Do tweeters age?

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  1. 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
     
  2. 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?
     
  3. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

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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)
     
  4. 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
     
  5. 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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