where they are right now. The Mana stands each consists of four spiked metal frames alternately stacked with four 1cm thick MDF boards resembling Formica. I don't know whether these will interfere with or disrupt the formation of a standing wave in the vertical axis of the speaker, but they do seem to prevent bass getting into the floor.

    Very happy with the outcome, strong recommendation to anyone with the SEAS tweeters.

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    Will be good to have an update once you have the Mana’s in place.

    I am sure the new tweeter is better than the seas on paper but I do wonder if what I hear is as much tied up with the entire speaker being overhauled. I did a big jump from non SL 100As to having them updated to the current tweeter and SL bass drivers. Equally importantly in my view is the amp pack being overhauled, mine are from 1996.

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      Originally posted by AlastairH View Post
      Will be good to have an update once you have the Mana’s in place.

      I am sure the new tweeter is better than the seas on paper but I do wonder if what I hear is as much tied up with the entire speaker being overhauled. I did a big jump from non SL 100As to having them updated to the current tweeter and SL bass drivers. Equally importantly in my view is the amp pack being overhauled, mine are from 1996.
      Mine are 11 years old, and had an amp re-cap at the same time as the new tweeters.

      I'm hearing things with these tweeters that I didn't know was there. They are absolutely extraordinary.

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