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    Ghetto Tweeter?

    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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    Re: Ghetto Tweeter?

    kool, lol, think thats ghetto? i took the tweets off my blown 6x9's and they're great





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    Re: Ghetto Tweeter?

    Quote Originally Posted by SyKo13
    kool, lol, think thats ghetto? i took the tweets off my blown 6x9's and they're great
    Pics?



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    Re: Ghetto Tweeter?

    when i get home, hopefully ill remember





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    Quote Originally Posted by azbass View Post
    the sub was a pain in teh *** to get too.. and is mounted backwards upsidedown flipped over.
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    Re: Ghetto Tweeter?

    yall think thats ghetto? i Made my tweeter outta bubble gum, tooth picks, and some news paper.




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    Re: Ghetto Tweeter?

    I guess besides being ghetto I'm wondering If I just shoud say screw the x-over. It plays with alot more impact without one and still sounds so nice



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    Re: Ghetto Tweeter?

    Quote Originally Posted by azbass
    yall think thats ghetto? i Made my tweeter outta bubble gum, tooth picks, and some news paper.
    Trade for 18" XXX?



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    Re: Ghetto Tweeter?

    Quote Originally Posted by LoudCrownVic
    I guess besides being ghetto I'm wondering If I just shoud say screw the x-over. It plays with alot more impact without one and still sounds so nice
    Please?



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    Re: Ghetto Tweeter?

    Quote Originally Posted by LoudCrownVic
    Trade for 18" XXX?
    EL OH FUKN EL ahahahahaha, i'd do it





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    Quote Originally Posted by azbass View Post
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    Re: Ghetto Tweeter?

    I suppose theres only one way to find out...



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    Re: Ghetto Tweeter?

    im running 150w through one of my jl audio xr tweeters Im trying to blow the right side(already blew the left) getting new components.



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    Re: Ghetto Tweeter?

    Yah, i think today I will pop the door panels offa my truck and wire up those tweeters w/o the x-overs off the headunit and see how I like it.



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    Re: Ghetto Tweeter?

    Try it and see? It's your stereo do what you think sounds good...



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    Re: Ghetto Tweeter?

    mmm something tells me those tweets are going to get really unhappy at any meaningful volume if you try and run em full range...let us know



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    Re: Ghetto Tweeter?

    OUCH... I just hooked them up to my test amp with a random xover... They sound HORRIBLE. Like nails on a chalkboard



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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.
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