View Full Version : What RT800i's tweeters are made of?
06-21-2002, 09:03 PM
I'm asking because once I touched the grille where the tweeter is and it felt very hard.
I want to know what they are made of alluminum, stainless steel are something else?
Is touching tweeters is safe?
Please let me know.
Thanks for the help.
06-21-2002, 09:43 PM
Don't touch - Please ! :eek:
Just smell them :D
06-21-2002, 10:04 PM
Touching Tweets are OK... they are very soft and gentle to touched, I'm touching mine right now...
06-21-2002, 10:36 PM
I'm going out on a limb here, 'cause I really don't know... BUT, I would guess that the domes are basically made out of some sort of plastic or polymer-type material that's been coated with aluminum, stainless steel or whatever.
I DO know that they're fairly flexible and resilient. I ordered my RT800i's from Crutchfield. The UPS guys managed to essentially destroy the first set, so I asked Crutchfield to see if there was any way to beef-up the packaging. Well, they decided to open the boxes, wrap the speakers in plastic, put them back in the boxes and then spray that expanding-foam material all around :(
The speakers arrived without any loose parts, but both tweeter domes were caved-in. I called Polk about this, and they told me that the domes would most likely pop back out and be fine. Within a few hours one of them did pop back out without any apparent damage. The other one was in worse shape. It did eventually straighten out, but there was a visible crease in the dome. Polk cheerfully sent out a replacement, which I swapped-in. Since that time (getting close to a year, now) the crease in the dented tweeter has just about disappeared, as well.
I guess that was a lengthy way to say that they're pretty tough. I wouldn't handle them excessively, but I don't think you'll hurt them by brushing up against the grille.
06-21-2002, 11:56 PM
I wouldn't handle them excessively, but I don't think you'll hurt them...
Oh yeah, thats what I handled my tweet gently :D
06-22-2002, 07:10 PM
Some kind of material!!!!
06-23-2002, 12:46 AM
Clean up your dirty minds and get real.
I guess nobody answer my questions?
06-23-2002, 03:55 PM
Well, I TRIED!!:)
--Jason "Arkansas Jones" Cauthron
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