Rega Ela by Royd

JohnVF

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Until PM chimes in, I can report that they're excellent tweeters. Detailed but smooth/clean. If I still had my Spendor S-100s I'd find the best matching pair to replace the Scanspeaks that were in them.
 

Prime Minister

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My thoughts? Amazing how far tweeters have come in 30 years.

My biggest problem with the Ela was the coarseness of the 1980s dome tweeter. The woofer was lovely. It did so much right, but the tweeter was holding everything back. It just sounded like a 1980s dome. And that is not a compliment.

The Hiquphon just did everything better. More detail, more air, more smoothness. Imaging improved dramatically. They got so much easier to listen to. So much more enjoyable.

Tonally nothing really seemed to change. They were still the Ela"s, but better. Definitely a worthwhile improvement.
 

JimPA

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My thoughts? Amazing how far tweeters have come in 30 years.

My biggest problem with the Ela was the coarseness of the 1980s dome tweeter. The woofer was lovely. It did so much right, but the tweeter was holding everything back. It just sounded like a 1980s dome. And that is not a compliment.

The Hiquphon just did everything better. More detail, more air, more smoothness. Imaging improved dramatically. They got so much easier to listen to. So much more enjoyable.

Tonally nothing really seemed to change. They were still the Ela"s, but better. Definitely a worthwhile improvement.

I am glad to hear the improvement.
I didn't have any doubts that you would like them.:)

The Hiquphons are like a turbocharged version of the Scan Speak 3/4".
The OW1 and OW2 have not changed much since they were introduced.
I have a pair in my truck from a Fried C6 parts kit.
Actually it's the second truck I have used them in.
spare_parts_for_old_fried_speakers.html
Linn and Fried's use of them made them more popular amongst the audio community.
 

Prime Minister

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I am glad to hear the improvement.
I didn't have any doubts that you would like them.:)

The Hiquphons are like a turbocharged version of the Scan Speak 3/4".
The OW1 and OW2 have not changed much since they were introduced.
I have a pair in my truck from a Fried C6 parts kit.
Actually it's the second truck I have used them in.
spare_parts_for_old_fried_speakers.html
Linn and Fried's use of them made them more popular amongst the audio community.
Turbocharged is right. Really a sweet little tweeter.

How did you use them in your truck?
 

JimPA

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Turbocharged is right. Really a sweet little tweeter.

How did you use them in your truck?
I have a pair of the Fried C6L satellites in my truck.
As I stated I had to change the enclosure dimensions to get them to fit under the back seats of my truck.
I have them hooked up to the in dash Pioneer Cd player.
 

Prime Minister

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I have a pair of the Fried C6L satellites in my truck.
As I stated I had to change the enclosure dimensions to get them to fit under the back seats of my truck.
I have them hooked up to the in dash Pioneer Cd player.
Ok. I did some hunting on the interwebs, and found nothing on the C6L. Can you steer me in the right direction?
 

JimPA

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Ok. I did some hunting on the interwebs, and found nothing on the C6L. Can you steer me in the right direction?
I doubt there is any info on them except the info I have provided.
They were used in the Fried C3L enclosure with his last generation of drivers.
The C3L were the third version of the C model.
The C6L were the sixth version of the model C.
You won't find a picture of them anywhere.
The enclosures are identical to the ones in my video.

Another Fried speaker owner that lives in my area has post some info about them on Audiogon.

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