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Old 07-04-2007, 08:30 PM
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Mounting Tweeters

Hey Everyone

i am haveing trouble with my tweeters, i bought a set of Focal 165 v1 components and i was wonder, how should i mount them? what is the best possible way in order to get the best sound? what are the gauge pods like?

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Old 07-05-2007, 07:17 PM
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The "best possible way" is to experiment in your own car. Every car, every speaker is different, there is no single answer.

But the most common places that work well are:
-Near your main front speakers
-by your outside rear view mirrors (most cars have a little triangular piece there)
-on the front pillars

Usually you face the tweeters toward the middle of the car, but it depends on so many things it's not even funny. Grab some playdoh and temporarily stick the tweeters in places and listen to it, see what you like.

Tweeters are very directional, so not only the location but also the orientation is super critical.

If it was easy, everyone would have great sound. Very few actually do.
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Old 07-06-2007, 05:44 AM
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^ well put
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Old 07-06-2007, 09:32 PM
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x2. I place two sided tape (non marking type) on the tweeters and try them in various places until I'm ready to mount them permanently. Make sure you run extra wire if you try this method; you can trim it later. Happy listening.
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Old 07-06-2007, 10:20 PM
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I built my tn52 tweeters into the a pillars following the curvature of the windshield and my mids are in custom built kick pods aimed at the interior light, middle of roof and front stage running active.
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Old 07-06-2007, 10:32 PM
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i have my 52's 4"up the apiller
but if i was going to redo it i think i would try one or two more places
i did do the tape thing too but i did not tink of the places i'm thinking of now

in my bmw the stock place for the tweeters was the best place in the car
top of the door skin
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Old 07-07-2007, 02:18 PM
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Top of the doorskin was where I ran a set of Kicker tweets in the old car - sounded perfect.
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