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Plottin4success
03-30-2010, 12:15 PM
I'm thinking about oicking a pair of them up and getting some ID OEM mids and try out an active set up.

Anyone have any info on them?

Johnny Law.Lulz
03-30-2010, 12:38 PM
You need to buy my earthquakes cuz they get loud and sound good and your a ***** :fyi:

Plottin4success
03-30-2010, 01:09 PM
Eh, everytime I'm about to pull the trigger on something I change my mind. **** ***** man.


**** you puto.

James Bang
03-30-2010, 04:44 PM
ask megalojntariac

RAM_Designs
03-30-2010, 04:46 PM
No one has picked them up for production yet, have they?


If so, let me know. I need a tweeter that I can cross at 1.6khz.

James Bang
03-30-2010, 05:49 PM
No one has picked them up for production yet, have they?


If so, let me know. I need a tweeter that I can cross at 1.6khz.

Are you mistaken for the ADI tweets? ... and **** that's low.

genxx
03-30-2010, 06:25 PM
I run them in my wife's SUV that I use for SPL. What do want to know about them.

Plottin4success
03-30-2010, 07:44 PM
No one has picked them up for production yet, have they?


If so, let me know. I need a tweeter that I can cross at 1.6khz.

A guy on DIYMA has them installed in his 04 F-150, so yeah they are in production.







I run them in my wife's SUV that I use for SPL. What do want to know about them.


How do the sound? Are they laid back, or harsh? How much power do you have running to them?

mSaLL150
03-30-2010, 09:51 PM
A guy on DIYMA has them installed in his 04 F-150, so yeah they are in production.
Thats me! :)

I had them in my truck with ID OEMs run active for about a year. I liked that setup quite a bit, it was my first active setup. The tweeters are quite versatile, pretty smooth down to aorund 2.5k. They aren't the most detailed sounding, but not super laid back either. They dont' really do anything wrong. No listening fatigue after hours of listening. Top end response drops off a tad when crossed lower, might need a slight EQ bump but nothing major. Are they worth $200 new? No. But if you can get a used pair for a good deal, I'd go for it. Comparable/siimilar to the Seas Neo Aluminums.

The ID OEMs dont like playing much higher than 2k without beaming, so keep that in mind. Midbass monsters though in properly treated doors.

Plottin4success
03-30-2010, 10:00 PM
Yeah, I emailed hessdawg about some 2.0 OEM's but he hasnt got back to me yet. I got turned on to some SB Acoustics tweets too, and they are half the price of the TBI's.

SB Acoustics SB29RDCN-C000-4 Neo Magnet, Ring Dome from Madisound (http://www.madisound.com/catalog/product_info.php?manufacturers_id=147&products_id=8664)

They are supposed to play pretty low for tweets. I'm prolly going to cross them @ 2.5khz.

mSaLL150
03-31-2010, 12:13 AM
I'm prolly going to cross them @ 2.5khz.
Depending on where they are mounted, on/off axis, power etc you never know how they will sound crossed at certain frequencies. Play around with them at different locations, different settings until you find the best spot/settings for your particular vehicle/install.

Beerdrnkr
03-31-2010, 05:20 AM
I agree with mSa, they were a really good all around tweeter but not worth the price tag.

James Bang
03-31-2010, 12:47 PM
fresh, dressed like a million bucks!

http://www.tbisound.com/_images/home_auto_tweet300.jpg

papermaker
03-31-2010, 01:28 PM
for 200 id look into the scan speak illuminators or helix RS..
crossing a tweeter that low while remaining loud is a terrible idea..
my only recommendation is the CDT es02. there great on axis...

Plottin4success
03-31-2010, 02:24 PM
I'm going totry my PPI'S active first before I get anything.

genxx
03-31-2010, 05:03 PM
IMO they are not harsh, they are what I would call a nice detialed tweeter. They are better than any of the CDT tweeter's I tired in the SUV. They can get decently loud off the 35w I have running to each one.

If you want a tweeter that has good detail, nice top end and not harsh then they would work for you. If you are wanting seomething that is capable of really high output then I would look esle where.

They are a good tweeter but still not worth $200 bucks. If you could get a set for $125 or less then I would say they are worth that.

Meglomaniac-runs them in this car also and I know he has been very happy with them.

papermaker
03-31-2010, 08:17 PM
IMO they are not harsh, they are what I would call a nice detialed tweeter. They are better than any of the CDT tweeter's I tired in the SUV. They can get decently loud off the 35w I have running to each one.

If you want a tweeter that has good detail, nice top end and not harsh then they would work for you. If you are wanting seomething that is capable of really high output then I would look esle where.

They are a good tweeter but still not worth $200 bucks. If you could get a set for $125 or less then I would say they are worth that.

Meglomaniac-runs them in this car also and I know he has been very happy with them.

which CDT tweeters? the DRTs are hard to beat...

James Bang
03-31-2010, 08:18 PM
I've tried the cdt drt-25s. hated them.

James Bang
03-31-2010, 08:28 PM
Try the higher end CDT tweets (http://cgi.ebay.com/ES-01-GOLD-CDT-AUDIO-1-ULTRA-SILK-DOME-TWEETERS-SET_W0QQitemZ120542588642QQcmdZViewItemQQptZCar_Sp eakers?hash=item1c10e5eee2)

and compare them to some ~$20 tweets (http://www.madisound.com/catalog/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=vifa&Submit=Search%20store&search_in_description=1&inc_subcat=1&sort=2a&page=3)

:laugh:

RAM_Designs
03-31-2010, 08:29 PM
Are you mistaken for the ADI tweets? ... and **** that's low.

Yes, I got confused apparently. At the dfw tweeter showdown they were running those xbl^2 ADI tweets down to 1.5khz. I'd love to try them at 1.6khz, or 2khz at the highest. If not, then the SB Acoustics large format ring radiator looks like the next best bet. Zaph says the low end is cleaner than the large XT25's and the imp doesn't start rising until ~1.4khz.

RAM_Designs
03-31-2010, 08:30 PM
Try the higher end CDT tweets (http://cgi.ebay.com/ES-01-GOLD-CDT-AUDIO-1-ULTRA-SILK-DOME-TWEETERS-SET_W0QQitemZ120542588642QQcmdZViewItemQQptZCar_Sp eakers?hash=item1c10e5eee2)

and compare them to some ~$20 tweets (http://www.madisound.com/catalog/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=vifa&Submit=Search%20store&search_in_description=1&inc_subcat=1&sort=2a&page=3)

:laugh:


After clicking the first link I immediately thought of those cheaper Vifa's...amazing how some stuff can be so marked up.

James Bang
03-31-2010, 08:34 PM
After clicking the first link I immediately though of those cheaper Vifa's...amazing how some stuff can be so marked up.

Whatchu talkin' bout Willis?! Those aren't cheap(er) vifas. Those are $250 vifas, wait, cdts, wait.. i'm confizzled now.

Beerdrnkr
03-31-2010, 09:07 PM
Try the higher end CDT tweets (http://cgi.ebay.com/ES-01-GOLD-CDT-AUDIO-1-ULTRA-SILK-DOME-TWEETERS-SET_W0QQitemZ120542588642QQcmdZViewItemQQptZCar_Sp eakers?hash=item1c10e5eee2)

and compare them to some ~$20 tweets (http://www.madisound.com/catalog/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=vifa&Submit=Search%20store&search_in_description=1&inc_subcat=1&sort=2a&page=3)



:laugh:
Wow, now that's funny....What's up James, how you been?