Dayton Audio DC28FT-8 1-1/8" Silk Dome Truncated Tweeter

Brand:| Model: DC28FT-8
Superior European design and performance at a fraction of the cost of similar audiophile silk dome tweeters!
  • Same performance specs as the popular DC28F "Silkies"
  • Truncated faceplates permit close driver spacing
  • Damped rear chamber makes low crossover points possible
  • Treated silk dome offers smooth response with airy highs
  • Matches or exceeds the performance of many high-dollar tweeters
  • Extremely popular for DIY projects; used in many designs
  • Great replacement for the Dayton DC28FST-8 1-1/8" Silk Dome Truncated Shielded Tweeter
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Dayton Audio DC28FT-8 1-1/8" Silk Dome Truncated Tweeter

Superior European design and performance at a fraction of the cost of similar audiophile silk dome tweeters! Clinically tested and compared to Morel with amazingly similar results! Recommended for crossover points as low as 1800 Hz!

Specifications: • Power handling: 50 watts RMS/100 watts max • VCdia: 1.14" • Le: 0.09 mH • Impedance: 8 ohms • Re: 5.5 ohms • Frequency range: 1,300-20,000 Hz • Fs: 596 Hz • SPL: 89 dB 1W/1m • Qms: 0.86 • Qes: 0.6 • Qts: 0.35 • Dimensions: Overall diameter: 4.33", Cutout diameter: 2.72", Depth: 1.54".

Product Specifications
  • Tweeter TypeSoft Dome
  • Cone / Dome Diameter1-1/8"
  • Impedance8 ohms
  • Power Handling (RMS)50 Watts
Dayton Audio DC28FT-8 1-1/8" Silk Dome Truncated Tweeter
  • BrandDayton Audio
  • ModelDC28FT-8
  • Part Number275-076
  • UPC844632069680
  • Product CategoryTweeters
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (9 Reviews)
  • Weight1.25 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 DC28FT-8 1-1/8" Silk Dome Truncated Tweeter
Dayton Audio DC28FT-8 1-1/8" Silk Dome Truncated Tweeter is rated 4.4444 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I thought it might grow on meThe good:Low crossover pointDecent power handlingTransparentLow distortionThe bad:Pricekind of dull sounding.I have a pair of these matched to the Dayton Audio DC160s and they sound okay. You could listen to these all day without a lot of ear strain. My problem is I like a little more sparkle than your average tweeter; something akin to the Motorola horns used in pro audio or the LeSon tweeters used in acoustic and keyboard amps. I completed a recent project using some no name brand 1" soft dome tweeters I got for less than 3 bucks apiece on sale. These $3.00 tweeters sound way better than the Daytons and have a 1.5 - 20k response and will handle 30/60 watts rms/peak. They are also more pleasing to me than the Dayton PT2C. Yes really, by a long shot. But these Dayton tweeters aren't all that bad. They're just not what I like because what I like is different from most people.
Date published: 2014-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic TweetersI purchased these tweeters to replace Polk Audio SL 2500 tweeters. They fit into the old tweeter space of the cabinets perfectly, with slight wood trimming for the terminals.They sound fantastic!These tweeters are a great product!!
Date published: 2014-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these tweetersI used the DC28FT-8 along with a “DS175-8” woofer to replace my stock Mordaunt Short front channel drivers. I also upgraded the stock crossover to “XO2W-2K”. I’m extremely happy with the results, the DC28FT are absolutely awesome tweeters. The front channel's are used for both listening to music and as part of a Dolby 6.1 setup for movies. In both cases high range performance exceeded my expectations.Part-Express also gave excellent technical support. Thank you!
Date published: 2012-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from restoration completeI have these installed with Jamo 20418 8" woofers and 10" passive radiators in vintage acoustic suspension cabinets. The speakers appearance has improved with the addition of these drivers as has the sound. These tweeters sound smooth and detailed and won't leave your ears ringing. Now my old refurbished speakers really do sound amazing. Thanks parts express!
Date published: 2014-02-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Natural - brillianceReplaced my factory Infinity tweeters. Big fan of silk domes, because metal domes can sometimes be over powering. Very natural sounding in the low end, but these seemed to lack in the upper high end.
Date published: 2012-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best tweet for the moneyI have had a pair of Paradigm monitor 7 speakers for many years and have replaced the tweeters twice with paradigm stock tweeters at $100 dollars a piece because at the 1.8 k crossover point the stock tweeters could not handle the midrange output. Got tired of paying that much for tweets I knew would blow. I have tried 2 different brands and been dissatisfied. I talked to tech support and ordered the dayton soft domes and WOW. They are very smooth and handle the added midrange of the 1.8 k crossover point with ease since they have the resonant chamber added to the back of the pole piece on the magnet. My Monitor 7's have never been this smooth and transparent in the the midrange and treble range. Even the bass and midbass frequencies improved to my ears. I have had friends come over and they are now wanting to try to upgrade the drivers in their speakers as well. I am so impressed that I am going to plan to start building new speaker designs for myself and friends since I have exstensive knowledge in carpentry and am learning crossover design as well. Your technical department is awesome as well and really helped me with my choice. Very good driver for high end use.
Date published: 2013-09-03

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Dayton Audio DC28FT-8 1-1/8" Silk Dome Truncated Tweeter

I'm looking to use these as replacement tweeters in KEF c30's. What is the screw spacing? Also will these perform well in the KEF's?

Asked by: bermnerfs
Unfortunately there is no way to know how these will compare to the Kefs without simply trying it. The screw hole dimensions can be found in the tech drawing below:http://www.parts-express.com/pdf/275-076.pdf
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-05-08

What is the dimension of the face plate across the "flats"?

Asked by: Dark Sock
Answered by: CurtisT
Date published: 2013-09-19

Would a pair of these be good replacement tweeters for AR48s speakers?

I need to replace one tweeter in a pair of AR48s speakers so I thought I would go ahead and replace them in both speakers. Current stock tweeter is 8 ohms and is a 1" soft dome tweeter. Looks like a tight fit on the faceplate but should work.
Asked by: JoeA
The specs will certainly work, the only question is physical fit. Unless you don't have a problem modifying the enclosure opening you will have to verify the dimensions.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-07-13

why do these have a lower fs than the DC28FS-8?

out of interest ..
Asked by: fish fingers
The shielded version does not have a bumped back plate because of its bucking magnet. This raises the Fs of the driver.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-08-01

Will these fit properly in B&W DM12 enclosures?

I don't have the diminsions of not available original TW26t
Asked by: soberpar
Its pretty unlikely that these will be a drop in fit, the original tweeter faceplate looks a bit larger that these.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-09-19

Is the faceplate available seperately?

Asked by: flashpop
Unfortunately, the faceplates for the DC series tweeters are not currently available as a separate item.
Answered by: RussR
Date published: 2011-05-13

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