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Dayton Audio ND16FA-6 5/8" Neodymium Dome Tweeter

Brand:| Model: ND16FA-6
Overview
Don't let the low price fool you! This versatile tweeter is a huge step above the average "budget" tweeter.
Highlights
  • Unique front pressfit, flush-mount design
  • Center-to-center spacing as low as 1-3/8"
  • Extended response with superior off-axis dispersion
  • Compact neodymium motor is effectively self-shielded
  • Ferrofluid enhances power handling and helps damp resonance
Part # 
275-025
Weight: 0.08 lbs.  
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Dayton Audio ND16FA-6 5/8" Neodymium Dome Tweeter

Don't let the low price fool you! This versatile tweeter is a huge step above the average "budget" tweeter. Conceived with line array thoughts in mind, it is finally possible to achieve the inter-driver spacing needed to minimize comb filtering out to nearly 20 kHz. But their uses don't stop at line arrays-- they have the sensitivity, smoothness, and power handling to individually do a two-way with most small woofers. Give them a try for your next budget or micro speaker-- you will be pleasantly surprised!



Product Specifications
  • Tweeter TypeSoft Dome
  • Cone / Dome Diameter5/8"
  • Impedance6 ohms
  • Power Handling (RMS)10 Watts
  • Frequency Response3,500 to 27,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity89 dB 1W/1m
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)2,283 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)5.00 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)0.05 mH
Mounting Information
  • Overall Outside Diameter1.28"
  • Cutout Diameter1"
  • Depth0.57"
Dayton Audio ND16FA-6 5/8" Neodymium Dome Tweeter
  • BrandDayton Audio
  • ModelND16FA-6
  • Part Number275-025
  • UPC844632056499
  • Product CategoryTweeters
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (30 Reviews)
  • Weight0.08 lbs.
  • Case Qty400
  • 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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Reviews

Dayton Audio ND16FA-6 5/8" Neodymium Dome Tweeter
Dayton Audio ND16FA-6 5/8" Neodymium Dome Tweeter is rated 4.6667 out of 5 by 30.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a terrific bargain!Less than $10??? Are you kidding me? This tweeter, when used above 3.5 KHz or so with a good 4th order (3rd order electrical) L-R twitter is mind-blowing. It's just incredible what kind of performance you can get for the price. I'm currently listening to a little system with a Dayton ND-91. The highs are just perfect. Distortion levels are low, and output is fairly high for a 16mm driver.As I mentioned, I'm using a simple 3rd order electrical with a resistor in front of the filter. No other shaping was needed. The filter is set at 4 KHz, 4th order L-R.If / when used within its limits, I can't think of anything near its price point that can touch this tweeter. One word of warning, though - if you want to flush mount it, get ready to be extra careful about measurements. I wasn't, and had to use felt pad around the tweeter and silicone so it wouldn't fall off.
Date published: 2014-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small wonderJust got done building a bluetooth boombox for my mother in-law birthday. I wish I built 1 for myself. This tweeter sound great in a small package. It complemented the tang band 1337 4" driver very well. I will be using more of these for future projects.
Date published: 2014-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from They Sound Great!I bought these to suppliment two 3.5" BMR full range speakers. I wasn't happy with the BMRs in the higher end. I crossed them over around 4.3Khz and they sound really nice and clear. I had to add an Lpad to quiet them down about 5db but I'm very happy with the setup now. The small size of these teeters helped them fit very well into the enclosure that I didn't initially plan on having tweeters in. Make sure you drill the holes exactly 1.25 inches.
Date published: 2014-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from vrey nice bright tingle of sparkleCute little guys but: nominal at 6 ohms is really 6.1-6.3 ohms at voice coil not 5.0 Re as stated
Date published: 2014-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome!These are perfect!!! They are extremely clear and bright, You will probably have to pad them down a little. That's not a disadvantage though.I love the size. They also look great. I wish the mounting wasnt so critical, but it works. You get about 1/32 of play- miss and your tweeter will fall through the hole. 1 1/4" hole, no bigger no smaller!Rockin tweets at low and high volume. Can't beat these! Parts express is the best place to buy home speakers... I don't know who they know to get these things at these prices, but it's just awesome that we have them.
Date published: 2013-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Full performerDon't let price and size fool you. This is a little monster in clarity and details.
Date published: 2013-03-25

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Dayton Audio ND16FA-6 5/8" Neodymium Dome Tweeter

In the description it says 1 3/8" center to center spacing. Good for line arrays. it is finally possible to achieve the inter-driver spacing needed to minimize comb filtering out to nearly 20 kHz. At 1 3/8" wouldn't the comb filtering start around 9800Hz

Asked by: JackZ

does the nd16fa-6 tweeter need a resister ?

Asked by: philip16
It does require a crossover for protection, but the values are determined by the crossover point and slop you wish to achieve. A resistor may be necessary to pad the tweeter, but this is determined by the sensitivity of the speakers you want to use with it.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-10-20

which size crimp terminals fit this Dayton tweeter ? None of the ones in the PE crimp kit I have do . I wound up soldering on but would have preferred crimps as the terminals are so close to the small body of this tweeter

Asked by: Smokey Lynx
These terminals are only intended to be soldered, we do not have any crimp type F disconnects that will fit them unfortunately.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-09-23

I plan on using this tweeter with the HIVI B3N crossed over at 5000hz 6dB per octave.  Do you think I will need an attenuation circuit to reduce the sensitivity compared to the B3N?  HIVI used 2.83v/1m for this and Dayton used 1W/1m.

Asked by: Cowboyinthejungle
There is a good chance you will need to pad the tweeter down a few dB in this application. I would also recommend bumping the crossover up to around 7kHz if you only plan on using a cap on the tweeter.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-10-05

Could i use this with the Dayton DC250-8 10 only or would i also need a midrange. Also a suggestions on a reasonable priced crossover Thanks

Asked by: Frogger07
A midrange would be needed, yes. The upper useable frequency range of the DC250 is 2500 Hz, the tweeter's useable range is 3500 Hz and above. An appropriate 3-way crossover could be PE item# 260-210. Most 3" or 4" speakers will have useable frequency response extending above and below the 800 and 5000 Hz crossover frequencies of this crossover.
Answered by: Eric Chandler
Date published: 2014-06-03

How to I add a bass blocker to these?

I want to replace my car's tweeters with these. How do I block the bass? The factory tweeter have a cap on them, but cannot be removed. What cap do I use and how do I wire it?
Asked by: thomas needs highs
I would try to keep it above 4k to keep it clean. Use a 027-336 np electrolytic cap on the positive lead. This will give a 6db/octave roll off @ 4000hz. It's not ideal, but should work fine. Hope this helps.
Answered by: dipstick
Date published: 2013-09-14

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