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UMWDawg92
03-04-2011, 02:41 PM
Just looking for some good sounding DIY tweeters for under ~35 a piece so $70 a pair, I plan on pairing them with a set of peerless HDS 6.5s either these https://www.madisound.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=1613 or Peerless 831735 6-1/2" HDS Driver (http://www.parts-express.com/pe/pshowdetl.cfm?&Partnumber=299-281)
Any suggestions for better mids for the ~ same price are welcome as well. Thanks

UMWDawg92
03-04-2011, 02:42 PM
oh and I generally don't prefer overly bright or harsh tweeters

Bassin Buick
03-04-2011, 02:48 PM
i have these and they are great for the price. i run them on around 75-100 rms each @ 4k and they handle it with ease. https://www.madisound.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=45_229_324&products_id=8354

Cruzer
03-04-2011, 02:50 PM
do u have any preference as to where u cross ur mids/tweets?

here is a poll of budget tweeters
DIYMA's Favorite Budget Tweeters #1 - DIYMA.com (http://www.diymobileaudio.com/forum/general-car-audio-discussion-no-question-dumb/51559-diymas-favorite-budget-tweeters-1-a.html)
i run the vifa xt25

i think there is a better 6.5 in that range but ill have to search. no chance of fitting a 7" huh?

UMWDawg92
03-04-2011, 02:52 PM
i have these and they are great for the price. i run them on around 75-100 rms each @ 4k and they handle it with ease. https://www.madisound.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=45_229_324&products_id=8354
How do they sound?

UMWDawg92
03-04-2011, 02:55 PM
do u have any preference as to where u cross ur mids/tweets?

i think there is a better 6.5 in that range but ill have to search. no chance of fitting a 7" huh?

I planned on working out the crossover after install so not really, I can fit 7"s in my mdf spacers just happen to be 6.5 right now but I can always remake them.

Cruzer
03-04-2011, 02:58 PM
these get a lot of love over on DIYMA, but they are a little more, $61 each
https://www.madisound.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=45_228_256&products_id=1604

these are the ones that are leading the poll on DIYMA for budget tweeter, seas neo. there might be a silk one, not sure
https://www.madisound.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=45_229_250&products_id=633

the dayton rs180 7" driver is getting a lot of love, and to be honest unless i hear a better sounding driver at a meet up in 2 months, its what im going to grab. only problem is u have to cross low, which isnt per say a problem. it prevents the mid from beaming.

here are some threads u can look at as well
http://diymobileaudio.com/forum/system-design-help-me-choose-equipment-my-car/99515-driver-suggestions.html
http://www.diymobileaudio.com/forum/system-design-help-me-choose-equipment-my-car/99537-looking-rs180-2-way-designs.html

Bassin Buick
03-04-2011, 03:01 PM
How do they sound? they sound pretty nice but can be a little overbearing at high volume but that could be due to the extra power and fairly low xover point i have them at.

whitedragon551
03-04-2011, 03:18 PM
LPG 26NA should fit your bill. From the reviews its a nice and airy aluminum dome tweeter, but stays very detailed.

dragonrage
03-04-2011, 04:55 PM
The silk version of those Seas Neo: https://www.madisound.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=45_229_324&products_id=1466

I think the aluminum is generally preferred over the silk, but they are both very similar. I have a pair of the silk ones myself. Do NOT fall into the myth that the aluminums will be bright and the silks will not. They will be the same, and I personally don't find Seas Neo to be bright, but that's subjective.

Those Vifa BC25s sound okay but they are very directional. Only use them if you will be pretty on-axis.

Bassin Buick
03-04-2011, 05:12 PM
The silk version of those Seas Neo: https://www.madisound.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=45_229_324&products_id=1466

I think the aluminum is generally preferred over the silk, but they are both very similar. I have a pair of the silk ones myself. Do NOT fall into the myth that the aluminums will be bright and the silks will not. They will be the same, and I personally don't find Seas Neo to be bright, but that's subjective.

Those Vifa BC25s sound okay but they are very directional. Only use them if you will be pretty on-axis.

yeah i forgot to mention that. they are great in my dash reflecting off the glass or right on axis at my a-pillars but they werent all that when they were low in my doors.

UMWDawg92
03-04-2011, 06:36 PM
What do you guys think of these Morel MDT 12 1-1/8" Neodymium Tweeter (http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=277-060) or these Vifa XT25SC90-04 1" Dual Ring Radiator Tweeter (http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?PartNumber=264-1014)

82 cutlass
03-05-2011, 01:37 AM
they sound pretty nice but can be a little overbearing at high volume but that could be due to the extra power and fairly low xover point i have them at.

Yes they get loud...I just installed 4 of them with 4 peerless india 6.5's in my caddy . I have 2 in the dash firing off the glass and 1 with each set of 6.5's in the door . I also have about 75 watts on them and have em crossed over at 5000 . I think they sound great . Best tweeters I have had for the money .

okiedokie
03-05-2011, 02:02 AM
https://www.madisound.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=9046

okiedokie
03-05-2011, 02:04 AM
Reflection off of glass is a bad idea.

82 cutlass
03-05-2011, 04:08 AM
Reflection off of glass is a bad idea.

Not in my car

RAM_Designs
03-05-2011, 02:07 PM
I'd try out these SB Acoustic tweeters if I were you. SB is comprised of some guys that used to work for Scan-Speak. IIRC those Peerless mids you linked to don't have a good rep for being able to extend high, so you'll need a tweeter that can easily handle a 2.5khz crossover point. Just my opinion.

https://www.madisound.com/store/product_info.php?manufacturers_id=147&products_id=8998

UMWDawg92
03-05-2011, 03:31 PM
I'd try out these SB Acoustic tweeters if I were you. SB is comprised of some guys that used to work for Scan-Speak. IIRC those Peerless mids you linked to don't have a good rep for being able to extend high, so you'll need a tweeter that can easily handle a 2.5khz crossover point. Just my opinion.

https://www.madisound.com/store/product_info.php?manufacturers_id=147&products_id=8998

that's a good point I looked at the frequency response chart for the mids and it looks like at best I can go up to 3khz, the SB tweeters look nice especially since I should keep my xover point fairly low.

UMWDawg92
03-05-2011, 03:31 PM
I'd try out these SB Acoustic tweeters if I were you. SB is comprised of some guys that used to work for Scan-Speak. IIRC those Peerless mids you linked to don't have a good rep for being able to extend high, so you'll need a tweeter that can easily handle a 2.5khz crossover point. Just my opinion.

https://www.madisound.com/store/product_info.php?manufacturers_id=147&products_id=8998

that's a good point I looked at the frequency response chart for the mids and it looks like at best I can go up to 3khz, the SB tweeters look nice especially since I should keep my xover point fairly low.

Cruzer
03-05-2011, 03:48 PM
whatever u go with, need to post a review to help others :)

gunz4me2
03-06-2011, 12:05 AM
LPG 26NA should fit your bill. From the reviews its a nice and airy aluminum dome tweeter, but stays very detailed.

Or he could go with the 25NFA (https://www.madisound.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=541) and say he is running the same tweeter as the Blues Car Audio guys for a fraction of the cost. ;)

whitedragon551
03-06-2011, 12:06 AM
Or he could go with the 25NFA (https://www.madisound.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=541) and say he is running the same tweeter as the Blues Car Audio guys for a fraction of the cost. ;)

Ive run those and they are my second favorite tweeter. The reason I recommended the 26's is because they are a bit more detailed and airy where the NFA's are a tad harsh for being a silk dome.