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alphakenny1
09-17-2005, 02:27 PM
So yea i was driving to get my cd8455 installed :D then as i was driving to the local shop my tweets just went out :mad: . So i was wondering if you guys had any suggestions on some replacement tweets? i loved the way the rainbow tweets sounded so i would like something similar. thank you in advance.

6spdcoupe
09-17-2005, 03:01 PM
Are you sure theyre blown and not just the tweeter protection kicked on?

AllStar1500bd
09-17-2005, 03:07 PM
or a wire got disconnected?

alphakenny1
09-17-2005, 03:08 PM
Are you sure theyre blown and not just the tweeter protection kicked on?

hmmm how would i know that if the tweeter protection kicked on? i plugged my stock tweeters back in and they worked. :confused:

6spdcoupe
09-17-2005, 03:20 PM
Just turn the HU off for a few seconds and turn it back on. Its somewhat common. What isnt too common is both tweets blowing at the same time...

alphakenny1
09-17-2005, 05:44 PM
^ i found it very odd too. but i dunno the tweets seem not to work. Umm i didn't mention that after the tweets went off i got my deck installed. put on a cd and the tweets still didn't work. I have turned off the HU and number of times just to see if your idea worked and the tweeers still don't work. :confused: . Like i said earlier, i plugged in my stock tweeters and they worked. so i dunno. also the wires are connected so thats not the problem. so i dunno.

anyways at least can you guys recommend me a nice set of tweets in case the rainbow tweets don't work?

chinny
09-17-2005, 05:45 PM
My left tweet went out... now im stuck with stock tweets.

ChuteBoxe515
09-17-2005, 05:47 PM
I like the DLS UR-1s...they sound incredible to me

alphakenny1
09-17-2005, 05:47 PM
My left tweet went out... now im stuck with stock tweets.

both of mine went out. :crying:

chinny
09-17-2005, 06:30 PM
both of mine went out. :crying:

That does ****, you cant use any other tweets with the rainbow crossover, only the ones that come with the SLC's.

packerfan
09-17-2005, 06:37 PM
That does ****, you cant use any other tweets with the rainbow crossover, only the ones that come with the SLC's.

How?

chinny
09-17-2005, 06:39 PM
How?

The SLC crossover are made for the SLC tweets, talk to Ology.

alphakenny1
09-17-2005, 06:47 PM
The SLC crossover are made for the SLC tweets, talk to Ology.

shiet so maybe a time for another component set?

skierxx5556
09-17-2005, 07:02 PM
you could just go active with a new set of tweets...

alphakenny1
09-17-2005, 07:15 PM
you could just go active with a new set of tweets...

hmm never thought of going active. i dunno much about crossovers, what would be a good active crossover?

Semi-Auto
09-17-2005, 08:00 PM
Rainbow tweeter are the same as seas lotus right? just go get you some of those tweets

Raven
09-17-2005, 09:54 PM
Rainbow tweeter are the same as seas lotus right? just go get you some of those tweets

Where do you people get ideas like that? No, Rainbow is Rainbow. They are not made with off the shelf parts. The only thing I see being close in build is Arc Audio, which IIRC is Rainbow's sister company.

Anyhoo, I have no idea why someone's tweeters would go out like that. I've had my SLCs since before they became popular (kinda..), and the only real problem with the tweeters is that the logo piece fell off one. That's more a matter of glue than anything.

Semi-Auto
09-17-2005, 09:58 PM
Where do you people get ideas like that? No, Rainbow is Rainbow. They are not made with off the shelf parts. The only thing I see being close in build is Arc Audio, which IIRC is Rainbow's sister company.
acsendant told me they were connected some way i forget dosent shuffle any emotions out of me 1 way or the other long as it dosent completely stop working
lik ethis guys did

Raven
09-17-2005, 10:07 PM
Well, any 4 ohm tweeter that likes a 2.5khz 2nd order high pass crossover will work with the SLCs, so the seas lotus would be a nice match. I'm just saying that they are not Rainbow.

Semi-Auto
09-17-2005, 10:22 PM
you threw some numbers out there is there away to judge the sq by the numbers?

Raven
09-17-2005, 11:34 PM
Nope! While the numbers can give you an idea of how loud a sub can get, you won't know SQ until you put it to your ear. Those numbers are just the stock crossover point for the tweeters. 4 ohm is the impedance of the tweeter. An 8 ohm tweeter will have a 1250 hz xover point, and a 2ohm will have a 5000hz point. So you have to keep the impedance the same or risk killing the tweeter or missing some very important frequencies.

6spdcoupe
09-17-2005, 11:45 PM
It does sound odd, out of all the SLC sets that I sold (approx 2yrs/several dozen) Ive never had any come back. Same with Contours,Profis,ProfiVans,etc...

I believe I have a few Older sets coming in of the Pros,Xtremes,Contours, and a few sets of CAL25ALKs. Mostly 4" sets, but the tweets with the Pro are the CAL25silk and the Xtremes contain the ALK.

Arc was the distributor for RAC, until RAC took a severly wrong turn and had Alumapro start distribution. HORRIBLE move imo. Also the ACS265 are manufactured by RAC and contain the CAL25Silk.

3.5Max6spd
09-17-2005, 11:55 PM
Where do you people get ideas like that? No, Rainbow is Rainbow. They are not made with off the shelf parts. The only thing I see being close in build is Arc Audio, which IIRC is Rainbow's sister company.




Arc's only affiliation with Rainbow is that RAC makes the ACS265's for them, and Arc was Rainbow's US distributor up to last year.

3.5Max6spd
09-18-2005, 12:10 AM
BTW how does one simultaneously blow both tweeters? Very odd...

alphakenny1
09-18-2005, 05:59 AM
BTW how does one simultaneously blow both tweeters? Very odd...

i quite honestly don't know. i mean for my car i took out the stock tweets, and plugged in the slc tweets. they worked fine until a couple of days ago. i mean could it be an install problem? i mean i didn't find all too difficult to plug them into the leads. :confused:

Raven
09-18-2005, 12:12 PM
Were you using the crossover?

6spdcoupe
09-18-2005, 01:55 PM
Doesnt sound like he was. Which could be the problem...

Semi-Auto
09-19-2005, 01:54 AM
BTW how does one simultaneously blow both tweeters? Very odd...
i dont know but you need to help me hookup some profis

alphakenny1
09-26-2005, 03:55 AM
yea i didn't have those crossovers in. well that tells the problem. thanx guys.

GSteg
09-27-2005, 05:18 PM
hmm never thought of going active. i dunno much about crossovers, what would be a good active crossover?

I have a 2-way Arc Audio active crossover you can use in conjuction with your amp's crossover. This will give you the flexibility to bandpass filter the mids while Highpassing your tweeters up to 6000hz on a 12db slope :D

Decado
09-27-2005, 05:25 PM
yea i didn't have those crossovers in. well that tells the problem. thanx guys.

Why wouldn't you have the crossovers hooked up? :uhoh: