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Visaton SC5-8 Shielded 1/2" Polycarbonate Tweeter 8 Ohm

Brand:|Model: SC5 - 8|Part # 292-552
The 8005 SC5 1/2" dome tweeter from Visaton is a natural choice for speaker builders designing desktop recording monitors, surround sound multimedia speakers, or center channels.
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  • High power handling and shielded design
  • 4 kHz to 22 kHz usable frequency response
  • 90 dB sensitivity
  • Wide dispersion pattern
  • Rising response for top-end sparkle

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Visaton SC5-8 Shielded 1/2" Polycarbonate Tweeter 8 Ohm

Visaton's 8005 SC5 shielded 1/2" polycarbonate dome tweeter is built for superior off-axis response, high sensitivity, and a relatively flat frequency response from 4,000 Hz to 10,000 Hz. Above 10,000 Hz, the SC5 features a rising response to add ambiance and sparkle. The small size of this tweeter lends itself to be used in small 2-way monitors, center-channel speakers, and multimedia speakers where a shielded design is desired. 

Product Specifications
  • Tweeter TypePoly / Mylar Dome
  • Cone / Dome Diameter1/2"
  • Impedance8 ohms
  • Power Handling (RMS)60 Watts
  • Frequency Response1,500 to 22,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity90 dB 1W/1m
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)2,000 Hz
Mounting Information
  • Overall Outside Diameter2.03" x 2.34"
  • Cutout Diameter1.89"
  • Depth0.89"
Visaton SC5-8 Shielded 1/2" Polycarbonate Tweeter 8 Ohm
  • BrandVisaton
  • ModelSC5 - 8
  • Part Number292-552
  • UPC4007540080055
  • Product CategoryTweeters
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (6 Reviews)
  • Weight0.245 lbs.
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Visaton SC5-8 Shielded 1/2" Polycarbonate Tweeter 8 Ohm is rated 4.6667 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Used in Bluetooth speaker. Sound quality okayI have owned these for a little while now. They are being used in a small Bluetooth speaker that I made. They are being crossed over at 4500hz. At higher volumes and when there are highs in the music they can be over whelming. Over all I like them. At higher volumes these do distort. It might be the amp though because it is a cheaper eBay Bluetooth mini amp.Pros: Price, SizeCons: Distort (Might be amp)
Date published: 2015-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fits the bill as a worthy upgrade1990s Baby Advent II speakers -- woofers with deteriorated foam surrounds obviously have seen better days, but what about the tweeters? While its diaphragm appears outwardly identical to that of the original, this Visaton tweeter does indeed sound better. The old polycarbonate domes sounded harsh -- due to age, perhaps?In any case, for the price, I like these. For example, I wouldn't hesitate to use these in a budget-conscious surround system.
Date published: 2014-11-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great upgrade for a classic speaker systemI bought an old set of classic 1974 speakers recently for next to nothing. The woofers needed new surrounds, one of the 4 mids was burned and the 4 tweeters were in need of updating.I chose these based on physical dimensions and performance specs. So far so good. They do the job.
Date published: 2014-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Higher power replacement for older guysRecently purchased these excellent German tweeters from P-Express to replace both tweet and woof in my older (1972 vintage) Sony SS-250s, which have nice real wood 15" x 10" cabs (not to be thrown out), after the original 20 Watt capacity was overdone a few years ago, blowing one 6.5" woofer. Wanted to update everything with enough power handling capacity to avoid deja vu all over again on my 55-Watt Sony Stereo after a three martini lunch. Went with 8" for woofer-mid range by cutting out more space in cabs, and these tweeters fit the original 2" holes perfectly, with clearance for the terminals. Experimenting with crossover capacitor (originally 1 Mfd) and adding port duct has led to great sound and better highs than before. Secured 1-3/4" duct tubing at a discount carpet store as leftover spools.
Date published: 2014-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked well to replace tweets for Dayton Audio CS620W 6-1/2" 2-Way In-Wall SpeakersWhat I have to say applies to few readers because it’s about replacing the blown tweeters in the following product: a footnote these wall speakers are awesome for the price!I have a low pass filter going to these speakers in my kitchen but blew my tweeters. I bought these tweeters to replace the blown speakers. The tweeters are rated at 90db and the wall speaker’s 89db. I didn’t want to take the speakers out of the wall to see if the circuit to the tweeters used some attenuation for a more efficient tweeter. But judging from listening I think not. So if you happened to be in my boat blowing tweeters for these wall speakers I recommend this as a replacement.My only complaint about these is that there’s precious little clearance for cutouts so that the flange covers the hole you cut.
Date published: 2013-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from pakaging was very secureall was perfect and the speaker sounds great i am very satisfied.
Date published: 2013-01-21
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Visaton SC5-8 Shielded 1/2" Polycarbonate Tweeter 8 Ohm

How would I limit the frequency below 5K but still keep it at 8ohms?

Asked by: kaptkarl
I would recommend a simple high pass filter like below.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-06-22

could this be crossed over at about 3250hz and still sound good? (i was planning to use two part 299-609's with this tweeter)

Asked by: Marcello Leone
I would not recommend crossing this over any lower than 4kHz due to the resonant frequency of the tweeter itself.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-05-19

How far apart are the screw holes?  I am looking for tweeters with 4 holes 2" apart.  Does PE carry anything like this?

Asked by: Big_Al
The screw holes on this tweeter are 2.3" on center. The spec sheets are located under the Manuals and Resources part of the product page, to the right of the Product Details.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-09-17

Good for a three way ?

Let's see if I have learned much about speakers. This looks like a good choice for my older ears with reduced high frequency sensitivity. Maybe good to cross at 8 to 10k when the cone type mid covers 800 to 8k or maybe 10k at the top ? And the bass < 800hz ? Cost effective too. I have a set of polycarbonate tweets on Sony B1000's and they are soooo nice and clear. So poly is a good tweeter. Aging of the plastic is my concern, but at $10 each OMG what a gamble.
Asked by: poundasound
These will indeed work fine for a three way design crossed that high. I would not worry about the plastic aging, as long as these are not abused they should last you forever.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-11-05

Lowering Output

Hi, similar question to the other guy, how would I lower the output of these by 6dB while keeping the impedance at 8 Ohms? Also what wattage resistors are supposed to be used?
Asked by: Magicmole
I would recommend a 2.7 ohm resistor in series and a 5.6 ohm resistor in parallel. 10 watt will be enough power for this.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-05-25

How to lower level

This may go under another product, but how would I go about lowering the level of this driver.I'd like to attenuate the volume of this driver by about 8 decibels, while maintaining at 8 Ohms. Any suggestions?
Asked by: Andy Lancaster 321
A 3.3 ohm resistor in series and a 3.6 ohm resistor in parallel will attenuate the output by 8 dB.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-10-31
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