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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:34 pm 
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What modern speakers still use paper main drivers? I am aware of Focal and Audio Note and some really big JBLs. Any others?

Really like the natural sound of paper and especially for listening quietly. Always loved old school speakers from Celestion, Wharfedale, Boston Acoustics and Castle.

I know it is also the application but I do like the sounds of paper for sure. Would love to try one with a larger main driver like the old days (8 inches or larger).


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Hey banerjba. I'm enjoying my new Cambridge Aero 2 with 6.5" paper cone bass drivers and a 2.25" flat paper radiator (BMR) for the mids and highs. I agree that paper has an appealing sound, and there definitely is an old school kind of sound associated with these Cambridge. I like it.


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There is something just right about paper woofers with certain music. There are too many to list at once but off the top of my head...

Zu Audio
Some Neat models
ATC
Tekton Design
Anything with ScanSpeak Revelator, Classic, Illuminator, Morel DPC, SEAS Excel etc...
Kudos (paper/reed)
Spatial Audio
Some Wilson Audio models
Omega
Some PBN models
hORNS
Brodmann
Heco
I believe JM Reynaud uses some type of treated paper but I could be wrong.


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Tannoy and Great Plains if you can call them modern


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:13 am 
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Emerald Physics. EPX PRO
8" mid
10" woofer


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Pretty big Ushers .. paper drivers


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oooo.... 6371 or 81's?

a pair I sometimes wish I still had. liked to be played loud...

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They be CP-6381

Pretty big.. pretty heavy lol


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at least the plinth was easily removable.

where yer floor cones?

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Have not decided final landing spot yet exactly lol


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There's something pchycologically appealing about speakers with paper cones. Maybe it's a feeling of nostalgia for the days when audio was a simpler pursuit.


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Up until the Twenty5 series,PMC used paper or doped paper.


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Totems' Rainmakers use a 4 layer paper driver. The Rainmakers have been the most satisfying bookshelf speaker i've yet to own - a very well designed and put together speaker.


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Great list. I did not realise there were so many! Keep it coming.

My Focals use a glass coated paper so it still retains that natural sound but is faster and stiffer. Still I wish the main driver was bigger.


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