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Justin braaapp
03-23-2014, 06:47 PM
Im redoing my front stage and really don't know what to go with as far as tweeters. I'm going to be buying an audioque Q4 120 or a ppi phantom 900.4 to power whatever I get. I really dont know weather to go with super tweets or some silk domes. The main super tweets i was looking at were the crescendo ft1's or the soundqubed ones. Ive heard that super tweets are way to harsh on the ears but I've also heard if they are powered right they can sound amazing. My biggest concern is that a single pair of silk dome tweets will get drown out by my sp4 15. If anybody can give me a little more insight between the two id appreciate it. Thanks for the help.

tc300
03-23-2014, 06:53 PM
I've always liked the sound of a silk tweeter vs metal... But to each their own

Justin braaapp
03-23-2014, 06:54 PM
I should have said the main music I listen to is country but I also listen to a lot of rap and slowed stuff daily so id like a tweeter that works well for both

Justin braaapp
03-23-2014, 06:55 PM
I've always liked the sound of a silk tweeter vs metal... But to each their own

Can you recommend some nice silk domes in the 50-80$ price range? Thanks for the help

tc300
03-23-2014, 07:05 PM
I've been using some old school Fosgates... FNX Line, there were some on eBay few months ago

Justin braaapp
03-23-2014, 10:26 PM
nobody else has an opinion on super tweets and silk domes?

TheUnderFighter
03-23-2014, 11:14 PM
I will say, if you have your tweeters aimed right, you'll likely be fine w/o super tweets. What do you have for tweeters right now? How much power are you feeding the SP4?

CerwinVega_Fan
03-24-2014, 01:17 AM
If it's your daily driver ride I'd go silk.

Justin braaapp
03-24-2014, 01:22 AM
I will say, if you have your tweeters aimed right, you'll likely be fine w/o super tweets. What do you have for tweeters right now? How much power are you feeding the SP4?

Right now i have focal access 165 a1 sg components but the left side blew two weeks ago so im looking for new options and the sp4 is wired at one ohm to a nendo 3500

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If it's your daily driver ride I'd go silk.

Any good tweeters you would recommend? id like to use them with pwx 6.5's as my mids

bumpasauras
03-24-2014, 01:45 AM
I personally like super tweets but I like really bright highs . I have no experience with the sq q4 120 but I own 2 ppi 900.4 and lemme tell ya the 900.4 on a set of jbl selenium super tweets will deffinatly not be drowned out . The jbl's are like 50$ and I personally like the sound of them.

If you got the doe spring for beyma ast22's they are a bit spendthrift but are well worth their cost

Justin braaapp
03-24-2014, 02:01 AM
I personally like super tweets but I like really bright highs . I have no experience with the sq q4 120 but I own 2 ppi 900.4 and lemme tell ya the 900.4 on a set of jbl selenium super tweets will deffinatly not be drowned out . The jbl's are like 50$ and I personally like the sound of them.

If you got the doe spring for beyma ast22's they are a bit spendthrift but are well worth their cost

If you don't mind me asking whats your sub setup? I wanna make sure the super tweets wont be too much for my one sp4 15

mlstrass
03-24-2014, 02:46 AM
The FT1 or AQ's would work well with your mids. You can always dial back the gain on them if they're too bright.

I run the AQ's in the wifey's mini van and also in my demo set up. They can sound very good if tuned properly...

Justin braaapp
03-24-2014, 02:52 AM
The FT1 or AQ's would work well with your mids. You can always dial back the gain on them if they're too bright.

I run the AQ's in the wifey's mini van and also in my demo set up. They can sound very good if tuned properly...

I was told they will work well and get loud off the deck power alone? What do you think?

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The FT1 or AQ's would work well with your mids. You can always dial back the gain on them if they're too bright.

I run the AQ's in the wifey's mini van and also in my demo set up. They can sound very good if tuned properly...

I was going to power them off the deck and use the amp for my mids only

mlstrass
03-24-2014, 03:00 AM
Not a fan of deck power for anything.

The AQ tweets come with an inline cap = HPF

Use the HPF on your HU and FMOD's for LPF for you mids...

Justin braaapp
03-24-2014, 03:06 AM
Not a fan of deck power for anything.

The AQ tweets come with an inline cap = HPF

Use the HPF on your HU and FMOD's for LPF for you mids...
My bad I kind of got confused there. Your saying dont use them with the deck?

mlstrass
03-24-2014, 03:09 AM
My bad I kind of got confused there. Your saying dont use them with the deck?

4ch amp, 2ch's for tweeters, 2ch's for mids.....deck power is pretty much useless

PPI 900.4 and AQ are both active capable....

Justin braaapp
03-24-2014, 03:12 AM
4ch amp, 2ch's for tweeters, 2ch's for mids.....deck power is pretty much useless

PPI 900.4 and AQ are both active capable....

Got you. Thanks for the help man

TheUnderFighter
03-24-2014, 03:18 PM
I certainly wouldn't run anything off of deck power... that's just me though.
I run these, and they get plenty loud: Vifa XT25SC90-04 1" Dual Ring Radiator Tweeter | 264-1014 (http://www.parts-express.com/vifa-xt25sc90-04-1-dual-ring-radiator-tweeter--264-1014)
I think I have them on about 80w... I also have them installed in spheres on my a-pillar, aimed at my head. They sound phenomenal. Granted, I only have one 10" sub on 1200w. But they are paired with the same mids you want.
I'm sure you could use Super Tweets just fine, and enjoy them. Just turn down the gain a bit on them if they're too loud.

Slobalt
03-24-2014, 04:43 PM
silk look at my sig and those will easily keep up with your sub.