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Old 12 February 2011, 16:44   #1
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Marine tweeters?

Does anyone know of a UK supplier of some not-too-expensive marine tweeters. I quite like the look of the JL 100 but they only seem to be available from US sources. Ideally I'd like some 2" tweeters to mount in a better line-of-ear location on the console to improve sound kwality when going along. My main 6" doobreys are mounted on the lower part of the console and tend to sound somewhat muffled. Something simple with a passive crossover would be fine.
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Does anyone know of a UK supplier of some not-too-expensive marine tweeters. I quite like the look of the JL 100 but they only seem to be available from US sources. Ideally I'd like some 2" tweeters to mount in a better line-of-ear location on the console to improve sound kwality when going along. My main 6" doobreys are mounted on the lower part of the console and tend to sound somewhat muffled. Something simple with a passive crossover would be fine.
For a minute there I thought you wanted to find Twits in the marine environment. How do manufacturers "marinise" a speaker?
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Do http://www.polyplanar.com/ do anything that would suit?
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Do http://www.polyplanar.com/ do anything that would suit?
Nup, sadly not. All too big.
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I was thinking along the same lines as you during the build process, some directional high freq sound should compliment the bigger speakers down by my knees.

I ended up with 3" Polys but frankly they're a waste of dashboard space, although you've probably got less "background" noise than me I'd be wary of creating more useless holes.
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It'll soon be Emmental after I've fitted the new GPS and glovebox, along with relocating the gauges. Whilst I have the hole saws out, I thought it'd be good to fit everything at once. It's really a culmination of living with the boat for 2 years and now deciding what would be the best improvements.

That's why I fancied the idea of small tweeters, bit like in a car where you tend to have the main drivers in the door panel low down and then the mid/upper frequency speakers on the dash or at the top of the door.
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