Is it okay for someone to touch the tri-lam tweeter?

lax01lax01 Posts: 496
edited March 2002 in Technical/Setup
I was showing my friend what the speaker looked like behind the grille and he touched the tri-lam tweeter on the CS400i. My question is, did this hurt the tweeter? When he touched it, it kind of depressed and then came back out and everything seemed fine, externally. I almost freaked out but kept my cool. So could there be any damage to the center channel? I haven't really listened to it, but when I did, it sounded pretty normal. Personally I try to never touch any part of the tweeter because I know they are very fragile. But are they really that fragile? :confused::(

Thanks for any help you guys can give me.
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  • Jay MJay M Customer Service Posts: 54
    edited March 2002
    Hey lax the tweeter should be fine. If the tweeter was pressed in momentarly the dome should form back to it's original position. You shouldn't worry about it.

    Jason @ Polk Audio Customer Service
  • juice21juice21 Posts: 1,866
    edited March 2002
    another point of advice, don't have that friend over again, you don't want him kicking in your sub to see how durable it is...:D
  • madmaxmadmax Posts: 12,438
    edited March 2002
    I have a lot of speakers sitting around and I found out long ago that as soon as anyone sees a tweeter they seem to have the need to touch it. Any more I always have a dead tweeter laying around and ask them to touch it before I show them the real thing. It works!
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  • danger boydanger boy Posts: 15,888
    edited March 2002
    why is there such a need to touch a tweeter? I guess i'm the same way. i touched mine when I first got my CS400i too
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  • ncstatesmanncstatesman Posts: 145
    edited March 2002
    I lightly touched the tri-lams tweets at CC, then the Polk car speaker tweets, and if that wasn't enough, I also touched the tweets on my new Polk spkrs at home - thay sound good to me and i'm not worried about it :-)
  • lax01lax01 Posts: 496
    edited March 2002
    After some testing with Blade, Eagles dts 5.1, and Linkin Park CD I found that there is no damage to the tweeter at all!!! :D I am very relieved and am still in amazement to why he touched it. He says, "Woah, tweeters are so cool." Ahhh whatever, no harm no foul.
  • Micah CohenMicah Cohen Ruler of the gnome universe Posts: 2,020
    edited March 2002
    I'm touching mine right now.
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  • wangotango68wangotango68 Guest Posts: 1,056
    edited March 2002
    some how i knew that responce was coming.

  • madmaxmadmax Posts: 12,438
    edited March 2002
    The scary part is that Micah could have secretly touched all of our tweeters at some point and we would never know it.
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  • juice21juice21 Posts: 1,866
    edited March 2002
    Originally posted by Micah
    I'm touching mine right now.

    no, no micah.... this is the 'tweeters' thread...:D
  • pensacolapensacola Posts: 269
    edited March 2002
    I enjoy pushing in my bass radiator on my SDA's and watching my mid-bass drivers come out. Just making sure they're still acoustically coupled, of course.
    Maybe I'm not alone.

    I try not to finger the tweeters, though.
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  • begbiebegbie Posts: 630
    edited March 2002
    At the local hi-fi shop and I found the new rti70 tweeter is VERY delicate.
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    Polk cs400i -Center
    Polk fx500i -side surrounds
    Polk rc60i -rear surrounds
    Onkyo TX-NR 1009 (9.2) receiver
    Velodyne cht12
    Polk psw111
  • joe logstonjoe logston Posts: 882
    edited March 2002
    they thank it is a start botten wend they push it it starts singing
    . rt-7 mains
    rt-20p surounds
    cs-400i front center
    cs-350 ls rear center
    2 energy take 5, efects
    2- psw-650 , subs
    1- 15" audiosource sub

    lets all go to the next ces.
  • ncstatesmanncstatesman Posts: 145
    edited March 2002
    I took chisel and hammer to the tweets, the chisel shattered on the first impact
  • ntculenuffntculenuff Posts: 1,155
    edited March 2002
    can't resist ,the pressure, ooohhh i must, i must touch the shiny tweeter
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  • juice21juice21 Posts: 1,866
    edited March 2002
    the only tweeter's i've touched are ones in the stores, at home, they're hands-off!!!:D
  • 20hz20hz Posts: 643
    funny story...
    my 5 yr son saw my tweeter and since polk sounds like pok he pressed it in flush never to come out , the tri-lam is aluminum vapor over cloth , the ones he pushed were a aluminum dome vifa that was sitting there , funny for him
    I learned to watch kids around speakers
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