Beston RT001A Ribbon Tweeter

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The RT001A is perfect for compact 2-way and 3- or 4-way designs, as well as for use in multiples when incorporated into line arrays.
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Part # 277-110
  • Patented ribbon design
  • 3,000 Hz – 40,000 Hz frequency response
  • High sensitivity
  • Linear impedance
  • Neodymium magnet structure for high flux and low weight
  • Ultra-thin laminated aluminum diaphragm

Product Details

Beston RT001A Ribbon Tweeter

A ribbon tweeter's radiating surface approaches the theoretical ideal of a zero-mass audio source. The articulation, attack, and sonic transparency are quite impressive, and the diaphragm's monolithic shape and orientation provide a broad horizontal and tightly controlled dispersion characteristic, which is ideal for many listening environments. Beston's carefully sculpted waveguide faceplate further improves the tweeter's linear emission of smooth, extended high frequencies. The RT001A is perfect for compact 2-way and 3- or 4-way designs, as well as for use in multiples when incorporated into line arrays. A third order (18 dB/octave) or higher crossover is recommended to achieve maximum power handling. Minimum recommended crossover frequency: 3,500 Hz.

Product Specifications
  • Tweeter TypeRibbon
  • Impedance6 ohms
  • Power Handling (RMS)15 Watts
  • Frequency Response3,000 to 40,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity88 dB 1W/1m
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)3,500 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)5.40 ohms
Mounting Information
  • Overall Outside Diameter3.40" x 2.13"
  • Cutout Diameter2.00" x 1.50 "
  • Depth0.125"
Beston RT001A Ribbon Tweeter
  • BrandBeston
  • ModelRT001A
  • Part Number277-110
  • UPC844632069802
  • Product CategoryTweeters
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (4 Reviews)
  • Weight0.2 lbs.
  • California Prop 65

    Warning: California residents only. Please note per Proposition 65 that this product may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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Beston RT001A Ribbon Tweeter
Beston RT001A Ribbon Tweeter is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent clarity and dispersionI have this crossed at 3500Hz with an in-line circuit breaker and a 6-1/2" bass driver that's a perfect match for this. I don't foresee any problem with this when paired with your average 50-100 watt stereo receiver. The treble has just a bit of sizzle, which I actually prefer. But not so much so that they become hard to listen to. They also have a very wide dispersion, with no noticable change till about 70-80 degrees off axis, which means you hear what you hear the same from almost anywhere in a room. Most tweeters, as we know, are very directional, so a dispersion of 140-160 degrees eliminates the problem of a sweet spot on axis or dull sound off axis. This tweeter provides outstanding clarity with low distortion and very good imaging. I prefer this head and shoulders above the Dayton Audio PT2C-8 and it is half the price.
Date published: 2012-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding ribbon tweeter, particularly for the price...Finally tried a pair of these as supplementary supertweeters for B652s. Crossed over 6 dB per octave (8 uFd cap into L-pad, crossover at about 4KHz). Output matches with L-pads at 3:00. Lots of 'air', no harshness or distortion.In terms of relatively inexpensive ribbon supertweeters, I still prefer the HiVi's slightly, but the Beston RT1 and RT2 are less expensive, and just a smidgen less transparent. I suspect less critical listeners would notice little difference. Any of these, mounted on simple flat tweeter stands, on top of B652's, provide sound quality comparable to the best commercial home speakers, particularly when driven with Tripath or TI based class D amplification, which really brings out the best in this combination. (Jury still out on the ST Micro chips, but recent designs also sound very good.) Add an appropriate sized (for room size) powered subwoofer, and you have a system for about $200 that is high audiophile quality, comparable to my reference systems (ribbon tweeter equipped Dahlquist DQ-10s with subwoofer and crossover, and Sequerra Pyramids with ribbon tweeters) and just a tad less accurate than full range ribbons, full range electrostatics, and other exotics, which cost 40-60 times as much. This represents a near revolution in low cost audio.
Date published: 2012-11-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Minimal hassle to mount, but not much below 4000Very nice clean little ribbon. At 4000 it drops like a rock. If you are padding it down, with a 4th order or higher slope you might get 3500 with some decent power handling. Very sweet and easy to work with & surface mount. I have one a prototype crossed at 4000 to a 5" mid. Very nice. Much smaller than any of the HiVi planars, easier to mount than the Neo3. If you can reach 4000 with your mid, it's well worth the money.
Date published: 2009-06-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Clear soundThe selling point for me is the sound. I am by no means a professional in the speaker industry, my ears are good enough judges for me. I have used dome and cone tweeters and they do not compare to this ribbon tweeter. The highs are exceptionally clear. I used this driver in a 3-way center speaker. It is now my best speaker in my 5.1 set and am trying to to rebuild the rest of my speakers just to incorporate more of these.
Date published: 2008-11-13
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Beston RT001A Ribbon Tweeter

can this tweeter be installed horizontally too?

Asked by: gabe75
I don't see why not, although mounting this horizontally will give you very limited horizontal dispersion.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-09-22

could this tweeters a replacement for the behringer truth b3031 active monitors.....cause i dont find the original replacement.......the original tweeter have this specs continuous pow 15 watts, peak pow 60 watts, impedance 6 ohms.....behringer describes

Asked by: cone
We do not have a cross reference available for this type of thing. Please contact our tech support for more help with this question, or 800-338-0531 x1.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-08-18

i have a stadium speaker model stadia 11 b/pr is there a replacement tweeter

Asked by: your friend glenn
This requires a bit more information in order to proceed. Please contact our tech support for more help with this question, or 800-338-0531
Answered by: MattW
Date published: 2015-04-10

Can this be used in a 3 way speaker, that has 8 ohm woofer and 8 ohm mid speaker?

Asked by: spater
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-11-19

Can this tweeter be used with the dayton 4.5khz cross over?

Asked by: Unbiasedsound
Yes this tweeter will work with that crossover.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-11-06

can this be used for car audio?

Asked by: davidrader65
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-11-19
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