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    replacing tweeters, but NOT replacing speakers...

    will this throw my sound off? having aftermarket tweeters and stock speakers i feel like it would make my music sound odd..



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    Re: replacing tweeters, but NOT replacing speakers...

    Why would you do that?




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    Re: replacing tweeters, but NOT replacing speakers...

    Quote Originally Posted by Bettr n' Revrse View Post
    Why would you do that?
    Because one of my tweeters is on the verge of blowing and at the monent I can't afford new speakers, only like a $60 pair of used tweeters



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    Re: replacing tweeters, but NOT replacing speakers...

    i would just wait until you get a little more cash and just and get new components all together




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    Re: replacing tweeters, but NOT replacing speakers...

    Quote Originally Posted by Below20hzonly View Post
    i would just wait until you get a little more cash and just and get new components all together
    That's the plan, but for the time being can I throw in some aftermarket tweeters without it sounding retarded?



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    Re: replacing tweeters, but NOT replacing speakers...

    Quote Originally Posted by dejesu View Post
    That's the plan, but for the time being can I throw in some aftermarket tweeters without it sounding retarded?
    Why blow money on just tweets when you could save a little more and just get components?




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    Re: replacing tweeters, but NOT replacing speakers...

    ya just disconnect that tweet thats about to blow and wait for more cash




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    Re: replacing tweeters, but NOT replacing speakers...

    you can certainly replace drivers in pairs (left and right) and not upgrade everything. i built my own front stage with separate speaker purchases. i experiment with a variety of drivers. the kicker is that you need to make your own passive crossovers (or buy premade crossovers)

    here is my $60 recommendation for replacement (better than OEM quality) tweeters and crossovers. mount them in place of factory tweeters, behind factory grills.
    Tang Band 25-302SH 1" Shielded Neodymium Dome Tweeter 264-804
    5 kHz High Pass 8 Ohm Crossover 266-474

    when it comes time for replacement front woofers - you can use the Dayton RS series (4 ohm versions).
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    this is assuming you have a large factory grill and suitable mounting location. we cannot make a final recommendation until we know what vehicle we are working with (pics of the factory tweeter locations would help).



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    Re: replacing tweeters, but NOT replacing speakers...

    don't mean to revive a dead thread but i just saw there was a response to this.... here's what my situation is now (not my personal pics):






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    Re: replacing tweeters, but NOT replacing speakers...

    Those look to be 3.5" speakers, not tweeters.



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    Re: replacing tweeters, but NOT replacing speakers...

    Quote Originally Posted by BoomBoxStereo View Post
    will this throw my sound off? having aftermarket tweeters and stock speakers i feel like it would make my music sound odd..
    Generally, this is not a good idea because in a multi-driver system, even in stock factory system, the drivers and the crossovers were matched to work well together (hopefully). Now if you buy different tweeter, does it have the same impedance as the old? Does it have the same sentivity as the old? Does it have the same resonance frequency? Frequency response and distortion characteristics? All of these could throw the sound off.




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    Re: replacing tweeters, but NOT replacing speakers...

    Quote Originally Posted by BoomBoxStereo View Post
    don't mean to revive a dead thread but i just saw there was a response to this.... here's what my situation is now (not my personal pics):



    You'll want to just clip the wires to those things. I've never ever heard a speaker in that location firing off the windshield sound good.




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    Re: replacing tweeters, but NOT replacing speakers...

    If you are only trying to complement your factory speakers it may make it sound a little better.
    if you keep the levels of your tweets at the same levels as your factory speakers it may sound better with proper crossovers.


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    Re: replacing tweeters, but NOT replacing speakers...

    Just disconnect them. Those vans have 6.5/6.75" drivers in the door, right? That's good enough. Just mount the tweets from a comp set, if you get one and not coax's, on the pillars.



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    Re: replacing tweeters, but NOT replacing speakers...

    Besides sounding bad in that location, the sun will bake then



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