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mcsoul
10-23-2008, 08:35 PM
I only ever want to open my A-pillars once.
What tweeters would you choose for under
$150 for the pair (not including shipping) for
an active setup. I like the sound of silk domes.
I can go a little higher for something outstanding.

kmanian
10-23-2008, 08:38 PM
cal 25 or 26's

James Bang
10-23-2008, 08:40 PM
zaph audio tweeter mishmash(sp?)

mcsoul
10-23-2008, 08:42 PM
I'm bun'in up the google looking for your
recommendations.

mcsoul
10-23-2008, 08:45 PM
Thanks for the suggestion James, good info there.

James Bang
10-23-2008, 08:45 PM
http://zaphaudio.com/tweetermishmash/
http://zaphaudio.com/tweetermishmash/
http://zaphaudio.com/tweetermishmash/
http://zaphaudio.com/tweetermishmash/

photocrazy8
10-23-2008, 08:45 PM
Vifa XT25's

James Bang
10-23-2008, 08:47 PM
Vifa XT25's

i have a pair of those i never to install...

I hear they need to be on axis and crossed over above 3k, though.

mcsoul
10-23-2008, 08:47 PM
http://zaphaudio.com/tweetermishmash/
http://zaphaudio.com/tweetermishmash/
http://zaphaudio.com/tweetermishmash/
http://zaphaudio.com/tweetermishmash/

That's where I was looking when I said thanks for the good info :)

manbeer
10-23-2008, 09:17 PM
where does everyone fit tweeters with bodies as large as some of those? i think not even 10 percent of the ones there would work for me :/

Louisiana_CRX
10-23-2008, 09:19 PM
Try a set of Earthquake screamers...they are more like mid tweeters and play an octave below most typical tweeters...they are very sonic accurate...and very efficient.....:)

mcsoul
10-23-2008, 09:30 PM
where does everyone fit tweeters with bodies as large as some of those? i think not even 10 percent of the ones there would work for me :/

That could be a problem in my A-pillars.

tcguy85
10-23-2008, 11:13 PM
the seas neo's. i love mine. very accurate, but not harsh like a lot of metal tweeters out there.

http://www.madisound.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=45_229_250&products_id=633

FoxPro5
10-23-2008, 11:24 PM
LPG (avail at Madisound). The metal domes are beautiful. Pretty much impossible to beat at the price for top end extension. Nearly flat as a board till 20k....better than the Seas Prestige, esp off-axis.

Buck
10-23-2008, 11:24 PM
Don't get metal. Get neo or silk.

Etac
10-23-2008, 11:29 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/Blaupunkt-Vc100_W0QQitemZ230294243423QQcmdZViewItem?_trksid= p3286.m20.l1116

i just ordered those, and i havent really given them a good listen, just for a min... but they soudned very similar to my CAL 25's... very similar, i heard these even had the same build house, even tho the brand name put on them... (they have a thread about them over at diymobile)

one thing tho is there housing are HUGE... but for $35 shipped.. all the wires and decent crossovers that came with it... plus what seem to be like very solid tweeters... i dont think can be beat (for that price)

ordered em last friday, just got here today...

mk_
10-23-2008, 11:46 PM
Seas Neo, they aren't that expensive and they spit 125wrms a side back at me.

FoxPro5
10-24-2008, 12:17 AM
Don't get metal. Get neo or silk.

You don't know what "neo" means, do you. :crap:

GAM3OVR
10-24-2008, 12:21 AM
Don't get metal. Get neo or silk.

lol

fail


At any case, what is wrong with metal?

reverted aluminum dome FTW

bass_lover1
10-24-2008, 01:37 AM
Don't get metal. Get neo or silk.


You've obviously never heard a good set of metal dome tweeters then.



To the OP. I've tried a few tweeters here and there. The Vifa silk domes that came with the older Alpine Type X comp set, Vifa XT25s (large format), LPG 26NA, and currently the B&G Neo3.

My favorite by far is the Neo3, without question. They have their draw backs however, the large size being one (oddly shaped as well), and they have a narrow pass-band window. Set up properly though, they will reward you with superb sound, that high dollar ribbon tweeters should envy.

Check the zaph site, for the battle of the none domes...the Neo3 came out on top.

James Bang
10-24-2008, 12:17 PM
Don't get metal. Get neo or silk.

:crap:

mcsoul
10-24-2008, 03:11 PM
Holy smokes, anyone try these A pillars from DD:

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e104/VereChronicus/PICT0182.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e104/VereChronicus/PICT0184.jpg

Is that a 4" mid or smaller?

I found them in a thread La_CRX mentioned earthquake screamers in another forum :laugh:

I was trying to research the screamers.:)

okiedokie
10-24-2008, 04:29 PM
nice

mcsoul
10-24-2008, 04:32 PM
I think they are custom and would cost more than my whole install. :crap:

Buck
10-24-2008, 04:33 PM
Wow I meant nomex not neo. Was thinking one thing and typed another...happens all the time lol

Louisiana_CRX
10-24-2008, 04:36 PM
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m24/Louisiana_CRX/Car%20Audio/Speakers/EarthquakeScreamers002.jpg

Louisiana_CRX
10-24-2008, 04:36 PM
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m24/Louisiana_CRX/Car%20Audio/Speakers/EarthquakeScreamers003.jpg

Louisiana_CRX
10-24-2008, 04:36 PM
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m24/Louisiana_CRX/Car%20Audio/Speakers/EarthquakeScreamers004.jpg

Louisiana_CRX
10-24-2008, 04:37 PM
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m24/Louisiana_CRX/Car%20Audio/Speakers/EarthquakeScreamers005.jpg

Louisiana_CRX
10-24-2008, 04:37 PM
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m24/Louisiana_CRX/Car%20Audio/Speakers/EarthquakeScreamers006.jpg

Louisiana_CRX
10-24-2008, 04:38 PM
the Goliath of car tweeters :D

mcsoul
10-24-2008, 04:38 PM
Those won't fit my a-pillars :laugh:

dave_damage
10-24-2008, 04:49 PM
Wonder how those Earthquakes sounds ported?!? lol

mlstrass
10-24-2008, 05:26 PM
i have a pair of those i never to install...

I hear they need to be on axis and crossed over above 3k, though.

on axis is a MUST, and when they are they're quite impressive.

To the OP: what's the big deal with removing the A pillars?

have you done any reading on DIYMA as there's a TON of info over there ;)

mlstrass
10-24-2008, 05:30 PM
also what mids are you pairing them with? How low do you need to cross them?

Etac
10-24-2008, 05:51 PM
i really think you should look into the ones i posted before.. i know they seem cheap and the brand name is meh... but i just hooked them up today and they sound great honestly...

mcsoul
10-24-2008, 05:52 PM
also what mids are you pairing them with? How low do you need to cross them?

I'm actually picking the tweeter first, but I was considering

Peerless Exclusive 7" woofer 8ohm
Morel MW166-4 ohm 6" Damped Polymer Composite Cone
Madisound 6102-4 6" Polypropylene Cone Woofer 4ohm
Vifa PL18WO09-04 PREMIUM LINE 7" Woofer 4ohm
SEAS Prestige P18RNX/P (H1350) 7" Poly Cone Woofer 8ohm
Mach5Audio MLI-65 4ohm

I'd like to cross over around 3 - 3.5k active

James Bang
10-24-2008, 05:53 PM
i'm running the exlusive 7"s and highly recommend them.

they have great midrange detail, and have nice midbass (but i'm only using them for midrange duty)

mcsoul
10-24-2008, 05:55 PM
i'm running the exlusive 7"s and highly recommend them.

they have great midrange detail, and have nice midbass.

How much power are you putting to them?

Etac
10-24-2008, 05:56 PM
i like my setup =]
very happy with it actually

and i didnt notice before, but to the OP, throw the tweeters in the kicks.... A-Pillar is meh

James Bang
10-24-2008, 05:57 PM
How much power are you putting to them?

they're powerd off a soundstream vga500.4, 500x4 @ 2 ohm, 250x4 @ 4 ohm.. and they are 8 ohm drivers.. 125w, I guess.

mcsoul
10-24-2008, 05:58 PM
i like my setup =]
very happy with it actually

I'll research the blapunkts :) , but I like that mishmash site, so
I'm more likely to pick a tweet off of that list.

Etac
10-24-2008, 05:59 PM
like i said, dont judge these tweeters by the brand name lol... i cant stress that enough

also like i just said before, id idnt know you wanted a pillar... i dont think those would work with the mounts they come with.. the smaller flush mounts you might see in some pics, didnt come with em.. (disappointed me) but unless you find another way... the other mounting brackets they come with are just too big

James Bang
10-24-2008, 07:06 PM
like i said, dont judge these tweeters by the brand name lol... i cant stress that enough

also like i just said before, id idnt know you wanted a pillar... i dont think those would work with the mounts they come with.. the smaller flush mounts you might see in some pics, didnt come with em.. (disappointed me) but unless you find another way... the other mounting brackets they come with are just too big

those tweets are nice, but his budget allows for better.

mcsoul
10-24-2008, 07:46 PM
How badly off-axis are my stock a-pillar tweeter locations?
And how bad would you say the distance from the woofer/mid is?
Would I just correct for anomalies with amp gain and eq/x-over point adjustments?

http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/594/dsc8256mediumdx7.jpg

http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/8272/dsc8258mediumkk0.jpg

FoxPro5
10-24-2008, 10:07 PM
How badly off-axis are my stock a-pillar tweeter locations?
And how bad would you say the distance from the woofer/mid is?
Would I just correct for anomalies with amp gain and eq/x-over point adjustments?


Looks by the pic that they are pointed down and in front of the HU? That's definitely not optimal. You might have to re-fabricate those puppies. Double sided tape is your friend in the mean time.

What do you mean "bad"? Why is it "bad?" You must have gotten a bad car because they put them up there for you? ;)

No, you cannot correct for poor FR by changing the amplitude and xover points. You can attenuate with the EQ, but in the case of a sub-par install it's obviously just a band aid.

mcsoul
10-25-2008, 12:48 AM
Looks by the pic that they are pointed down and in front of the HU? That's definitely not optimal. You might have to re-fabricate those puppies. Double sided tape is your friend in the mean time.

What do you mean "bad"? Why is it "bad?" You must have gotten a bad car because they put them up there for you? ;)

No, you cannot correct for poor FR by changing the amplitude and xover points. You can attenuate with the EQ, but in the case of a sub-par install it's obviously just a band aid.

So it sounds like pods are the way to go, or maybe I could cut open the
screen covers and put in some angle mount tweeters. Maybe the
Seas 27TFFNCG with the LPG wedge mounts.