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If you have a three way setup that is done actively, with a deck that has attenuation, cross-over and timing controls, is it okay to place the tweeters basically anywhere with the woofer being in it's normal lower door/kick pod position?

I ask this because I've read that you should keep the main tweeter as close to the primary mid-range woofer as possible. But, isn't that just because you don't want to screw up timings and volumes. If you have electronic control over that is the tweeter level a non-issue?

I see a lot of people on here with main tweeters mounted in the sail panel/lower a-pillar area. :confused:
 

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IMO,

having a good dsp and going fully active does allow you more freedom in terms of placement, however, it doesnt mean you can go all bonkers on things.

from waht i have found, when doing say a two way active set up with the tweeters high up and the kicks down low, it helps to have the tweeter being able to go as low as possible cleanly.

in general, i have found that the lower one can cross the tweeter reasonably, the better it sounds for a tway set up in the config above. it also varies wildly from car to car of course.

but in the end, i think asking this question is moot, cause all you will get is a bunch of opnions from people, that may or may not translate well to your own preference. if you are curious about it enough, i suggest either seeking out someone with such a set up that is well installed nad tuned, and take a listen.

or, try out your own set up in that config and see what you think? :)

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The strict answer is no. Look up combing to understand why.
 

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the objective is to place the tweeters in their most ideal location and use your tuning features to maximize it's effeciency. The less tuning you have to do the more natural the sound will be.

That being said, keeping the tweeters wide and at ear level will usually be fine.
 

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