what exactly are Mylar tweeters? Explain please.

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  1. Ricky_K

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    How would you place it between the dome, titanium, paper cone tweeters? Are Mylar tweeters considered to produce bright and harsh highs? Fill me in with info! Thanks!
     
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    The least expensive tweeter besides a paper cone, bright and not very accurate. They do not even come close to metal or fabric tweeters.

    "Dome" refers to the physical design of the tweeter, it is not a type of tweeter.
     
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    I’m with John. Generally considered to be cheap tweeters. You won’t find them on any well-regarded speakers.

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    Magnepan's Quasi-Ribbon tweeters are mylar based. Practically all so called ribbon tweeters and ESL are supported over mylar, kapton or one of its variations.
     
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    OK, Mylar dome tweeters are typically "cheap". Electrostatics/ribbons are not in the same category, nor are they very common. I was assuming conventional speakers
     
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    I'm pretty sure mylar is an aluminum foil on plastic type material. they generally don't sound that great. Aren't JBL's northridge "titanium laminate tweeters" just mylar?
     
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    Mylar is the material the tweeter is made out from.
     

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