Tweeter question (silk dome)

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Doug Z, Sep 18, 2004.

  1. Doug Z

    Doug Z Stunt Coordinator

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    I understand that polk and swan use a silk dome tweeter and I am curious as to what the major differences are. If the ring radiator in the LSi series are so good why does swan use the silk dome? Personally I think the silk tweeter is much smoother on my RT800's but what does swan do differently, aside from an external mount? I assume they are not exactly the same and I probably will pick up a pair of 2.1's but I am just curious.
     
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    ross ish Stunt Coordinator

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    Costs is one thing. The ring radiator is more expensive than a run in the mill silk dome. Because of the patent, only one source to purchase from on a wholesale level. Also, the ring radiator is not the easiest tweeter to work with. Using the ring radiator would mean a complete redesign.
     
  3. GrahamT

    GrahamT Supporting Actor

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    Here is the TN28 from parts express.

    Here is the Vifa XT25 shielded. Non shielded

    You can compare the differences in the T/S specs.

    At least some of the other Polks also use Vifa silk tweets. Swans uses their own drivers made by Hi Vi research.
     

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