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Old 09-20-2009, 08:06 PM
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Mids/tweeters/image tweeters installed...PICS

Okay, so I received my CDT ES-620's finally and got around to getting them installed. Thanks to the Chevy Malibu's great mounting depth there were no clearance issues with my 3/4" MDF rings.

I initially had the tweeters in the stock location as seen in the pics. I found they did not sound very good at all. I moved them down to a few inches above the woofer. I wanted to install them with the angle mount provided by CDT however they wouldn't sit properly so I chose to flush mount them.

The sound stage was quite low so I experimented with adding another set of tweeters from my Energy set in the stock location. The CDT crossover I have has outputs for Image Tweeters. Sounded much better but the soundstage was still a little low. Ended up having the CDT tweeters in phase and the Energy tweeters out of phase.

In the end it sounds good to me. That being said I have ZERO friends locally to audition them for that actually know vehicle SQ. So if there is anything about this install that you see could be changed let me know.

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Old 09-21-2009, 04:44 PM
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I would paint the tweeter grills to match the door so they're not so obvious...and if you can find some sail panels without the tweeter mounting that would be sweet.
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Old 09-21-2009, 06:20 PM
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Also the x-overs in the door pocket with the wires all showing and would bug the out of me.I put mine inside the door panel,hidden out of sight. But that's just me.

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Also I agree with Veeman. I think I would paint the grills and mounting ring to better match the door panel.Seems like a bit of an eye sore.
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Old 09-21-2009, 10:10 PM
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I agree with painting the tweeters. I was hesitant though because the mesh grill portion which directly covers the dome is not removable so I didn't want to paint the actual speaker accidentally. Anyone have any suggestions on how to accomplish that let me know.

The crossovers are mounted temporarily until I was done playing with the settings. Right now I am utilizing a lot of stock wire however when I change to some aftermarket I will decided where best to move them.

I had though about the inside of the door however mine is not totally sealed so there could be moisture inside, especially come winter.
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Old 09-22-2009, 02:24 PM
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If you can't get the mesh off, wrap the tweeter with color match grill cloth and then attach it to the door.
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Old 09-22-2009, 04:15 PM
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If you can't get the mesh off, wrap the tweeter with color match grill cloth and then attach it to the door.
Wow, that's such a great idea. Mine match but I still might do that.
Over 10 years as an installer and that's the first time I herd of that. Solid idea dude.
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Old 09-22-2009, 07:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Dukk View Post
If you can't get the mesh off, wrap the tweeter with color match grill cloth and then attach it to the door.
That is a good idea. Whenever I actually get around to it i'll post a couple pics. Anyone have any suggestions regarding tweeks I could try for better imaging?
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Old 09-23-2009, 02:25 PM
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Originally Posted by mustaine4prez View Post
Wow, that's such a great idea. Mine match but I still might do that.
Over 10 years as an installer and that's the first time I herd of that. Solid idea dude.
lol, no problem, sounds like I have 10 more than you

We used to have to do this more back in the bad-ol-days. Not much else you can do to pretty up something nasty like this guy:

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lol, no problem, sounds like I have 10 more than you

We used to have to do this more back in the bad-ol-days. Not much else you can do to pretty up something nasty like this guy:

lol your right, that bad boy is a loss cause.
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