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FarrisAudio
01-18-2009, 04:17 PM
Well i installed daytons in the doors in my truck. They sound really good!! Though they are only ran off my head unit now. For the price i dont think you could beat it

heres my mid- http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=295-305

tweeters- http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=275-035

and my crossover-http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=260-146

http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/8814/audio11kx9.jpg
By farrisaudio (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/farrisaudio) at 2009-01-18

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By farrisaudio (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/farrisaudio) at 2009-01-18

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tez4life
01-18-2009, 04:36 PM
Not bad, cant beat it considering you have what less than $75 invested for the whole set?

I dont have any exp with those tweeters or mids, but looks good and as long as it sounds good to you. Good job :)

jdawg
01-18-2009, 04:54 PM
you know you are running 4ohm tweeters on a 8ohm crossover? Your tweeters are crossed at about 7k, you have a gap from 3500 to 7000

RAM_Designs
01-18-2009, 04:56 PM
you know you are running 4ohm tweeters on a 8ohm crossover? Your tweeters are crossed at about 7k, you have a gap from 3500 to 7000

He's running a pair of tweets on each side...even so, running a pair of 90db tweets with an 88db mid makes a harsh sounding setup.

Flipx99
01-18-2009, 04:57 PM
There is still a huge gap.

Flipx99
01-18-2009, 04:58 PM
What kind of truck? That is crazy deep mid.

RAM_Designs
01-18-2009, 04:59 PM
There is still a huge gap.

How so? A pair of 4ohm tweets wire to an 8ohm load, just like he needs...

Flipx99
01-18-2009, 05:00 PM
How so? A pair of 4ohm tweets wire to an 8ohm load, just like he needs...

Talking about the xover points...

Flipx99
01-18-2009, 05:01 PM
Typically, you cross at 2x FS. I wouldn't run that mid that high as you run into beaming issues. So you chose between beaming or a gap.

jdawg
01-18-2009, 05:03 PM
nvm, didnt se he had pairs

Flipx99
01-18-2009, 05:03 PM
I guess I don't see anything inherently wrong with it, persay. Maybe it's something I wouldn't do.

shaneb
01-18-2009, 05:03 PM
You might want to look into that gap problem. Also if you can try to attenuate the tweeters some so that they balance out with the mid better.
Assuming you can fix the gap with a new xover. And get it tuned in to sound a little more balanced.
I'd say good for you for having a possible nice sounding setup on the cheap.

Flipx99
01-18-2009, 05:05 PM
You might want to look into that gap problem. Also if you can try to attenuate the tweeters some so that they balance out with the mid better.
Assuming you can fix the gap with a new xover. And get it tuned in to sound a little more balanced.
I'd say good for you for having a possible nice sounding setup on the cheap.



It's not really a gap problem as I descibed before. I think he is crossing that mid over too high....

3.5k is too high IMO.

RAM_Designs
01-18-2009, 05:08 PM
Typically, you cross at 2x FS. I wouldn't run that mid that high as you run into beaming issues. So you chose between beaming or a gap.

I thought you were referring to the ohm load issue. I was thinking the same thing about the mids as well. I'll never cross a 6.5 above 2.5khz. Right now I have my mids and tweets x'd at 2.5khz with 24db/oct slopes. it sounds good, but I always find myself messing with different points and slopes...never really see a difference unless I'm playing them at really high volumes.

Flipx99
01-18-2009, 05:09 PM
OP, what truck is that?

FarrisAudio
01-18-2009, 05:16 PM
its an 89' ford f-250, single cab with a 7.3 diesel. I love it, it was my grandpa's until he died. I plan on doing a cut-through eventually.

and about the x-over thing, im not worried about it at all because it sounds good how it is.

RAM_Designs
01-18-2009, 05:28 PM
and about the x-over thing, im not worried about it at all because it sounds good how it is.

Everything sounds good until you hear better. It just takes time to realize it...

FarrisAudio
01-18-2009, 05:32 PM
well the tweeters were rated for 3,500-25,000, so i decided to not go any lower than what it was rated for. and the 6.5 has a freq. response to 4,000. i dont see why you think it sounds horrible.

RAM_Designs
01-18-2009, 05:35 PM
well the tweeters were rated for 3,500-25,000, so i decided to not go any lower than what it was rated for. and the 6.5 has a freq. response to 4,000. i dont see why you think it sounds horrible.

I never said that it sounds horrible, but it's definitely not something that I'd do. I be worried about beaming issues caused by the mid(happens above a certain frequency, and is dependant on cone size), along with the fact that you have two tweets per side which by themselves are more sensitive than you mid...the highs must be overbearing. But some people like having a lot of highs. I myself can't stand it, and prefer a more mellow sounding tweeter/setup that I can crank to the max without being harsh.

FarrisAudio
01-18-2009, 05:44 PM
no they aren't harsh sounding

RAM_Designs
01-18-2009, 06:03 PM
no they aren't harsh sounding

Whatever you say. :D But as it stands right now, your tweets are reproducing the signal ~5db louder than your mids, assuming your EQ is set to flat.

FarrisAudio
01-18-2009, 06:21 PM
Whatever you say. :D But as it stands right now, your tweets are reproducing the signal ~5db louder than your mids, assuming your EQ is set to flat.

why?

and as it stands right now, you've never heard it. I dont see why you care

RAM_Designs
01-18-2009, 06:24 PM
why?

and as it stands right now, you've never heard it. I dont see why you care

Why would the tweets play 5db higher than the mids? Because a single tweeter is 2db more sensitive than the mid. Adding an extra tweeter on each side raises the efficiency by ~3db, so ~5db louder.

I don't have to hear it to follow simple logic/physics. Unless you have the higher frequencies highly attentuated, your tweets are reproducing the audio signal quite a bit louder than your mids.

FarrisAudio
01-18-2009, 09:39 PM
well, i like how it sounds. it deffinately isnt harsh to the ear though

Ceballos
01-20-2009, 05:49 AM
It sounds better.

Thedeadly1
01-20-2009, 06:02 AM
looks cool nice idea i like it.

mcsoul
01-20-2009, 01:52 PM
Can we see a picture of the whole door with the door skin on?

massiveaudiocw
01-20-2009, 02:03 PM
For a first time budget system its not bad, but i do like the effort and as long as it sound good to you, thats all that matters.

FarrisAudio
01-20-2009, 02:06 PM
well thanks guys. and yea i'll get a full door pic next time i go out.

okiedokie
01-20-2009, 02:19 PM
nicebudget set up, i've played with daytons before, they are really good speakers for the money.
some of these guys haven't listen to daytons, you can't always go by what other think or wht sounds good in your vehicle.
but anyway good job.