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Since I haven't listened to a plethora of tweets, I am relying on your recommendations. I really, really like my Dayton RS tweets in my beater car. I would like the same sound and flexibility in x-over points in a small format tweet. It has to be 2" max diameter or smaller and able to handle 50-100W. My budget is $200 for the pair, but anything cheaper is nice. ;)

I was thinking about the LPG or the Scan/Alpine one. Are these close?
 

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I havent heard the Scan/Alpine yet, but i can tell you the LPG wont give you the same crossover flexibility as the Dayton...
 

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The only small format tweeter that i know of that can play close to as low as the Dayton Reference is the SEAS Lotus Reference tweeter.

Last i heard the Lotus xovers crossed them over at 1.9khz on a 12db slope, while the www.seaslotus.com website says the crossover point between the mid and tweet is 1.7khz.

So far, the Lotus Ref tweeter is the best hard domed tweeter that ive heard inside a car (and they have a soft dome too).
 

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strong*I*bumpin said:
wow @ 163 a pop they better install themselves
werewolf said:
hey you gotta go to :

www.pacparts.com

select the consumer site, pick Alpine products by model number and pull up the parts list for Alpine SPXF17T. You'll see the tweeter listed by it's D2904 part number, plus a separate listing for the surface/angle mount hardware. Maybe some other stuff too ... but I'm too lazy right now ... lol

let us know how the search goes on pacparts
:)
 

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10K2HVN said:
So far, the Lotus Ref tweeter is the best hard domed tweeter that ive heard inside a car (and they have a soft dome too).

I've heard better...




..Seas prototype tweeters :D



by far the favorite tweeter. smoothness of the reference's fabric, but with the top end extention like that of the reference's aluminum. I'd take them over the LCY anyday :D
 

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strong*I*bumpin said:
wow @ 163 a pop they better install themselves
It's that darn name you pay for, ya know...
So I hear ya... The Alpine alternative is just as good IMO... and cheaper from Pacparts...

If the Dayton RS tweeter carried the USHER name (it is made by USHER BTW) it would probably carry a higher price tag...
 

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95Legend said:
..Seas prototype tweeters :D
Does the smily indicate an inside joke, or is there actually a Seas prototype of somesort about to be released? I am trying to decide bewteen a Dayton RS225 (8") with a low crossable compact tweeter or a 7" than can be used with a "normal" tweeter, so this conversation interests me greatly. If I do go with the RS225, at the moment my choice will be the Apline version of the 2904/6000 based on specs/cost and reviews of others.
 

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yeah..those Seas prototype tweeters are quite nice. I liked them alot! actually, they probably are the best sounding conventional tweeters ive ever heard.. (or it couldve been Ding's tuning)

^but its the "prototype" part that might make it kinda *unattainable*....

^^just a little bit.. ;)
 

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I also searched the rest of the web, unsuccessfully as I am looking for an A pillar tweeter for my car as well. Any other ideas on where to find these or alternative recommendations?
 

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mojako said:
tried that.. unfortunately the tweeters out of stock. :(
From the other thread discussing this tweeter, pacparts doesnt keep them in stock - they have them shipped directly from Apline.
 

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so where did these seas prototype tweeters come from?

who's got the insider hookup?

I had the silk seas performance tweeters, and while they are sweet, id think lower than 2000-2500 crossover at high volume would be a tad much, I kept mine at 2500-3000 depending on the day




as Re: the dayton if you take the face plate off (4 allens) the are much more manageable in the apillars--since they arent that deep if you get the non shielded version --like I did
 

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as Re: the dayton if you take the face plate off (4 allens) the are much more manageable in the apillars--since they arent that deep if you get the non shielded version --like I did
Have any pics of the datyons living in your apillars?
 

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newtitan said:
as Re: the dayton if you take the face plate off (4 allens) the are much more manageable in the apillars--since they arent that deep if you get the non shielded version --like I did
OK, some of us do not have billboard wide sized a-pillars. :rolleyes:

If you take the faceplate off the non-shielded version, what do you think is the total mounting hole diameter of those Daytons? I only have two inches total to work with. And that is pushing it! :(
 

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should be 3.25" , and yes im a tad lucky in one regard as the pillars are huge

but it means nothing since I cant find a able bodied 3-4" overall diameter mid to put up there :)
 
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