I have a pair of 3" Optimus "short" horn tweeters which I bought at a radioshack for $5 5-6 years ago, they are paper element pezio driven. I had them rigged up for awhile (hot glued to the speaker grille in the rear shocktower in my Escort SW) and they sounded "pretty good" as far as I could tell, not too much "howl" or "sizzle" and they had alot of dynamic impact that you could feel on your skin and played pretty low, but as long as I tweeked the settings right they didn't hurt the ears at all. So i figure, why go out and spend money on tweets when I have some right here?
Now my question is, would it hurt these tweeters to just hook them parralel with my front stage midbass drivers? Reason I ask is I did this on my bench amp on full range with an 8" sub and it sounded notably amazing. The tweeter seemed to "negate" lower freqs and played pretty well. They will be paired with Dayton Ref 7" midbass in my truck.
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Truck: 1998 Ford Ranger SC 2.5L 4 cyl 5 spd
Mods- 195/60R15 Cooper Cobra Tires on stock rims
System: HU- Eclipse CD8454, 2 Dayton RS180 7" midbass, Optimus 3" Horn Tweets hotglued to the dash, 3 12" JL W6v1's downfiring sealed, PPI PCX2200 @ 4 ohms, Alpine MRV-F545 mids and highs, 2 layers of Raamat on the doors.
What's in Store:
2 more Dayton RS180 7" midbass, 2 Bolender Grabender Neo planar tweets