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LoudCrownVic
07-13-2006, 10:46 AM
I have a pair of 3" Optimus "short" horn tweeters which I bought at a radioshack for $5 5-6 years ago, they are paper element pezio driven. I had them rigged up for awhile (hot glued to the speaker grille in the rear shocktower in my Escort SW) and they sounded "pretty good" as far as I could tell, not too much "howl" or "sizzle" and they had alot of dynamic impact that you could feel on your skin and played pretty low, but as long as I tweeked the settings right they didn't hurt the ears at all. So i figure, why go out and spend money on tweets when I have some right here?

Now my question is, would it hurt these tweeters to just hook them parralel with my front stage midbass drivers? Reason I ask is I did this on my bench amp on full range with an 8" sub and it sounded notably amazing. The tweeter seemed to "negate" lower freqs and played pretty well. They will be paired with Dayton Ref 7" midbass in my truck.

SyKo13
07-13-2006, 10:49 AM
kool, lol, think thats ghetto? i took the tweets off my blown 6x9's and they're great :D:D

LoudCrownVic
07-13-2006, 10:51 AM
kool, lol, think thats ghetto? i took the tweets off my blown 6x9's and they're great :D:D
Pics? :yumyum:

SyKo13
07-13-2006, 11:01 AM
when i get home, hopefully ill remember :D

azbass
07-13-2006, 11:05 AM
yall think thats ghetto? i Made my tweeter outta bubble gum, tooth picks, and some news paper.

LoudCrownVic
07-13-2006, 11:11 AM
I guess besides being ghetto I'm wondering If I just shoud say screw the x-over. It plays with alot more impact without one and still sounds so nice :)

LoudCrownVic
07-13-2006, 11:12 AM
yall think thats ghetto? i Made my tweeter outta bubble gum, tooth picks, and some news paper.

Trade for 18" XXX?

LoudCrownVic
07-13-2006, 12:02 PM
I guess besides being ghetto I'm wondering If I just shoud say screw the x-over. It plays with alot more impact without one and still sounds so nice :)

Please? :(

SyKo13
07-13-2006, 01:22 PM
Trade for 18" XXX?
EL OH FUKN EL ahahahahaha, i'd do it

LoudCrownVic
07-13-2006, 01:32 PM
I suppose theres only one way to find out...

RumbleNTheTrunk
07-13-2006, 02:55 PM
im running 150w through one of my jl audio xr tweeters :) Im trying to blow the right side(already blew the left) getting new components.

LoudCrownVic
07-14-2006, 02:45 PM
Yah, i think today I will pop the door panels offa my truck and wire up those tweeters w/o the x-overs off the headunit and see how I like it.

davesexplorer
07-14-2006, 02:51 PM
Try it and see? It's your stereo do what you think sounds good...

headless
07-14-2006, 03:20 PM
mmm something tells me those tweets are going to get really unhappy at any meaningful volume if you try and run em full range...let us know :)

LoudCrownVic
07-14-2006, 06:04 PM
OUCH... I just hooked them up to my test amp with a random xover... They sound HORRIBLE. Like nails on a chalkboard :(

crow
07-14-2006, 07:43 PM
I've got a set of these laying around somewhere in my small pile of parts I picked up when radio shack still had the decency to sell raw drivers. They shouldn't need a crossover.

LoudCrownVic
07-14-2006, 10:46 PM
I've got a set of these laying around somewhere in my small pile of parts I picked up when radio shack still had the decency to sell raw drivers. They shouldn't need a crossover.

Srsly? COOL! :):) :) :)