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Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2005 8:08 pm 
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What are common materials for speakers to be made out of?
Just bought a wicked new set of 6" coaxles for the tailgate after shutting the tailgate on a screwdriver and punchering my beloved old factory Pioneers.
And i was reading about these and the woofer is made of alimunium and the tweeter is silk? Seems a bit queer...

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2005 11:20 pm 
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i doubt the woofer cone is made out of solid aluminium, possibly a composite with aluminium in it

the tweeter dome will either be silk, plastic or metal.... IMO silk are a much "softer" sound and nicer on your ears

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2005 1:28 am 
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yep....the metal tweeters are a much tinnier sound, i like the soft cone tweeters....much nicer....common woofer material is paper, plastic, and like you said aluminium (or aluminium compounds)
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Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2005 6:38 pm 
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I read the manual and it says Alumium/Copper for the woofer material. The build quality on them looks really nice. I reckon they'll do well for a good back speaker.

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2005 11:42 pm 
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Those materials are quite common in speakers.

Often the silk tweeters are coated in a substance.

Dynaudio and Morel make tweeters that are coated

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 7:27 pm 
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What about Mylar tweeters? What's Mylar?

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 10:34 pm 
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Mylar is a polyester film... very light and strong
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Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 10:58 pm 
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twr7cx wrote:
Just bought a wicked new set of 6" coaxles for the tailgate after shutting the tailgate on a screwdriver and punchering my beloved old factory Pioneers.
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I did the same thing almost, punctured my 6.5" rear speaker when trying to srew it in from the bottom. i was soo p****d off. I fixed it by taping over it on top and bottom (only a tiny hole) but i should really epoxy it up.
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