Hello DIYers. . .
I have some very nice Thiel CS1.2s in my 2-channel rig. While I really like the overall sound of the speakers, I've noticed the left tweeter to be a little distorted at times, especially with accoustic guitar and some female vocals.
Tweeter's are original and probably need to be replaced and/or serviced to get back to specs. Thiel charges a flat $40 apiece for tweeter repair.
However, I thought I might like to try something other than the metallic domes. I found some at Partsexpress (Vifa D27TG-35 1" silk dome) that seem to be the same size (I'll re-measure enclosure before purchasing), same impedance (6 ohm nominal), and same general power handling as the originals.
Is there anything else I need to check for before purchasing to make sure these will work okay? If I decide the originals sound better, I'll simply resell the Vifa's and get the originals repaired by Thiel.
But, there is a good possibility that I will spend less money to get a better sounding speaker. I like mellow speakers, so silk domes would seem to fit my tastes better than metallic.
I would think about going with something even better than these VIFAs, but the higher dollar ones seem to have different enclosure sizes/shapes (the Thiel's have four screws along outer edge). I'll take opinions if anyone has them for me :)