and a review of the “black gold” version here:
I need a tweeter. Now I’m making a couple of assumptions. According to Stereophile, the “black gold mini reference” has a
1" copolymer (ie, plastic) tweeter (footnote 3) is "sourced offshore" and may come from various sources, depending on the production run. I questioned whether or not this might result in a change of sound, but I was assured that Roy Allison personally selects and approves the tweeters, and they all closely match. The tweeters in my pair were made in Italy.
Footnote 3: Bob Barr told me that the tweeter is more or less a copy of an old Audax tweeter found in such neat, cheap speakers as the original Boston Acoustics A40. If this is the case, the tweeter sounds much more civilized, less strident, than the original Audax—at least to my recollection
I’m pretty sure the “black gold” is just the plain ol’ mini reference, based on the price quoted in the article. On the pair I just bought, one tweeter was replaced with a JBL tweeter. I don’t actually HAVE these yet, but once I get them, I’d like to have matching tweeters.
Any suggestions? Should I:
- Look for some Boston A40s? (now I wish I hadn’t sold mine).
- Find out what the Audax model was and see if I can get that?
- I happen to have a spare pair of Audax TW025A2 4 ohm tweeter, 1" textile dome--these are the tweets used in the Spica T50. I bought them to use in an Allison: Four but later obtained original Allison tweets. Use those?
- Just keep the JBL tweet?
Thanks for any suggestions