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Blue Sky System One replacement tweeter? Studio Monitors
Old 10th April 2018
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Blue Sky System One replacement tweeter?

Hi,

I have a Blue Sky System One 2.1 (pair of SAT 6.5 MK II speaker + 12" sub - dates from 2002).

One of the original tweeters blew recently. It's a Vifa XT25SC-30, now discontinued. From what I read on the internets, Blue Sky recommended the Vifa (now Tymphany) XT25TG30-04 as a drop-in replacement so I replaced the pair.

However, the sound, while still good, is *very* different from the original. "Less accurate", "not as balanced" and "looser" come to mind as descriptions. (Yeah, I'm equally good at describing wine characteristics).

Anybody have Blue Sky's & replaced the tweeters? I'd be interested in hearing your experience. Or possibly any alternative tweeters?

Thanks,
-Paul
Old 10th April 2018
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I've replaced several of mine and actually picked up an extra one last time just in case I couldn't get them anymore. Here in Canada the people to talk to are Audio Distributors International (Audio Distributors International | We know music.). Talk to Eric or Steve. Best of luck.

JR
Old 11th April 2018
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Thanks for the info, JR
Old 11th April 2018
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A little over a year ago I was able to buy replacement sat and subwoofer drivers for the smaller line of old Blue Sky speakers directly from the USA HQ, via their website. I too got a few extra....
Old 12th April 2018
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I had several repairs done to my 6.5's over the years, and always went through Rich Walborn, as recommended by Blue Sky. It's been awhile, but the contact I had for him was [email protected].
Old 12th April 2018
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philper & seanmccoy, Thanks for the info.

I purchased a new pair of XT25TG30-04 ($26/each) and I'm liking the sound better. We'll see. The tweeters I used to replace the blown originals had came with the speakers as spares but the boxes weren't sealed so were of unknown usage.
Old 12th April 2018
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Replacing the actual drivers is a no-brainer, all you need is a screwdriver.
Old 15th April 2018
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You might give these people a call. They have saved my butt more than once. Madisound Speaker Components They have LOTS of replacement tweeters (you would have to replace both) but it maybe worth it. I had to replace some woofers in a pair of desk top speakers and their sales people suggested a replacement that actually sounded, IMHO, better than the original. Best of luck!
Old 16th April 2018
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Thanks, Tom. I haven't dealt with Madisound before but I think I will give them a try.
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