Dayton Audio DC28FS-8 1-1/8" Silk Dome Shielded Tweeter

Brand:| Model: DC28FS-8
Shielded version of the famous Dayton Audio Silk Dome Tweeter. 1-1/8" silk dome with ferrofluid cooling and fully shielded motor structure.
  • Offers smooth and detailed high frequency performance
  • Magnetically shielded
  • Ferrofluid cooled voice coil
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Weight: 1.3 lbs.  
List Price$28.99
Regular Price$21.75
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Part # 275-075
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Dayton Audio DC28FS-8 1-1/8" Silk Dome Shielded Tweeter

The shielded version of the famous Dayton Audio Silk Dome, this tweeter offers the same performance but in a CRT-safe design. Features a 1-1/8" silk dome with a ferrofluid cooled voice coil for superior damping. Compare it to drivers costing $30 to $40 more! Recommended for crossover points as low as 1,800 Hz, making it ideal for most 2-way speaker designs. 5 year warranty.

Specifications: • Power handling: 50 watts RMS/100 watts max • VCdia: 1.14" • Le: 0.09 mH • Impedance: 8 ohms • Re: 5.6 ohms • Frequency range: 1,600-20,000 Hz • Fs: 813 Hz • SPL: 89 dB 1W/1m • Qms: 1.97 • Qes: 1.6 • Qts: 0.88 • Dimensions: Overall diameter: 4.33", Cutout diameter: 3.07", Depth: 1.42".

Product Specifications
  • Tweeter TypeSoft Dome
  • Cone / Dome Diameter1-1/8"
  • Impedance8 ohms
  • Power Handling (RMS)50 Watts
Dayton Audio DC28FS-8 1-1/8" Silk Dome Shielded Tweeter
  • BrandDayton Audio
  • ModelDC28FS-8
  • Part Number275-075
  • UPC844632015878
  • Product CategoryTweeters
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (37 Reviews)
  • Weight1.3 lbs.
  • Case Qty36
  • 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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Dayton Audio DC28FS-8 1-1/8" Silk Dome Shielded Tweeter is rated 4.6757 out of 5 by 37.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fine example of good bang for the buckA few weeks ago I purchased a Boston Acoustics A-60 at an estate sale. It needed woofer surrounds (which I replaced) and needed the over the hill tweeter replaced. (The woofer is an exemplary performer.)I replaced the tweeter with this Dayton tweeter and also changed the crossover from first order at 3 kHz to first order with the woofer and second order with the tweeter at 2.5 kHz. I installed a five-way binding post in the rear and modified it with the installation of a switch and resistor that allowed for "flat" or slightly rolled-off response. I also clad the BA enclosures with 0.75 inch thick poplar wood, stained, and given six coats of lacquer. The stock grills were fine, although I need to replace the BA badge with one that says HWF, because, other than the woofer, the enclosure interior, and the stuffing, this is my speaker.The sound is sensational, with both pop and classical sources (particular baroque ensembles, which are my favorites), and the RTA measured output from 500 Hz on up (above the boundary-controlled zone) is VERY close to what I measure with my Allison IC-20 main speakers in my music room. The tweeter is exemplary, and I highly recommend it, since it is a fine example of the "best bang for the buck" concept in action.PS: I am a retired audio writer and product evaluator and I know what good speakers should sound like.Howard Ferstler
Date published: 2014-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dayton silkie W/ sheildingBot these for nearfield computr spkrs. -With $10 JVC 4" papercones as Mid. They exceeded my expectations! What's wonderful is the crossover in the D III build-(look for it)- the result was fantastic: use it just as provided, with the HF tone-down; & a simple inductor for your mid. The phase alignment seems perfect.I did remove the ferrofluid here, but I don't recommmend that- this is nearfield & low volumes only. Subsequent resonance point was 850 Hz, if you should want to build a trap.
Date published: 2014-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from unbelieveablewell,i just replaced all the speakers in my old pair of rogers magnificent bookshelf speakers which already had ferrofluid cooled speakers.so these babys and the pioneer midrange with ferrofluid and a pair of pioneer 8 in butyl woofers...omg!!! the got extreamly high reviews 30 years ago...you should hear them now...wow!!! absolutly beautiful stand alone speakers...thanks PE friends decided to install the same speakers in my old kenwood towers next,lol
Date published: 2011-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dayton Audio's DC28FS-8 are truly amazing!!!I bought them for a PA mid/high reinforcement speakers. I was immediately impressed with the crispness, and clarity. They have performed well beyond my expectations. I have since purchased and installed these into 5 other speaker build projects (2 still to be completed). I am a Live Sound Engineer with a competition (winning) car audio background, and have a great ear for sound.
Date published: 2012-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good detailBought these in the Dayton monitor kit. Paired up with the Dayton 6.5 shielded woofers, these babies really sound good. I have bought two more of these to use in a set of dual woofer tower speakers. While installing them I barely touched the dome and it dimpled in. However, with a little care the dimple was popped back out and there is no evidence that it ever was touched. These should definitely be covered with a good speaker grill. They have a very solid feel to them.
Date published: 2011-02-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Value, Great SoundI bought these in the TRI TRIX kit and have been very impressed. They sparkle in the top end but dont clip or hurt your ears to listen for a long time. I would recommend these to anyone starting out in DIY.
Date published: 2011-02-17

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Dayton Audio DC28FS-8 1-1/8" Silk Dome Shielded Tweeter

Best X-Over point for this tweeter

This will be in a 2-way design and want a pre-built X-over but which one would be prefer d. I will have two 8" 4ohm woofers wired at 8ohms 65watts each 89db for the lower end. Thank You for the help
Asked by: VusstoppyPro
I would need to know the frequency response of your woofers, for example, let's say you have a pair of 8" woofers, you want to add some tweeters, to make them suitable for full range audio, and their frequency responcse is 40Hz-1.5Khz, you would want a tweeter that can prodece around the woofer's frequency top off, of 1.5Khz, In that situation, I would use a tweeter that is rated for around 1Khz-20Khz, and cross it over at 1.5Khz to match your woofers specs. Once again I would need to know your woofer's frequecy reponse.
Answered by: SpeakerFreak95
Date published: 2012-04-04


I can't see any polarity markings on the terminals...is the red one (on the left in the picture above) the negative terminal?
Asked by: RDR 75
In everything except thermocouples, red is always the positive lead.
Answered by: AlonzoTG
Date published: 2011-10-29

Can these be used in an Acoustic Suspension Box?

I have a large acoustic suspension speaker system (sealed box) that I am thinking about tinkering with by replacing the tweeters with these? Would these be OK for this application?
Asked by: ukfan4sure1
You sure can, these will work in any type of box you mount them in. They are sealed in the back so you should not have to worry about any sort of rear wave interaction between this and another driver. Now what you have to worry about is if your original tweeters crossover will work with these. If the original tweeter is 8 ohms then there should not be much to worry about except for differences in sensitivity between these and the old tweeters.
Answered by: mtg90
Date published: 2012-04-01

Is it possible to solder these? And will I break my warranty if I do?

Asked by: Arbenn
Yes you can solder these. The warranty will not be voided if you do but they will not be able to be returned without a restock fee if you do not like them.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-04-22

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