So what’s it all about? Most people would crossover their midrange at 4-5 KHz, right where their tweeters would be recommended as well. If that’s your settings, then the differences in the frequency range vs the other premium drivers won’t be as audible. Still if you prefer a large slope cutoff on your crossovers, meaning a wider overlap of tweeters & midranges, the Rage is superior.
The upper frequencies of the RAGE6 / RAGE8 & RAGE10 are designed with a linear, but peaked response of up to 5 dB compared to frequencies below 3 KHz. The peak is best described as removing a slightly muffled sound compared to other speakers, the RAGE simply put, is more open and doesn’t sound as compressed as pro audio has unfairly gotten a reputation to be.
We still use the U shaped surrounds offering a longer stroke known as excursion / xmax. The U shape offers a tighter kick and extends the sound reproduction in the low end = more bass. Differing from other series, the RAGE P / PWR have fully coated cones, making them better suited for harsh sunny conditions and outdoor use. The PWR being the Weather Resistant one, has a near idential sound signature of the P series, but instead of using a phase plug, the dustcap will prevent moisture & residue to enter inside the speaker.
It’s what’s inside that counts. More than you can see makes a differece, both the P & the PWR uses copper shorting rings to lower distortion, it’s an old trick not always necessary to apply, but on pro audio it makes sense. It features added costs and skills in manufacturing, but there are clear trade off’s. Since efficiency is the key to pro audio, these drivers can get really loud, so why not opt for some that don’t sound distorted? That is the exact fact why some dislike the sound of pro audio. Many are cheaply made, using inferior parts, but designed to look stunning and impressive. Sound performance on the other hand is most likely mediocre.
Doing something right takes skill, time and knowledge. Couple those factors with a decent amount of money and you have a good sounding product. Sugar coat it with our own custom designed voice coils (1.5″ on RAGE6P, 2″ on RAGE8 & 3″ on RAGE10), made to handle both power and maintain efficiency you will feel the RAGE.
Bullets are the norm, however apart from the more commonly known titanium tweeters, there’s horns.
The RAGECDR is a shallow mount compression driver, coupled with a flat horn. The benefits, besides being more compact than even mid-sized bullet tweeters, is the increased efficiency. Meaning more output with less power needed. In addition the RAGECDR has a wider frequency range, which even can dip into higher midrange and carry its efficiency throughout the audible upper scale.
If you want it all, but for less, even when using way less power, a compression driver is a tempting option.
RAGE ST NEO. A high efficiency super tweeter based on a compact neodymium structure. Think of it as the best of both worlds, a compression driver paired with a bullet tweeter, but attenuated for a smoother response at its peak frequencies due to the shallow, but wide dispersion horn. Combined with the RIOT P and RAGE P series your system will be fully optimized for high spl, but smooth output!
Even though horns are more efficient, the new RAGE tweeter series have been given a full adrenaline boost. These revamped tweeters are now sharper & better than ever in both appearance and sound. New designed diaphragms along with optimization of the magnet has widened the frequency response to improve the sound. Other tweeters easily tend to sound muffled compared to the RAGE tweeters’ more open and balanced sound. The RAGE TT is perfect for shallow mount upgrades, whereas the T1 disperses the audio more efficiently. The 10″ wider frequency response coupled with a 4 dB higher spl output makes the RAGE T1 an apparent choice for the passionate.
Starting a RIOT
Once you have established dominance and superiority with the RAGE PRO, the emerging market for price conscious speakers were next. The RIOT8P was derived from the RAGE8P’s, sparing no cost in terms of audio reproduction. Using lightweight baskets along with smaller, but high efficiency voice coils, made the RIOT8P more cost-friendly. A side benefit was also less weight, a request we’ve gotten from the big installs, where multiple drivers per door really adds to the total weight.
The fact that its appearance has been well received from the market, well that’s only a plus!
Our RIOTS are here to offer best performace at lower cost!
|Frequency Response:||1.5 KHz ~ 20 KHz||1.5 KHz ~ 22 KHz||1.5 KHz ~ 22 KHz||2.5 KHz ~ 20 KHz||94 Hz ~ 6 KHz||80 Hz ~ 10 KHz||70 Hz ~ 6 KHz||70 Hz ~ 6 KHz||60 Hz ~ 5 KHz||60 Hz ~ 5 KHz|
|Sensitivity:||99 dB||103 dB||105 dB||105 dB||95.7 dB||97 dB (2.83v)||95.6 dB||95.5 dB||97.8 dB||97.8 dB|
|Nominal Impedance:||4 Ohm||4 Ohm||4 Ohm||4 Ohm||4 Ohm||4 Ohm||4 Ohm||4 Ohm||4 Ohm||4 Ohm|
|DC Resistance (RE):||3.4 Ohm||3.4 Ohm||3.4 Ohm||3.6 Ohm||3.6 Ohm||3.8 Ohm||3.6 Ohm||3.6 Ohm||3.6 Ohm||3.6 Ohm|
|Resonance Frequency (FS):||94 Hz||93 Hz||84 Hz||83 Hz||66 Hz||65 Hz|
|Power Handling:||30 Watts||40 Watts||50 Watts||30 Watts||120 Watts||150 Watts||275 Watts||275 Watts||350 Watts||350 Watts|
|VAS:||5.4 L||8 L||14 L||14.1 L||15.97 L||15.97 L|
|Voice Coil Diameter:||1"||1"||1.5"||1"||1.5"||1.5"||2.35"||2.35"||3"||3"|
|Recommended cut off:||3.5 KHz / 12 dB min||3.5 KHz / 12 dB min||3.5 KHz / 12 dB min||2.5 KHz / 12 dB min|
|Depth:||1.77" / 45 mm||2.02" / 51 mm||2.16" / 55 mm||2" / 50 mm||2.75" / 70 mm||3.23" / 82 mm||4.1" / 105 mm||4.1" / 105 mm||4.13" / 105 mm||4.13" / 105 mm|
|Outer Dim (Crosssection):||3.93" / 100 mm||3.11" / 79 mm||4.13" / 105 mm||3.15" / 80 mm||6.5" / 165 mm||8.07" / 205 mm||8.39" / 213 mm||8.39 " / 213 mm||10.43" / 265 mm||10.43" / 265 mm|
|Cutout:||3.18" / 81 mm||2.76 / 70 mm |
|3.54 / 90 mm||2.36 / 60 mm||5.71" / 145 mm||7.2" / 183 mm||7.08" / 180 mm||7.08" / 180 mm||9.21" / 234 mm||9.21" / 234 mm|