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Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 6:46 pm 
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Been looking around for a bigger sub amp lately, and going toput my current one to use powering the front speakers.

So i figured it was time to look for some better speakers up front, the old kenwood 3 ways didnt really cut the mustard.

So i found these Alpine type S splits. Had a listen and liked. Now they are in the car!! ha ha.

Got them for a good price, ($100 off retail) and installed them on friday/saturday.

All i an say is: Splits are the s**t!! 8-) They sound 100 times better than before. New amp i will order in the next few weeks, then over the mid year break I'll mount it up, and then amp the splits. They even sound good off the headunit though.

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Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 6:52 pm 
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looks good dude...loveing the vertical tweeters :P hehe yeh the type S arent bad lil drivers from alpine ... certainly arent heaps flash but for the cash definently getting value for money - and yeh sounds loads better amp'd hey..

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 6:55 pm 
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every thing sounds better when amped not to sure bout the verticle splits i probally would have put them in the factory position but hey its your cars as we all say :D

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 6:57 pm 
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mind if i ask how much they were? and how much Wrms are they?
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Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 7:16 pm 
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Ohh yeah, and i meant t say in the first post, the crossovers fit perfectly back to back between the top of the HU and below the air con vents. almost as if they were meant to be there!! :lol:

horis: after reading pyroays tutes and other things, i decided that the factory mounting location was definatly not the best place for the tweeters.

They sound really good where they are nice and clear,and the sound is directly in front of me in the drivers seat, but without loosing any clarity.

Big Kev: Oh yeah, they look a bit rude sticking out in the photos, but they tuck nicely into the corners in real life. :P

Southy: 50watt rms (same as the amp i will be using) and $200

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 7:18 pm 
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horis: after reading pyroays tutes and other things, i decided that the factory mounting location was definatly not the best place for the tweeters.

They sound really good where they are nice and clear,and the sound is directly in front of me in the drivers seat, but without loosing any clarity.

Big Kev: Oh yeah, they look a bit rude sticking out in the photos, but they tuck nicely into the corners in real life. :P

Southy: 50watt rms (same as the amp i will be using) and $200


Where from? im looking to upgrade my currnet ones (30wrms pinoeer splits to something better because i think im going to get droned out in bass when my new system is all go.......
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Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 9:13 pm 
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^^^^^^HAHA yeah i would defs get some splits, maybe even go to the type r's...

upgrading from stock speakers makes an insane difference

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 10:34 pm 
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Southy wrote:
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Southy: 50watt rms (same as the amp i will be using) and $200


Where from? im looking to upgrade my currnet ones (30wrms pinoeer splits to something better because i think im going to get droned out in bass when my new system is all go.......


Cairns Sun, Air and Sound... yeah... i doubt there is an outlet near you! lol. :lol: you might be able to shop around and find smething good down there though. I can scan and send you the receipt if you need it as bargaining power!! lol

I had a look at some pioneers and some jvcs as well, and these were the best sound by far.

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 11:07 pm 
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Southy wrote:
nicco wrote:
horis: after reading pyroays tutes and other things, i decided that the factory mounting location was definatly not the best place for the tweeters.

They sound really good where they are nice and clear,and the sound is directly in front of me in the drivers seat, but without loosing any clarity.

Big Kev: Oh yeah, they look a bit rude sticking out in the photos, but they tuck nicely into the corners in real life. :P

Southy: 50watt rms (same as the amp i will be using) and $200


Where from? im looking to upgrade my currnet ones (30wrms pinoeer splits to something better because i think im going to get droned out in bass when my new system is all go.......


lol...I agree with you there southy...your bass will definitely drown out the mids and highs. It already drowns for me and I have stock speakers in the front :S.

nicco...i find the placing of the tweeters interesting, different and kind of cool. Good on ya for that hehehe.

You have inspired me to put in my splits...all I had to do was put it in, mount the splits and plug it in...amp is all in and ready to be powered up. God I am lazy.

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Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 11:54 pm 
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Any Alpine speaker will own the stockers lol.
Definetly be sounding good now, and with the new amp should sound beautiful.
What are you high passing them at? 60-80 hz is normally the go.

I'll be looking at DD6.5 splits when I have some spare dough.

 

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make sure your speaker cone isnt hitting the door trim as mine was when i installed type s splits in the fairmont, couldnt figure out why it distorted at louder voulmes.

 

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make sure your speaker cone isnt hitting the door trim as mine was when i installed type s splits in the fairmont, couldnt figure out why it distorted at louder voulmes.

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 9:55 am 
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phongus wrote:
nicco...i find the placing of the tweeters interesting, different and kind of cool. Good on ya for that hehehe.

You have inspired me to put in my splits...all I had to do was put it in, mount the splits and plug it in...amp is all in and ready to be powered up. God I am lazy.

phong =P~


Glad to hear i have motivated someone!! :lol: Yeah, do it, its well worth it.

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What are you high passing them at? 60-80 hz is normally the go.

yeah, i'll run the sub up to 80Hz and then the rest from there up.

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make sure your speaker cone isnt hitting the door trim as mine was when i installed type s splits in the fairmont, couldnt figure out why it distorted at louder voulmes.

I dont think it is hitting, i was keeping an eye on it, my old 3 ways used to touch the door trim with the chassis for the tweeters. I cant here it distorting yet... but that said, my ears bleed before the volume gets to full!! :shock: :lol:

 

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Hey nice. Did you speak to dave when you were there? he is easily the best installer in Cairns. He could have helped out alot.

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Southy wrote:
nicco wrote:
horis: after reading pyroays tutes and other things, i decided that the factory mounting location was definatly not the best place for the tweeters.

They sound really good where they are nice and clear,and the sound is directly in front of me in the drivers seat, but without loosing any clarity.

Big Kev: Oh yeah, they look a bit rude sticking out in the photos, but they tuck nicely into the corners in real life. :P

Southy: 50watt rms (same as the amp i will be using) and $200


Where from? im looking to upgrade my currnet ones (30wrms pinoeer splits to something better because i think im going to get droned out in bass when my new system is all go.......


Dude i know a bloke that would hook you up with some polk momo splits if your interested

Ill get a price for you if u like
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