Just wondering if anyone knows anything about this driver? Anyone planning a build?
*New Ribbon Tweeters - Limited Availability*
One of the most common questions we get is "what should we use for the high end with your woofers?" The extremely low distortion, wide bandwidth of our woofers really opens up many options. Compression drivers on horns/waveguides or ribbon tweeters are the most common when doing 2way systems. For many applications we really like ribbons. Having no wound coil, they have almost no inductance and have a very extended upper end. The large moving area can allow them to play quite low and still have good efficiency. Many have mated our TD woofers to the Beyma TPL-150 and TPL-150H with great success. They are great drivers that provide exceptional performance.
The only downside to the Beyma is the cost. At around $400 for the standard version and $480 for the horn loaded version, this can eliminate them as an option for many people. We set out to find an acceptable driver that could offer good performance and be affordable for more people. We evaluated options from 4 different manufacturers. Some had great performance but were very expensive. Others did not have the efficiency needed. Some were not very durable.
In the end, the RT1-8 proved to be a good all around option. Sensitivity is rated at 100dB 1W. It has the largest horn of any we evaluated, providing a usable range down to 800hz with recommended 1KHz 2nd order Xover. The 55W continuous power handling and 120W peak rating allow it to produce high overall SPL levels. They are ideal to mate to TD10M's and TD12M's but can also be mated to any of the other TD woofers as well. We have had good success using them in line arrays next to the TD8M's.
Normal pricing on this model will be $199 each. We currently have a short introductory run of 4pcs available for immediate shipment and an additional 16pcs available to ship next week at $175 each. Please email info(at)aespeakers.com if you would like to order.
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