Resistors for Tweeters

I’m trying different value Mills 12 watt resistors to bring down the high end of my Magnepan MG 3.6s. Does anyone have recommendations for other more expensive brands that I should get once I decide on a value that works best? I’m looking at Duelund and Path, but I’m sure there are others to consider.
Thorens TD-160C; Sumiko Talisman S, retipped by Soundsmith; Jolida JD9; Marantz CD-53; North Star Intenso;
Joule-Electra LA-100; Balanced Power Technology AC conditioner;
Odyssey Khartago monos (with most factory upgrades); Magnepan MG 3.6R

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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 43,092
    Maggies, IME are not known for having a hot top end. Anyway, I'd stick with the Mills.
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  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 413
    I am stuck with a wall of windows behind the speakers. Some DIY panels helped a lot, but there is still a bit too much treble energy on many recordings. Well-recorded LPs are an exception, so maybe I need a better DAC.
    Thorens TD-160C; Sumiko Talisman S, retipped by Soundsmith; Jolida JD9; Marantz CD-53; North Star Intenso;
    Joule-Electra LA-100; Balanced Power Technology AC conditioner;
    Odyssey Khartago monos (with most factory upgrades); Magnepan MG 3.6R
  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 413
    Ten feet, so probably not a ceiling issue.
    Thorens TD-160C; Sumiko Talisman S, retipped by Soundsmith; Jolida JD9; Marantz CD-53; North Star Intenso;
    Joule-Electra LA-100; Balanced Power Technology AC conditioner;
    Odyssey Khartago monos (with most factory upgrades); Magnepan MG 3.6R
  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 413
    I might try it.
    Thorens TD-160C; Sumiko Talisman S, retipped by Soundsmith; Jolida JD9; Marantz CD-53; North Star Intenso;
    Joule-Electra LA-100; Balanced Power Technology AC conditioner;
    Odyssey Khartago monos (with most factory upgrades); Magnepan MG 3.6R
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 43,092
    maxward wrote: »
    I am stuck with a wall of windows behind the speakers. Some DIY panels helped a lot, but there is still a bit too much treble energy on many recordings. Well-recorded LPs are an exception, so maybe I need a better DAC.

    So, the issue only raises its ugly head when playing CD's?
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


    President of Club Polk

  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 413
    I am generally more aware of the issue when I listen to CDs versus LPs. Lazy guy that I am, CDs are mostly what I play.
    Thorens TD-160C; Sumiko Talisman S, retipped by Soundsmith; Jolida JD9; Marantz CD-53; North Star Intenso;
    Joule-Electra LA-100; Balanced Power Technology AC conditioner;
    Odyssey Khartago monos (with most factory upgrades); Magnepan MG 3.6R
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 43,092
    In that case, your comment about needing a new DAC is likely correct.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


    President of Club Polk

  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,282
    What cables do you use - speaker, ic, power...?
  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 413
    Speaker cables and amp and preamp power cords are MAC (my audio cables) made by Steve Hallick, who I believe is now out of business. Reviews can be found online. Other power cords are Pangea except turntable, which is captive. Interconnects are mostly Straightwire Musicable II or better. Digital is MIT. Thanks, @DSkip.

    Thorens TD-160C; Sumiko Talisman S, retipped by Soundsmith; Jolida JD9; Marantz CD-53; North Star Intenso;
    Joule-Electra LA-100; Balanced Power Technology AC conditioner;
    Odyssey Khartago monos (with most factory upgrades); Magnepan MG 3.6R
  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 413
    I have been considering either a Schiit Bifrost or Gungnir multibit as a replacement for my current DAC. After reading @DSkip and others, the North Star Design Intenso looks very promising for a price that splits the difference. Has anyone heard these back-to-back?
    Thorens TD-160C; Sumiko Talisman S, retipped by Soundsmith; Jolida JD9; Marantz CD-53; North Star Intenso;
    Joule-Electra LA-100; Balanced Power Technology AC conditioner;
    Odyssey Khartago monos (with most factory upgrades); Magnepan MG 3.6R
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