TRUEXTENT® BERYLLIUM FOR SUPERIOR SPEAKER & HEADPHONE DOMES AND CONES
Materion’s Truextent material is a premium acoustic beryllium foil used to make domes and cones for high-end loudspeakers and headphones. Recognized around the world by OEMs and ODMs, Truextent foil creates superior speaker domes and cones for crystal-clear sound reproduction. Using beryllium for acoustic components eliminates audible ringing and distortion heard from traditional materials like titanium or aluminum.
Truextent beryllium is available in cones and domes for speakers and headphones. Our advanced acoustic parts are used to make high frequency drivers, capable of reproducing sound beyond an extra octave of useable, non-resonant high-frequency energy. And, the speed of sound in Truextent speaker domes travel 2.5 times faster than the sounds in aluminum or titanium domes pushing breakup modes 2.5 times higher in frequency. (Truextent cones and domes reproduces sound at 12,945 m/s.)
Look at the technical comparison of Truextent beryllium with traditional materials.
HIGH CLARITY TRUEXTENT® SPEAKER DOMES
Watch this video of a laser scan of a Truextent beryllium dome compared to scans of aluminum and titanium domes.
GENUINE BERYLLIUM ADVANTAGES
We use a unique method to produce Truextent material. Beryllium metal is rolled under extreme heat and pressure numerous times into a thin foil. This process creates a highly uniform grain structure, unlike physical vapor deposition (PVD), a process used by other companies that make acoustic beryllium. Rolled beryllium foil has increased durability when compared to PVD.
Beryllium foil has an extremely high stiffness-to-mass ratio, allowing our domes and cones to have:
- Increased durability of the grain structure
- Fewer mechanical deformations under stress
- Higher damping for distortion-free sound
- Extra usable octave of resonance free high frequency sound
- Greater responsiveness due to low mass
Truextent domes and cones are available in a range of sizes. Our engineering team can collaborate with you to provide the finest sounding domes and cones for tweeters, HiFi midrange, woofers, compression drivers and high-end headphones.
TRUEXTENT® MATERIAL FORMS:
We produce speaker domes with and without surrounds from our library of standard geometries. Our Truextent material forms include:
- Custom fabricated speaker domes
- Custom fabricated speaker cones
- Custom speaker cones and domes for headphones and and in-ear monitors
- BeX diaphragm assemblies for loudspeakers
See a comparison of beryllium tuning forks and traditional materials.
TRUEXTENT® BERYLLIUM WHITE PAPER
We presented a whitepaper at ALMA European Symposium, comparing Truextent beryllium acoustic speaker domes with titanium and aluminum domes. Advanced Truextent acoustic domes and cones reproduced fewer distortions and higher frequency sound and increased durability.
Download the white paper
For more information on Truextent acoustic beryllium, talk with our engineering team.