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Fountek NeoCD1.0 Ribbon Tweeter

Brand:|Model: NeoCD1.0|Part # 296-701
Fountek’s NeoCD1.0 is a value leader in affordable ribbon tweeters, delivering the incredible detail that ribbon tweeters are known for at a price that is easily within reach. Its round faceplate is easily recessed using conventional tools.
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Part # 296-701
  • 1.5" H x 0.315" W ribbon element
  • Wide 2,000 to 40,000 Hz frequency response
  • Excellent horizontal off-axis dispersion for a wide listening window
  • Circular faceplate for easy mounting

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Fountek NeoCD1.0 Ribbon Tweeter

The NeoCD1.0 ribbon tweeter is Fountek's most accessible ribbon tweeter with an affordable price, and a round faceplate that is easy to recess into loudspeaker baffles using the same tools used for recessing other round drivers.

A reinforced, sandwiched-aluminum ribbon and high-strength neodymium motor structure portray musical detail with incredible accuracy and speed, with an incredible frequency response that extends out to 40,000 Hz, while the wide horizontal off-axis dispersion makes for a larger listening sweet spot. Recommended minimum crossover frequency: 3,500 Hz @ 18 dB/octave

Product Specifications
  • Tweeter TypeRibbon
  • Impedance5 ohms
  • Power Handling (RMS)12 Watts
  • Frequency Response2,000 to 40,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity90.0 dB 1W/1m
Mounting Information
  • Overall Outside Diameter3.94"
  • Cutout Diameter2.60" x 2.17"
  • Depth2.60"
Fountek NeoCD1.0 Ribbon Tweeter
  • BrandFountek
  • ModelNeoCD1.0
  • Part Number296-701
  • UPC848864004099
  • Product CategoryTweeters
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Weight1.05 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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Please inform the CORRECT value for the DCR so that I can compute a third order 18 db bessel filter @ 3500 Hz. The manufacturer's listed DCR rating of 0.02 ohms is WAY out of reality! I seriously doubt that. I need accurate data please.

Asked by: pp61
The DCR is accurate due to the design of the tweeter. At 3,500 Hz the DCR is 5 ohms flat up to beyond 20kHz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-07-09

I would like to use an electronic active crossover @ 5000 Hz for this tweeeter.  For safety, I would like to install a passive filter that would eliminate frequencies below 4000 Hz from reaching the tweerer.  What value of coils and caps should I use.

Asked by: rfj5106
I would recommend a 4 uF cap and 0.4 mH coil for a second order crossover at 4kHz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-03-11

How durable are these tweeters? I would like to put them in some 3 way towers that I have, but they are in my garage, subject to heat and cold. Upgrading some cheap speakers I picked up at a thrift store. They are crossed over at 5k for the tweeters. 

Asked by: jpsyoda
All drivers are affected by temperature changes, but this will not cause harm to the drivers. These should work fine for this application as long as they are not in a place where strong winds or drafts can hit them.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-11-10
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