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dlomonosov
08-06-2005, 01:17 AM
Is there anyway to make these sound warmer and sweeter, these are very bright, my treble is all the way down and still bright, I should have known that these were metal tweeters, can I adjust x-over on these? Or I need to buy new comps all together to get warm and sweet mids and highs, any suggestions? or can I just get soft dome tweets? Where and which ones to get cheap online?

bimma85
08-06-2005, 01:22 AM
wish, I could help but I can't. I can however say all infinitys I heard have had some pretty harsh tweeters(bright) I think we're talkin the same thing.

wanna
08-06-2005, 02:15 AM
Does your crossover have attentuation?

Experiment with the tweeter posistion ie. change the angle.

Or get some smoother tweets.

OlogyAudio
08-06-2005, 02:49 AM
the breakup modes of the midwoofer are also not attenuated properly... no amount of full range eq will help this... different components would fix it...

dlomonosov
08-06-2005, 09:23 AM
I see I will then just get some new comps.. I might go with CDT or Dyns.. Like I wanted to on first place, just did not want to spend extra cash, now I see the result.. lol

Mackenzie
08-06-2005, 10:04 AM
I see I will then just get some new comps.. I might go with CDT or Dyns.. Like I wanted to on first place, just did not want to spend extra cash, now I see the result.. lol

I did the same thing as you. I went with infinitys because they were fairly cheap, and I just needed to hear my music, but I quickly got rid of them, and got some real comps :veryhapp:

dlomonosov
08-06-2005, 10:11 AM
so whihc comps did you go with?

Mackenzie
08-06-2005, 10:21 AM
I went with pg xenon 5.25 comps. Gotta love silk dome tweeters. Just make sure you get a set with some.

Glaucus
08-06-2005, 11:35 AM
Is there anyway to make these sound warmer and sweeter, these are very bright, my treble is all the way down and still bright, I should have known that these were metal tweeters, can I adjust x-over on these? Or I need to buy new comps all together to get warm and sweet mids and highs, any suggestions? or can I just get soft dome tweets? Where and which ones to get cheap online?
I fully agree with your assessment there - the Infinities are bright. If you don't like bright, I'd also stay away from the Focal and I thought the JL separates were a bit bright too, but perhaps not as bright as the infinities. Hmm... Now that I think of it, it would be nice if we had some kind of ranking system for brightness, so we could compare all the speakers together and we'd all know exactly what level brightness we like! :D

Anyway, I recommend you also check out the Clarion ProAudio speakers. Not sure what size speaker you're looking for, but I currently have my sights set on the SRS1685 (http://www.clarion.com/usa/products/subwoofers/SRS1685.html). Interestingly enough, they also sell a stand-alone tweeter: SRH205 (http://www.clarion.com/usa/products/speakers/SRH205_.html) .

Good luck!

- Mike

OlogyAudio
08-06-2005, 12:32 PM
what kinda budget can ya give yourself now? $200? $300? $450?

noob with an RS
08-06-2005, 01:19 PM
i have infinity perfects. mine sound great. i have the tweeter level set at NEGATIVE 4DB. at 0DB its a little bright and at +6 it is crazy bright. i also have an audiocontrol EQX boosting 125hz to bring the midbass out and i have the tweet frequencies tuned with the EQX and i think it sounds great. am going to upgrade to ology audio though and give it a shot.. lets see what youre made of ology!!!

dlomonosov
08-06-2005, 02:30 PM
Well I am not sure about budget, but maybe 450-500 for both, 6.5" comps and matching 6.5 2-way coaxs for back doors, I was thinking to get CDT's:
As you know you will never achieve the soundstage and imaging of good home audio in the car, so I don't ***** about $800 comps for the car I just don't see the poinbt of spending that much money. I would get those comps used from someone for $200 or so, but not spend that much on new. What do you think about these:

http://www.thezeb.com/p-CDT-Audio-EF-61-6-1-2-inch-Component-System-108381.htm or

http://www.thezeb.com/p-CDT-Audio-CL-61A-6-1-2-inch-Component-System-101083.htm

http://www.thezeb.com/p-CDT-Audio-CL-62-6-1-2-inch-Component-System-108376.htm

180rms!! monsters

and I need 2 ways for back doors to match, any idea? how about these:

http://www.thezeb.com/p-CDT-Audio-CL-63-6-1-2-inch-Component-System-108378.htm

for the price and specs, sound very good, their ES line is too much, for that much I would mabe consider Dynaudio 240 series if I would spend that much.. PLus Dynaudiuo would be easier to resell later on on ebay, so what do you think of these as a replacement?

OlogyAudio
08-06-2005, 02:52 PM
Front speakers alone sounds better and you *CAN* get proper imaging in a car -- see some reviews of my component sets in the slightly over $300/set neighborhood compete with $2000 speakers in terms of sound quality

Even in the stock locations they image well... see the latest review on them on these forums...

dlomonosov
08-06-2005, 03:07 PM
good stuff man, good luck with business..

OlogyAudio
08-06-2005, 09:04 PM
good stuff man, good luck with business..
Thx -- Things are starting to rly pick up -- after I get 30 or so prototypes out there and a few dealers interested I'll order up some PCBs and start requiting dealers hardcore...

T3mpest
08-09-2005, 06:05 AM
yeah, proper imaging is possible in a car, you'll never hit true audiophile levels, but close.

dlomonosov
08-11-2005, 09:28 PM
does anyone want to buy these from me. $120 shipped, to bright for my taste. Almosgt new, 3 weeks since installed new? or best offer?