Originally Posted by anyhtinggoes
Just stop, you've proved your ignorance. Now you're just looking childish. My god why do people have to stick their chest out anytime they are proven wrong.
I just want to point out that not only is it a bad idea to be recommending tweeters without extremely specific specs, but it is also a really bad idea to boast about how you work with speakers when you turn around and call a tweeter a woofer. Both of you are right in some areas and then completely off in others.
First off Technics isn't too terrible, and for 20 bucks, heck even I would have gone with that deal. Technics was a very yin and yang company. Sometimes they had great stuff, other times....not so much. Chances are that these speakers are vintage (pre-1990s ((((that is a guess bassed of the design)))) I personally have not had experience with these models) and normally vintage technics is ok and sometimes even pretty darn good. In other words, there is no bullet proof guarantee that these particular speakers are bad.
Second off, in terms of speaker design, swapping out drivers with non original drivers can result in some really terrible sound.
What happens if these speakers were specifically designed for very particular drivers? Chances are that they aren't. In fact Cavi Mike has pointed out that they are essentially OEM tweeters, but on the 1 and a million shot this is a very particular design, the wrong tweeter could seriously screw with the sound. I remember switching out some tweeters on some polk speakers several years ago. I bought the same size, type, specs, and even style of tweeter and it killed the speakers. They sounded tinny and harsh. 2 days later the speakers were in the trashed and a I built my own speakers from the ground up.
Further more you would most likely be replacing a vintage tweeter with a new one...... Ehhhhhh that is a recipe for disaster ( I am not saying it is impossible, but it is rather unlikely that it will work well). Manufacturing processes are totally different now than they were even 5 years ago, so I can only imagine how different it was 20+ years ago. God have mercy on your soul if that particular tweeter is designed differently than the ones we have today because I have wasted thousands on trying to chase down new parts for old speakers and it was a giant crap chute.
So in short, while you could probably get away with getting a new tweeter, I would not risk it. If the drive truly was an OEM, then there has to be thousands of the little suckers floating around for dirt cheap. Simply do some more research and start searching for the part on ebay.