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    Question Tweaters install

    Ok i have a new Clarion CD headunit with 4 speakers installed in my HQ holden project,i want to now install some tweaters,whats needed?

    Thanks,Matty
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    Besides the obvious: speakers, speaker wire, and a way to mount it.
    You will need crossovers or filters to limit the lower end frequencies going to the tweeters. I would recommend that you replace your front speakers and get a component set for your fronts. It would have most everything you'll need to install it into your car, and in my opinion would be a better sound then just adding the tweeters.
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    Thank u very much for your help,ill get on to that.
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    Yea a component set would make it easier.

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    Ok thanks, getting them soon,just got to figure out a brand to go with.
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    Something else to consider; tweeters can be quite directional - I have seen people mount their component tweets in the door somewhere high on the door, possibly replacing stock component tweets. Most people don't have ears in arms or legs.

    The door location is not so good. The speakers fire in the wrong direction. I consider the right direction to be right at me ears. I bought some Pyramid swivel-mount tweets and put one pair on my dash, one pair above the rear passenger doors, about where the clothes hanging hook is located...

    These particular tweets come with crossover capacitors. I swiveled the mounts in order to hear the best sound. Some were a bit loud, so I used quality L-Pads to attenuate.

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    also consider what sort of sound you want, different tweeters have different "sound"

    eg silk domes are a bit softer, metal domes are a bit harsher...
    personal preference really.

    i got some pioneer components for my car ages ago, and mounted them on the dash in the corners.

    what you got under the hood of the HQ?

    I did a conversion for my old VC from the stock to a 253... then after 2 years and $1000's later i gave it away. the guy who did the engine recondition screwed it up big time. and wouldnt admit to something being wrong. was only when my mate who i gave it to pulled the head off.... slightly warped, and blowen gasket (3000km pain full since the reco)

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    I am really hooked on that site I really love those plye speakers there uber cheap and are better than those 40.00 pioneers from wallmart The pyles really put them to shame.




    [QUOTE=brucedog;1226270]Bought most of my car audio goodies from http://partsexpress.com



    Also the best and easiest place to put tweeters is in the middle of the a pillar and swivel them towards you.

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