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mithong
05-03-2005, 09:04 PM
i have infinity kappa 60.5cs components and an amp pushing 100x2 to them... i have an alpine head unit and while i love the tweeters, it seems like they are REALLY bright... when im playing at loud volumes, i have to have the bass setting at 0 and treble setting at -6 out of -7... while this sounds best to me, it just seems kinda weird that i have to set it this low?


also i have my crossover set to "flat" instead of contour.. should i be changing this?

Beat_Dominator
05-03-2005, 09:10 PM
You can try playing with the crossovers. Does the passive x-over for thoes components have a jumper in them or any othe methods of adjustment? Sometimes that's a good way to go.

mithong
05-03-2005, 09:12 PM
You can try playing with the crossovers. Does the passive x-over for thoes components have a jumper in them or any othe methods of adjustment? Sometimes that's a good way to go.

no the x-overs dont have any settings except the flat and contour setting

Beat_Dominator
05-03-2005, 09:15 PM
The flat/contour is on teh deck or the passive x-overs?

If it's in the passives, you might give it a try.

mithong
05-03-2005, 09:16 PM
The flat/contour is on teh deck or the passive x-overs?

If it's in the passives, you might give it a try.

the x-overs... thsi is what the contour option does "reduce midrange output resulting in louder percieved high frequency and bass"
so obviously this would just make the tweeters MORE bright right.

Beat_Dominator
05-03-2005, 09:25 PM
Bummer.

mithong
05-03-2005, 10:47 PM
The reason is because Alpine has a useless Treble center frequency ...


meaning? in laman's terms

mithong
05-03-2005, 10:52 PM
It doesn't do much to reduce the frequencies which cause the harshness ...


well theres 4 freq options in the treble setting... 10k 12.5 15.k and 16.5 k


which one should i have it on to have the most effect on the harshness

mithong
05-03-2005, 11:00 PM
10 kHz, but it still won't do a whole lot ... :p:

The center frequencies are far too high ...

do you have any idea if the flat or contour setting is better?

mithong
05-03-2005, 11:03 PM
You could try it ...

they seem to sound the same =/