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Topic: 4 component wired with exsisting tweets

Posted By: carbophat
Subject: 4 component wired with exsisting tweets
Date Posted: July 11, 2008 at 9:12 AM

Okay, I have tried to use the "search" button, but came up with nothing in my situation.

I have a 92 Lexus SC400 and I am replacing all the speakers, except the tweeters in the pillars (only thing that works). I am adding 4'' 2-ways(Apline) to the doors, but I want to run them without a crossover (full range), at the same time using my exsisting tweeters. *Running off of DEH-4900I* no amp.  Would I do this buy just running my wires from the 4'' to the tweeters, or would that drop the load to 2 ohm and hurt the speakers?




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Posted By: megaman
Date Posted: July 11, 2008 at 11:46 AM

you can parrallel them off the 4" and drop the load to 2ohms, which won't hurt the speakers, but your pioneer deck may shut down from time to time.  I haven't tried to run that low of an impedance off a pioneer head-unit that I can remember.

The factory tweet has a cap built onto it, so it has it's own "crossover."





Posted By: DYohn
Date Posted: July 11, 2008 at 2:09 PM
The "best" thing to do is to not use the factory tweeters or to replace the speaker system with a proper set of components.  Adding a tweeter to a speaker system with a tweeter (your coaxials that you are installing in the door) generally leads to ass-like sound quality.

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Posted By: ayalahomero
Date Posted: July 12, 2008 at 9:31 AM

DYohn] wrote:

he "best" thing to do is to not use the factory tweeters or to replace the speaker system with a proper set of components.  Adding a tweeter to a speaker system with a tweeter (your coaxials that you are installing in the door) generally leads to ass-like sound quality.

lol ... My bad but i found that funny.  I like how u spoke properly and then out of no where came out with "ass-like quality"  But yes very true do away with the factory tweeter and use the one built in the coaxials



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Posted By: DYohn
Date Posted: July 12, 2008 at 9:52 AM

ayalahomero wrote:

lol ... My bad but i found that funny.  I like how u spoke properly and then out of no where came out with "ass-like quality" 

I am glad someone besides me thought it was funny.  Thanks! posted_image



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Posted By: carbophat
Date Posted: July 15, 2008 at 4:00 PM

"ass like" huh? Well I to agree, but 4'' components doesn't seem to be a dime a dozen like 5 1/4 + are...   But Thanks for the help. I hope to find a decent component system soon.





Posted By: DYohn
Date Posted: July 16, 2008 at 10:45 AM
Again, the point of my recommendation is to NOT use the existing factory tweeters.  If you are adding coaxials into the doors, disconnect the factory tweeters.  If you want a 4" component set, yes these can be difficult to find.  Memphis and MTX used to make a 4" set, but not sure if they still do.  With a little fab work, a standard woofer size can be made to fit into the door.

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