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    Question too many choiced

    Alright... i searched and read on inverted/normal dome tweeters and silk vs aluminum, but it only got me so far. I have heard good thing about certain brands but i cannot decide which to go with.


    1)Diamond Audio Motorsport M6 series
    2)JL Audio XR series
    3)Focal Polyglass series
    4)CDT CL series

    Ive read the Focals are very harsh/bright which I am thinking about moving away from b/c my current tweeters are harsh and it can get to me at times.

    Which offers overall best performance, and will sound the best?

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    as for inverted dome and dome... it has to do with the dispersion angle... you can see in specs that the domes have wider and inv. dome has narrower. This is something you need to decide when you decide how you'll be angling them.

    As for sounds of silk vs al, etc... I hear that silk sounds 'warmer' but I haven't gotten that far.. I still need brake parts hehe..
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    Everything you listed are EXCELLENT speakers and will sound awesome.

    Once you get into that league, they will all work great.
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    i have a hard time believing that you'll be able to tell the difference amongst those tweeters, except for two things - character and volume. some will be a couple db's more sensitive, and thus louder, and each will have a different character, much like any other high quality driver. this means that each will probably match best with mids of the same brand, so i'd say let that be your choice... pick a mid, then get their tweeter
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    Ive heard all those except for the CDT and here is my take on em.

    The JL XR would be my favorite. Its got supersweet midrange and very good midbass. The highs are not spectacular but as good as most speakers on the market. The x-over is extremely adjustable so you can tweak the hell out of it.

    The Diamond M6 is also a great speaker. They have 2 models, one with an aluminium tweet and the other with a silk. The silk is smoother and the mids are very clean sounding. The only downside really is a lack of midbass.

    The Focal is anything but harsh. These are the best out of the bunch. They have extremely smooth response and are very detailed. I would pick this tweeter over any of the other mentioned. Their only drawback is that they are made in France where the Diamonds are made in China and the XR's are made in Germany.
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    The adire Koda 6.1's are also worth looking into
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    I have the m6 series in my truck and have only one complaint--the lack of midbass...The JL XRs have better midbass, but I like the tweeter of the m6 series better. I'd put the polyglass series behind the m6 and the XRs and the CL series behind all of them. I'd take the m6 over the XRs because its easier to make up for lack of bass in the midrange than it is to make up for lack of detail in the tweeters. I got mine for $230 at www.onlinecarstero.com.
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