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jcraft
02-04-2013, 10:03 AM
Hi all,

Just bit the bullet and ordered a set of 6.5" components for the front hof the PT cruiser to replace three ways in door. Couple questions, first has anyone played around with location of the tweeter. I had stock dash tweeters in corner pointing up towards windshield. The mid will be mounted in stock location at bottom of door. MY thoughts are in stock location, in the door itself about 5" away from the mid pointing upward or in the panel directly behind mirror. THat one would be pretty close to you ear and if playing loud may cause issues. There is also two airflow vents in the center console pointing to each driver that they would fit in however, the tweets would be about 10" apart. Also, more confused on the wiring. Speakers I'm getting are INfinity reference with two crossover boxes. I have a 4 channel amp. two feed the rear speakers. I was going to send the other two channels one to each crossover and then run the cable from the crossover to the mid and then from the crossover to the tweeter. IS this correct? I am seeing people run the mid and tweeter from separate channels on the amp. Not sure purpose of this or how to do it with only one crossover for each side. Please advise. Thx

keep_hope_alive
02-04-2013, 10:25 AM
best recipe for component tweeter placement is dash corners. raises the sound stage and widens the sound stage. anything else requires fabrication and experimentation to get right. i'm never happy with door mounted tweeters - they are too low.

yes, you will run wire from the crossover to the tweeter and door woofer directly (the crossover has labeled outputs for each). you can intercept existing door speaker wiring if you want to save some time, but tweeters should be wired directly.

Kingstroker
02-04-2013, 10:27 AM
I would just give it up

trumpet
02-04-2013, 12:45 PM
best recipe for component tweeter placement is dash corners. raises the sound stage and widens the sound stage. anything else requires fabrication and experimentation to get right. i'm never happy with door mounted tweeters - they are too low.

Since the time when I was asking you for RTA advice I've moved my mids and tweeters from the A-pillars and dash down onto the door panels. With my MS-8 tuning everything I have all high frequencies above the dash. My left and right placements are wide and about eye level. I think moving the speakers very close together has helped with tonality, but the improvement in equalization helped as well so I can't be certain.

keep_hope_alive
02-04-2013, 02:50 PM
Since the time when I was asking you for RTA advice I've moved my mids and tweeters from the A-pillars and dash down onto the door panels. With my MS-8 tuning everything I have all high frequencies above the dash. My left and right placements are wide and about eye level. I think moving the speakers very close together has helped with tonality, but the improvement in equalization helped as well so I can't be certain.

You have an MS-8. You can process the signal as needed to make door locations work. Without processing, doors are difficult.