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Beston RT002A Ribbon Tweeter
does it matter if i surface mount these onto my cabinet or is it best to flush mount it like i did with my mid-woofer?
These were designed with surface mount in mind, as evidenced by the aesthetic roundover on the front edges.
Date published: 2011-10-27
Is the backplate removable for using in an open baffle?
YES IT IS REMOVABLE ,BUT NOT FOR OPEN BAFFLE OR BI POLAR USE AND THE BACKPLATE HAS A LARGER MODEL TOO FOR HORN LOADING
Date published: 2012-02-28
can this be used in an 8 ohm set up? if so. how? and im wanting to add these to my fullrange setup,do i need a high pass crossover? thanks in advance.
I USE A 2 OHM 5 WATT NON INDUCTIVE RESISTOR ON THIS TWEETER TO ALIGN IT TO 8 OHM X'OVER
Date published: 2012-05-10
Can i use these ribbon tweeters for a car audio system?
I presently have 2 Pioneer bullet tweeters (no crossover). If I can substitute these ribbon tweeters, what is the recommended product to crossover?Thanks,
There is no reason you couldn't use these successfully in a mobile audio application. Just keep in mind that the impedance is 6 ohms on this ribbon, and calculate your crossover accordingly. I've referenced a prefabricated model below that would do the job, all things considered. Since the tweeter in question is 6 ohms, the 8 ohm crossover design would effectively cross it about half an octave higher, around 4.5kHz or so.
Date published: 2011-05-20
if I wanted to build a two way speaker, would this or the compression tweeters attached to a horn give better sound?
First you have to define "better sound". I believe what you are asking is about a wave guide not a horn. The most recent research seems to indicate how detrimental early reflections are to sound quality. It is inevitable that horns will have early internal reflections due to the boundaries of the horn itself. A wave guide is a better way to go. The new Seas Dtx tweeter is a waveguide with a patented shape. By carefully causing difraction at set distances they are able to achieve constant directivity. The is similar to what Emerald Physics does with its wave guide. As far as a Bestron ribbon. I don't recomend it. The only ribbons I have heard that I like are the Raal and the Raven. These are very expensive. Check the output and distortion of a ribbon if you crossover anywhere under 4 k the ribbon runs out of excursion very quickly and the distortion goes up. If money were my concern I'd go with the Seas Dtx at $50. You won't be disappointed and can crossover as low as 2k with a 4 order crossover. If you can afford more and want great sound look at the Ess or Aurum Cantus aerostriction units. Sorry you get what you pay for. Good luck Ralph
Date published: 2011-08-04
If I wanted to build a 2 way using these and the tang band 6 1/2 W6-789E. What ready made crossover would work best or do I just need a high-pass filter? I'd appreciate any input.
"Best" is a matter of opinion, so I can't really say what would sound "best" to you, specifically. The Beston ribbon's recommended crossover point is 2500Hz, so I would recommend a 2-way crossover at that point or higher. I've linked a few such prefabricated crossovers below for your convenience. If you do a high pass only, then you're going to end up with a lot of overlapping frequencies, due to the Tang Band's response potentially extending up to 10kHz.
Date published: 2013-12-21