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Peavey RD 1.6 Versarray Ribbon Tweeter 7 Ohm
Have Bozak Concert Grands. Thinking of taking two Bozak b200y tweeters out of each side and installing the Peavey 1.6's. I understand they will fit. Will it work with the Bozak crossover?
It's unlikely that any speakers will work better with your speakers' factory crossover than the ones they came with from the factory. If you are set on purchasing these ribbon tweeters and using them as you suggest, then you will need to simulate them using computerized crossover design software to determine what the effect on performance will be. This is a more complex undertaking than it seems on the surface.
Date published: 2014-11-25
Can these be swapped with the fountek neocd3.0 in the 'Statement Monitors'? The graphs look eerily similar, but these have slightly higher sensitivity.
This would ultimately be up to the Statements designer since there will more than likely be crossover mods in order for it to work properly. I would recommend asking this question on our Tech Talk customer forum.
Date published: 2014-07-28
Almost No Resistance?
I am most concerned about the load on an amplifier. I fully understand that a crossover must be used. Certain "legendary" ribbons and planar drivers put extremely difficult loads on the amplifiers, Apogee Divas and Infinity EMIT's/EMIM's come to mind. One reviewer mentions that they have "almost no resistance", this is my main concern. With their high efficiency, I am hoping to drive them with a relatively low powered (and not high current) amp.
These are 8 ohms and fairly consistent. A lot of the ones that were "hard to drive" are lower impedance. For example the diva was a 3 ohm speaker. These should be a very easy load for most amplifiers.
Date published: 2013-11-15
Can this be used horizontally?
In its normal vertical orientation, the drivers dispersion up and down is very controlled. if used horizontally, it will not have much response off to the sides.
Date published: 2013-11-12
Must be used with a capacitor?
I have read that the 7-ohm load is nearly flat (resistive) throughout the frequency range. Which makes it easy on an amplifier. However, one of the comments here says it has "almost no resistance" and requires a capacitor. I am looking to use these for the front 3 speakers of a home theater and want to make a decision soon.
It does need at least a capacitor as a high pass filter to keep the bass out. A true highpass at 12 db or higher would be best bet though.
Date published: 2014-01-30
ribbon tweeter polarity
can you identify the right polarity there are not mark on it.. rd 1.6
The red terminal is positive.
Date published: 2014-01-30