View Full Version : I want different tweeters
04-30-2007, 01:27 PM
I now have the MB Quart QSD 216 component. The tweeters seem a little harsh at high volume. I was wondering if I could change them without running into any problems, if so what would be a much better choice.
04-30-2007, 01:31 PM
you are going to be looking at a few issues. the first thing is this: crossover point on your passives and how different tweeters will take certain frequencies. some can handle lower than others.
04-30-2007, 01:42 PM
I thought I might run into problems with the crossover. If I stay in the same frequency range as the ones I have will I still have issues?
Harsh as in too loud or as in distorted?
If just too loud, you may be able to change their setting on the crossover to lower the output.
04-30-2007, 03:02 PM
Titanium or metal based tweeters typically = harsh, edgy, & spitty sounding especially if pushed. It is a user preference of course.
Get some a/d/s 336PX tweeters from the seller ads_speakers on ePay, they sell for like $140/pr. Typical crossover point for 5.25 & 6.5 components is 2500Hz which is fine. Check your user manual for the MB's.
Dynaudio, Morel, and Vifa also have some very nice tweeters.
05-01-2007, 01:16 PM
I'm not getting any distortion just a headache at high volume. I'm going to replace old tweeters with some Focal Silk Tweeters (I don't have the Series# with me) I'm assured this will help.
05-01-2007, 01:27 PM
Just make sure the impedances of the tweeters are the same. Different impedances create different crossover points.
05-01-2007, 05:02 PM
No need to throw out good tweets for no reason until you've tried a couple of things...
First, in your crossover itself is a switch to adjust the attenuation of the tweeter. Try taking it down -3db or -6db and give them another listen.
If that doesn't make you happy, try reversing the phase on the tweeters and see if that mellows them out enough for you.:cool: