Tweeter position in the car?

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  1. mzmtg

    mzmtg New Member

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    I've got Eclipse 8062 components in the front of my Maxima. Currently, I have the tweeters mounted just above the mids and angled upwards towards the occupants. I did this under the theory that components sound better whenyou keep the tweeters close to the woofers.

    Would it be worth the effort to move the tweeters higher up? I could put them up by the mirrors on the doors or up on the A-pillars.

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    I went ahead and moved them up to the sail panels on the doors. This is going to work better for me, I think. The Eclipse tweeters are very bright. With them higher, I can turn them down all the way so they arent "too bright" but they still blend well.
     
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    Being able to attenuate the tweeter volume is the key to mounting them (tweets) high up on the sail panel like that.

    I tried it with a pair of Kicker K57.2 components and hated it -- but they lacked any sort of tweeter attenuation.

    The CDT Classic CL-61a components I run now sound excellent in this configuration with the tweeters set at -3dB attenuation.
     
  4. pooshda

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    Yea you definately want them close to each other and angled towards the sweet spot...
     
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    mzmtg New Member

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    Did you miss my second post up there?
     
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    I was replying to the first post, sometimes I do that before going through the whole thread... mainly only on this forum though since the threads get enormous too fast :eek3:

    If it works for you thats kick ass... tweeters that are too bright can be damn painful after a while... my perfects are somewhat like that.
     
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    One other benefit I noticed of moving them up: The music is clearer with the windows down than it was. The wind noise doesn't overpower it so much.
     

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