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trevor87
10-12-2005, 04:40 PM
Who makes good tweeters for reasonable prices? List some brands please

tRiGgEr
10-12-2005, 05:26 PM
Image Dynamics - rather pricey but worth it
Kicker
Aura
DLS
CDT
Morel
Macrom

80INCHES
10-12-2005, 05:29 PM
focal
rainbow
beyma
o2audio

80

Bake
10-12-2005, 06:23 PM
Boston Acoustics

bri487
10-12-2005, 06:40 PM
dynaudio
diamond

bonesninja
10-12-2005, 06:41 PM
mb quart

Logikalliquid
10-13-2005, 12:34 AM
LPG is very reasonably priced aswell. I Wish I had more experience with them.

alphakenny1
10-13-2005, 12:39 AM
LPG is very reasonably priced aswell. I Wish I had more experience with them.

I have the LPG 25NFA. Excellent sound tweets. Sound Quality is excellent and its super clear. Very reasonably priced at $80 at meniscus.com. BTW, excellent service from them. I ordered them on a thursday got the tweets two days later. Wow quick!

mr Tibbs
10-20-2005, 12:12 AM
I have the LPG 25NFA. Excellent sound tweets. Sound Quality is excellent and its super clear. Very reasonably priced at $80 at meniscus.com. BTW, excellent service from them. I ordered them on a thursday got the tweets two days later. Wow quick!

Is that an 8 ohm or a 4 ohm tweet? I'm thinking of replacing my CDT's with these, but the ones I see are 8 ohm. Will this matter if I'm using a passive x-over?

alphakenny1
10-20-2005, 01:26 AM
Is that an 8 ohm or a 4 ohm tweet? I'm thinking of replacing my CDT's with these, but the ones I see are 8 ohm. Will this matter if I'm using a passive x-over?

yea these are 8ohms. I dunno but when i talked to the guy at meniscus he said you should set the crossover to 3khz at a 24db/oct. i dunno what the settings of your passive crossover is though.

JimJ
10-20-2005, 01:31 AM
Changing the impedance is going to affect the crossover point...

squeak9798
10-20-2005, 10:06 AM
Changing the impedance is going to affect the crossover point...


Which is NOT a good thing.

Moral of the story; Yes, putting an 8ohm tweeter on a passive designed for 4ohm will matter, and in a bad way.

GSteg
10-20-2005, 12:40 PM
Which is NOT a good thing.

Moral of the story; Yes, putting an 8ohm tweeter on a passive designed for 4ohm will matter, and in a bad way.

To fix that, we must wire 2 tweeters in parallel then! :eyebrow::p:



Is that an 8 ohm or a 4 ohm tweet? I'm thinking of replacing my CDT's with these, but the ones I see are 8 ohm. Will this matter if I'm using a passive x-over?



If you really like the sound of the tweeters, but the only restriction is the impedance, I say go fix it by replacing the cap and/or inductor on the passive (may need one or both)



Having a different impedance shouldn't stop you from working around it, instead of looking for a whole new tweeter that might not even be for you. Getting a set of tweeters just for the impedance is satisfying your passive xover. What you need to do is satisfy your ears. :)

mr Tibbs
10-20-2005, 04:41 PM
OK, so how about these (http://www.madisound.com/cgi-bin/index.cgi?cart_id=6438457.3801&pid=1304) ? I know they are 6 ohm, but I'm getting closer. I guess what I should be asking is does anyone think I am going to gain that much SQ to make a difference by switching out the CDT's I am currently using for one of these other brands? And btw, I'm still using the passive x-over that came with my RE comps unless Ican upgrade that to something else.

Logikalliquid
10-20-2005, 05:20 PM
http://www.madisound.com/cgi-bin/index.cgi?cart_id=8502335.6095&pid=850

Why not those? I'm going to try those with my RE comps with koda crossovers(3khz at 36db/oct).

mr Tibbs
10-20-2005, 08:34 PM
http://www.madisound.com/cgi-bin/index.cgi?cart_id=8502335.6095&pid=850

Why not those? I'm going to try those with my RE comps with koda crossovers(3khz at 36db/oct).

OK, a couple of questions. How do you think these compare to the 3/4" CDT's I have right now? and what are the mounting options on that tweet? And BTW, why are you going to get these when you have the Aura's allready?

I just noticed that these say Aluminum. I was looking at the silk ones, is there much of a difference?

Logikalliquid
10-20-2005, 08:47 PM
The option is surface mount, the inside of thatcover has 2 places for screws. I haven't heard them yet, I actually just got them today. I can't use the auras because the RE mids have that big bullet in the middle and I don't wanna risk destroying them takin it apart. I might have a review of how they sound on the RE crossover tomorrow night.

mr Tibbs
10-20-2005, 08:56 PM
Right on, keep me in the loop. I'm very interested. Why did you not use the RE tweets? Did you find them too harsh like everyone else?

Logikalliquid
10-20-2005, 09:01 PM
I am using them, I've had them in for a few months. They sound like they're at their limits while the rest of my system is asking for more turns of the volume knob. I've been putting 75wrms to them, TeamPSI made a post a while back on SIN that the tweets shouldn't see more than 50w with the RE crossover, more than that you should go active and raise the x-over point. My sub is taking up my rear channels at the moment so I threw that option out.

mr Tibbs
10-20-2005, 09:32 PM
So how are the Koda x-overs working for you then? I have the RE comp set as well, but am running CDT tweets. I am still using the RE x-overs, but thought about switching them out as well. Currently I'm running about 100 wrms per side to the comps. Sound good, but like there is something mising.

Logikalliquid
10-20-2005, 09:35 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5790804717&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&rd=1
The koda x-overs don't get here till monday says UPS, I couldn't pass up a set of well made x-overs for $20.

mr Tibbs
10-20-2005, 11:19 PM
Any idea how these compare to the RE x-overs? It looks like a great deal, but if I don't gain anything from it there is no point in buying them.

Logikalliquid
10-20-2005, 11:21 PM
RE crossover point: 2khz with 12db/oct
Koda crossover point: 3khz with 36db/oct

Whether it is better depends on the application, I'll let ya know when they get here.

mr Tibbs
10-20-2005, 11:38 PM
Screw it, I just ordered a pair. I'll see how they sound with the CDT's, if I don't like it I'll try new tweets. If I don't like that I'll sell everything and start all over again. I guess that is part of the fun!

BTW, to the original poster: Sorry I kinda hijacked your thread. Hopefully your learning the same stuff I am.

Logikalliquid
10-22-2005, 08:22 PM
very preliminary impressions:
I got 1 in today after work and the other has a few minutes of wiring work to do, but they sound a little more detailed than the RE tweets, but still a little rough. I'm guessing thats from the low x-over point, that'll be fixed monday with the koda x-overs. I only had a few minutes with them/it though. I had the RE tweet hooked up on the other side of the car and I could tell the difference.