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Old June 15th, 2003, 06:56 AM   #1
 
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Which MB Quart tweeter setting is most natural sounding: 0dB, -3db, -6db

I have the MB Quart RSD 216 which includes:
-RWC 216 (mid)
-RTC 216 (tweeter)
-RXC 216 (crossover)

The crossover has 3 settings for the tweeter: 0db, -3db, -6db.

I am running about 100W RMS to the speakers.

IMO, the -3db setting sounds the most natural. I think the 0db setting is way to bright.

What tweeter setting do you think sounds the most natural (I am asking for your opinion)?

I know its not the Q series and that focal, rainbow, and CDT seperates sound way better. But I am on a budget, and honestly don't want to spend that much on my car speakers. And I actually like how the speakers sound in my car.

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Old June 15th, 2003, 08:40 AM   #2
 
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Well, it's your car, and your music, so your statement of "IMO, the -3db setting sounds the most natural." answers your question.

MB Quarts are very brightly balanced speakers, I don't know a single person who likes the 0db setting.

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Old June 16th, 2003, 01:11 AM   #3
 
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LOL nitin just answered his own question. Car audio is purely subjective... of course audio noobs start wars over who's right and who's wrong or what sound best and what doesnt. Personally, MB is only good for home audio application and I'd just run them over with my tires but of course that's just a subjective opinion
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Old June 16th, 2003, 04:25 AM   #4
 
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I am asking for your subjective opinion? I don't know your opinoin, so I did not answer my own question. I simply gave you my opinoin.

There is no one right answer.

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Old June 16th, 2003, 04:55 AM   #5
 
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What amp and headunit are you running to these speakers? Any eq/or external crossovers as well?
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Old June 16th, 2003, 04:57 AM   #6
 
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Kenwood DPX-MP4030 Headunit
A/D/S PQ40.2 (RMS 100Wx4 @ 4 ohms)
No eq/or external crossovers
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Old June 16th, 2003, 06:44 AM   #7
 
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JEEZIZ that's a beautiful amp... but why waste such a beauty on ugh MBs... , that would make some other branded speakers sing with the utmost joy. anyways... use 3db attentuation and call it a day.
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Old June 16th, 2003, 10:24 AM   #8
 
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besides the subjective arguement already discussed

Alot of times speaker manufacturers include the fade off for tweets because of different mounting positions.

alot of times if people reflect their front tweets off glass, they need to reduce the tweet output to keep it balanced with everything else.

Its also a practice to have a high rolloff for your rear speakers, so maybe people would use that feature for their rear speakers.

Obviously it would make sense that 0db (no fade) would be the most natural, but there are other factors (like the 2 above) along with the fact your head unit isnt perfect nor are any amps you may have. So between these 3 options and personal preference, its nice MB Quart gave you different settings.

For the most "natural" sounding for your speakers and placement, your best bet is to get it into a shop with an analyzer to set some default equalizer settings, and then tune personalized settings from there.



People get used to their own stereo's and usually think it sounds the best because they are used to it. I have been it some rediculously horrible sounding vehicles in my time and the owners just think its golden. Since your buying MB Quart in the first place, I would bet your car is sounding good

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