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    Icon32 a/d/s/ PX-concept vs. Rainbow Tweeter

    I am in the need of replacing the tweeters that came with my a/d/s/ 236is component set. I am running an active 3-way system and I think I overdrove them, they are sounding very harsh, like "tin cans" and not natural at all. I visited Bavarian Soundwerks here in Atlanta and I was blown away with the Rainbow line. Since I'm not familiar with their product line, I can't say which I listened to. Jason, one of their installers, said they were a prototipe that will be available soon.

    Anyway, Bavarian gave the option of ordering a set of Rainbow tweeters, or the Alumapro version, since they are the same as Rainbow's. I can also buy a pair of a/d/s/ PX-concept, which are the same as the ones used by the 641px, the top of the line set before DEI took over.

    Which one would you get? The are both pretty much the same price (a/d/s/ and Alumapro). I did like the Rainbow's, very natural sounding.

    They amp powering them up is a Crossfire CFA-302, 75WRMSx2. I can pretty much cross them over at any frequency and slope, using my Eclipse CD8455 HU.

    Thanks, Edison.
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    Re: a/d/s/ PX-concept vs. Rainbow Tweeter

    Which rainbow tweeters, i have cal25's and love them




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    Re: a/d/s/ PX-concept vs. Rainbow Tweeter

    I think they are the CAL25, since the Alumapro are also 25mm. I wouldn't be getting the Rainbow. The Alumapro are the same, according to Bavarian (BSW), and they cost a fraction.

    I just found out there are two versions of the CAL25, Titan and Silk. Alumapro's are Titan. I don't know which I listened to, I guess I have to call BSW to find out.
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    Re: a/d/s/ PX-concept vs. Rainbow Tweeter

    The Alumapros are available in both hard and soft dome.




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    Re: a/d/s/ PX-concept vs. Rainbow Tweeter

    Quote Originally Posted by 6spdcoupe
    The Alumapros are available in both hard and soft dome.
    That's good to know. 6spdcoupe, are you a Rainbow dealer?



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    Re: a/d/s/ PX-concept vs. Rainbow Tweeter

    Yes I am.




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    Re: a/d/s/ PX-concept vs. Rainbow Tweeter

    Any opinions on the a/d/s/?
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    Re: a/d/s/ PX-concept vs. Rainbow Tweeter

    look into LPGs maybe
    but ADS are supposed to be outstanding ,maybe just get the right tweets
    and dont kill them this time




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    Re: a/d/s/ PX-concept vs. Rainbow Tweeter

    Well, I ordered the a/d/s/. I hope that's the problem, since I always wanted a Nakamichi CD500 and I don't want to use this as an excuse to replace the Eclipse CD8455.

    I'll post pictures and so as soon as they go in the GTI.



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    Re: a/d/s/ PX-concept vs. Rainbow Tweeter

    These tweeters are beautiful and huge. I put them in the car and I can't be any happier, very natural sounding. Also found there was nothing wrong with the other set, they were just out of axis and I kept increasing the high frequencies in the EQ. Now I'm facing the decision of mounting the new ones on the dash (I don't want to make a whole there), or the kick panels. After playing around I decided to start with a fiber glass project to mount them in the kick panels.

    For reference, they were mounted on the sail panels, but I can't get them to aim properly since the are 3/4" deep.



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