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    I just replaced my tweeters out of my rti12's and I am wondering why the foam material is used behind the tweeter. It is sandwiched between the speaker itself and the back of the tweeter. I was under the assumption that it sealed the airspace? Can anybody shed some light on why it is there. Just curious.

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    just curious, did you upgrade the tweeters, or replace bad tweeters?

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    I had one bad tweeter that didn't sound as bright as the other. Does anyone know of the grey foam that is behind the tweeter? I am just curious because I can't see that particular type of foam used for sealing up anything, could it prevent rattling of the tweeter? Someone must know this.
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    maybe its just so the back of the tweeter doesnt rub up against the wood behind it? lol
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    i know that this is a silly question, but I am just curious. Just wanting to know if it serves some kind of purpose.
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    Some believe it smooths out the top end, I believe :)
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    very funny:D

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    I was serious ;)
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    Hi Marcpam,
    Never replaced a Polk tweeter before. You can call or e-mail Polk and ask them about it. I think that's the safest way.

    OR, you can check the tweeter on the other speaker to see if the foam is there or not.

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