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    Planning on an active two-way (no-passive crossover) system for fronts with filtering by either the head unit or processor for separate channels to tweeters and mid/bass and a sub or subs in rear. Amateur mid-fi "SQ" setup maybe running off a CDA-9887 or H701 or maybe even OEM MS-8 / 3sixty.2 / PXE-H650 maybe, if I find a deal.. Though the 9887 is my favorite.

    Given that I'm attempting to learn more about other makes in just RAW drivers rather than canned packaged component systems.. I'm interested in what drivers are out there from the DIY vendors.. What manufacturer/models, etc?

    Example, in another thread, we brought up discussion about Seas Neos tweeters and Peerless Exclusive 7" woofers..

    http://www.madisound.com/catalog/pro...2c8a899c88017e
    http://www.madisound.com/catalog/pro...roducts_id=633

    I'm planning on roughly $300 to $400 top end for the budget.. That's for two mid/bass and two tweeters.. Though I'm finding you can buy a lot of DIY drivers for that budget compared to your typical Infinity / Polk / Boston / MBQ / DLS / CDT / Rainbow / you name it CAR specific brand.

    So starting the thread to ask... What do you like? What models rock in a typical front component setup?

    Granted I can't do $200 tweeters, but I'm still interested in excellent tweets that can be relatively easily integrated into a car without too much modification.

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    Re: DIY Component Drivers.. What's out there that's respected

    search diy active etc...lots o threads on here



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    Yeah I'll go ahead and say it.. I should "Search Noob!"
    I see, just searching on DIY Active, the list is far and long.. can o' worms maybe.




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    is this the seas neo tweeter?

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    EDIT: I can't read, you answered most of my questions :P

    I like Seas. Although, do you have enough experience to go active? It is a pretty big undertaking.



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    Quote Originally Posted by pitbull187 View Post
    FYI the blue wire was connected to something else. I know it was put in right b/c the guys at Circuit City put it in.
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    Yeah maybe narrow it in a bit for at least this thread..

    Twistid, yes, that's the tweeter.

    My application.. budget in post 1, mids in door, tweets in a-pillar stock location, replacing the "subaru upgrade" tweets (what a laugh).. No real room to do kicks, so I do know that will limit me a bit with being way off axis by door mounts.. but I do have some decent space to be more directional with the tweets inside the housing.. Though I may open it up a bit and use some felt for absorption (edge defraction elimination) in the housing around the tweet... Or maybe just mount ontop of the plate grill... So I guess the mids would need to be pretty doggone good off-axis. Typical triangular housing inside the rear-view mirror post.. may be a sin for SQ, but it was my current thought for placement.

    The type of tweet I was considering was just a standard car-type mount, or something small enough to mount inside that housing or could easily be modded to fit there... Don't want to cut into doors or dash. I see a lot of the home speaker styles have flanges with screw mounts which could be a problem in a car setup.

    Indifferent to silk-dome or aluminum as long as it's a great clean tweet.

    Mids the same... indifferent to materials as long as they're fabulous drivers that I can make fit in the 6.5" stock location.. I may have a little ability to do a baffle and mount a little larger, pending depth.. I haven't gotten in there yet, so open for different drivers that once I get in there I can rule out later based on depth restrictions in the door panel.

    Type of brands I've looked at.. Seas, Peerless, Scanspeak, Usher, Dayton, Vifa, Tang Band, etc... Any that can be bought in raw single drivers.. typically from DIY folks like madisound or partsexpress or also if you recommend any other online vendors as well that's very helpful.

    Also, I'm trying to learn about how to properly read spec's though I do understand on and off-axis freq plots typically posted and resonant freq's, etc.. a little just enough to be dangerous.




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    Re: DIY Component Drivers.. What's out there that's respected

    Go to the "Reviews" section of www.diymobileaudio.com

    That's a forum dedicated to what you're trying to do.



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    uh.. yeah!!! Dang.. Good referral Thanks!
    Just the first post in this tweeter thread was enough to make my head blow up. hehehe

    http://www.diymobileaudio.com/forum/...ead.php?t=7256




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    Well, if it's any help, the Seas Neo tweeter is a rock solid choice and you won't go wrong picking up a pair no matter what mid you use them with.



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    Subs: Dayton RS315HO (x2)

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    http://www.diymobileaudio.com/forum/...0&page=1&pp=10

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    Yeah it sounds like it's a serious bang for the buck. A match up with that peerless 7" might be the ticket if it will fit in the doors.




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    I am dieing to install my Mach5 MLI-65's active with my new Seas Neo Textile dome tweets.





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    i hear dayton 7" midwoofers and seas neo tweets are a great combo



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    Quote Originally Posted by Babs View Post
    Planning on an active two-way (no-passive crossover) system for fronts with filtering by either the head unit or processor for separate channels to tweeters and mid/bass and a sub or subs in rear. Amateur mid-fi "SQ" setup maybe running off a CDA-9887 or H701 or maybe even OEM MS-8 / 3sixty.2 / PXE-H650 maybe, if I find a deal.. Though the 9887 is my favorite.

    Given that I'm attempting to learn more about other makes in just RAW drivers rather than canned packaged component systems.. I'm interested in what drivers are out there from the DIY vendors.. What manufacturer/models, etc?

    Example, in another thread, we brought up discussion about Seas Neos tweeters and Peerless Exclusive 7" woofers..

    http://www.madisound.com/catalog/pro...2c8a899c88017e
    http://www.madisound.com/catalog/pro...roducts_id=633

    I'm planning on roughly $300 to $400 top end for the budget.. That's for two mid/bass and two tweeters.. Though I'm finding you can buy a lot of DIY drivers for that budget compared to your typical Infinity / Polk / Boston / MBQ / DLS / CDT / Rainbow / you name it CAR specific brand.

    So starting the thread to ask... What do you like? What models rock in a typical front component setup?

    Granted I can't do $200 tweeters, but I'm still interested in excellent tweets that can be relatively easily integrated into a car without too much modification.

    .....
    those tweets are very very good,some of the smoothest sounding metal dome tweeters I have ever heard and i owned Boston Acoustics pro tweets,cdt-tw-24 tweets, and a few others, hands down seas neos rule. get them if you don`t like them you can always sell them over own www.diymobileaudio.com



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    Quote Originally Posted by Twistid View Post
    i hear dayton 7" midwoofers and seas neo tweets are a great combo
    they are a good combo,but that combo is better suited in a 3-way becuase of the lack of low-end on the RS-180s.



    Active Front Tweeters:Seas Neo Alumn.

    Midbass:ID OEMs
    Mids & Highs amp PPI DCX1000.4
    Subs 2-12 Si Mags 2nd gen.
    Box ported tuned to 34hz 2.17 cu.ft dual chambers
    Sub amp Kicker KX2500.1

    H/U:Alpine 9815
    Doors and Trunk are deaden by SS
    PPI MAN

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    image dynamics idq'6's i have some forsale $100+shipping.



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