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Audiofrog GS10

GS Series 1" dome tweeters (pair)

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Overview

Our take on the Audiofrog GS10

When Audiofrog demo'd the GS Series at Crutchfield headquarters, I listened, slackjawed, fantasizing about a world where speakers this powerful and clear were installed in my car. But you're the lucky one who's eyeing them now because they fit in your budget for a real-life, custom system. So, what's your grand vision? Pairing them with Audiofrog's GS40 drivers and the GS410C crossover system? Or with the GS60 drivers and the GS610C system? Or into a system with active crossovers? Any of those scenarios will work, and no matter how you slice it, I'm jealous.

A leap ahead of other tweeters

When Audiofrog demo'd the GS Series at Crutchfield headquarters, I listened, slackjawed, fantasizing about a world where speakers this powerful and clear were installed in my car. But you're the lucky one who's eyeing them now because they fit in your budget for a real-life, custom system. So, what's your grand vision? Pairing them with Audiofrog's GS40 drivers and the GS410C crossover system? Or with the GS60 drivers and the GS610C system? Or into a system with active crossovers? Any of those scenarios will work, and no matter how you slice it, I'm jealous.

Audiofrog GS10 1" Dome Tweeter

Audiofrog was founded by installers, so they've gone overboard to make your custom installation as easy as possible.

The best highs

Audiofrog designed their GS10 tweeter to deliver the high-frequency details in a well-powered, custom component system. The expansive 1" fabric dome delivers highs with a natural, silky, smooth quality, eliminating the distortion and ringing created by some metal and plastic domes. Audiofrog also uses a copper pole piece cap to extend the frequency response and improve the accuracy of this tweeter.

Creative installation

Audiofrog was founded by experienced installers, who know all the pitfalls and shortcuts of tweeter installation. Without a mounting bracket, the GS10 will fit a standard sawhole cut — why hasn't anyone ever done that before? With this tweeter's unique metal mounting bracket, you'll find custom fabrication of pillar and sail panel pods much easier. The bracket's versatile straps provide for numerous installation scenarios as well. Audiofrog's unique spring and nut design for flush-mounting allows you to dial in the speaker's depth for the snuggest fit possible.

Any way you install it, this versatile tweeter gives you the potential to gain the widest possible soundstage for total musical immersion.

Product Highlights:

  • 1" fabric dome tweeters (pair)
  • universal mounting solutions
  • recommended minimum high-pass filter frequency and slope for active systems: 12dB/octave, 3.5kH
  • use with GS40 and GS410C or GS60 and GS610C or in systems with active crossovers
  • power handling: 15-75 watts RMS (200 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 1,800-20,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 92 dB
  • top-mount depth: 13/16"
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • 2 Tweeters
  • 2 Flush-mount trim rings
  • 2 Tensioning springs
  • 2 Back plates
  • 2 Strap mount brackets
  • 2 Rear support brackets
  • Eight M2x2.5mm Machine screws (1.5mm Allen head)
  • Two M4 Stud bolts (2mm Allen head)
  • 2 Star lock washers
  • Six M4 Nuts
  • Eight 5/8" Self-tapping screws (2.5mm Allen head)
  • 2.5mm Allen head bit
  • 2mm Allen wrench
  • 1.5mm Allen wrench
  • Instruction manual

Good overall product if your flush mounting otherwise find something cheaper.

Tim, Knoxville, TN

Reviews

Audiofrog GS10 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(5 Reviews)

Audiofrog GS10

Alex from Ronkonkoma, NY on 8/28/2018

2018 Toyota Tacoma
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These combined with the GS690 speakers just sound so sweet together, volume gets plenty loud off moderate power, and with some simple DSP tuning they sound incredible. The tweeters are not bright or harsh at all, no matter what you throw at them. The only difference btween the GS and GB tweeters are the power handling, and the ring...they have a very similar sound signature and wouldnt hesitate to mate these with GB speakers to save some cash.

Pros: -Smooth -Included mounting options are awesome -Value -Sound Quality -Incredible support by Andy at Audiofrog

Cons: -none as of right now. My system sounds beautiful

Good sound quality

Tim from Knoxville, TN on 5/6/2018

2017 Ram Promaster
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good overall product if your flush mounting otherwise find something cheaper.

Pros: Good sound quality Lots of mounting accessories

Cons: Grub screws on wire terminal (poor design) Lack of soldering point Price, unless flush mounting they are not worth the price.

Great tweeters

Robert from Bridgeport TX on 11/30/2016

2011 Infiniti G
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Overall a very good tweeter. I have them installed on axis in my G37. I am running an Audison bit ten D being fed signal via a Nexus 7. These tweeters provide an abundance of detail and clarity. I am powering them with 120 RMS per channel. They are crossed over at 3.7K @ 18db. There are so many mounting options included. It's nice to see a manufacturer include so much!

Pros: Very detailed. No listening fatigue

Cons: Price

Audiofrog GS10

Donald from Napa, CA on 10/26/2016

2012 Hyundai Genesis
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Absolutely love them the tweeters added a certain amount of clarity that was missing. Could it be install or tuning aure but coming from the PHD Fb1.1 tweeter my sound stage is lighter and airy and crisp !

Pros: Mounting options galore

Cons: None

Entry Level Hi-End that far exceeds expectations

JB from Tallahassee, FL on 3/8/2016

2010 BMW 1 Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I recently added a pair of AudioFrogs GS10 Tweeters into a system in my BMW. I'm a former custom installer so while these technically don't fit, I was able to easily mount them behind the OEM Harmon grills with the help of a 1 1/2" hole saw. When I purchased these tweeters I couldn't find any reviews. I was impressed with the company profile and the guys involved with the AudioFrog. Reputation sold me and not needing a super Hi-End system I figured the GS series would suit my needs. The GS 10 tweeter is amazing!! It offers a balanced sound that isn't harsh, but is bright enough to make this aging Gen. X'er the highs he demands in his car audio. Coming from old school brands like MB Quart Q (pre2007), Focal and even Dynaudio in previous systems, this tweeter in my humble opinion offers a comparable sound to both the Dynaudio and the Focal K2. It is mellow but has the airiness of the Quarts without being as bright. I am especially happy that I can cross them over pretty low, which is not recommended I know.. I'm sending 85watts to each one and am using a 1.8k Hz xover point at 48db. Simply amazing for the money. If the GS are this good, then the GB must be pretty darn fine. But for my daily driver, I don't think I could ask for anything more. Not that I needed them, but the accessories that come with them are extremely comprehensive and has me wishing others had such a selection with all their drivers. If you have a BMW, match them to the GB40. you won't be disappointed

Pros: Mellow sound without being harsh. Great accessories make installation a breeze. Extended freq. response, below most other tweeters

Cons: The speaker terminals, while being nice set-screw type. The cavity that you stick the wire into is too shallow. Should be about twice a deep.

Details

Hands-on research

Features and Specs

General
Speaker Size
Design 1-way
Tweeter Design 1" Dome
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Tweeter Composition Fabric
Woofer Composition ---
Woofer Surround ---
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Specifications
Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter) N/A
Sensitivity at 2.83 volts 92
Frequency Response 1800 - 20k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage 15
Maximum RMS Wattage 75
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 200
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 0 13/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) 1 3/8
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 1 3/4

Product Research

Features

Design: Each tweeter uses a 1″ voice coil wound on an aluminum former, immersed in a ferrofluid-filled gap to improve power handling. A copper pole piece cap stabilizes inductance as the coil moves through the magnetic field, reducing distortion and extending high frequency response. An additional bucking magnet above the copper cap increases sensitivity, and a closed cell foam pad above the bucking magnet eliminates reflections between the back of the dome and the motor to smooth the frequency response.

Multi Component Systems: The GS10 tweeters are designed to mate with the GS40 midrange (item number 898GS40, sold separately) using the GS410C passive crossovers (item number 898GS410C, sold separately) or the GS60 woofers (item number 898GS60, sold separately) using the GS610C passive crossovers (item number 898GS610C, sold separately). They can also be used in an active system.

Note: Audiofrog recommends using a high pass crossover no lower than 3.5 kHz with a slope no less than 12 dB/octave.

Screw Terminals: The screw terminals will accommodate up to 14-gauge speaker wire.

Grille: The tweeter grilles are removable and can be painted to match your interior. (Out of the box they're black.)

Mounting Options: The versatile mounting hardware included allows installation in many factory tweeter locations, as well as custom applications:

  Mounting Depth Mounting Height Frame Diameter Cutout Diameter
Flush Mount 0.770"
(1.222" w/ stud bolt)
0.448" 2.267" 1.75"
Flush Mount w/strap bracket 0.957" 0.48" 2.267" 1.75"
Bottom Mount w/strap bracket 1.350"
(minimum)
0" 2.267" N/A

Power Handling: Audiofrog lists two RMS power figures in the manual; 70 watts RMS in the technical specifications section and 15-75 watts RMS in the recommendations section. We've listed the recommended range in the specs table.

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Reviews and sound quality [ Alfredo  Feb 08, 2019 ]
I wanted to try out these speakers for awhile and I am finally ready to update my JL C2 components [ ERIC  Aug 27, 2016 ]

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You will need some type of crossover. You could run these off a head unit and use a crossover but an amp would make them sound their best. [ Robert  Oct 30, 2017 ]
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