So my SR-6500's are installed finally with the tweeters firing up at the windshield , flush-mounted on MDF. The angle mounts wouldn't fit under the speaker grill so for now I have them flushmounted. I may experiment with the angled cups in the future. They are amped by 2 channels off of my Alpine pdx-4.100, using the provided crossovers.
Upon first listen I have to say I was a bit disappointed. I was prepared for this somewhat after reading up on these speakers and finding it to be a consensus that they need up to 100 hours of break-in before they sound their best. But I was assuming this was mainly for the woofer and getting the most out of their midbass response. My problem was with the tweeters. After reading about how smooth and mellow they sound, I was surprised to find them to be somewhat harsh and glassy sounding compared to the Boston Acoustic 3.5" speakers I had in the exact same location. Perhaps I am not used to the sound of only a tweter coming from the dash, as opposed to the 3.5" which is a coax and has some midrange as well. Or is it that the SR tweeters also tend to sound this way at first but also need just as many hours to break in as the woofers? Can anyone comment on this?