Since traffic has been kinda light around here and Im hitting my first show of '11 tomorrow, I figured Id start a thread thats all about me.....er I mean the upcoming MECA season. If nothing else, itll give everybody a place to make fun of me when I lose and Cody a place to just make fun of me period.
So since the SR tweeters are no more and tweeters blow left and right in competitions I decided to play around with some other raw tweeters from Madisound so I can have plenty of spares. Tried some Morel MDT-12's and while theyre pretty good tweeters, something about them I just didnt like that much. Maybe theyd be better off with some warmer sounding speakers but the livelier sound of the SR's just wasnt a good match.
So I tried some LPG aluminums and I think I really like them. They match very well with my beloved SR mids and give the image a more crisp, focused sound. String instruments sound almost 3D and horns have a nice brassy sound to them now. However the usual trade off pops up which is a brassy sound to vocals. I havent had a whole lot of time to tune on them but as of now theyre sitting at 3.2K @ 24 db/oct with the mids at the same settings.
4KHz, worked pretty good but they seem to be focusing up better down at 3.2. Im gonna let it sit for a few hours and go back out and listen again just to make sure Im right. Your ears can get used to anything and I cant count the times I thought I had it nailed, go back out the next day and wonder what the hell I was thinking.
To compensate for the 5's midbass, Im trying a little something by bumping 80 Hz. Makes the standup bass parts a little boomier but gives better pucnh in the kick drums.
I havent listened to another car since finals of 09 so there is no telling what kind of crap Ive got out set. Could be Ive grown used to those LPG's and its bright enough to put your eyes out. Tomorrow is a 3 judge show so Ill get some good input at least. I have a feeling its either gonna be really good or really bad.