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Old 6th October 2005, 01:42 AM   #1
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Default Ribbon Tweeter in truck? why not?

Im looking to redo my system in my truck and was thinking of using Fountek NeoCd2 http://www.madisound.com/pdf/neocd2.pdf
as my tweeter, It would be incorperated into the A-Piller. I drive a Dodge dak and the A-pillers are huge and have ample room for mounting. What do you think what are the problems with this if any?
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Old 6th October 2005, 02:18 AM   #2
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I'd be worried that closing the car door or even worse, two people closing car doors in unison, would stretch or break the ribbon.
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Old 6th October 2005, 03:20 AM   #3
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I think opening the window would cause a bit of a stir.

They're not too fond of jiggling
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I've talked to several people who have put ribbons in cars successfully, never in trucks though. They have a smaller air space which would make things like windows opening or doors closing cause a much larger pressure change inside the vehicle compared to something larger like a sedan. No one will know the answer until someone tries....but I do know it's worked fine in the past in sedans.
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There are 2 kinds of speakers people call ribbons... a true ribbon (which the fountek seems to be) and an electrodynamic planar (aka quasi-ribbon).

Real ribbons won't fare well in a vehicle -- they are very fragile (just to move them (in a speaker or to ship) it is safe practice to put a piece of tape over the aperature).

A planar synamic ribbon on the other hand is generally very robust (some are used for road PAs) and i wouldn't hestitate to use one of those.

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One of the people I'm referring to was using either a Raven R2.0 or AC G2, I believe both are true ribbons, but I could be wrong.
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One of the people I'm referring to was using either a Raven R2.0 or AC G2, I believe both are true ribbons, but I could be wrong.
Both are -- i hope they have a good supply of spare ribbons...

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I know of plenty of people who have ribbons in their vehicles...I myself will have a set of lcy130's in one of my front stage sets mated with a seas 4 and seas 8 going in my comp truck for next year..
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are ribbons that fragile?
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Fragile?
I'd say yes. Some of them come with a warning to not so much as blow on them. Not sure why you would but...
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