Time to order a pair (I assume the prices are for single tweeters) as I thought I might have blown mine again a few days ago. (First time about 17 years ago, volume (probably almost) as far as it would go on the NAC 72 - a relative was in very poor health and I was ‘indulging’ in music at very high levels to try and cheer myself up.)
I’ve just ordered 2x Scanspeak D2010/851100 Tweeters from Willy’s Hi-Fi to ensure my SL2s keep performing for many years to come, I’m with Jim on this and prefer the original D2010 tweeter design to an updated variant that may sound different.
They will be updated and will - according to the extremely helpful chap at Falcon Acoustics- likely be slightly larger than the existing ones. They may have the terminals in different positions, use different materials not to mention sounding different. For all those reasons I consider these tweeters to be effectively discontinued for the purposes of ensuring DBL, SL2 etc users have spares for the future.
Yes he also mentioned possibly cabinet modifications as well and yes thanks very much for the heads up. Even though my tweeters are new from last year from the German distributor, a spare set is always useful to have even if the speakers are sold on.
Mine are also being shipped (well by air actually). So i shall pack them away with the originals which still worked before i changec them last year.
Ouch - I guess a revamp of an existing design is one thing which may affect the sonic character/response but if they are indeed larger that’s a big issue and it seems a bit odd they simply don’t just call the new ones a new model with older versions available while stocks last.