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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-19-2003, 07:20 PM
Jaymz
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Where did you mount your front and back tweeters?
I was thinking in the front mount them up towards the front of the dash. As far as the rear go I'm not sure.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-19-2003, 07:40 PM
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Why would you put "Tweeter'S" in the BACK of your car??
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-19-2003, 09:43 PM
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What is wrong with tweeters in the rear. if you buy after market 6x9 they have a tweeter on them.
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-21-2003, 07:36 AM
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Because most people want the sound "imaging" in front of you. When you listen to your stereo at home, you are useually looking at it, not turned around so that you hear it from the rear. In my Impala, I installed some expensive tweeters in the outboard airvents, mounted to the "floor" of the airducts. Totaly invisable, yet the difference in sound stage and clarity is very evident when you compare to my 9C1 that does not have this feature (but otherwise similar speakers). I highly recommend placing the tweets there! They were kind of a pita to put there though. BTW, these tweets were in addition to my component setup in the doors, mounted `ala HACKS template. I installed the tweets (kicker nd22's) in the vents just because I had them, and if it did not sound good, I would just dissconect them and be done with 'em. They had a pretty elaborate crossover with them that also went up and under the dash. I also played quite a bit with the phase, trying to them both ways, and IIRC, finially settled for them 180 out of phase.
The upshot is, the sound stage is elevated by a noticable amount, and everyone who hears it, likes it.

Peter
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-21-2003, 10:23 AM
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-21-2003, 07:13 PM
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Quote:
Originally posted by Jaymz:
What is wrong with tweeters in the rear. if you buy after market 6x9 they have a tweeter on them.
bbodyguy hit it head on (no pun intended)...look at it this way. When you go see a band how many speakers are behind you? none...the sound comes entirely from in front of you (unless it's Rush or someone with some crazy multidimensional setups where sounds actually go around the venue). If you're tryin to set your car up for sound quality then leave out the tweeters in the rear...and most even leave out the rear speakers all together. Just pulls the soundstage backwards Get a good front stage setup and you won't miss the back speakers, trust me

Then add a sub or two or four or whatever you want in the trunk to add good bass and you're set. My components sound pretty good and fill the car up nicely.

Now...if you're just trying to get the car loud then put em in. It won't necessarily make it sound bad. Some people do want some rear fill but they usually run less power to the rear speakers (either with a smaller amp or they turn the gain down on them) so it gives a slight ambience to the front stage.

Personally i hate loud tweeters lol...must be hearing damage Can handle 155dB+ of bass nooooo problem, but bright tweeters and i'm headin out the door.

What speakers are you installing?
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-21-2003, 09:51 PM
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6.5 inch subs provide my rear fill
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-24-2003, 09:20 PM
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also, for tweeteers in the rear, i'v seen them put in the curve area of the quarter window shroud. looks pretty good. if i had the picture id show you it.

as for the rear speakers. for sound q you can go into a different category and have the 5.1 sq. there you do need rear speakers for you surround sound setup. of course i dont have this yet but will eventually run my car this way. as of right now all i have in my car is what youd see on my webpage. component set in the front along with the center channel in the defroster vent. if you want to hear a full frontal sound stage. this is it.
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