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bholtmeier
09-18-2006, 08:25 PM
Got one door on my comp set installed, what do you guys think of install, crossover and tweeter placement? comments.....first time doin this. btw, all we had was a camera phone at the time so the pics **** ***.

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c77/slikrider20/tweet.jpg

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c77/slikrider20/both.jpg

MrSwiss
09-18-2006, 08:48 PM
i think that looks pretty sharp! nice and clean, minimal wire visibility. that is the next best thing to a stealth or fiberglass job. looks great.

how do the tweets sound in that position, looks pretty unorthodox.

bholtmeier
09-18-2006, 11:36 PM
Actually we just got the other door done. Took about half the time or less. Ran into few or little problems, had more problems getting the **** door on right haha. But anyways, i dont get my kicker amp till tomorrow so we really can't test it yet. Hopefully it wasn't a mistake to mount the tweeter before listening to it. But when you sit in the car both tweeters are pointing basically right into my head. So i don't think i will be dissapointed....

jklfd
09-19-2006, 12:25 AM
how do they sound compared to what u had before?

bholtmeier
09-19-2006, 01:01 AM
Actually we just got the other door done. Took about half the time or less. Ran into few or little problems, had more problems getting the **** door on right haha. But anyways, i dont get my kicker amp till tomorrow so we really can't test it yet. Hopefully it wasn't a mistake to mount the tweeter before listening to it. But when you sit in the car both tweeters are pointing basically right into my head. So i don't think i will be dissapointed....


Nuff said mister.

bholtmeier
09-19-2006, 01:40 AM
Any other thoughts?

ramos
09-19-2006, 07:45 AM
Looks decent , but I bet your gonna run into some problems image wise with the tweeters aimed directly on axis like that . Gonna need some serious eq :)

bholtmeier
09-19-2006, 09:33 AM
Aimed directly on axis....what do you mean and what problems will i run into?

DejaWiz
09-19-2006, 09:43 AM
Aimed directly on axis....what do you mean and what problems will i run into?

He means on axis with your ears. Basically pointing right at you. That might make the tweeters appear a bit to harsh, but I think you should be able to attenuate them with the xovers if that is an issue. Your install looks dang nice, btw!

ramos
09-19-2006, 09:48 AM
On axis means it's pointed directly at you . With the drivers side that close , and aimed right at you . Even with attentuaion it's gonna need some eq to tame it :)

SQBubble
09-19-2006, 02:50 PM
ull like them! they can take more than wut they say .

bholtmeier
09-19-2006, 03:19 PM
here are some more pics that are higher quality:

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c77/slikrider20/IMG_1977-1.jpg

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c77/slikrider20/IMG_1977-2.jpg

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c77/slikrider20/IMG_1980.jpg

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c77/slikrider20/IMG_1982.jpg

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c77/slikrider20/IMG_1984.jpg

kicker06
09-19-2006, 04:10 PM
Speaker Pics FTW!!

Nice, I was going to pick up a pair of these.

DejaWiz
09-19-2006, 04:27 PM
Nice, I was going to pick up a pair of these.

Tough choice between these and the Crystals, eh Kicker06?

You both got some nice speakers, though.

kicker06
09-19-2006, 07:12 PM
Tough choice between these and the Crystals, eh Kicker06?

You both got some nice speakers, though.



Haha yes it was. I heard a lot of positive reviews from the momo's and I was so close to buying them, but then I looked into the Crystals and took a deal no one could have refused.

bholtmeier
09-20-2006, 01:18 AM
Got em in, but now im having problems...refer to my newest thread for information on it.

bholtmeier
09-21-2006, 12:47 PM
Well i sposed i'm happy with them, the tweets are pretty harsh but they are do-able. I get my new Alpine tonight so that will allow me to tweak it a bit better than the Sony. I'd say right now they sound about as good as the Boston Acoustic 746 plate speakers i had before on 50 less watts per side. The bostons probably sounded better.

ramos
09-21-2006, 01:26 PM
Any kind of tweeter attentuation on the crossovers ? :)

DejaWiz
09-21-2006, 02:07 PM
Any kind of tweeter attentuation on the crossovers ? :)

QFT! Set those puppies at -3 dB to hush those tweets a bit. :D

bholtmeier
09-21-2006, 02:10 PM
They are.

kicker06
09-21-2006, 03:07 PM
They are.

HU adjustment?

DejaWiz
09-21-2006, 03:21 PM
They are.

How about -6 dB, then? Any audible difference at all?

bholtmeier
09-21-2006, 04:24 PM
See there is an audible difference, if you placed the tweeter at 0DB it's crazy harsh, -3 is a little better then -6 is sufficient, yet still a bit harsh. You think when polk released the speaker theyd say "hey, maybe that's a bit too harsh". on My HU it's a sony so i have the EQ7, did a little tunning and i probably got it to about as good as i'm gonna get it. But i took that out and put it in my ladies car, now im just waiting for my 9857 to arrive. Was supposed to be here yesterday but my friend ordered it and it was delivered to his house and noone was home, kinda made me mad.

~Magick_Man~
09-21-2006, 04:38 PM
would it be possible to angle the drivers side more towards the passenger side of the car?
it looks like you are directly on axis with them and that might be causing the harshness
just an idea

~Magick_Man~

kicker06
09-21-2006, 05:37 PM
would it be possible to angle the drivers side more towards the passenger side of the car?
it looks like you are directly on axis with them and that might be causing the harshness
just an idea

~Magick_Man~

Thats what I was just thinking. Angle mounts ftw?

bholtmeier
09-21-2006, 06:19 PM
You can't rotate them hardly at all, and we already got 3 2 holes in the panel there so they are stayin there.

Ridinhi
09-21-2006, 07:09 PM
I just recently installed the mmc525's and they are very pleasing.They are installed in kicks I made.Cant lie,wish they were the 6.5's,but oh well.As far as the sound......NICE.they are powered by a kx350.2.(110 x 2).I understand about the harshness of the tweet you are talking about,but have only experienced it with maybe a song or two.I listen to mostly rap/r&b.I have the attuenation on 0.tried the -3 and -6 but ended up switching to the 0 spot.Your problem is that the tweet is too close to your head,i think.The kicks are working out great.My h/u is a Panasonic 7401. with the 5 volt preouts.As far as a solution,couldnt tell you.Just giving my input on the momos.what I like about them best is that I can crank it and dont have to worry about the tweets cutting off like my ef-61's and Cl-62's.
The CDT tw26 tweet was nicley datailed,I admit,but i am happier with the clarity of this set.

bholtmeier
09-22-2006, 12:38 AM
Welp, got the 9857 installed, nice headunit...but the only problem i'm having now is keeping the lower frequencies out of the mids. I have every possible bass adjustment as low as it goes on there and on some songs i still get distorting and a little crackling out of the 6.5's, I have my crossover on the amp off...

cam5860
09-23-2006, 03:10 PM
I have the Polkmomo MMC6500 set also and they are awesome for the money. If you want to get every ounce of sound quality out of them you need to run them off the polkmomo 4 channel amp.

With the momo amp you can remove those passive crossovers and biamp them with the amp. The momo amp has what they call the pre eq button you just use it and it sets the crossovers points for you no adjustments or tweeking it's awesome.