tweeter placement

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I just bought the CDT hd-62ef's and was wondering where i should put the tweeters.

I cant do kick panels because i have a manual transmision so space is somewhat cramped to start with. If i had kicks i would have no room whatsoever to put my left foot while it's not on the clutch.

So, I am left with putting them in the pillars or right by the speakers in the door. I measured the distances from both locations and came up with the following:

All of the measurements are from the center of the speaker to the driver side headrest.

Driver side door speakers - 44"

Passenger side door speakers - 58"

Driver side pillar - 43"

Passenger side pillar - 57 1/2"

Driver side tweeter in door - 40 1/2"

Passenger side tweeter in door - 54"

The vertical distance between where i would place the tweeters is aprox 20". The pillars are aprox 6" horizontally farther away than where they would be in the doors.

I guess the real question would be, is it better to have the tweeters closer to the same distance from the headrest or to have the two speakers physically closer?

Thanks!

 
Unless you're using time-alignment or using them as a second set for ambience (for raising the soundstage), you should keep them as close to the midrange/midbass drivers as possible. CDT sells their image enhancement kit for raising the soundstage. I say keep them in the door, but you can always experiment.

I have seen some place just the tweeter in the kick as long as the door location for the midrange/midbass drivers is pretty low.

The best thing for you though is to experiment. You might have wires hanging and the tweeters taped in certain areas, but once you find the perfect location, tape residue is easier to fix than patching up holes. People might laugh, but that's why their car sounds like (well you know).

Experiment now, good sound later. Sorry for the long post.

 
thanks i appreciate your advice, but i planned on getting the comp set proffesionally installed. i know that it's not THAT hard and that i will never learn anything if i dont. but i would rather have a lifetime warranty & have a problem free installation. i have a few friends that have installed stereo's that could help me but if I/they mess up while cutting the hole for the tweets then it's just too bad for me. or if my friend tells me he knows what he's doing but really doesnt have a clue and hooks it up wrong, speakers blow then im SOL.

 
if the professionals mess up then they have to fix it/give me $ i'm not just left with "oops, sorry about that".

I called some local stores & got a price of ~160 to install an amp & the comp set. installing it myself is getting more & more appealing. I guess it's time to visit the installation forum to see if it's something i think i could do.

 
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