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Old 05-13-2013, 09:23 PM   #1
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Worth Installing these Tweeters?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Quantum-Audi...item1e7598241e

what do you think? If I put my ear up to the stock tweeter I barely hear anything, they seem pretty pointless, question is, are these just as pointless?

what ones are easy to install?
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:28 PM   #2
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Did you replace the 6.5" speaker in the door?

If you did does it have tweeters installed on the new ones?
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:41 PM   #3
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yeah, actually I did replace the door speakers and the new ones do have tweeters.

is it a PITA to fit some better tweeters in the stock location? if so I wont bother.
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:41 AM   #4
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garbage equipment. Its flea market quality stuff.
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:14 AM   #5
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^^^^ that and also since you replaced the component with a coaxial you would either have to piggy back wires up to those tweeters or run more wires for them.
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:57 PM   #6
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^^^^ that and also since you replaced the component with a coaxial you would either have to piggy back wires up to those tweeters or run more wires for them.

Why? there's already wires there for the tweeters. why would more be needed? aren't they already piggy backed on the 6.5" door speakers?
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Old 05-18-2013, 12:48 PM   #7
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how hard is it to take the tweeter covers off? i have 2 bose tweeters i wanna replace them with
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Old 05-18-2013, 01:02 PM   #8
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Why? there's already wires there for the tweeters. why would more be needed? aren't they already piggy backed on the 6.5" door speakers?
The Kicker 40CS654 you installed in your car are coaxial speakers. The "tweeter" is suspended on the center of the cone, and it's a "all-in-one" package deal.

Adding another tweeter, or even trying to use the stock one is foolish because your coaxial already has the ability to reproduce those higher frequencies.

What you could've done is instead of going with those 6.5" coaxials, you could've gotten a 6.5" component setup like the Kicker 40CSS654, and popped the new tweeters in the stock pod.

As it stands with your equipment, keep the stock tweeter unhooked, don't worry about adding anything to the pods, and just enjoy your door coaxials.
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:27 PM   #9
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The Kicker 40CS654 you installed in your car are coaxial speakers. The "tweeter" is suspended on the center of the cone, and it's a "all-in-one" package deal.

Adding another tweeter, or even trying to use the stock one is foolish because your coaxial already has the ability to reproduce those higher frequencies.

What you could've done is instead of going with those 6.5" coaxials, you could've gotten a 6.5" component setup like the Kicker 40CSS654, and popped the new tweeters in the stock pod.

As it stands with your equipment, keep the stock tweeter unhooked, don't worry about adding anything to the pods, and just enjoy your door coaxials.
yeah, your totally right, I wasn't willing to spend the extra $80 for the component set, didn't see the point when you could get speakers that already had their own tweeters,,

but I finally got it hooked up and it sounds great, no point even messing with separate tweeters, I always thought separate tweeters were so overrated.

And I ordered a set of those ebay ones and they are total pieces of crap, $8 right down the drain.

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Old 05-19-2013, 12:21 AM   #10
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With a quality tweeter you would likely hear a difference. Mainly as high frequencies are directional, and having them up closer to ear level allows a cleaner signal.

In any case, if it sounds good, leave it be. Those speakers are still an upgrade over the stock speakers.
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Old 05-19-2013, 12:26 AM   #11
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i run separate tweeters with coax's and it sounds awesome
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:10 PM   #12
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An inexpensive coaxial speaker is most likely 4 ohm and the stock tweeter is most likely 4 ohm. If you wired them together it would present a 2 ohm load to whatever you are powering those speakers with. That power source may not be capable of handling a 2 ohm load.

No one is going to be impressed with an $8 set of tweeter from anywhere. You get what you pay for. A high end tweeter would have a hugely noticable difference with the proper power source and signal.
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