Posted 08 October 2009 - 09:22 AM
So I'm thinking of adding a small pair of tweeters to this box by non-destructive means. They will share the space inside the speakers compartment, right behind the grill. I'll post pictures soon of my idea. My guess is that the small speakers inside are rated at 4 ohms and I'm wondering if the tweeters would need to be rated for 4 ohms also? Does anyone know of any reason why this would be a bad idea, will this blow the amp? Tweeters are really small and would not take much to power them although they would have to be hooked up with a crossover. Will the tweeters or crossover take power away from the main speakers?
Posted 08 October 2009 - 06:59 PM
Posted 13 October 2009 - 04:35 PM
Putting them in the grills would be trick! Sorta floating like a Sony CFS-500 or 66 or 99.
Posted 17 October 2009 - 02:47 AM
I began with a pair of Cerwin Vega tweeters. These sell all the time on eBay for about $30
Took the housing off and this is what's left, pure tweeter.
Took the grills off, this part was hard. Had to push hard without bending the metal, then drilled a small hole to get the wired through.
Here's a pic of the wires going through the other side.
With tiny bolts and nuts I then secured the tweeter to the grill. Finding a small enough bolt took a while - finally found what I needed at a hobby shop. I decided on not centering the tweeter on the grill. This way the main speaker sound was not too obstructed.
Replaced the grill with the tweeter on it.
Here's a pic of the back with the speakers back on and you can also see the crossover. I secured everything down nice and tight so that nothing would rattle.
Complete!! I may be wrong but this could be the very first Kaboom with tweeters in the world.
Here's a side view. You can see the shiny end caps here. I cleaned the rubber stuff that was coming off.
I'll post a full review tomorrow when I get to really crank it. I can't wait.
Posted 17 October 2009 - 11:30 AM
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Posted 18 October 2009 - 03:30 PM
I bet it sounds 100% better.
I agree with Tony Hit those screws with some black and you are all set.
Posted 18 October 2009 - 03:42 PM
-- thanks a lot for the idea and the pictures
Posted 24 October 2009 - 12:08 PM
Posted 26 October 2009 - 06:00 PM
I pulled the tweeter from big Cerwin Vega speakers that had a built-in crosssover but that's not what I used for this box. I honestly couldn't tell you where I got them (the crossovers), I've had them for some years. I looked on ePay for something smaller and there were plenty available. But I went with what I had.
Where did the crossovers come from? Did they come with the tweeters?
Posted 26 October 2009 - 07:42 PM
tweeters up to nice power ranges...
they dont come too expensive...
Posted 29 October 2009 - 06:36 PM
Looks good , hit the screw heads with a black magic marker or similar so they blend in nicer with the grille
I agree or replace them with black allens - looks awesome otherwise!