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Paging stereo mofos: Tweeter mounting in U12's?
« on: Oct 21, 2010, 03:26PM »
Had enough of the shit awful 6.5" coaxs in the trx, and am getting some 6.5" components for the fronts.

Mounting for the mids is no problem, but where is the best place to mount the tweeters?

Top of the door trim close to the dash?
In the fabric part of the trim?
Fab up mounting for them in the A pillars?

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Re: Paging stereo mofos: Tweeter mounting in U12's?
« Reply #1 on: Oct 21, 2010, 11:23PM »
What type of mounting options do you have with the tweeters? I put my alpine ones in the top of the door just below the top plastic trim.

Will find a photo.
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Re: Paging stereo mofos: Tweeter mounting in U12's?
« Reply #2 on: Oct 21, 2010, 11:32PM »
This is the only photo I have readily available.

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Re: Paging stereo mofos: Tweeter mounting in U12's?
« Reply #3 on: Oct 22, 2010, 12:04AM »
mount them on the little plastic piece on the inside of the mirror if u got electric mirrors

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Re: Paging stereo mofos: Tweeter mounting in U12's?
« Reply #4 on: Oct 22, 2010, 06:01AM »
top of the a-pillar is the best position...
I'm sick of my knob going all floppy and loose in my hand  :P 
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Re: Paging stereo mofos: Tweeter mounting in U12's?
« Reply #5 on: Oct 22, 2010, 07:47AM »
Cheers guys.

Paul, haven't bought them yet, going on the assumption of using flush mounted hardware.

Dano, no electric mirrors, otherwise I would have!

Jay, did you have them up there in your old IS?

For anyone interested, looking at Pioneer TS-A1702C's, can get them for about $160 on ebay. Autobarn / JB etc want $260-290!

Found the Alpine SD series 6.5" components have a tweeter that is WAY too bright, German Maestro (original MB Quart so i'm told) AS608's sound nice, but looking at $240 a set...

Anyone else got any suggestions for a decent set of 6.5" components under $200?

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Re: Paging stereo mofos: Tweeter mounting in U12's?
« Reply #6 on: Oct 22, 2010, 10:13AM »
Jay, did you have them up there in your old IS?

yup, and my car won numerous SQ comps... its the best position for them by far

Anyone else got any suggestions for a decent set of 6.5" components under $200?

bro, spend a little extra a buy a half decent set of Polk's
New Polk Audio db 6501

but if you REALLY want something under the $200 mark
HERTZ HSK 165
or
Kenwood KFC-P605ie
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Re: Paging stereo mofos: Tweeter mounting in U12's?
« Reply #7 on: Oct 22, 2010, 11:33AM »
Who stocks the Hertz's mate? JB? Want to listen to them before I fork over $$!

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I'm sick of my knob going all floppy and loose in my hand  :P 
I've been on probation for 21 years, can't make a decision without consulting the wife first  ::)

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Re: Paging stereo mofos: Tweeter mounting in U12's?
« Reply #9 on: Oct 23, 2010, 10:30AM »
Gave that guy a call jay about the hertz's....he reckons they sell for about $400....

Is this just bullshit audio retailer markup compared to ebay pricing??

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Re: Paging stereo mofos: Tweeter mounting in U12's?
« Reply #10 on: Oct 23, 2010, 11:55AM »
nah, hertz are good quality stuff, you'll only find them in "premium" car audio places...
i wouldnt say they are 400 but a little over 300 would be about right.
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Re: Paging stereo mofos: Tweeter mounting in U12's?
« Reply #11 on: Oct 23, 2010, 01:02PM »
What do you think the deal is with the ebay sellers then only asking $150?

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Re: Paging stereo mofos: Tweeter mounting in U12's?
« Reply #12 on: Oct 23, 2010, 01:43PM »
All good mate...they are fakes.

No pick up in melbourne + bad engrish + poor explanation why they are cheap = fail.

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Re: Paging stereo mofos: Tweeter mounting in U12's?
« Reply #13 on: Oct 23, 2010, 06:17PM »
lol... fair enough, but you should be able to find a set for under 200...
the importer has recently shut up shop and because of this, the importer has flooded the market with them real cheap to get rid of them quick.
keep an eye out
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Re: Paging stereo mofos: Tweeter mounting in U12's?
« Reply #14 on: Oct 24, 2010, 07:01PM »
Have you heard those Kenwood 6.5" jay? what did you think?
ryda.com.au have them for $160.

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Re: Paging stereo mofos: Tweeter mounting in U12's?
« Reply #15 on: Oct 24, 2010, 07:15PM »
yea, even though those kenwoods are a cheapie, they rate in my top 10...
great sound for the price...
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Re: Paging stereo mofos: Tweeter mounting in U12's?
« Reply #16 on: Oct 25, 2010, 09:10PM »
There's a few pics of how I had mine mounted before they were set alight in this thread: http://www.antrx.com/smf/index.php/topic,14829.msg233914.html#msg233914

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Re: Paging stereo mofos: Tweeter mounting in U12's?
« Reply #17 on: Oct 26, 2010, 08:45AM »
Missed out on the Kenwoods...got outbid and they went for $66! I shouldn't have been a tight ass and set my bid at $65...oops!

I'm going to leave this until i'm ready to install them, no point them sitting in the garage in a box for another 8 weeks!

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Re: Paging stereo mofos: Tweeter mounting in U12's?
« Reply #18 on: Oct 27, 2010, 05:55PM »
When i had my Pintara i recessed the tweeters into the top corner of the main piece of trim, the flat piece not any of the add on bits, if you can understand that,

i chose there because the door frame has a big hole behind it that the tweeters sat into nicely

can't find any pics of it though
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Re: Paging stereo mofos: Tweeter mounting in U12's?
« Reply #19 on: Oct 28, 2010, 08:38AM »
Cheers Troy. I vaguely remember seeing a pic of how you did yours sometime ago.

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Re: Paging stereo mofos: Tweeter mounting in U12's?
« Reply #20 on: Mar 10, 2011, 11:25AM »
Just to dig this up, ended up buying a set of Clarion SRQ1621's, 6.5" components for $89 from Repco (on sale from today until 27.03). Could not find them any cheaper than that online.
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Re: Paging stereo mofos: Tweeter mounting in U12's?
« Reply #21 on: Mar 10, 2011, 09:55PM »
My tweeters came in my car when I got it, they are mounted on the door cards above the power window switches....
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Re: Paging stereo mofos: Tweeter mounting in U12's?
« Reply #22 on: Mar 2, 2012, 07:08AM »
One year on, i might actually get to installing these next Friday...lol

just going to stick the tweeters in the top corner of the fabric part of the door trim, flush mounted.

Want it relatively stealth though, I leave this car at the station 3 out of 5 days a week.

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Re: Paging stereo mofos: Tweeter mounting in U12's?
« Reply #23 on: Mar 2, 2012, 07:46AM »
6.5" wouldn't fit in the door so you removed the plastic pocket/speaker cover and have some kind of speaker pod/spacer ? I paid $40 for a set of nice angled speaker pods with tweeter mounts made from finreglass from eBay. Will get pics soon if interested.

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Re: Paging stereo mofos: Tweeter mounting in U12's?
« Reply #24 on: Mar 2, 2012, 08:00AM »
I've mounted mine in the same spot Adam. Basically invisible from outside with tinted windows.
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Re: Paging stereo mofos: Tweeter mounting in U12's?
« Reply #25 on: Mar 2, 2012, 12:54PM »
Thought about painting them the same grey as the rest of the interior...however i'd need to pull the tweeter apart to paint the grille. The flush mounts have got clarion embossed in them, going to fill and paint them so they're plain.

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Re: Paging stereo mofos: Tweeter mounting in U12's?
« Reply #26 on: Mar 2, 2012, 04:18PM »
6.5" wouldn't fit in the door so you removed the plastic pocket/speaker cover and have some kind of speaker pod/spacer ? I paid $40 for a set of nice angled speaker pods with tweeter mounts made from finreglass from eBay. Will get pics soon if interested.



with the correct thickness mdf spacer, 6.5" do fit. i used to run them in both the trx and the t. stock location, no modification to the door trim.

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Re: Paging stereo mofos: Tweeter mounting in U12's?
« Reply #27 on: Mar 2, 2012, 06:00PM »
just going to stick the tweeters in the top corner of the fabric part of the door trim, flush mounted.

Thats where they were in Urq's old TRX, looked and sounded great.
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Re: Paging stereo mofos: Tweeter mounting in U12's?
« Reply #28 on: Mar 2, 2012, 08:53PM »
with the correct thickness mdf spacer, 6.5" do fit. i used to run them in both the trx and the t. stock location, no modification to the door trim.

Soundstreams seem to go alot deeper into the door than other brand speakers ive noticed, well, the ones i have anyway...
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Re: Paging stereo mofos: Tweeter mounting in U12's?
« Reply #29 on: Mar 2, 2012, 09:09PM »
I mounted mine down in the Plastic Guard thing over the speaker.They fit ok down their.
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Re: Paging stereo mofos: Tweeter mounting in U12's?
« Reply #30 on: Mar 2, 2012, 09:48PM »
Hang the tweeters off the rear view mirror by the wire, kinda like fluffy dice, that would be the sensible thing to do, jeez guys c'mon why didnt anyone else think of this?

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Re: Paging stereo mofos: Tweeter mounting in U12's?
« Reply #31 on: Mar 13, 2012, 10:46AM »
Put them in yesterday, used the angle mount pod things and screwed them to the plastic trim just above the oe speaker grill / map pocket.

Imaging isn't too bad, pointing straight up to the driver / passenger. Not very visible either which is great, only downside is if some oaf collects the pod with their foot exiting the car, which would be a feat considering where they're mounted. Pics later.

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Re: Paging stereo mofos: Tweeter mounting in U12's?
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Re: Paging stereo mofos: Tweeter mounting in U12's?
« Reply #33 on: Mar 13, 2012, 03:03PM »
i used to have a set mounted in about the same spot ages ago, they used to get kicked alll the time :-\
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Re: Paging stereo mofos: Tweeter mounting in U12's?
« Reply #34 on: Mar 13, 2012, 05:08PM »
I just wanted to get the fuckers in....I bought them just over 12 months ago!