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Hintzyboy
12-19-2006, 01:43 PM
Well I was going to go with a 3-way active setup, but scratched that idea because of some budgetary issues. So now I have to figure out a nice 2 way setup. I'm going to pick up a set of the Poly mids, so I need some tweeters to finish out the set. I listen to mostly rock, but a little bit of everything finds its way into my cd player. Looking to bring it in for under $75 for the tweets.

What's the consunsus around here on CDT TW-24s? I can get them on woofersetc for $60 with attentuation control. I've also heard great things about the Rainbow CAL25s, but have no idea what those run.

Thanks for the help,
Aaron

Curel
12-19-2006, 02:11 PM
Look into seas or lpg tweeters.

www.madisound.com

alphakenny1
12-19-2006, 03:45 PM
a couple of questions:

1) how will they be installed?

2) is a large format possible?

check out this tweeter review we did over at diyma, https://www.diymobileaudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7256&page=1&pp=10. i guess for you look under the budget tweeters.

Hintzyboy
12-19-2006, 05:01 PM
They will be installed in the factory dash location. I believe that the opening is for a 4" speaker, so the large tweeters should fit too.

mlstrass
12-20-2006, 03:02 AM
Why not run the Vifa/LPG's that AA sells? I'm VERY happy with them and they match up with the poly mids nicely.

Hintzyboy
12-20-2006, 03:52 AM
Can't find any spec for them on the site. Besides, I can get a very nice set for around the same cash that I trust more.

alphakenny1
12-20-2006, 04:43 AM
the xt25 tweets that mlstrass is referring to i think is a nice tweet. on axis is preferred with this tweeter.

Hintzyboy
12-20-2006, 02:53 PM
How would it do in the dash bounicing off the glass?

DejaWiz
12-20-2006, 04:12 PM
^ probably not too bad. My Type X tweets (custom made variant of the Vifa XT25) sound good in the stock sail panels of my Golf. They each point at their respective opposite front seat, so defiitely off axis. Not as much as they'd be bouncing off the windshield, but you could always fashion up some angled pods if you don't like the way they sound.

mlstrass
12-21-2006, 03:30 AM
Yep the xt25's are quite nice sounding. Not harsh, but plenty of detail and presence. Gets VERY good reviews on a few DIY forums I frequent.

I believe this is pretty much the same tweeter :

http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshowdetl.cfm?&Partnumber=264-555&CFID=7419978&CFTOKEN=40493413

Hintzyboy
12-21-2006, 01:34 PM
Ok, so it's down to 2 sets. Rainbow CAL25ALKs or the Vifa XT25s. Anyone have opinions on that mash-up?

leonsv
12-21-2006, 09:43 PM
Ok, so it's down to 2 sets. Rainbow CAL25ALKs or the Vifa XT25s. Anyone have opinions on that mash-up?

not trying to complicate things but how about a seas neo tweet?

azngotskills
12-21-2006, 10:00 PM
Yea I love my Seas neos. I have textile version because I like smooth and warm tweets, but you could also go with the aluminum for more detail. Do a search on diyma and you will see :) The Peerless HDS tweet would be nice too

Hintzyboy
12-21-2006, 10:09 PM
Are THESE (http://www.madisound.com/cgi-bin/index.cgi?cart_id=5760488.4484&pid=2135) the ones you're talking about? If so, that might be a possibility. They're only an hour away, so local pick up might even be an option if they do that.

leonsv
12-21-2006, 10:59 PM
Are THESE (http://www.madisound.com/cgi-bin/index.cgi?cart_id=5760488.4484&pid=2135) the ones you're talking about? If so, that might be a possibility. They're only an hour away, so local pick up might even be an option if they do that.

i like the metal dome more but yeah, those are the seas neos. they are imo the best budget tweets available and sound great. the metal dome is very detailed and can be crossed pretty low. Also they are not harsh at all and sound more like a silk tweet.

Hintzyboy
12-21-2006, 11:09 PM
Meh, I think I'll stick with the Rainbows. The Vifas and the Seas might be nice budget tweets, but the CAL25s are supposed to be some of the best tweets out there, regardless of price from what I hear.

alphakenny1
12-21-2006, 11:28 PM
check out the Seas 27TBFC/G. not only a budget tweet, a great tweet. large format tweet. great off axis and nice sparkly top end. as i said, check out the review on the diyma website.

Hintzyboy
12-21-2006, 11:38 PM
Are they better than CAL25's??? I'm about to send Paypal for a set now. The deal won't last long, so i don't want to lose out by pondering too long.

Hintzyboy
12-21-2006, 11:40 PM
check out the Seas 27TBFC/G. not only a budget tweet, a great tweet. large format tweet. great off axis and nice sparkly top end. as i said, check out the review on the diyma website.

What's the difference between those and the 27TDFC/G?

alphakenny1
12-21-2006, 11:55 PM
dam these diy speakers. i have no clue about the numbers. umm i guess i haven't heard those myself but the seas tweeters are nice. but again they are large format so i dunno. never heard the cal25's before so i can't do a comparison there. i dunno up to you man.

djman37
12-21-2006, 11:58 PM
AA pairs the XT25's with their Poly Mids. refer to post #5.
I have them installed, but have just begun to tweak them.

Hintzyboy
12-22-2006, 12:01 AM
Large format doesn't matter, as I'm mounting them in place of a 4" speaker, so I have to make an adapter plate anyway. I guess I'm leaning more towards the Rainbows because I've heard so much good stuff about them.

leonsv
12-22-2006, 01:23 AM
the cal25 are decent tweets but i wouldn't put them above the seas neo....
also i don't really like the xt tweet... it just didn't sound good to me.

Hintzyboy
12-22-2006, 01:33 AM
Well, I already bought the CAL 25s. I'm sure they will be more than adequate. The CAL27s ranked a few spaces highr in the review that was linked earlier. I know that the CAL27s are def. a better tweet than the CAL25, but I think I made the right choice. Just out of curiousity, where can I find the Neos and for how much. I might pick up a set for my next project depending on what comes out between now and then.

leonsv
12-22-2006, 01:39 AM
Well, I already bought the CAL 25s. I'm sure they will be more than adequate. The CAL27s ranked a few spaces highr in the review that was linked earlier. I know that the CAL27s are def. a better tweet than the CAL25, but I think I made the right choice. Just out of curiousity, where can I find the Neos and for how much. I might pick up a set for my next project depending on what comes out between now and then.

madisound.com $28 each

good luck

Hintzyboy
12-22-2006, 01:45 AM
See, those aren't the same model as the ones in the review. At least the model number isn't quite the same. IDK about the neos. I can't seem to find two sets that have the same model number to get reviews or compare to other tweets. Plus I got the Rainbows with a warranty for $100 shipped. For the small difference in price once the shipping is factored in, I think I'd rather go with the set than can be replaced for free if I have a problem.

alphakenny1
12-22-2006, 02:35 AM
i have the cal27 tweets :D.

leonsv
12-22-2006, 01:51 PM
See, those aren't the same model as the ones in the review. At least the model number isn't quite the same. IDK about the neos. I can't seem to find two sets that have the same model number to get reviews or compare to other tweets. Plus I got the Rainbows with a warranty for $100 shipped. For the small difference in price once the shipping is factored in, I think I'd rather go with the set than can be replaced for free if I have a problem.

read this

http://www.diymobileaudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7256

Hintzyboy
12-22-2006, 02:06 PM
read this

http://www.diymobileaudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7256

I already did. That review has been linked in this thread before, and the model #s for those seas tweets and the ones on Madisound don't match. As I said, it doesn't much matter now, because I already bought the Rainbows. My next project probably won't be for at least a year.