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    New tweeter suggestions.

    I have these tweeters in my A-pillars and they are a bit on the bright/harsh side. I was thinking of getting some new ones to replace them.

    Link to tweeters.

    I'd liek to get some soft dome tweeters to replace them if possible. I don't think they can be bigger than .75" to fit in the A-pillars.

    Last time I bought tweeters was in the early 90's and I think they were soft dome's made by Crunch IIRC. They sounded great.

    Price would be ~100 but cheaper is better as long as they a highly recommended.

    Any suggestions?







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    Re: New tweeter suggestions.

    Get some silk tweets or something...they won't be as harsh.



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    Re: New tweeter suggestions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Buck View Post
    Get some silk tweets or something...they won't be as harsh.
    are silk the same as soft domes?

    Specific suggestions?




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    Re: New tweeter suggestions.

    what does you set up look like? Active or passive?




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    Re: New tweeter suggestions.

    Quote Originally Posted by de8212 View Post
    are silk the same as soft domes?

    Specific suggestions?
    Well kinda. Metal tweeters tend to be harsher than softer tweeters, such as silk or fabric or soft dome. I don't know too much about them, but kind of think of it like this: this harder the materials they're built with, the worse they sound.



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    Re: New tweeter suggestions.

    Quote Originally Posted by OCURIEL View Post
    what does you set up look like? Active or passive?
    Sorry, not sure what the difference is.




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    Re: New tweeter suggestions.

    OK, now that I've tried to read to find the difference in the two I am still slightly confused.

    I would say that mine is passive but my headunit (alpine 7894) has a built in crossover for HPF and LPF so wouldn't that be active????




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    Re: New tweeter suggestions.

    Not true at all.

    A metal dome tweeter can actually be much more accurate than a soft dome if set up correctly.




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    Re: New tweeter suggestions.

    Quote Originally Posted by galacticmonkey View Post
    Not true at all.

    A metal dome tweeter can actually be much more accurate than a soft dome if set up correctly.
    yup...



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    Re: New tweeter suggestions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Buck View Post
    Well kinda. Metal tweeters tend to be harsher than softer tweeters, such as silk or fabric or soft dome. I don't know too much about them, but kind of think of it like this: this harder the materials they're built with, the worse they sound.
    You don't know what the Buck you're talking about.




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    Re: New tweeter suggestions.

    equalize




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    Re: New tweeter suggestions.

    Quote Originally Posted by galacticmonkey View Post
    Not true at all.

    A metal dome tweeter can actually be much more accurate than a soft dome if set up correctly.
    Can you share how I can set it up so that it won't be too bright?




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    Re: New tweeter suggestions.

    you could try increase the slope to like 12db...I think I read somewhere that that helped someone with brightness



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    Re: New tweeter suggestions.

    Quote Originally Posted by snfsh79077 View Post
    you could try increase the slope to like 12db...I think I read somewhere that that helped someone with brightness

    Not sure how to do that??




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    Re: New tweeter suggestions.

    on your crossover there will be pins with a bridge connector and next to those pins you should see the numbers 0db -3db -6db and maybe -12db try choosing the lowest of those and see how you like it (lowest being -6db or -12db if you have it)



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    sub amp: Crescendo 3kw
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    149.5 @ 39hz and climbing...


    Plenty of refs between here and caco....

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