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

Brand:|Model: ND16FA-6|Part # 275-025
Don't let the low price fool you! This versatile tweeter is a huge step above the average "budget" tweeter.
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Part # 275-025
  • 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

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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
  • Sensitivity88 dB 2.83V/1m
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)2,125 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)5.80 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)0.04 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)3.45
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)6.09
  • Total Q (Qts)2.20
Mounting Information
  • Overall Outside Diameter1.28"
  • Cutout Diameter1.28"
  • 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
    (34 Reviews)
  • Weight0.08 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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Dayton Audio ND16FA-6 5/8" Neodymium Dome Tweeter
Dayton Audio ND16FA-6 5/8" Neodymium Dome Tweeter is rated 4.6765 out of 5 by 34.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sound GreatThese sound great for the money. I used a capacitor to filter out lower frequencies. Nice clean sound and not harsh.
Date published: 2015-07-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from High quality sound for a reasonable priceAn excellent tweeter but I did have a bit of a time mounting it. This is one of those where you have to be precise. Because this mounts without screws you have to be sure that you have an nice tight fit. With my first one I missed the mark but on the second one I got the hang of it. I took my time and cut the hole and sanded until it fit perfectly.That said, this is a very fine tweeter, but it can overwhelm the rest of the system if not matched with the correct speakers or attenuated. In my case I used it in a set of PA speakers with a simple 1st order crossover for use in a classroom for lecture and videos. I paired it with a 5 inch Celestion speaker I found here on sale and for my purpose it worked very well. I was really pleased with the quality of sound that it produced and ended up ordering some more for future projects.
Date published: 2015-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A perfect fit!These fit perfectly into the dash pods on my Subaru BRZ. A little hot glue was all that was needed for a solid mount. I used a high pass PE inline crossovers at 5k for the tweeter and a 1k-5k band pass crossover for the factory 3" mid. I get great highs and the glare from the mids is gone. Great, inexpensive upgrade. Thanks PE!
Date published: 2015-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High definition, surprisingly affordableI wanted to upgrade the tweeter of my KRK RP10-3 Studio Monitors. These were the only that could fit the small hole of the current tweeter. Although these are tiny, they really deliver an outstanding performance, especially at this price range. They are very accurate and respond very quickly to transients. Sounds much more precise than the KRK original ones.
Date published: 2014-12-15
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
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Dayton Audio ND16FA-6 5/8" Neodymium Dome Tweeter

I'm looking at speaker Dayton audio ND16FA  the tweeter I have is 1 and 3/8 inches diameter is that the same as yours at 1.28 inches I don't have a conversion chart . Would it be possible to pull one and measure it and get back to me? Thanks

Asked by: lost
1.28 is the same as 32.5mm or 1-9/32".
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-12-15

I'm pairing this with the HiVi M5N Midbass.  What would be the recommended freq & type of crossover?  Also, these two drivers seem fairly closely matched in sensitivity (only 1dB off) so is an l-pad in order or can I go without?

Asked by: Tony in ATX
I would recommend a second order crossover at 4,500 Hz for this tweeter. You may not need attenuation on the tweeter but you will only know for sure once you get it all wired up.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-11-09

One connection terminal is marked in red and the other is not. Which is the positive terminal? Thanks.

Asked by: Andrae8674
the positive is the terminal marked with the red.
Answered by: Chrisf
Date published: 2015-08-10

I'm planning a stereo setup with each two-way box using a Dayton HARB252-8 along with this tweeter.  Would a 2nd order Linkwitz-Riley crossover at 4k Hz be sufficient?  Also, how much of a pad should I consider for this tweeter to tone it down?

Asked by: slacker123
I would recommend bumping the crossover up to 5k if you are going second order. The tweeter will need to be padded 9-12 dB in order to match the woofer output.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-08-03

Hi there, I want to use this tweeter with Part # 295-342 What crossover is advised and what is the risk on the lower watts?  I have a 100watts 6 ohm amp so i'm afraid i will blow these.... suggestions appreciated

Asked by: Rambler001
Please contact our tech support for more help with this question, or 800-338-0531 x1.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-06-15

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
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