View Full Version : Budget DIY Set - Think I got It...

01-09-2006, 12:33 AM
Well I don't have any cash to spare at the moment but I have everything for my system except for the mids and tweeters. I have been reading through alot of posts on here and diyaudio.com and such and well I would really love to hook up some horns along with some extremis or xxx's. But like I said I dont have much in the $$ department lol. So I have been hearing alot about the Dayton RS180 Mids and how they are a steal and then I read a thread about a guy that is running them along with some Northcreek D25-06S Tweeters, which just so happen are in a good price range for me.
As far as amps right now I have an Xtant 403A, and an Xtant 302A. I will be running an active x-over through my 9835 and also using the EQ in the HU. I just picked up an Arc Audio Arc Series 12" D4 for my subwoofer.
I was wondering if this would be a good setup for the budget since the RS180s are $65 a pair, and the Northcreeks are $38 a pair. I mostly listen to Metal, with alot of Classic Rock, and some Old country too (Johnny Cash, John Prine). The only problem I can see myself encountering is the mounting of the tweeters in my truck, since they are so huge (4 1/8" Diameter) and also I am worried about what I have heard that the Daytons need a good amount of Eqing and I am just wondering if the 5 band EQ in my 9835 would be up to the task.
Anyways, thanks for any input into this system, like I said it is my first system and I have been putting off getting a system for a while and I think its time to get done, even if its on a tight budget. Thanks again.


PS. If you have heard a setup similar to this, what would it compare to as far as mainstream components go?

01-09-2006, 08:29 PM
if you could add $40 to the tweeter budget, i'd get a pair of LPG 25NFAs. Awesome awesome detailed tweeter. Known for its top end. I have them and they are great. probably one of the best price to ratio tweeters.

as for the eq, it might be sufficient enough to run the mid/tweet combo.

01-09-2006, 08:52 PM
how large are the LPG tweets?

Would anyone be interested in helping me design/build some xovers for RS180s and LPG tweets?

01-09-2006, 08:55 PM
dammit, some one else who signs "- jared" now im gonna be confused....

01-09-2006, 09:30 PM
how large are the LPG tweets?

Would anyone be interested in helping me design/build some xovers for RS180s and LPG tweets?

ology audio

01-09-2006, 09:50 PM
Send Dylan a PM and I'm sure he'd be more than happy to design / build one for you.

01-09-2006, 10:46 PM
I have been recommended a couple different tweeters including the above mentioned LPG, and also the Seas line. What do you guys suggest, since the seas are twice as much as the Northcreeks, hmmmm

01-09-2006, 10:47 PM
RS180 and LPG 25NFA best combination for ~$150? (Its going in a car obv, and the LPGs are very small)

01-09-2006, 10:52 PM
yea LPGs are compact tweeters. very small. just go to madisound and look at them for yourself.

01-09-2006, 11:21 PM
Can't comment on the drivers and the tweets b/c I have not heard them, but I can on the Arc 12D4 sub....It's smooth like butter and can get down like James Brown....you will like it foshizzle:D

01-10-2006, 07:46 AM
Seas CA18RNX and Max Fidelity Tweeters

best budget setup!

you can also go with LPG tweeters (which also sound great)

...but I really like the sound of Max Fi tweets, very detailed with a laid back sound.