Tweeter Speakers

This main page is where you’ll find sections with a variety of topics and articles related to tweeter speakers. There’s some great info here to help answer your questions.

What is a tweeter?

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A tweeter is a type of loudspeaker unit especially designed to produce high-frequency musical audio (also called a treble speaker). Tweeters are helpful for great sound as they can more efficiently (and accurately) provide treble sound that many speakers cannot or have poor performance with.

Tweeter speakers have a frequency output range that’s typically approximately 3 kiloHertz to 20kiloHertz, the upper limit of human hearing. Tweeter speakers can be used as an add-on alongside existing full range speakers for additional high-frequency sound performance, although they’re typically part of a 2-way or 3-way speaker system.

As tweeters are sensitive to lower frequencies which can cause distortion and even damage, nearly all require the use of a high pass crossover to prevent the application of midrange and bass frequencies from reaching them.

While more exotic designs exist, the most common have a traditional electromagnetic design that resembles that of other speaker types. However, tweeters use a smaller cone or dome size due to the smaller wavelength of high frequency audio.

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Tweeter speaker basics

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What Type Of Tweeter Is Best?

Tweeters are without question critical for great sound from a stereo speaker system. But what type of tweeter is best? In this article I’ll cover…

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What Is The Loudest Tweeter Type?

It seems like there’s a ton of tweeter options out there for both home and car audio. But which types of tweeters are the loudest? You’ll…

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What Is The Best Tweeter Material?

Tweeters are great but some really are better than others. When it comes to performance, sound quality, and durability, which is the best tweeter material? Read…

Tweeter volume & attenuation

Tweeter wiring & installation