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John Walker

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Assuming I haven't burned them out with excessive wattage etc, do alumnium dome tweeters age and need replacement?

Thanks

PS looking for decent DIY speaker forum.

John
 

Brett DiMichele

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If you want a decent DIY Speaker forum look no further than
our own DIY section here on the HTF.. It's full of knowledgeable
pleople who are kind and friendly and downright hillarious
at times!

As for tweeters aging.. As long as they are not burnt out
or on the verge of doing so.. Nope..
 

Kevin Deacon

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For a more detailed DIY speaker forum with many knowledgable people check out Madisound.com. The people there are concerned with sound quality and low to high end DIY designs. It appears to me that the DIY forum here has much more subwoofer content than main speaker content.

I would imagine that tweeters do age and do need replacement. How long have you had your tweeters?
 

Brett DiMichele

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Kevin,

I suggest you look at our DIY forums more in depth before
you make that assumption. Trust me when I say there are
numerous people that are into high end design. Brian Budge,
Anthony Gomez, Dan Westor, Jon Marsh, John Janowitz, Tom W
etc.

The aluminum it's self won't age. Magnetism won't degrade
that much over the course of a decade or two that would
affect a tweeter. But if you have a tweeter that has a
cloth or foamed surround the surround could deteriorate.
This would be rare since most metal tweeters are supported
by thier own dome rather than a seperate material like cloth
or foam (though there are a few old tweeters designed that
way)
 

John Walker

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They are +/- 10 year old Vifa D25AG-35 6 if that helps any. They have not been abused with excessive wattage or distortion.

Thanks.

John
 

Brett DiMichele

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John I highly doubt they are damaged or deteriorated in any
way. But the only real way to know would be to test them
with appropriate speaker testing equipment.

Again I highly doubt there is anything wrong with them.
 

Kevin Deacon

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Hey Brett, What did I assume? I did 'not' say there weren't any knowledgable people here with high end designs. I said that madisound had more detailed posts about speaker design. When was the last time you saw a post about the specific measurements of a tweeter or the frequency response of a Seas midbass on the DIY forum. Not real often.

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It appears to me that the DIY forum here has much more subwoofer content than main speaker content
Out of 18 threads today I see 13 threads about subwoofers. I rest my case.

I did not put this forum down in any way. And I did not ass-u-me
 

Brett DiMichele

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Kevin,

Ok fair nuff.. Just sounded like you was taking shots at
the DIY forum here.. What can I say, they are bass crazy
over there :)
 

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