There has always been an ongoing debate about the sonic characteristics of tweeter dome materials. Do metal dome tweeters really sound "harsh," as some claim? Do silk domes sound, well, "soft" or "silky"?\n\nDifferent materials do have different physical properties as it relates to diaphragm performance and these can and do influence the audible behavior of the driver. With full knowledge that many well-respected designers and engineers have opposing views and opinions on the subject, there are a few basic generalizations that can be made about different tweeter dome materials.\n\nSoft dome tweeters are typically made out of fabric or silk material.\n\nHard dome tweeters (aka. Metal domes) are typically made out of aluminum, titanium, ceramic, or the more exotics like Beryllium.\n\nWe discuss these points in our recent YouTube Video below.\n\n\n\nAlso check out our article on: Soft vs Hard Dome Tweeters\n\nLet us know which you prefer and why.