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Duke4190
04-25-2012, 06:09 PM
Bout to put my system in and know that my tweeters will be a bit bright,heard you could wire them out of phase to lessen that.How do I go about it?

chillin
04-25-2012, 06:14 PM
just wire the neg wire to the positive terminal on one side. I dont actually think ti will sound good, but that is how its done.

Buck
04-25-2012, 06:19 PM
Well, since there's only 2 wires on a tweeter, what does logic lead you to conclude? I mean the only thing you can do is mix up the wires.

mylows10
04-25-2012, 06:19 PM
get some silk dome tweets instead ,you'll like them better

chillin
04-25-2012, 06:20 PM
Exactly, but only mix one side. Left or right, it doesn't really matter

Is there no attenuator on the crossover?

Why So Cereal?
04-25-2012, 11:23 PM
Why not listen to the thing before you change up the wiring because it MAY sound "bright"?

mlstrass
04-26-2012, 04:59 AM
won't make a diff on tweets since the freq being played is too high. Mount them off axis, put speaker grill cloth over them, set xover to -3dB. lots of ways to tame them down some...

but as others have said listen to them first.

pickup1
04-26-2012, 07:24 AM
Just flip the neg.and pos.wires..

keep_hope_alive
04-26-2012, 09:57 AM
agreed being out of phase will not change level except around the crossover frequency.

aiming them off-axis can help with this.

Duke4190
04-26-2012, 10:31 PM
I got up to minus 6db on the crossover,its just I have to dash mount them and the last car I had,had them in the kick panels.

Duke4190
04-26-2012, 10:40 PM
If I wire them both out of phase wouldn't they be in phase?

keep_hope_alive
04-27-2012, 01:36 AM
If I wire them both out of phase wouldn't they be in phase?

Yes.

chillin
04-27-2012, 01:40 AM
If I wire them both out of phase wouldn't they be in phase?

Thats why i mentioned in 2 seperate posts to only change the wiring on 1 side!!!

goingdef
04-27-2012, 01:41 AM
I have my tweets in the sail panels aimed back at me at 45 degrees(off axis was to much) and the x-over attenuation to -6db and on the hu eq -2db@15khz it seems to really bring them down to a level that blends well with the mids.