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  • One of the component speaker blew. Need advice on replacement

    As the title says, one of my component speakers blew a couple of months ago, so now I want to replace it. They were a set of 6.5" Kicker components. I will be replacing it with a traditional 2 or 3-way 6.5" speaker setup. Now my question is this: the tweeters used with the component setup are perfectly fine, so how would I go about connecting them to the new speakers? Should I just connect them in parallel?
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  • #2
    Not a good idea. If I were you, I'd buy a pear of kickbass speakers and a set of filters.... If you but a 2-way or 3-way, the high frequencies are gonna mess up your sound because of the 4(!) tweeters. By the way, the inline-filter that comes with a 2-way isn't designed to handle the load you're gonna put through it by connecting an extra set of tweeters to them.
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    • #3
      Would you consider using a set of old filters that came with the old component system? Although I have a feeling it will kill the high frequencies of the new speakers. Right?
      Current Status: For Sale

      Specs
      - 1.5Ghz Toshiba Laptop (available - no screen)
      - Indash Motorized 7" VGA TS
      - DeLorme GPS (sold)
      - Power Inverter (sold)
      - Pioneer HU (sold)

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      • #4
        most filters are especially designed to fit the tweeter and kickbass that are being combined in the set-up, so using an old pair of filters that came with a totally different set isn't going to help your sound-quality-wise...... The load a certain filter can handle is verry different.... Best thing for you to do is design a filter for the components you're going to use. You could go with a prefab filter that's designed for an allround use, but I would recomend against it strongly, because of the loss of sound-quality most of the times.
        Xenia & Isabelle, totally in love!

        'T SQiekenkot: VOLVO 740GL 2.3

        CarPC: none at the moment
        CLARION HX-D2
        CLARION APA4300HX => Fountek NeoCd1.0 + TB W4-1337SD
        CLARION APA4300HX => CSS Trio8
        CLARION APA2100 => Dayton IB385-8

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        • #5
          Thanks, IC-C30. I guess I'll have to look at other options when choosing a new speaker system
          Current Status: For Sale

          Specs
          - 1.5Ghz Toshiba Laptop (available - no screen)
          - Indash Motorized 7" VGA TS
          - DeLorme GPS (sold)
          - Power Inverter (sold)
          - Pioneer HU (sold)

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          • #6
            are you all that concerned about high SQ? otherwise a cheap active x-over could save you. just buy a set of kickbass speakers and such an x-over. I think you can get it for like $50 or something.
            Xenia & Isabelle, totally in love!

            'T SQiekenkot: VOLVO 740GL 2.3

            CarPC: none at the moment
            CLARION HX-D2
            CLARION APA4300HX => Fountek NeoCd1.0 + TB W4-1337SD
            CLARION APA4300HX => CSS Trio8
            CLARION APA2100 => Dayton IB385-8

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