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thasnake
05-26-2005, 05:58 PM
Have JL Audio components. Got the 6.5s in the door and the tweeters in the A-pilers(Factory locations).

Want to get/make kick panel eventually, but for now should I leave the tweeters in the piler or would it make a big difference in SQ if I moved them to the door panels next to the midbase speakers. The tweeters can be aimed.

Thanks :D

zachzchw
05-26-2005, 07:17 PM
Use some velcro or something and mount them there temporarily, to see if you like the sound better.

squeak9798
05-26-2005, 09:42 PM
Generally you do want the mid and tweeter as close together as possible. But, like zach mentioned, get yourself some velcro and try them out different places.

Raven
05-26-2005, 10:51 PM
People have had mixed luck with putting tweeters in the A panels. I'd guess it has a bit to do with crossover frequencies, but some people swear it works, other swear it doesn't. Try both.
EDIT: FPD!!

JAZN
05-26-2005, 10:55 PM
there are cars with factory A-piller tweets?

flakko
05-26-2005, 11:02 PM
ya toyota suvs... i forgot wat model it was.

flakko
05-26-2005, 11:03 PM
OH 4 runner

thasnake
06-01-2005, 11:45 PM
Update

I moved the tweets from the pillars to the kick panel and aimed them at the dome light. In the kick panels they are about 5 inches away from midbass door speakers.

They sound alot better this way.

Speedyd718
06-01-2005, 11:49 PM
Update

I moved the tweets from the pillars to the kick panel and aimed them at the dome light. In the kick panels they are about 5 inches away from midbass door speakers.

They sound alot better this way.

i found the same thing, but i think i'm gonna use the upstage and put a second sset of tweets up on the dash to bring my sound stage higher

JL_W6_v1
06-02-2005, 06:03 AM
what you guys think about puttin extra tweets like in the back or wherever desired?

ive always thought about that but never seen most people do it...

squeak9798
06-02-2005, 10:47 AM
Put extra tweeters in back?? Why?? It'd only hurt your soundstage.

klassic
06-02-2005, 12:39 PM
there are cars with factory A-piller tweets?

VW's do. works pretty good up there. It isn't perfect but imaging is above dash level and in front of me. None of that extending out to the hood but satisactory all the same. Rumor is the higher the X-over point of the components the more successful a-pillar tweeters are.

http://dubfidub.homestead.com/files/installtweeter.jpg

http://dubfidub.homestead.com/files/installdoorspeakers.jpg