The Eurosport tweeters I got for my girlfriend's car stated that they came with crossovers...instead, I got an inline capacitor. The CDT "X-1". While I understand that it is, indeed, a crossover, it's not cutting it in my initial tests.
Everything is in free air, with woofer and tweeter level. First I tried with no capacitor - sounded GREAT, but there was WAY too much 'ringing' distortion in the upper end...the mids were fantastic, however.
Then I tried with crossover (wired in parallel), and the tweeters sounded 'laid back', not what I consider a good sound. It seems like it's crossed over way too high? Anyway, I then noticed something else about the woofer, it played its own 'ringing' distortion. The woofers are the ones from the eDi 6500s.
eDi has told me that the 6500 woofers have 'useful' output up to 7Khz, and I believe it...should I invest in a pair of seperate crossovers? I already went overbudget with her own money and I'm dipping into my own (for the amplifier, wiring, etc). Should I try things in-car before making any die-hard decisions, though?
In a word...these tweeters sound 'weak' when using the capacitor and quite a bit too distorted when complicated music is played. The woofers just keep thumping along, though.
If anyone's curious, my penultimate audio reference are the Ascend Acoustics CBM-170 (non SE) bookshelf speakers. The eDi is almost more than a match for these (which is a darn shame they're so magnetic...), speakers which have Aerogel woofers. The Tweeters, though? They don't sound worth the money I paid ($100, on sale at WoofersEtc). What am I doing wrong?