Bohlender Graebener Neo10 Planar Transducer

Brand:| Model: Neo10
BG's newest patent pending planar-magnetic transducer, the Neo10, offers excellent sound quality and is suitable for a number of applications as a high-performance wideband midrange.
  • Low mass direct drive diaphragm for incredible transient response
  • Symmetrical motor structure lowers distortion and increases sensitivity
  • Reproduces signals as low as 150 Hz
  • Wideband response eliminates crossover points in the critical vocal range
  • Great for 3-way systems, line arrays, and dipole applications
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Weight: 1.85 lbs.  
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Part # 264-715
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Bohlender Graebener Neo10 Planar Transducer

BG's newest patent pending planar-magnetic transducer, the Neo10, offers excellent sound quality and is suitable for a number of applications as a high-performance wideband midrange. The Neo10's low mass, high temperature diaphragm is directly driven for high power handling, outstanding transient response, and superior damping. A carefully engineered push-pull symmetrical motor structure produces a focused magnetic field for inherently low distortion and high sensitivity. Very low self-inductance minimizes intermodulation and phase distortion for increased accuracy and coherency. The resistive impedance of the Neo10 motor circuit presents a non-reactive load that is amplifier friendly.


The Neo10 is the next step in the line of BG's planar ribbon drivers. The design goals include higher sensitivity, lower distortion, a lower usable cut off frequency, and higher power handling than previous offerings. This provides a solution to an important system goal – uncompromised reproduction of the human vocal range.

An additional benefit of the extended bandwidth is improved integration with a dynamic woofer. Seamless integration has been a challenge in practice historically and this is much easier to accomplish at 150-250 Hz than at an octave higher.

Construction Details

While the Neo10 has design principles similar to the Neo8, its construction has significant differences. The goal of extended low frequency reproduction dictated the use of a larger magnetic gap for higher excursion. Large magnets were used to further increase magnetic flux density in the gap. The magnet system is a symmetrical “push-pull” configuration that has proven to offer low distortion and improved sensitivity. The Neo10 also uses significantly thicker metal for its plates to provide the required dimensional stability when using a physically larger magnet structure. Plate shape also becomes analogous to diaphragm shape under excursion, which facilitates extended low frequency output. Specifically tuned fabric screens have certain acoustical resistance and play an important role in stabilizing and damping of the Neo10’s diaphragm. Finally, the NEO10’s unique diaphragm technology provides low distortion and the ability to reproduce signals down to 150Hz, thus achieving the driver’s design goals.

Product Specifications
  • Tweeter TypePlanar
  • Impedance8 ohms
  • Power Handling (RMS)75 Watts
  • Frequency Response150 to 6,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity92 dB 1W/1m
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • DC Resistance (Re)6.50 ohms
Mounting Information
  • Overall Outside Diameter10.02" x 4.92"
  • Depth0.5"
Bohlender Graebener Neo10 Planar Transducer
  • BrandBohlender Graebener
  • ModelNeo10
  • Part Number264-715
  • UPC844632088308
  • Product CategoryTweeters
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (3 Reviews)
  • Weight1.85 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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Bohlender Graebener Neo10 Planar Transducer is rated 4.6667 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from SpookyUsed this in a Helmholtz calculated "un-cabinet ". 2 12"x19" panels with a neo 3 tweeter above the front mounted neo 10. It's chamber is in a 6.5" deep enclosure tuned to 400 hz via a 4" round port, directly behind the driver, acting as a transmission loading dipole radiator. Tube amps are line level filtered with in line caps, speakers biamped.In tandem with a 500 watt Yung plate amp driving 10" Dayton reference subwoofers, these throw a fantastic sound field . Seemingly everything makes from the source to your ears. Direct coupling to filtered amps takes these from stunning to amazing.
Date published: 2014-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BG Neo 10Once you hear them, you can truly understand all the good things said about these drivers. We've all read the hyperbole about planars in general and the BG Neo10 in particular, so I had to give them a try. My plan is to use them in a WMTMW open baffle design, but I just had to hear them right when they arrived. Hooked one per side up with just a cap and and a 15" wide range OB, no crossover and no tweeter. Of course, nothing even resembling the final build. Started listening to some familiar music---------just started to giggle like a school girl! These are so good they give you goose bumps. If you have or haven't given them consideration, wait no longer-----JUST BUY THEM. YOU WILL BE EXTREMELY HAPPY!!! -still giggling.
Date published: 2012-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best mids you can buy, BUT...Tougher natural frequency than most cone drivers, but use it well and it's hard to beat. It won out over many high quality choices for me. A natural for dipole projects, but works well as a true mid range in monkey coffins too. Just remember to seal it off from the woofer. And DO NOT solder on this driver, use crimp terminals or you might fry the diaphragm if you are not a great solderer. If you use a Radio Shack iron, forget it...
Date published: 2012-09-08

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Bohlender Graebener Neo10 Planar Transducer

Is it reasonable to drive these to 150Hz using a 48db/octave active crossover on an open baffle?  The manual says to stay above 250 but that assumes 2nd order filter.

Asked by: jt128
This really depends on the amount of output you want from the driver. It would be best to take actual measurements in the intended application for frequency response and distortion, at different output levels in order to see if this would be a safe frequency with that driver. It will probably be fine for low to medium output levels, but higher levels require multiple drivers.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-11-11

Would it be possible to get an excellent incomparable sound with these tweeters along with silk dome tweeters and ribbon tweeters working with high efficiency woofers in a car?

Asked by: Shane Urbanavicius
Please contact our tech support for more help with this question, tech@parts-express.com or 800-338-0531 x1.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-09-22

I'm running very loud professional mid-bass drivers with efficiencies from 96 db to 99 db. Will this work? Is it possible to use tweeters with lower efficiency with higher efficiency speakers?

Asked by: Shane Urbanavicius
Please contact our tech support for more help with this question, tech@parts-express.com or 800-338-0531 x1.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-09-22

Can it be directly connected to amplifier without capacitor?

Asked by: Jay lee
You will want to have a high pass filter on this driver before you connect it to an amplifier. I would recommend no lower than 150 Hz second order.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-09-18

What size crimp terminals it uses if decide not to solder.which is the prefered method for best performance

Asked by: idad
This driver uses 3/16" terminals.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-05-02

Recommended tweeters? this looks like a really attractive candidate for a 3 way active setup i am contemplating. what are tweeters that'll "keep the show going" in the upper octaves.

Asked by: Kapil
The best tweeter recommendation I can make for this driver is a Neo3 or Neo3PDR.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-12-04

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