A super tweeter is a speaker driver, which is an individual loudspeaker transducer that converts an electrical audio signal to sound waves. It produces ultra-high frequencies in a multi-driver loudspeaker system. Super tweeters are sometimes found in high accuracy speaker systems and home theater systems. A super tweeter responds to ultra-sonic frequencies over 20 kHz, which is the commonly accepted upper frequency limit of human hearing. It is designed for psychoacoustic testing, for extended-range digital audio such as Super Audio CD intended for audiophiles, for biologists performing research on animal response to sounds, and for ambient sound systems in zoo.
Development of new technology and design in super tweeter is driving growth of the super tweeter market
Advancements in technology and electrostatic sound in a small enclosure are major factors driving growth of the global super tweeter market. Advanced tweeters are a smaller version of woofer, as they are designed to produce low frequency sounds from 40 Hz to 500 Hz, which makes them more efficient, as compared to conventional tweeters. Advancements in tweeter technology has made super tweeters more popular across various applications. For instance, EnigmaAcoustics Sopranino ESL’s super tweeter was designed to balance high performance audio systems for recreation of sound waves in the extreme high frequency range, which has now become popular in high resolution audio programs.
However, high costs of tweeter instruments is hampering the market growth. Super tweeters are expensive, as they require transformers for impedance matching and are prone to sagging with time, which results in deterioration.
Global Super Tweeter Market: Regional Insights
North America is rapidly growing in the global super tweeter market and is projected to hold dominant position in the market over the forecast period due to increasing number of cars in the region. According to International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers, number of cars manufactured in the U.S in 2017 was 3.03 million. Super tweeter is mostly used in car pillar, upper door, and dash to produce high audio frequencies. The willingness of customers to accept new technologies has encouraged manufacturers such as Bose Corporation, JBL, and Harman International Industries, Incorporated in the region to develop products such as JBL Selenium ST304 Super Tweeter, integrated with latest technologies.
Global Super Tweeter Market: Competitive Landscape
Some of the key players operating in the global super tweeter include Townshend Engineering Hi-Fi, Koninklijke Philips N.V., Harman International Industries, Incorporated, Harman International Industries, Incorporated, Logitech, Yamaha Corporation, ViewSonic Corporation, Bose Corporation, Edifier International Limited, Pioneer India Electronics Pvt. Ltd, and NEC Corporation.
Global Super Tweeter Market: Taxonomy