-A Spherical Experience-
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The two RS225 woofers are crossed using the Jeff Bagby .5 way topology. That is, the lower woofer is connected to the
upper woofer through a series inductor to compensate for what baffle step is required and to provide a flat summed
response. The woofer's crossover is otherwise a conventional 2nd order electrical topology.
The RS180 midrange is relatively simple, having only 6 elements. A 1st order high-pass followed by an elliptical filter
providing a 4th order acoustic roll off to the tweeter, and proper attenuation of the aluminum cone's break up modes. The
shunt resistor helps shape the response and minimized the response aberrations caused by the impedance rise at system
The RS28 tweeter network is a 3rd order electrical plus a shelving network to bring up the response in the top octave of
the tweeter. Crossover is about 1900 Hz 4th order acoustic.
I was fortunate in that I had Wayne's 851 speakers around during much of the voicing process of the Exclamations!, so I
had a very good reference speaker to compare with. The Exclamation! moniker I gave these speakers makes me think of a
loud, forward, bold and brassy, in your face sort of speaker. In actuality, they are quite the opposite. The adjectives, clean,
clear, and effortless do come to mind to describe them. Even at high listening levels they do little to call attention to
themselves, seemingly passing along whatever signal they are supplied with aplomb. The bass is taut and precise, yet can
reach down into the 20's when called upon. -And do so at realistic levels without audible stress. At their price point, the
Dayton RS drivers represent an exceptional value and provide excellent performance regardless of price.
An Exclamation! next to the 36" tall TriTrixTL