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Bolognablake
04-09-2006, 07:52 PM
I'm looking for a tweeter to go into a MTM set-up with a pair or Dayton Aluminum cone woofers.

( http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Partnumber=295-335 ).

The only tweeter I have experience with is the Dayton Refrence Series tweeter, but I'd like to go with some different. Well, cheaper really.

Does anybody have any recommendations for a $20-30 tweeter? I'd like it to be rated ~100 watts.

rocky 59
04-09-2006, 07:57 PM
100 dollar watts are bad *** :rolleyes:

Bolognablake
04-09-2006, 07:59 PM
100 dollar watts are bad *** :rolleyes:

err...I have no idea what you're talking about...


:D

squeak9798
04-09-2006, 08:00 PM
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshowdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Partnumber=275-030

Supposed to actually be pretty good tweets.

Bolognablake
04-09-2006, 08:13 PM
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshowdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Partnumber=275-030

Supposed to actually be pretty good tweets.

I've heard they're good, but they won't handle the power I'll be throwing at them. For cosmetic reasons, I like to do just a single tweeter in each cabinet.

Thanks for the input though. :thumbsup:

jlaine
04-09-2006, 08:42 PM
I've heard they're good, but they won't handle the power I'll be throwing at them. For cosmetic reasons, I like to do just a single tweeter in each cabinet.

Thanks for the input though. :thumbsup:

You'll never put 100 watts of power through any tweeter in a MTM arrangement... Unless you've found some mids that will take 1kW suddenly. They'd tear your ears apart.

Bolognablake
04-09-2006, 10:20 PM
You'll never put 100 watts of power through any tweeter in a MTM arrangement... Unless you've found some mids that will take 1kW suddenly. They'd tear your ears apart.

So, do think I'd be fine using the 1-1/8" Dayton Silk Dome tweeter?

I'm just starting to make the transition into home audio, so I'm open to any suggestions.

joetama
04-09-2006, 11:13 PM
Build the effecentcy change between the tweets and the mids in the crossover.

Vifa, Peerless, Morel, and a few others are usually pretty good. Don't go too cheap with the tweets because honestly they make or break the speaker, and some cheap ones sound awesome but others **** ***....

Bolognablake
04-10-2006, 12:41 AM
I'm just using that Dayton silk dome dome kind of as a baseline, because I've heard good things about it, and it's affordable.

Actually Parts Express sells a kit with the using the 7" Dayton woofers I plan on using and the Vifa D25AG35-06 tweeter.
(http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Partnumber=302-940)

Maybe that Vifa is the way to go?

Also, thanks again to everybody that has contributed.

joetama
04-10-2006, 01:28 AM
Vifa usually builds a solid product. I am a big fan of the XT-25's.

ballstothewall
04-10-2006, 02:05 AM
I think I'm gonna be using the Vifa's in my next project per NG's recommendation.

thylantyr
04-10-2006, 01:58 PM
http://www.zaphaudio.com/tweetermishmash/

ballstothewall
04-10-2006, 02:53 PM
Sweet link thylantyr.

thylantyr
04-10-2006, 07:23 PM
There is more on that site.

Battle of the non-dome tweeters.
http://www.zaphaudio.com/nondomes/

FoxPro5
04-10-2006, 11:39 PM
http://www.zaphaudio.com/tweetermishmash/

Awesome link...thanks :cool:

Bolognablake
04-11-2006, 12:47 PM
Thanks for the link bro!

Darth Audio
04-11-2006, 04:23 PM
I see someone else took advantage of the Deal of the Weekend special on the DA-175's. Check out the TechTalk board over at PE, I know at least 3 people are doing MTM's using that speaker. I would suggest not using that Dayton tweeter. I bought a set and they were not impressive even for the price. Look into the Hi-Vi K1's or North Creek's. On a side note I bought one of the DA-175's to make a sub for my office. The modeling I've done has an F3 of 28-30hz, not too bad for a $13 6.5" speaker. The enclosure is a little large for a 6.5" though @ .92 ft.

Bolognablake
04-12-2006, 12:46 AM
I see someone else took advantage of the Deal of the Weekend special on the DA-175's. Check out the TechTalk board over at PE, I know at least 3 people are doing MTM's using that speaker. I would suggest not using that Dayton tweeter. I bought a set and they were not impressive even for the price. Look into the Hi-Vi K1's or North Creek's. On a side note I bought one of the DA-175's to make a sub for my office. The modeling I've done has an F3 of 28-30hz, not too bad for a $13 6.5" speaker. The enclosure is a little large for a 6.5" though @ .92 ft.

I'm actually looking at the North Creek tweeter too. I'll give them a call tommorow. I'm a little put-off by their wonky website tough.

Darth Audio
04-12-2006, 10:14 AM
Yea their website is a little rough aound the edges. A friend purchased a set of tweeters from Northcreek and they were actually a matched set, I think they were only like $36 for the set. Not too bad for a matched set. The sound is awesome.