Re: New fronts (focal 1ss-690)
Thanks for the review. I assume you have the OE Alpine? When you say you "retained" the stock tweets, is there still sound coming from them? Or are they simply there to provide the signal to the Focal tweets? I would think it would be quite bright if you had that many tweets active? Also, you'd have a lower impedance load on the OE amp, and that may not be good over time.
What/how to they have that tweeter mounted? Did it come with a bracket to mount it near the center of the woofer cone?
I initially tried swapping in mids/tweets in my Ram (same horrible Alpine system), and it did not produce any desirable results. My standard is quite high though -- coming from a Lincoln THXII system (night a day difference between it and Chrysler Alpine). My Jeep is still mostly stock except for center channel. My wife drives it, and she does not care. There's now a huge difference between it and my Ram (same 430N source).
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