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LoudCrownVic
08-29-2006, 12:39 AM
Well, I hooked my damaged boston neo tweeter up to power, and it really doesnt seem to be affected by the hole (1/4") that was punched in it. Both tweets seem to sound the same.

Does physical damage affect the performance of metal dome tweeters? Or is it nessecary to replace the damaged one before install?

Reason being, I don't want to have it *** up on me later down the road or sound horrible after i get it in. The only thing I can fathom the damage might do is compromise the efficiency of the tweet.

LoudCrownVic
08-29-2006, 01:21 AM
Need some input. I'd guess that just installing them and replacing the one if it goes to hell is pertinent enough.

adam71
08-29-2006, 03:31 AM
If you're worried about ******* up on you later then I would just replace it. The fact that it sounds the same as the other tweet tells me you haven't really pushed REAL power to them yet. Eventually you'll hear the difference.

cleanerupper
08-29-2006, 03:35 AM
It doesn't make sense that a 1/4" hole punched in a tweeter dome would sound the same as an unscathed tweeter. I'm a ******* and both of my Pro60 tweeters both have small nicks in them but nothing like a 1/4" hole.

I would definitely buy a new pair, but where in the hell can you buy Boston's tweeters separate from the component set?

squeak9798
08-29-2006, 08:17 AM
Replace it.

squeak9798
08-29-2006, 08:17 AM
I would definitely buy a new pair, but where in the hell can you buy Boston's tweeters separate from the component set?

Boston dealer maybe ?

superdooperman
08-29-2006, 03:15 PM
Agreed with squeak. Go to an authorized Boston Dealer and they should either have some or be able to order you some. I know my local dealer had a few spare "parts" as they called it.

LoudCrownVic
08-29-2006, 04:02 PM
I tested them extensively today and there is almost no difference in the sound.

I will contact boston though and see if they have something like this available.

LoudCrownVic
08-30-2006, 08:52 PM
Ouch. Costs $70 for a new tweet.

LoudCrownVic
08-31-2006, 09:34 PM
Too bad, jusyt blew 2k of my savings on school, wont be able to afford that tweet for some time now.