A small speaker that plays high frequency, high-treble tones. Due to its size, it uses very little power, and must be carefully 'pointed' at the listeners to ensure that its output reaches their ears. These are small enough to fit in upper door panels and are rarely more than 1" in radius.
A small driver dedicated to high-frequency reproduction. Cone tweeters are efficient and the most economical. Dome or "edge-driven" tweeters are the type found in most home speakers; they disperse their sound over a wider area for smoother, more accurate reproduction. Semi-dome (or balanced-dome) tweeters use a combination cone and dome construction, for excellent clarity and sound dispersion. Tweeters are made from a variety of materials — paper, aluminum, titanium, or synthetic films such as polyetherimide (PEI) or Kaladex (polyethylene naphthalate). It's best to listen to a variety of tweeters to determine which one you prefer.
Highs are reproduced by the tweeter, a small speaker mounted inside the woofer cones of multidriver 2 and 3 way car speakers and separately in other systems. Cone tweeters are efficient and the most economical. Dome tweeters, the type found in most home speakers, sound smoother and more accurate. Some domes are made of metals like neodymium or titanium, that yield extended high frequency response. Others are made of Mylar, or a fine cloth like silk for a smoother sound. Some are made from a combination of materials.
The smallest of the speakers, tweeters are designed to play the highest frequencies. Tweeters must be small because they must move in and out 20,000 times per second to reproduce the highest frequencies we can hear.
1) A speaker designed to reproduce the higher frequencies only. 2) A small driver unit designed to produce only high frequencies. 3) Part of a speaker system designed to handle the high frequency part of the signal.
A speaker, (driver), used to reproduce the higher range of frequencies. To form a full-range system, a tweeter needs to be combined with a woofer, (2-way system), or a woofer and midrange, (3-way system).
A tweeter is a loudspeaker designed to produce high frequencies, typically from around 2,000 hertz to 20,000 hertz (20,000 Hz is generally considered to be the upper limit of the human ear). Some tweeters can reach up to 30 to 35 kHz.