Is it possible to blow tweeters?

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  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

    waloshin

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    A stereo with these specs:

    192kHz/24-bit digital-to-analog conversion for all channels
    8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.9% THD
    2-way centre speaker and two 2-way front speakers for dynamic sound
    compact surround speakers with full-range drivers

    The speakers are in a bass reflex enclosure.

    ower Output -
    Front L/R 115 W/Channel (6 ohms, 1 kHz, FTC)
    Center 115 W (6 ohms, 1 kHz, FTC)
    Surround L/R 115 W/Channel (6 ohms, 1 kHz, FTC)
    Surround Back L/R -
    Dynamic Power 180 W (3 ohms)
    140 W (4 ohms)
    95 W (8 ohms)
    THD (Total Harmonic Distortion) 0.9 % (Rated power)
    Damping Factor 60 (Front, 1 kHz, 8 ohms)
    Input Sensitivity and Impedance 200 mV/47 k-ohms (Line)
    Output Level and Impedance 200 mV/470 ohms (Rec out)
    Frequency Response 10 Hz–50 kHz/ +1 dB, -3 dB (Direct mode)
    Tone Control ±10 dB, 80 Hz (Bass)
    ±10 dB, 20 kHz (Treble)
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio 100 dB (Line, IHF-A)
    Speaker Impedance 6 ohms–16 ohms

    Is it possible to blow the tweeters, or even speakers by playing a certain frequency that these cannot handle?
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Oh I've been known to blow a tweeter or two in my time.
     
  3. senseless macrumors 68000

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    Tweeters usually go first. Woofers usually fail because the rubber surrounds start to decay or tear.
     
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  6. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

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    As others have already indicated, you certainly can blow your tweeters. The causal factor there though is not only attributed to frequency, but also the power level at which you'll be driving the speaker.
     
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