Radio Shack Linaeum Tweeter module Floorstanding Speakers

4.25/5 (8 Reviews)


Product Description

Add on self-contained Linaeum di-pole tweeter module, w/ built in capacitor; frequency range: 2.5k - 25k


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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Chris a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: April 6, 2003

Bottom Line:   
I'm not a super audio buff but I do like my music and sometimes on the louder side. I have the LX5s with a Radio Shack 10 inch passive sub, with the LX5s satellited from the sub so the whole 120 watts per channel form the Kenwood Xcvr are somewhat attenuated. Unfortunately, I have managed to smoke (literally; smell of electronics and puff of smoke) these tweeters for the second time now. This time it was Rush "Natural Science" from the Permanent Waves CD. They are nice but do not seem to handle the power.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   1997

Price Paid:    $110.00

Purchased At:   Radio Shack



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by fixerdlt a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: February 20, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I purchased a pair of these tweeters for the refurbishment of a pair of Epicure 3.0 tower speakers. They had been water damaged so original restoration would not be cost efficient. I mounted the Tweeters in the same place as the factory originals(also external) and was pleasntly suprised by the quality of the sound from these relativly inexpensive tweeters. Their presence was open and airy and seemed to match the epicures other drivers well. Overall I like these tweeters and recommend them highly.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $2999.00

Purchased At:   Radio Shack



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by CHRIS8 a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: November 30, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Excellent tweeter for an excellent price. Tweeter has been produced with both mylar and polypropylene film as distributed by Radio Shack on different speaker systems. Silk version available from aurasound.

When mated with a good mid driver in a good cabinent, positioned for a relatively close zero degree plane at listening position and given a decent crossover is a very good drive indeed IMO. Will perform as well as some tweeters costing almost $200 IF incorporated correctly. Unfortunately this is not as simple as one would like by simply putting on a box that contains a midwoofer. Because of near flat constant impedance makes an excellent 1st order suitable driver when crossed at MINIMUM of 3.5k, any lower will result in significant IM distortion at moderate and higher volume levels. Steeper rate will be required for lower cross point if you care for quality sound. Very few midwoofers available that can be crossed that high and have high res midrange and minimum off-axis problems and most of those that can go that hi will require correction circuits to rid cone resonance problems.

Have been totally impressed with this driver. Have used on numerous projects. Actually it's too easy to use and a fear I will not use it anymore simply because I've used it too often. Currently trying to find a source for Gallo Acoustics CDT tweeter, now that is likely the finest dipole tweeter that is available.

Let me just say that it is a shame that Lineaum designed such a high quality tweeter technology and then failed to produce loudspeaker systems that met it's potential. Their were other Lineaum tweeter designs, such as a 8" tall dipole that could be crossed as low as 1k that are not available anywhere other than on the speaker is was used on. Now Radio Shack abuses this cool technology and matches it with poor cabinetry, crossover and mid drivers? Geez.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1999



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by TA a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: February 15, 2000

Bottom Line:   
Its been almost a year since my first post. Since then, my Polk Audio SDA-CRS+'s experienced a blown tweeter. (I suspect a faulty DMX unit or rap music) I did not wish to speand around $80 for the replacement tweeter from Polk and a couple of other tweets just didn't sound right. Then I caught what may have been the last two Linaeum Tweeter mods on clearence for $14.97 at Ratshack. I tried them with my Polks for a week and was not impressed. I decided that I would wire them directly to the speakers own 18db x-over w/ cut off around 3Khz. Much, much better. More detail and less coloration. However, these tweeters are placement sensative. If placed too close to the rear wall they sound congealed. Still, At $29 they were a great buy, but at $15, they're a steal. Get some. Overall rating is based on other tweeters that retail between $35-$60 ea. People who are in the market for an add-on tweeter mod can't go wrong. People who are replacing blown tweets in Hi-end speakers might spend the extra bucks and consider tweeters from mcmelectronis.com or partsexpress.com

IMPORTANT: If you use a separate x-over, you must by-pass (or remove) the 50v cap thats provided. This will require soldering skills as its close to the tweeter ribbon!

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Mac a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: December 5, 1999

Bottom Line:   
These tweeters are available from Radio Shack Unlimited. The mail order version of radio shack.. Just tell them you need a replacement tweeter for the LX-5 speaker!

They are reasonably priced and have cheap shipping charges!
The monopole version is 14.99 each plus 3$ shipping!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   1996




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