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Yeah $24 a pair.. Folks would have that "too good to be true" idea about it. Nothing fancy to see here, but if the TC9 brings it, it's a diamond in the rough secret value bomb. I might have to get a couple just for giggles.

Might give me purpose to finally get the little OX vifa tweets going that have been in the drawer for too long. Would they be a nice match for these TC9's?



Makes me want to do a cute waveguide sail tweeter + the TC9 mid crammed in oem tweet spot behind the door card of the Tacoma, if the Vifa could be shoehorned in there, which I doubt.

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Oh agreed.. When I got them, I had zero fabrication skills and figured it was tiny enough for the (brace yourself) stock locations in my Civic. So naturally, they're stuck in a drawer with no use. Might be a fun one to try with a waveguide possibly. Maybe a good first project for router skill development with a round-over bit for rear-mounted rings for sails maybe. But they'd most definitely need to be in a robust 3-way I imagine crossed fairly highish, if I had to guess, to fill in the top-end with a closely placed good 2-3" such as possibly this TC-9.

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Personally I'd go with one of the Small Dayton neo tweets. A mid that small doesn't need even a medium size tweet to accompany it.

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Agreed. Got them too. The little OX is quite a bit smaller.


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I was thinking of the ND20FA-6 in particular. Have used them for an extended period over the years. Very overlooked tweeter when needing to mate up to a small mid. Very impressed with them.

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How are you guys mounting those flangeless Dayton Neos in a car or pod?
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They're press fit so you have to make the hole pretty tight. I didn't like it like that so next time I may use some small black countersunk screws and drill some holes into the flange. The screws will have to be quite small.

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Some DIY waveguide builds with some of these flange less tweets would be good reading fodder.

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the thought has crossed my mind, just not quite there yet. thinking mini guides in sail panels

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Trough the kindness of a DIYAudio.com forum member I got a pair of the TC9's cousins, the Scan Speak 10F 8424G00...
It is scary how much they have in common, yet there are plenty of differences.
Cone material is different and the 10F has a real powerful motor and a real neat frame.
The 10F is the better one in almost every measurement I've seen but it is striking to see how the TC9 keeps up for way less money.
You can see them behave very similar in most tests including waterfall plots. As far as little 3.5" near full range drivers go the 10F sure is a winner.

I wish I could afford getting 48 more to fill my line arrays .

The TG9 8 ohm has a different frame compared to the TC9. I've always wondered about that. The 10F is more similar (apart from the material) to the TC9. The only odd thing on the 10F is the closed spider back. The TC divers are open there.

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I can get a pair of 10f and measure

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Be prepared to keep them, that's all I'm going to say .

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Heh. I know the 10f are great drivers. Never properly measured them though. I have a few other drivers stacking up from Alpine, Audio system and Eton that I will measure when I have time over

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I've been hoping to snag a pair of 10f's for comparison, but a little out the budget, so I'm keeping my eyes peeled on the classifieds. Unless, one of you has a pair they'd like to part with???

Btw, I think I've officially ruled out the TC9 at this point but still not sure. To get the same sensitivity as others Im trying out, I'd have to run two in parallel and they still don't quite get close. I will say, I could probably listen to these without a tweeter in most cases and found these to be very un-offending.

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I'm on the hunt for a 3" midrange right now. Is the tc9 good for the price, or good period? Has anyone heard the faitalpro 3fe22? I see this driver come up all the time as well.

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The TC9 is good period even if it costed twice the price. Only downfall some see is 8 ohm impedance, but that rarely causes an hindrance. Don't fall prey to turning a good driver down due to low cost. That puts you in the rat race. Buy a driver for it's attributes, not it's cost. The TC9 just so happens to suit both well.

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