Q. re Gemme Tanto Tweeter Replacements

Hi All.  I’m writing to ask what forum members may think of tweeter replacements or upgrades for Gemme Audio Tantos.  I love the speakers, but one of the tweeters is acting up.  I’m not sure yet whether I will need to replace it, but the issues brings up a question.

When I communicated with their designer Robert Gaboury quite a while ago, he mentioned that several owners had replaced the tweeters with Eton 26HD3 in order to get a bit more upper end in the sound.  He had no personal experience on precisely how the change sounded.  Since then, I’ve seen some sales of Tantos, where the owner replaced the tweeters with other models, perhaps because the original tweeters (Peerless by Tymphony XT19TD00-04 ¾" Dual Radiator) no longer appear to be available.

Regardless of the reason for the replacement, I would love to hear from those who have experience with Tantos with different model tweeters.  Even if I don't need to replace anything this time, perhaps newer tweeters may sound even better and could extend the life of the towers generally.  What model tweeters were used and what was the difference in sound compared to the originals???

Any information would be appreciated.  Much thanks in advance!


Thanks for the replies.  Though I wasn't able to find an exact replacement at allicdata.com - or anywhere else - Madisound may have a suitable replacement.  I was hoping, however, that there may be some forum members who have actual experience with the Tantos and different tweeters that could comment on how they changed the sound from the originals.  Anyone?

@dekay, apologies, that does look like the correct replacement.  Not sure about shipping from HK to US (or how reliable/trustworthy they are), but it may be something to look into so thanks for the link.

I'm still interested, however, in hearing from anyone about other model replacement tweeters and how they changed the sound.


I just looked at the sensitivity spec of around 85dB @ 4 ohms.

The low spec # is how the designer padded it down.

Anyway, good luck.




I just looked at the sensitivity spec of around 85dB @ 4 ohms.

The low spec # is how the designer padded it down.

Hi DeKay.  What do you mean by "padded it down"?  Sorry if this is a nooby question.