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loud-n-low
11-30-2008, 04:04 PM
im looking to add tweeters to my existing setup, and not sure what to buy. Boston acoustics makes imaging tweeters, but im looking for other companies that sell tweeters with crossovers. woofersetc sells image dynamics tweets but i dont think they include a crossover. do i need a crossover since they will be hooked up to an aftermarket amp?

snfsh79077
11-30-2008, 04:14 PM
I have some jbl gto tweeters that came with crossovers that work great as imaging tweeters. Your going to want a crossover if your not running active. CDT makes an imaging setup as well.

Horsemanwill
11-30-2008, 04:14 PM
it would be better yes, ba makes some so does mb quart and a few others basically all you really need is to make sure the low freqs aren't going to the tweet and you should be ok

loud-n-low
11-30-2008, 04:21 PM
i ran the bostons before. noticed that they are 8k and up. isnt this kind of high?

snfsh79077
11-30-2008, 04:33 PM
if you interested I believe these are the ones I have but I bought them so long ago I dont really remember.

http://cgi.ebay.com/JBL-P25T-1-TWEETERS-PAIR-BRAND-NEW-IN-BOX_W0QQitemZ310082279412QQcmdZViewItemQQptZCar_Sp eakers?_trksid=p3286.m20.l1116

loud-n-low
11-30-2008, 04:41 PM
im adding these to my front end which consists of 6.5inch 4 ohm coaxials. im tapping in to the coaxials with the tweeters so will that make my amp see a 2 ohm load if the tweeters are 4ohm?

snfsh79077
11-30-2008, 04:45 PM
im adding these to my front end which consists of 6.5inch 4 ohm coaxials. im tapping in to the coaxials with the tweeters so will that make my amp see a 2 ohm load if the tweeters are 4ohm?

If you wire them parallel your amp will see a 2 ohm load, if you wire them in series your amp will see an 8 ohm load.
I used to just have 6 1/2 3 way eclipse coaxials and I added the jbl tweeters and I noticed a huge difference.

Trey803
11-30-2008, 04:47 PM
do it right and buy components

loud-n-low
11-30-2008, 04:50 PM
my car is a lease, so im not doing anything major. some add on tweeters are 8 ohm, some are 4 ohm. not sure which would be better as an add on due to combining them with 4 ohm coaxials

snfsh79077
11-30-2008, 05:00 PM
my car is a lease, so im not doing anything major. some add on tweeters are 8 ohm, some are 4 ohm. not sure which would be better as an add on due to combining them with 4 ohm coaxials

try to get 4 ohm to initially see a 2 ohm load in parallel. What coaxials do you have?

loud-n-low
11-30-2008, 05:00 PM
pg rsd's

jdawg
11-30-2008, 05:02 PM
just about any car audio add on tweeter you see come with a little in line crossover, or atleast the have a capacitor which is a 6d roll off, you should be fine either way

loud-n-low
11-30-2008, 05:02 PM
the arc audio tweets are cheap on woofersetc. they are 25 watts rms, but 50 watts music power handling? so is that 50 rms with music?

snfsh79077
11-30-2008, 05:03 PM
pg rsd's

well how much are you looking to spend. You should be happy with those jbls but you could also get some mb quarts

mlstrass
11-30-2008, 05:05 PM
do a set of comps and velcro the tweeter housings in place. Seems like much less hassle and probably better sound...

loud-n-low
11-30-2008, 05:09 PM
arc audio tweets-$49
jl vro75 ct-$109
boston acoustic image type s-$109

these are the tweeters i have come up with. $120 or less

HCCA
12-01-2008, 04:10 AM
The Boston Tweeter set is 8 ohm, and you can set the crossover point for either 8 khz (imaging mode). Or, 3 khz (SPL mode). There is also a tweeter attenuation switch to set the output level.

If you have a 4 ohm set of comps, the amp will see a 2.66 ohm load in the 3khz range & up. Most any amp will handle that.

loud-n-low
12-02-2008, 05:08 PM
the boston crossovers are adjustable only on the titanium tweeters. I failed to mention that i want silk tweeters