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Dayton Audio RS28A-4 1-1/8" Aluminum Dome Tweeter

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The Dayton Audio Reference Series tweeters' unique black anodized 1-1/8" aluminum diaphragms and state-of-the-art motor systems not only match the look and features of the Reference Series woofers, but also match the clean, detailed, and uncolored sound.
  • Tuned rear chamber for great low-end response
  • 1-1/8" Aluminum diaphragm offers amazing clarity without typical metal dome harshness
  • Low-distortion motor system achieves a rare level of transparency
  • Non-shielded version is perfect for high-performance audiophile speakers
  • Great replacement for the Dayton RS28AS-4 1-1/8" Aluminum Dome Shielded Tweeter
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Dayton Audio RS28A-4 1-1/8" Aluminum Dome Tweeter

The Dayton Audio RS28A-4 Reference Series tweeter is designed to be an excellent match for the Dayton Audio Reference Series woofers. The tweeter's unique black anodized 1-1/8" aluminum diaphragm and state-of-the-art motor system not only matches the look and features of the RS woofers, but also matches the clean, detailed, and uncolored sound. A cast aluminum faceplate, protective mesh grill, tuned rear chamber, and several distortion-reducing paths in the motor system are just a few of the features that allow this tweeter to outperform many expensive audiophile high-frequency transducers.

Specifications: • Power handling: 100 watts RMS/200 watts max (with appropriate crossover) • VCdia: 1-1/8" • Le: 0.04 mH • Impedance: 4 ohms • Re: 3.0 ohms • Frequency range: 1,300-20,000 Hz • Fs: 592 Hz • SPL: 88 dB 1W/1m • Qms: 1.5 • Qes: 0.94 • Qts: 0.58 • Dimensions: Overall diameter: 4.13", Cutout diameter: 3.28", Depth: 1.81".

Product Specifications
  • Tweeter TypeMetal Dome
  • Cone / Dome Diameter1-1/8"
  • Impedance4 ohms
  • Power Handling (RMS)100 Watts
Dayton Audio RS28A-4 1-1/8" Aluminum Dome Tweeter
  • BrandDayton Audio
  • ModelRS28A-4
  • Part Number275-130
  • UPC844632001604
  • Product CategoryTweeters
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (17 Reviews)
  • Weight1.8 lbs.
  • Case Qty28
  • 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 RS28A-4 1-1/8" Aluminum Dome Tweeter
Dayton Audio RS28A-4 1-1/8" Aluminum Dome Tweeter is rated 4.8824 out of 5 by 17.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nice tweetI've used this tweet in a couple project now and have yet to be disappointed. Handles power well and sounds good.Works well with a 2nd-order @ 2khz that approachs 18dB/oct below 1000Hz. Also works well with a 4th-order @ 1.2khz.
Date published: 2014-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fine tweeterVery nice clear tweeter. Very clear for pop/jazz, for classical, the aluminum dome highs are not as natural. I will get the silk dome version to do a comparison.
Date published: 2013-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Automotive useI decided to try these on a whim for an automotive installation...All I can say is WOW. I have them crossed at 1.2khz, active 24db, w/100w each to match up with a set of front mids in my car. They are kick panel mounted on angled rings.I had some reservations about using an aluminum dome in the car, but not anymore. These have absolutely no sibilance or harshness in my application and are very clean and clear. They have also completely know there is a tweeter there, but you cannot locate it with your ear.
Date published: 2012-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding reprodution of highsUsed in front surrounds out performs my JBL studio monitors
Date published: 2011-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Used to replace speakers in AR 48Sounds as good as new!
Date published: 2011-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great replacement tweeters...I bought these to replace the tweeters in my beloved Celestion 100s. The original tweeters were the sweetest I've ever heard, but they introduced a low-level graininess in the midrange, something that once heard could not be ignored. The Daytons with nothing more than a 1.2-ohm resister added in series after the crossover to balance the output with the midbass driver, do a great job. Wonderful clean highs, if ever so slightly less "sweet" than the Celestions, but NO midrange grain whatever. Definite keepers.
Date published: 2014-01-31

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Dayton Audio RS28A-4 1-1/8" Aluminum Dome Tweeter

Possible 8 ohm version

Why doesn't Dayton build a 8 ohm version of this tweeter when their crossovers need 8 ohm tweeters? Are they afraid they will sell like hot cakes
Asked by: cavemanmusic
It could be the application for what they are designed and it is the easiest driver for L-pad control. Also, quality system would use active x-over where it doesn't matter. To get over the impedance issue you could use two in series, of cause that would be more expensive. Besides the L-pad, the other way is to design or use available designs besides Dayton made.
Answered by: PasiPT
Date published: 2013-06-20

How much should this tweeter be recessed in the baffle?

Asked by: Rustem
Flush mounting is optimal, diffraction will occur when there is not a smooth transition between the faceplate and the baffle.
Answered by: mtg90
Date published: 2014-03-14

Good replacement for Energy pro22 tweeter???

the energy pro22 tweeter covers a lot of midrange. It is notorious for drying out and failing. Anyone have expeience using the rs28a-4 as a replacement? I have tried others, but they lack that midrange. The energy tweet is great...when it works.
Asked by: Desi
The crossover point on the Energy Pro 22 was 1500Hz, so you want a tweeter that can cross that low. This fits the bill, as far as frequency range. However, the original Energy 22 "dual-hyperdome" tweeter was an 8 ohm unit, so the impedance mismatch will shift the hi-pass crossover point up one octave to 3000Hz. That will create a gap from 1500Hz where the woofer starts to taper off until 3000Hz when the tweeter kicks in! Not a good idea. Check out the suggestions below for some 8 ohm tweeters that may fit the bill.History: The Energy 22 Dual Hyperdome was, and in some circles still is, called "the million dollar tweeter". They are just that good. That isn't to say it is better than any other tweeter, they are just very good at what they do, and the crossover in the speaker is was built to perfectly match them with the woofer. If you have the scratch you can send your toasted tweeters to ABI Technical Services in Halifax, Nova Scotia and they will rebuild them for you for about $160 (cdn) each. Its not cheap, but they own all of the original Energy tooling and will make new diaphragms, put in the correct ferro-fluid, and even re-foam the faceplate. Purists say this is the only way to go. (I am not affiliated with ABI or Energy in any way, just a fan.)
Answered by: Travis Rysdam
Date published: 2012-08-20

How much power can this tweeter take at 1500hz 4th order acoustical?

Asked by: Monkish
If you look at the download sheet - you will see two curves. One for frequency response which shows the driver to be pretty flat to 1500 hz. The other graph, however, shows impedance/phase where it begins to cause all sorts of problems at around 2000 hz. So if you were to use the driver below 2000 hz, you would need an additional section to your crossover to compensate for the phase issue. It is called a Zobel. A 4th order network is the best audiophile crossover you can build for many reasons. I suggest 2000hz as your crossover point. Now - how much power can the tweeter take? The specification is 100 watts RMS continuous. Nominally in a home theater system or louder music system - the tweeter may see 10 to 25 watts continuous with peaks of over 100 watts for transients. If you want to push 100 Watts continuous - that is more for a PA application and would require a different driver with much higher efficiency - in the order of 100db 1w/1m minimum... This driver is an audiophile driver with a corresponding efficiency. If you look at many high quality factory built speakers - they will say 88 or 89 db efficient. Hope all this info helps... Good luck with your project.
Answered by: MarkAJH
Date published: 2014-03-14

face plate mounting

what is the spacing of the faceplate screws not the mounting holesie holds the driver to the faceplate
Asked by: Knowitfixit
The faceplate mounting screws are 42mm from "corner to corner" and 60mm diagonally.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-03-14

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