The most robust dome tweeter available?

Hey folks…..so I’ve got to put together a very low profile center channel for a 7.1.2 Atmos system for a client…..can’t be taller than 4.5” cabinet so a dome is a must. Nothing available commercially that won’t have severe off axis issues so I’ve got to get that XO point down to 1k with a steep slope. Its gotta be able to keep up and do 105db……any domes that can do this currently on the market?
 
In the old days that was the domain of Dynaudio and to a degree Morel.
Tough ask.
Otherwise I would suggest finding a suitable 3 - 4" full ranger like Tang Band, Mark Audio, Faital, etc., and try them.
Major benefit will be lower XO that does not need to be steep, way better integration with the midwoofs, excellent voice clarity.
 
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Not one of these will reach 1kHz without going up in smoke, with or without 24 dB XO, no matter how expensive they are.
Yes, I forgot ScanSpeak full rangers (the 10F family), excellent choice.

That's just not true.

If you read Yevgeniy's comments about measurement conditions for those tweeters you will see that they've managed to get to roughly 105dB with high pass filter anywhere between 200-800Hz depending on particular measurement. No high voltage measurement for Peerless DA32TX, but i have a hunch that it would be on par with other mentioned tweeters.
 
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If that's the case, how come I managed to cross the TW29R, TW29RN, and TW29BN at [roughly] 1KHz, to 4x Satori MW16P or Monacor SPH-176 (depending on model -these were commercial products) without ever having a single blown tweeter, and every single pair still going strong?
I don't know.
105dB? Yeah?
Did you also employ a waveguide?
That's just not true.

If you read Yevgeniy's comments about measurement conditions for those tweeters you will see that they've managed to get to roughly 105dB with high pass filter anywhere between 200-800Hz depending on particular measurement. No high voltage measurement for Peerless DA32TX, but i have a hunch that it would be on par to other tweeters mentioned.
So many variables, yes?
I'm sure Yevgeniy will tell you everything you want to hear. Did you try it yourself?
I would not gamble on it surviving 105dB continuously.
 
105dB? Yeah?
I doubt anybody listened at that level continuously (I hope not for their sake) but since the complete speakers were more than capable of it, and most weren't shy about cranking them in large spaces, shows & the like -yes, although as noted I wouldn't hammer any dome at those sort of levels on a constant basis, since if that's what you need, you really need pro-audio compression units or similar.
Did you also employ a waveguide?
Nope.
 
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Wavecor may have the perfect tweeter for you. Take a look at their new TW045WA01 tweeter (LINK). It's new, so there's little information other than their (quite good) datasheet. However, Vance Dickanson tested it in the April 2023 Voice Coil magazine. Perhaps someone with a VC subscription can comment on Vance's test results.
 
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