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How to install flush mount tweeter

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Chickenmunga, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. Jun 20, 2009 at 7:58 PM
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    Chickenmunga

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    So I have the Clarus speakers and Marv's tweeter baffles, so I'm basically following the same steps as the guide Marv wrote. However, I'm stumped how the tweeter gets mounted without falling out. Do you glue it in place??
     
  2. Jun 20, 2009 at 8:16 PM
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    most tweeters have a lip on them. The hole drilled allows for it drop in flush. On the back, there is usually a metal spring of sorts that is screwed into the back of the tweeter that is shaped so it is bent and pushing on the back of the materiel the tweeter is mount though. It basically pulls the tweeter into the hole and holds it.

    I've not seen the Clarus, so :notsure:
     
  3. Jun 20, 2009 at 8:39 PM
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    I talked to Mr Marv for about an hour last night about my stereo upgrade and he said that what he does with the tweeters is to use a dab of silicone or some hot glue to hold them in. He is a really nice guy to talk to and is very helpful. I also plan on getting my Clarus speakers and baffles from him when I get ready to do it. I am planning it all out now to try to make sure I don't end up screwing it all up. What faceplate is the best in the opinion of those who have upgraded? Metra or Scosche? There is a lot to research and think about before actually doing it.
     
  4. Jun 20, 2009 at 8:57 PM
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    GoBlueFan, I'll take some pictures for your curiosity tomorrow. They basically have a lip, and there's a plastic housing that can snap off with two screw holes (there's also spares for surface mounts or angle mounts). There's a bag with tabs, but nothing that was really helpful.

    Commtrd, that's the plan I had (call to Marv or silicone if nothing else). Silicone it is then!

    There's definitely one faceplate that's more sturdy than the other, I don't know which one it is. Do a search, I'm positive it's been answered.
     
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