View Full Version : where to mount tweets

05-06-2005, 03:03 PM
I want to get a 5.25 inch comp JBL GTO set($179 cardomain , good price?), and i'm going to be building kicks, maybe custom tweeter pods. I'm confused though, what is the arguement about with mounting tweets close to kicks, why do some ppl think that it can only sound good like this? car is a '97 bonnieville.

05-06-2005, 03:30 PM
Just mount em' by the door handles that will be fine for the tweets..

If you are going to build Kicks UP the Drivers to 6.5.. or soo



05-06-2005, 03:38 PM
izit this model numba?? JBL GTO506C

cuz lookie here: http://www.epinions.com/pr-JBL_GTO506C

save u a couple bucks!! :D

05-06-2005, 04:14 PM
Reason results are typically poor like that is because of having the two very different point source locations.

The common wisdom on speaker placement to encourage imaging is to place the midrange wherever it would fit in the doors, and to put the tweeters as high on the door or dash as you can get them. This is thought to be the way to give the sound height. The thinking goes that the higher the tweeters are mounted, the higher the image will be, and vice versa. This is not necessarily true! In fact, the physical locations of the speaker have little to do with the listeners' perception of sonic height. Also, by separating the tweeters from the midranges, the sound quality will be degraded. SpeakerWorks has an old "rule of thumb" that we use. It states, "The closer together the midrange and tweeter are, the farther apart they will sound." In other words, if the tweeter and midrange are together, you are more likely to achieve spatial effects like imaging, soundstaging, and ambience. On the other hand, if you separate the tweeter and midrange, you are most likely to "achieve" easily detectable speaker locations with no imaging (point source localization).