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Old 02-24-2013, 01:57 PM   #1
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relocating tweeters

Ok right now i mounted my tweeters in the stock location, but i'm thinking about moving them to the doors. i dont want to put them where the mids are because i have very long legs and cover the speakers. plus if i'm going to do that i may as well just buy coaxials. so here's my choices

i'm thinking of putting them where the red circles are, but i'm not sure yet if there's room behind. has anyone mounted there yet?
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:35 PM   #2
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Just a thought but have you considered angling them from the stock location?
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:10 PM   #3
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My question is why move them? Technically speaking you should have better staging where they are now considering the distance front the listening area is closer to same distance as if you placed the tweeters where you want them . If you moved them the driver tweeter would be closer throwing your imaging off and would mainly hear the left speaker and wouldn't sound as pleasing .

Your better off aiming them toward the rear view mirror in there current locations or the center low point of the windshield just not directly at each other
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:32 PM   #4
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i do have them angled.... but i hear the right side so much more then the left even with the left angled as much towards me as possible. i was thinking about that lower spot 1. because it puts it close to the mid and 2. because it would give me a little more distance from my ear for imaging.

when i get in the car tomorrow i'll try turning them away from me and see if that helps
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:19 AM   #5
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Check my build. There're spots in the door panels for tweeter placement.
I installed mine there and they sound great.
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:56 AM   #6
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I think you're the reason i started thinking of putting the tweeters there. did you notice is there was room to move down with them?
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It does look that way. It's pretty much just a flat panel.
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:43 PM   #8
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putting them closer would actually make the imaging worst imo, i would seriously with the angles more as the reflections off glass really affect the sound. mine are in stock location angled toward mirror and my imaging is flawless (i also use an eq and time alignment) I would also try attenuating the right tweeter down comapred to the left , usually there is a swith or jumper on the crossover for this. this could help bring the sound more center.

Having the tweeters in the door panel were you want them is a really bad placement unless you have time alignment adjustments on your radio.

only better place would be kickpanels as this gives you best placement with the most equal length from listening position
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:26 PM   #9
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i tried shooting them up towards the mirror but they don't have much play in them. i may attenuate the passenger side, but i'd like to do that as a last resort. not crazy about the kick panel idea either.
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:41 PM   #10
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the kickpanel idea was just a example for best placement, i honestly would try to attenuate passenger side, its quick and easy and no need to remount anything.

My element sounds amazing and i personally would not change the location to the doors and i have had a few different vehicles all geared toward pure sound quality dealing with perfect placement with components.

a quicker way of checking would be to fade to front speakers and then fade left or right a couple notches to hear what its like when you kind of have the center stage actually center sounding
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