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Has_No_Friends
07-22-2010, 03:17 AM
I have been reading this forum for a while, and recently totaled my old vehicle, so now I have a chance to start on a new system. I purchased an alpine 9887 and an mb quart dsc480 so far, and I plan on keeping my nine.1 unless there is a better option. I am willing to go active, but I am at a loss as to what comp set to buy, or just buy a seperate set of tweeters and 6.5's. I have listened to some of the crap they have locally, like the rockford t1's, the jvc arsenals, the bottom of the line polk componets (I think), and the kicker RS65.2's. I don't really notice a huge difference on the mids, but all the tweets seem to bright and harsh for me. Would a silk tweeter be the way to go?

Im kinda leaning towards something like this, or maybe buying separate tweets/mids
CTX65CS - Image Dynamics 6.5" Component Speaker System (http://www.woofersetc.com/p6201/CTX65CS--Image-Dynamics-65"-Component-Speaker-System.htm)
Tempo 6X- Morel 6.5" 2 Way Component System (http://www.woofersetc.com/p8166/Tempo-6X-Morel-65"-2-Way-Component-System.htm)

emilimo701
07-22-2010, 03:37 AM
rockford t1/t2 components are supposedly pretty good, and are priced fair IMO. on their website they display the response graphs and stuff. people on here seem to love those image dynamic speakers as great entry level speakers. as for myself, i just got a new amp and am about to buy some Polk MM6501's. good luck


Would a silk tweeter be the way to go?
nah just attenuate that shyt.

oh and, i'll be your friend

Hoodlum007
07-22-2010, 11:49 AM
Cant go wrong with the CTX65cs comps

UMWDawg92
07-23-2010, 02:09 AM
I've heard nothing but good things about those IDs. If you hate bright tweeters then you may want to look into a CDT set with the silk tweeter.

Has_No_Friends
07-23-2010, 10:37 PM
Attenuating would just make the highs quieter, which I don't want. I just don't like the harshness of all the aluminum tweeters I have heard. What about picking out a comp set since I plan to run active anyways?

emilimo701
07-24-2010, 12:42 AM
define "harsh"

Has_No_Friends
07-24-2010, 11:40 AM
The painfully high sounds that come from some tweeters, like the "s" sound and other stuff like that

UMWDawg92
07-24-2010, 11:45 AM
anything with a silk tweeter shouldn't be overly harsh... but how mild of a tweeter are you looking for? Some silk tweeters can still be bright (PG RSD is silk but still bright) but won't be as harsh as alot of metal tweeters... Do you like a bright tweeter that isn't overly harsh or a mild more smooth sound?

Has_No_Friends
07-24-2010, 11:58 AM
im looking for a smooth sound. I'm open to trying some of the huge tweeters on partsexpress or buying a seperate set of tweeters and woofers and tuning if I would get better sq that way?

emilimo701
07-24-2010, 12:11 PM
then make sure you buy amp(s) with appropriate crossover filters

UMWDawg92
07-24-2010, 12:32 PM
Cdt tw 25s tweeters are really nice and smooth sounding... that's what I'm running and I love them

Has_No_Friends
07-25-2010, 12:03 AM
What would you suggest for mids then if I do go with separate mids/tweets?

okiedokie
07-25-2010, 09:31 PM
Dont waste your money on CDT Audio tweeters.
ID for the price is a really nice passive setup for the price.
If you want to active here are some tweeters & mid you can look into.


SB Acoustics SB29RDCN-C000-4 Neo Magnet, Ring Dome from Madisound (http://www.madisound.com/store/product_info.php?manufacturers_id=147&products_id=8664)
Parts-Express.com (http://www.parts-express.com/wizards/searchResults.cfm?srchExt=Mfg&srchMfg=225&Manufacturer=Vifa)
https://www.madisound.com/store/index.php?cPath=45_229_324&sort=2a&page=5

https://www.madisound.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=45_228_256&products_id=8492
https://www.madisound.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=45_228_256&products_id=8614
https://www.madisound.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=45_228_256&products_id=8710
https://www.madisound.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=45_228_256&products_id=846

Has_No_Friends
07-28-2010, 05:09 PM
What about these midbass drivers
https://www.madisound.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=45_228_256&products_id=8492
or
https://www.madisound.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=45_228_256&products_id=1613

Paired with these tweeters?
https://www.madisound.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=1087
or
https://www.madisound.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=45_229_324&products_id=794
or even
SB Acoustics SB29RDCN-C000-4 Neo Magnet, Ring Dome from Madisound (http://www.madisound.com/store/product_info.php?manufacturers_id=147&products_id=8664)
Do you think any set would be good crossing the tweeters at 3-3.5khz? I'm not sure if those 8 ohm midbass drivers will be loud enough running off 40 w though

okiedokie
07-29-2010, 10:54 PM
I have a pair of SB29RDCN which i had xover @ 2.5k.
you can cross them over pretty low.
The SB are very warm tweeters, but the top end wasn't as what like vs Vifa tweeters.
They are very smooth, low distortion tweeter.
If you plan on mounting them in your pillars they sound the best on axis vs off axis.
The vifa can be off axis & they have a really nice top end sparkle to them.

I havent heard those Founteks but with most of Fountek products they shoud be good for the price.
you can up grade your amp later on down the road.

Creative Sound Solutions has a new mid made from Mark audio.
Ive been eyeing these mids for a future project.
Mark audio makes some really nice speakers for the price.
Creative Sound - Product Details (http://creativesound.ca/details.php?model=EL166)
these are the black cone ,there is a white cone as well.