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Miragemobile
07-01-2013, 12:34 AM
I've got a pair of ID CTX 6.5cs comps with an ARC Audio FD2200. I set the amp gain using some test tones to what I thought was the correct setting, but maybe not.

Recently, one tweeter stopped playing and it made me investigate the other tweeter which sounds more distorted than I recall during install.


1. Using a multi-meter, it looks like the silent tweeter is toast (no continuity)
2. "working" tweeter definitely has some distortion.


Q1: Can I get another pair of tweeters from ID? Or what would be a similar replacement?
Q2: Will a local audio shop set amp gains, as I have lost confidence in my own ability?
Q3: I had the HPF at the headunit OFF, and was only using the amp's crossover. Is this not the normal approach?

mylows10
07-01-2013, 12:48 AM
you can replace with the id tweets ,or find the xover points of the tweets and get some that match.a shop should be able to adjust the gains ,but most do it by ear ,so read the sticky on the forum here for setting gains ,hp on the amp should be fine if set properly

Miragemobile
07-07-2013, 09:42 PM
Can anyone confirm if these tweeters are the pair that goes with the component set I purchased?


Tweeters: https://www.woofersetc.com/p-8483-ctx-25-image-dynamics-ctx-series-1-silk-dome-tweeters.aspx

Component set: Image Dynamics CTX-6.5cs (CTX 65 CS) 6.5" CTX Component Speakers (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_22330_Image-Dynamics-CTX-6.5cs.html)

mylows10
07-07-2013, 09:44 PM
looks like the same tweets

Miragemobile
07-07-2013, 10:46 PM
thank you mylows!