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Fostex FT96H Horn Super Tweeter


Fostex FT96H Horn Super Tweeter Review

The Fostex FT96H is an horn super tweeter with a frequency response that extends to 33 kHz. The FT96H super tweeter has a very high sensitivity, rated at 100dB / 1W / 1m. The nominal impedance of the horn tweeter is 8 ohms and the FT96H horn tweeters will be very easy to drive even with small amplifiers. The horn super tweeter use an alnico magnet, 34 grams. You can feel the quality by lifting the tweeters which each weigh in at a hefty 600 g (1.32 lbs). The Fostex FT96H horn super tweeter is manufactured in China.

Fostex FT96H Horn Super Tweeter

Photograph 1: Fostex FT96H Horn Super Tweeter

The Fostex FT96H Horn Super Tweeter came neatly packaged in a cardboard box. Included with the horn super tweeter is a gasket, mounting screws and a datasheet.

Fostex FT96H Horn Super Tweeter

Photograph 2: Fostex FT96H Horn Super Tweeter

The FT96H tweeters can also be used as external super tweeters. In the photo below top-mount wooden tweeter stands like those from the Fostex T90A horn super tweeter can be used to support the horn super tweeter. I use duct seal to fill in the screw mounting holes.

Fostex FT96H Horn Super Tweeter on T90A Top-Mount Stand

Photograph 3: Fostex FT96H Horn Super Tweeter on T90A Top-Mount Stand

The build quality of the Fostex FT96H horn super tweeter is excellent. The horn tweeter is very crisp with a frequency response that extends out well beyond the audible range. Provided that a crossover point in-excess of about 8 kHz is used, the performance is excellent. The FT96H is ideal for mounting in an enclosure - front and rear firing. While the FT96H can also be used as an external super tweeter, we prefer the Fostex T90A horn super tweeter in this role.


Fostex FT96H Horn Super Tweeter Frequency Response and Impedance

Fostex FT96H Horn Super Tweeter Frequency Response and Impedance

Figure 1: Fostex FT96H Horn Super Tweeter Frequency Response and Impedance

The FT96H datasheet recommends a crossover point of more than 8 kHz. We have had good results using a first-order crossover in the 10 to 14 kHz range. You can use and L-Pad attenuator to match the tweeter level to your speakers.


Datasheet - Fostex FT96H Horn Super Tweeter


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