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Icon5 tweets in the center console? who's done it?

so im picking up my fx4 seats and center console tomorrow. wondering if anyone has put some tweeters on each side of the console??

or am i just stupid for thinking this might be kinda cool? lol

i already have focals all the way around in the cab and a 10" jl sub and amp

would this be overkill? haha

if you have done this i want pics!!!!!
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My tweeters are in my doors. You could do this easily. You would just need some longer wire to hook them up.
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I think i'll try it :) seems like it might sound good at least in my opinion
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Maybe. I've thought about having tweeters in the kick panels.
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I think tweeters on the A pillars would be cool, not just stuck up there, but done nicely
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i thought about that too :) we'll see it's not like I NEED them lol. but it gives me something to do when i am bored
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I personally would put them in the A pillars. I think the dash they would look a little rice. Nice setup, what type of jl sub are you running? This guy I used to know ran 2 12" jl w6s in a down firing box in his ranger, that setup was ridiculous.
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I got 2 of them on each side in my a pillars and they sound pretty nice
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I think that while the more direct path of the tweeters would sound good,
I think it will throw off your sound stage and might sound funky..
you will basically be turning your stereo into a mono. good stereo separation key to a good sounding system.

if you don't have any means of processing the audio signal (timedelay) then its always best to mount the tweets as close to the mid range speakers as possible. at least have the tweeters and mid on the same plain. so that the sound from all of the speakers hit your ear at the same time.

while the a-pillars have a good direct path to your ears, they are very different distances from your ears. drivers side tweet will be much brighter and louder then the right side. The tweets also tend to reflect off of the glass of the windshield and side windows. this can cause harshness.

If you need more highs I think you need to work on different parts of your system.
four tweeters should be enough for anyone's ears to bleed.
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i think they should fire into the cab, not away, its gonna dick up the sound
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I personally would put them in the A pillars. I think the dash they would look a little rice. Nice setup, what type of jl sub are you running? This guy I used to know ran 2 12" jl w6s in a down firing box in his ranger, that setup was ridiculous.
i think i'm just not going to do them lol. the focals already have the nice tweeters in the center of them that you can angle any way you want

honestly i don't remember what sub it is. it was just a preloaded box from car toys with the amp sunk into the box. its like 250 amps. i bought it for my old zx2 because i got so tires of my two JBL 12's witha massive ported box lol.

the system sounds sooooo clean in my truck though
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2 in the center and 2 on the a pillars might sound good.
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the system sounds sooooo clean in my truck though
I can imagine. You have some pretty good stuff.
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they should for $400 a pair lol. i need to run another amp though. the head unit is decent but it could be better
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I have mine in the floor console aimed more towards my legs and the sound is great even when they were on the head unit without an amp, But I also have 2 in the doors with the Infinity's
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