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    ribbon tweeter's

    Is there a reason ribbon tweeters arent used for car audio??? THey seem like they are somewhat superior to traditional dome tweeters...so whats the deal???? Maybey some of you ht guys can comment on this.....







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    Re: ribbon tweeter's

    I wouldnt say they are superior. They do have great top end dispersion and resolution.

    Reason they are not used by most (although plenty of people do) is size(install limitations and requirements), poor off axis performance (by most), and some dont play as low as most domes.



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    Re: ribbon tweeter's

    huh...i wanna try em but am unsure if it would be worth the hassel....what do you mean by poor off axis response....if they arent inline with the woofer they dont perform well???




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    Re: ribbon tweeter's

    have you seen ribbons? those fickers are huge.



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    Re: ribbon tweeter's

    haha yeah...they are huge...I had planned on glassing em into the a pillars....




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    Re: ribbon tweeter's

    do they need alot of airspace or are they like dome tweets and fine with very little??




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    Re: ribbon tweeter's

    hebrew whats your take on em...




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    Re: ribbon tweeter's

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    Re: ribbon tweeter's

    Take is from a guy who owns the LCY 130's, Aurium Cantus G3's and Raven R1's..they make for great home tweeters...and I'd even would be so bold as to say from 8K and up and work extremely well for top end reinforcement...but not much more than that..90% of them are horrible off axis and are huge...and tend to be more shimmery and pretty sounding than tonaly accurate IMO



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    Re: ribbon tweeter's

    Ribbons have bad vertical dispersion. If you can put them into a-pillars you may be able to get them to work pretty well, but other than LCYs the vertical off-axis response is TERRIBLE (which makes them good for kick panel mounting but then the back passengers will hear nothing). You'll have to sit in the same position and not care about passengers' sound. They're also generally expensive and very large (my AC G3Sis are 5.5" x 3" with 3" depth). They don't need boxes, they're tweeters with sealed backs. If you're looking for some ribbons, I am thinking of selling my G3Sis (they're AC's middle range - list price is $500/pair and $425 online - I'm obviously not looking for near that - I'll stop plugging them now). Basically, they can sound great but are hard to integrate into a car.




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    Re: ribbon tweeter's

    cool...thanks for the info guys....i think I might stick with some vifas or scanspeak dome tweets when I go active in the future....jaredel pm me your price on the ribbons...I might be interested for the right price....




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    Re: ribbon tweeter's

    the scan 2904 is hard to beat...and if you really want to go all out get the new scan 6600 tweeter



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    Re: ribbon tweeter's

    Are you saying the 6600 is better than the ring radiator? The ring radiator is double the cost...




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    Re: ribbon tweeter's

    Usually Ribbon or planners have odd impedance curves too. I know some companies have fixed this with years of redesign and compensation circuitry but it's still nothing like a conventional tweeter.

    Also, I know some Ring Radiator tweeters have fixed this problem, but they too have horrible off axis response and can cause really odd imaging off of a window or dash if mounded wrong.







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    Re: ribbon tweeter's

    no...but close...but what it does do allot better is off axis response "prolly the best of all the scans" ..which is my only complaint with the ring rev...you get that thing anything more than 25 degrees + off axis and it doesn't even sound like it's playing...but I doubt any tweeter other than a horn can play as wide as a freq range as a ring rev nor will ever sound as good as a ring rev...



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