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Default Tweeters, silk, bullet, aluminum?

Not really sure how to ask this, and I have read a lot about them, but there seems to be no real way to tell exactly how each really sounds without hearing them.

Needing to find something budget minded that won't break the bank for my setup. I'm still a complete noob to the whole audio aspect of things and I'm learning as I go.

I want to get something that has a crisp but natural sound. Something that won't exactly be harsh, but at the same time won't be to soft. I listen to just about everything with a majority of it being edm/dubstep. Also a lot of linkin park.

To me from my research, silk dome seem to be what's suitable for my taste, but at the same time a bullet could possibly be better. I don't really know, so that's why I'm asking. I wanna get something that will blend nicely with 6.5 inch silver flutes in a 2 way active setup.

I plan to run this setup on a rf r300x4 to begin with off a SS Harmony.

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Your 1st sentence is the most important one....listening with your own ears. Since everyone's ears are different, one comp set may sound better to you while that same comp set may sound diff to the other person, w/o changing a thing.

If I were you, pay a visit to a local car audio place and listen to some comp sets in person. Same materials too if possible. We can suggest all types but you may not like what we suggest.

That said, my CDT Audio's have a silk dome tweeter. I got about 75 watts running to my comp set and they sound great. The bullet, dome tweets sound harsh to me but others have stated more power to them sounds better.

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as stated, you need to listen to them and decide for yourself.

in one car I have Kicker KS which have a silk dome tweeter. I really do enjoy listening to music with them. I've ran all of the different materials and I personally prefer Titanium over them all. I've never had a better sounding set of speaker than MB Quart QSD and MB Quart PSDs. In a set up I'm planning for another car of mine, I'm going to be running Kicker KS components which have a titanium dome tweeter.

Personal feeling about best sound just based on material but it does not mean that one can't sound better than another. 1. Titanium 2. Aluminum 3. Silk 4. Ribbon 5. bullet. I know people will say that a metal tweeter is very harsh but I've never had anyone say that about that when they listen to them in my car plus. it's about tuning too.
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If you are still new and do not have any form of advanced Signal processing. I'd stay clear away from super/bullet tweets and low end aluminium. Silk is usually a safe choice.

Look around on madisound.com for raw drivers, they usually have a frequency response graph so you can see how they would sound like. For a budget, Vifa xt 25 tweeters are very nice and smooth sounding for the price.
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If you are still new and do not have any form of advanced Signal processing. I'd stay clear away from super/bullet tweets and low end aluminium. Silk is usually a safe choice.

Look around on madisound.com for raw drivers, they usually have a frequency response graph so you can see how they would sound like. For a budget, Vifa xt 25 tweeters are very nice and smooth sounding for the price.
I totally agree. I've had the Vifa for awhile now, killer tweeters for cheap.

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I totally agree. I've had the Vifa for awhile now, killer tweeters for cheap.

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He talked me into the vifas. They sound extremely smooth.
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Had Morel Ovations and they were nice. Went to CDT Silk domes and I think they are nicer.
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Well, I think I may just have to pick up a set tweeters. I have one local shop, but all he sells is Memphis items, and some kicker amps. The other shop is an hour away and I've never been in it yet, but I hear he's way overpriced from other people on most of his items.

This alone is what sucks about living in bfe. Nothing around you at all. Hell, Walmart is an hour away as well. Lol
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You need to chose tweeters for the mids you are using. Every size mid will break up at a certain point. You need tweeters that will cover down to the point before the mid breaks up. If your mid don't like playing beyond 3k hz you need a tweeter to be able to play low enough to cover it. Silk domes seem to be able to play the lowest for reasonable prices.
Bullets are for when you don't care if the mid breaks up
Metal work if you can play the mid higher, smaller mids like 3.5in.
Than you have Be tweeters. Expensive but do it all. Extremely detailed, play low.

Woofersect has a nice selection.
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90% of overall tweeter performance will be based on location and direction.... IMHO

Up high (on the pillar) I would stay away from bullet tweets, unless you have a really large sub stage to keep up with... Metal domes, I have run on the pillar, but I prefer them off-axis (not pointed directly at you) as they can get harsh at higher volumes. For most pillar installs, I prefer Silk domes, on-axis (pointed at you)....

For door installs, off-axis, bullet and metal dome tweets will give greater volume. Silk domes can work as well, depending on substage and listening prferences, but may take some playing around with placement.

It will really come down to your ears.... I currently run multiple (and mixed) tweeter setup and I really enjoy it. I have a pair of Cresendo RTS silk domes, paired with a FatialPRO 4", on-axis on the pillar, another pair of Crescendo RTSs in the kick, paired with a Crescendo PWX 6, on axis, and a pair of CT Sounds bullet/super tweets in the dash speaker location, off-axis pointed up at the windshield (also have another pair of PWX 6s in the door). I run everything active and with some playing around with crossover points and levels, I think I have a very well balanced, loud frontstage that works well, and hopefully will keep up with the 2 15's in a 4th order wall that I am installing, lol....
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