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BoomBoxStereo
08-18-2012, 11:17 AM
will this throw my sound off? having aftermarket tweeters and stock speakers i feel like it would make my music sound odd..

Bettr n' Revrse
08-18-2012, 11:23 AM
Why would you do that?

BoomBoxStereo
08-18-2012, 02:27 PM
Why would you do that?

Because one of my tweeters is on the verge of blowing and at the monent I can't afford new speakers, only like a $60 pair of used tweeters

Below20hzonly
08-18-2012, 02:30 PM
i would just wait until you get a little more cash and just and get new components all together

BoomBoxStereo
08-18-2012, 02:51 PM
i would just wait until you get a little more cash and just and get new components all together

That's the plan, but for the time being can I throw in some aftermarket tweeters without it sounding retarded?

Bettr n' Revrse
08-18-2012, 04:00 PM
That's the plan, but for the time being can I throw in some aftermarket tweeters without it sounding retarded?

Why blow money on just tweets when you could save a little more and just get components?

Below20hzonly
08-18-2012, 04:08 PM
ya just disconnect that tweet thats about to blow and wait for more cash

keep_hope_alive
08-18-2012, 07:54 PM
you can certainly replace drivers in pairs (left and right) and not upgrade everything. i built my own front stage with separate speaker purchases. i experiment with a variety of drivers. the kicker is that you need to make your own passive crossovers (or buy premade crossovers)

here is my $60 recommendation for replacement (better than OEM quality) tweeters and crossovers. mount them in place of factory tweeters, behind factory grills.
Tang Band 25-302SH 1" Shielded Neodymium Dome Tweeter 264-804 (http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=264-804)
5 kHz High Pass 8 Ohm Crossover 266-474 (http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=266-474)

when it comes time for replacement front woofers - you can use the Dayton RS series (4 ohm versions).
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this is assuming you have a large factory grill and suitable mounting location. we cannot make a final recommendation until we know what vehicle we are working with (pics of the factory tweeter locations would help).

BoomBoxStereo
01-31-2013, 10:14 PM
don't mean to revive a dead thread but i just saw there was a response to this.... here's what my situation is now (not my personal pics):

http://a248.e.akamai.net/pix.crutchfield.com/ca/learningcenter/articles/2689/dashspeaker.jpg

http://0.tqn.com/w/experts/Audio-Systems-835/2011/11/tweeter.jpg

maylar
02-01-2013, 08:07 AM
Those look to be 3.5" speakers, not tweeters.

zako
02-01-2013, 10:38 AM
will this throw my sound off? having aftermarket tweeters and stock speakers i feel like it would make my music sound odd..

Generally, this is not a good idea because in a multi-driver system, even in stock factory system, the drivers and the crossovers were matched to work well together (hopefully). Now if you buy different tweeter, does it have the same impedance as the old? Does it have the same sentivity as the old? Does it have the same resonance frequency? Frequency response and distortion characteristics? All of these could throw the sound off.

hispls
02-01-2013, 11:04 AM
don't mean to revive a dead thread but i just saw there was a response to this.... here's what my situation is now (not my personal pics):

http://a248.e.akamai.net/pix.crutchfield.com/ca/learningcenter/articles/2689/dashspeaker.jpg

http://0.tqn.com/w/experts/Audio-Systems-835/2011/11/tweeter.jpg

You'll want to just clip the wires to those things. I've never ever heard a speaker in that location firing off the windshield sound good.

calebkhill
02-01-2013, 12:32 PM
If you are only trying to complement your factory speakers it may make it sound a little better.
if you keep the levels of your tweets at the same levels as your factory speakers it may sound better with proper crossovers.


edit: misread the op

av83
02-01-2013, 12:43 PM
Just disconnect them. Those vans have 6.5/6.75" drivers in the door, right? That's good enough. Just mount the tweets from a comp set, if you get one and not coax's, on the pillars.

Kingstroker
02-01-2013, 01:11 PM
Besides sounding bad in that location, the sun will bake then

keep_hope_alive
02-01-2013, 09:22 PM
as someone who has and is currently running 2" full range speakers in dash locations I can say that the spot can sound good, and can result in an excellent sound stage above the dash. Vifa, Peerless, and TangBand all sell decent 2" full range speakers.

note that foam seals between speaker and dash cover/grill are important and should be re-done with foam weatherstripping.

certainly, there are concerns with factory crossover point/impedance.

if you just disconnect them the soundstage will fall apart.