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11-25-2004, 05:28 PM
I just got a pair of polk monitor 5A's, could somebody explain the reason why there are 2 small holes on the tweeters (I read somewhere that it is for cooling purposes) I would appreciate it if you can give a more thorough explaination and what's the impendance of these speakers.
11-26-2004, 09:10 PM
You mean one tiny hole in each of the tweet??? Those would be the infamous Peerless tweets. As for the purpose i dont know just that they were done by hand with precision with a hot slder iron. Russman would be the guy to respond as for the actual purpose if this??? I never asked why.
11-26-2004, 09:54 PM
Nominal impedance should be 8 ohms. Those Peerless tweeters are spectacular...my 7B's have em. So smooth and listenable...love them. You'll love those 5A's.
11-26-2004, 10:21 PM
I think the hole has more to do with the sound of the tweeter, not the cooling. But I could be wrong. Russ would know absolutely what the purpose is.
11-26-2004, 10:33 PM
I'm flattered that you guys think my brain has ALL the Polk answers.
Fact is, I can't remember why Polk did it. Stu Lumsden explained it to me, but like a moron, I was probally pouring beer down my chest during said explanation.
I could make up something fairly techincal, like it made for a better on-axis dispersion, with less 'beaming', but I almost recall they did it - to simply make it their own, to make it different.
I'll ask Stu monday.
11-26-2004, 11:09 PM
Damnit, Russ.... you're supposed to KNOW :(
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