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Which speaker companies use them?
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I know Atlantic tech and Triad do

No subwoofer I've heard has been able to produce the bass I've experienced in the Corps!

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Silk dome tweeters just have a smoother sound I think. They use them a lot in car speakers..
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Ok?

No subwoofer I've heard has been able to produce the bass I've experienced in the Corps!

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I'm just wondering why they aren't used more in home applications..
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Some Polk speakers (Lsi) has silk dome tweeter, Dayton, EMP, and quite a few others. Isn't that one of the more common tweeter used?

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I thought most were aluminum tweeters. I have Martin logan Electromotion ESL's so it doesn't matter,but I was curious..
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Well, whoda thunk it?

Vegetarian Speakers site has several manufacturers that include silk domes. Swan, Mordaunt Short, Wharfedale, Totem (some of my favorite manufacturers) all use silk in their products (but not exclusively).

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Which speaker companies use them?

Virtually all ID speaker brands only offer silk for their dome tweeters. I can only think of one ID brand off the top of my head that even offers metal dome tweeters at all.
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How do you know that? I read most use aluminum..
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dynaudio uses silk dome tweeters.

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Check this out.
http://www.goodsound.com/index.php?o...k-us&Itemid=77

like this article points out, I wouldnt worry about the material used, I would go with what sounds best to you. I have heard great and terrible speakers that use both types of materials.

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like this article points out, i wouldnt worry about the material used, i would go with what sounds best to you. I have heard great and terrible speakers that use both types of materials.

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How do you know that? I read most use aluminum..

Where did you read this? You can just go to each mfg site and check the specs.
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Aperion uses Silk dome. I owned 3 6Ts across the front. Now I own 3 Klipsch RF7IIs across the front. I personally like the horns of the Klipsch. I would recommend listening to both if you can. Aperion has free shipping both ways...try them risk free

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I've had several sets with aluminum and silk. I couldn't tell a difference. Polk, EMP Tek, Dayton... You'll find a lot of silk dome tweeters in car audio as well.

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Of course, I got it modified with the TK-427, which cheeks it up another, maybe, 3 or 4 quads per channel.
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klipsch horn speakers are pretty bright and can be shrill. What kind of music are those things good for?
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klipsch horn speakers are pretty bright and can be shrill. What kind of music are those things good for?
Rumor...we listen all day as the Klipschs are setup in the Living Room. Best speakers I have owned excellent for music and home theatre

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In addition to all mentioned above and the ID companies too, here are ten more speakers manufacturers that use silk or soft dome tweeters too...

Vienna Acoustics
Dynaudio
Sonus Faber
Wharfedale
Quad L series
Spendor
Harbeth
Epos
Joseph Audio
Cambridge Audio

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