Fountek Neo X 3.0 Ribbon Tweeter Black

Brand:|Model: Neo X 3.0
Fountek’s Neo X 3.0 ribbon tweeter features Fountek’s third-generation ribbon tweeter technology, with a new 12 mm wide diaphragm that increases efficiency and extends range.
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Part # 296-713
  • 3rd gen Fountek design with a black faceplate
  • 12 mm wide by 80 mm high reinforced ribbon diaphragm
  • High power handling for a true ribbon tweeter, 30 watts RMS
  • Extremely fast transient response, wide frequency response, and high sensitivity

Product Details

Fountek Neo X 3.0 Ribbon Tweeter Black

Fountek’s reputation as an innovator in ribbon transducer technology continues with the Neo X series of ribbon tweeters. The Neo X 3.0 is built using third-generation Fountek ribbon driver technology, a strong neodymium motor structure, and built-in transformer to contribute to the responsiveness of this tweeter. A 12 mm wide by 80 mm high, sandwiched-aluminum ribbon diaphragm increases sensitivity and power handling, while limiting vertical dispersion for sharper imaging and reduced floor and ceiling reflections.

All of this combines to make the Neo X 3.0 an incredible, true ribbon tweeter with a super-wide (and flat) frequency response that extends from 1,200 Hz out to 40,000 Hz, while the wide horizontal off-axis dispersion makes for a larger listening sweet spot. The benign impedance makes the Neo X 3.0 a safe speaker to use with temperamental tube amplifiers. Recommended minimum crossover frequency: 2,000 Hz @ 12 dB/octave.

Product Specifications
  • Tweeter TypeRibbon
  • Impedance8 ohms
  • Power Handling (RMS)30 Watts
  • Frequency Response1,200 to 40,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity95 dB 1W/1m
Mounting Information
  • Overall Outside Diameter5.67" x 2.74"
  • Cutout Diameter4.96" x 2.00"
  • Depth3.11"
Fountek Neo X 3.0 Ribbon Tweeter Black
  • BrandFountek
  • ModelNeo X 3.0
  • Part Number296-713
  • UPC848864004150
  • Product CategoryTweeters
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Weight2.5 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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Fountek Neo X 3.0 Ribbon Tweeter Black

Are polar response curves available for the ribbon tweeters Fountek makes?

Asked by: colofan
Unfortunately Fountek only provides on axis response curves for this tweeter.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-08-13

Do I need to put a cap on a NeoX3.0 in an actively amped speaker?

I just bought a pair of these, and plan to use them in with an active24db/octave crossover at 2000Hz, giving them their own LFD amp.Do I need to further protect them (from turn-on thumps, for instance)with a cap? If so, what value would you recommend? I'd prefer to have the amp direct coupled, but don't want to blow the tweeters.
Asked by: Boho
Yes, you absolutely need a cap to protect it.Try something big that won't effect your crossover.This is the challenge, the driver is very revealing so you don't want to put a cheap bi-polar electrolytic in there yet it needs to be a large value of at least 20uF or more. The precise value isn't that important. A good cap of that size will be expensive.Good luck.
Answered by: Rastanearian
Date published: 2013-10-31
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