Replacement tweeter for RTI A3 (RD0690-3 tweeter)

Hi Guys,

I am looking for a replacement tweeter for a used pair of RTI A3's I found on CL. Rather than throwing them out, I want to try fixing them.

Any idea where I can get them from other than the $90 options on eBay?

Cheers,

Jonathan

Comments

  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 20,993
    Did you call Polk CS?
  • Yes, I have. It is $60 plus shipping through Polk. A little expensive if you consider new A3's are $260.
  • ken brydson
    ken brydson Posts: 8,293
    Yes, I have. It is $60 plus shipping through Polk. A little expensive if you consider new A3's are $260.

    Probably less if you tell them you're a forum member. Guessing $50 with free shipping.
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 20,993
  • K_M
    K_M Posts: 1,612
    Yes, I have. It is $60 plus shipping through Polk. A little expensive if you consider new A3's are $260.

    I agree, does sound fairly steep. I get that replacement OEM parts usually cost more, but being into DIY, I know what the price of that tweeter minus the "Polk" faceplate is, and it quite a disparity.
  • polrbehr
    polrbehr Posts: 2,728
    edited October 2019
    K_M wrote: »
    Yes, I have. It is $60 plus shipping through Polk. A little expensive if you consider new A3's are $260.

    I agree, does sound fairly steep. I get that replacement OEM parts usually cost more, but being into DIY, I know what the price of that tweeter minus the "Polk" faceplate is, and it quite a disparity.

    So what is the price of that tweeter (without the Polk faceplate)? Can you provide some links to where he can get one (assuming the guy is still around, he only made 2 posts almost 2 months ago...)

    I am not trying to be snarky here, I have a pair of RTi10s that I would not mind having
    one or two replacements for.

    So, are you willing to put forth a little effort or are you happy sitting in your skeptical poo pile?


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  • K_M
    K_M Posts: 1,612
    The issue is removing the face plate, as it is glued in place.
    It can be done technically, but it very tedious separating the 2 glued parts.
  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 47,219
    How about answering the question, "So what is the price of that tweeter (without the Polk faceplate)? Can you provide some links to where he can get one."
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


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  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 47,219
    Still waiting.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


    President of Club Polk

  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 47,219
    And still waiting........
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


    President of Club Polk

  • kharp1
    kharp1 Posts: 3,453
    You have no idea the amount of time involved with researching 207 lol's, give her/him/it time to finish this research of national security proportion. Plus, it may want to keep the hook up pricing to itself, or, the separating of the name plates didn't go as planned and its fingers are stuck together. Just be patient Jesse.
  • gp4jesus
    gp4jesus Posts: 1,824
    Any RTi A series tweeter will work allowing a broader search parameter. I may be able to help. I have several irons in the fire.

    Tony
    Samsung 60" UN60ES6100 LED
    Outlaw Audio 976 Pre/Pro
    Samsung BDP, Dish Rcvr, Phillips CD chgr, various game consoles

    Canare 14 ga - LCR tweeters inside* & CC outside
    BJC 10 ga - LCR mids, inside* & out
    8 ga Powerline - LR woofers, inside* & out
    *soldered

    LR: Tri-amped RTi A7 w/Rotels. Woofers - 980BX; Mids & Tweets- 981
    CC: Rotel RB981 -> Bi-amped CSi A6
    5 Subs: Sunfire True Sub Signature -> LFE & CC & 4 Audio Pro Evidence Subs
    Surrounds: Rotel 981 -> AR 12 ga -> RTi A3
    Power Conditioning & Distribution:
    3 dedicated 20A feeds; APC H15; 4 Furman Miniport 20s
  • K_M
    K_M Posts: 1,612
    edited March 2020
    https://www.parts-express.com/dayton-audio-nd25fn-4-1-silk-dome-neodymium-tweeter-element-4-ohm--275-053
    (This is actually a Vifa tweeter, just renamed for dayton audio)

    Two guys supposedly tried this tweeter also, but never heard back, how their experience went. The removal of the old one is fairly hard to do and tedious. Installing the new one is relatively easy.
  • gp4jesus
    gp4jesus Posts: 1,824
    edited March 2020
    K_M wrote: »
    https://www.parts-express.com/dayton-audio-nd25fn-4-1-silk-dome-neodymium-tweeter-element-4-ohm--275-053
    (This is actually a Vifa tweeter, just renamed for dayton audio)

    Two guys supposedly tried this tweeter also, but never heard back, how their experience went. The removal of the old one is fairly hard to do and tedious. Installing the new one is relatively easy.
    Interesting... I’ve looked at this very same tweeter as a RDO-690 replacement!

    I think it should fit w/little trouble. Graph is nearly flat and, right now, tough to beat the price. That Vifa detail important as their rep precedes. Thanks for the input :)

    Tony
    Samsung 60" UN60ES6100 LED
    Outlaw Audio 976 Pre/Pro
    Samsung BDP, Dish Rcvr, Phillips CD chgr, various game consoles

    Canare 14 ga - LCR tweeters inside* & CC outside
    BJC 10 ga - LCR mids, inside* & out
    8 ga Powerline - LR woofers, inside* & out
    *soldered

    LR: Tri-amped RTi A7 w/Rotels. Woofers - 980BX; Mids & Tweets- 981
    CC: Rotel RB981 -> Bi-amped CSi A6
    5 Subs: Sunfire True Sub Signature -> LFE & CC & 4 Audio Pro Evidence Subs
    Surrounds: Rotel 981 -> AR 12 ga -> RTi A3
    Power Conditioning & Distribution:
    3 dedicated 20A feeds; APC H15; 4 Furman Miniport 20s