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    Why the hell are the tweeters so bright?

    On my last two set of components, the tweeter has been ridiculously bright (diamond hex and ID CTX165). How bright, well they almost make my ears bleed with the highs turned all the way down. And when i turn everything on flat (like a real system is supposed to be run) they are literally unlistenable. They also give off a really harsh sound on certain vocals and guitar parts. It's like the mids are only playing at half potentia because they can't catch up to the bright tweeters.

    Now before i go any further, i have my crossovers all set at 80, with a 12db slope. And on my 5 band EQ i have the highs at 4k because if i go any lower or higher they give off unnatural harsh sounds. I also have a set of resistors in their to try and decrease the brightness, but like i said, they are just wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy too bright. And what riddles me is the fact that they are unlistenable at a flat EQ.

    I need some help , i have to be doing something wrong.



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    Re: Why the hell are the tweeters so bright?

    Are you using the passive that came with them too?




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    Re: Why the hell are the tweeters so bright?

    Yes.



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    Re: Why the hell are the tweeters so bright?

    What and how many xovers u got? List it for me




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    Re: Why the hell are the tweeters so bright?

    what do you mean you have the highs at 4k on your eq? Are you cutting or boosting that frequency? Also where are your tweets mounted? Do either component set come with a -3 or -6 switch for the tweets?



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    Re: Why the hell are the tweeters so bright?

    Are they metal domes?

    Dont know about ID's domes, but Diamond's metal domes are known to be screamers.



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    Re: Why the hell are the tweeters so bright?

    focal tweeters too imo



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    Re: Why the hell are the tweeters so bright?

    x2 on the aiming of the tweets. if they are positioned at your head they will be stupid bright.




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    Re: Why the hell are the tweeters so bright?

    i know i asked this before what type of car and where are the tweets mounted again?



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    Re: Why the hell are the tweeters so bright?

    Also if your running active and passive and cutting its all off to start with.




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    Re: Why the hell are the tweeters so bright?

    And when i turn everything on flat (like a real system is supposed to be run)
    You're confusing a flat response to the ear with leaving everything on "flat".




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    Re: Why the hell are the tweeters so bright?

    Quote Originally Posted by JimJ View Post
    You're confusing a flat response to the ear with leaving everything on "flat".
    indeed.




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    Re: Why the hell are the tweeters so bright?

    My suggestion is to choose ONE xover and see which u like more. Leave the active flat.




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    Re: Why the hell are the tweeters so bright?

    I agree with JimJ, EQ's are made so you can cut and boost to your liking, not to leave all settings at 0db. Good Luck!




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    Re: Why the hell are the tweeters so bright?

    Leaving the EQ Flat is flat level 0 gain +/-. Once it is set it should not be changed on the xover. You use a preamp or other controls to cut.




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