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I'm trying to decide between the Polk DB1001's or a pair of Focal tweeters with crossovers from the 165 Access 1 componet set. I can get the tweeters and crossovers NIB for $50 locally! They are rated 94db sensitivity so even with using the crossovers i would think they'd play plenty loud.

Which set of tweeters would you guys go with if they are just being feed with power from the factory headunit? Thanks

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If you're going to spend $100 on the db1001's, there are a lot better options in my opinion. Never heard that Focal tweeter and it might not be a bad option for $50 with the crossover. Do you know where the x-over is located and if there is any leveling within the x-over for the tweeter level to be adjusted?


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If you're going to spend $100 on the db1001's, there are a lot better options in my opinion. Never heard that Focal tweeter and it might not be a bad option for $50 with the crossover. Do you know where the x-over is located and if there is any leveling within the x-over for the tweeter level to be adjusted?
The crossover has 0db, -3db, and -6db tweeter level adjustments.

You can get the Polk tweeters on Amazon for $65.

What other options, in your opinion, are a better choice then the Polk's? I'm always looking for input...
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Since you aren't using the match to the tweeter I would get whatever you want or whichever is cheaper. There may be serious differences between the two, like tweeter material that makes them sound inherently different. Ultimately you need to buy what is pleasing to your ears.
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Just to make it more difficult for you to decide, Polk tweeters fit into EX sails perfectly.

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Will you consider used? Even new, there are quite a few tweeters I'd recommend trying from PartsExpress and Madisound. Vifa, Seas, etc all make a tweeter around $25-35/ea. that will be MUCH better than 99% of these component system tweeters

When I had the ID cxs62 set running active in my Acura I got to looking at the x-over for the CXS and XS systems from Image Dynamics. VERY nice x-over's. If you can find the xs28 tweeters with (or without I guess) the crossover, that'd be a nice pick up. They could run down to 2,250hz/24dB and not get harsh at all. I kept them around 2.5kHz/18dB and they sounded incredible.

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I'm trying to decide between the Polk DB1001's or a pair of Focal tweeters with crossovers from the 165 Access 1 componet set. I can get the tweeters and crossovers NIB for $50 locally! They are rated 94db sensitivity so even with using the crossovers i would think they'd play plenty loud.

Which set of tweeters would you guys go with if they are just being feed with power from the factory headunit? Thanks
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Well i had to get the Focal tweets since i actually got them for $40 NEW with crossovers but decided to put them in our Highlander as i figured they'd be a little bright. They are in the dash spots but sound very clear.

In the Accord i picked up a set of Polk Dxi6500's and they are great! Just put them in this past weekend so still breaking them in but i would certainly recommend them while also sound deadening the front doors to help tighten the mid range. Purchased the tweeter trim pieces and like most have said they fit exceptionally.
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Well i had to get the Focal tweets since i actually got them for $40 NEW with crossovers but decided to put them in our Highlander as i figured they'd be a little bright. They are in the dash spots but sound very clear.

In the Accord i picked up a set of Polk Dxi6500's and they are great! Just put them in this past weekend so still breaking them in but i would certainly recommend them while also sound deadening the front doors to help tighten the mid range. Purchased the tweeter trim pieces and like most have said they fit exceptionally.
Do you happen to have the part number for the tweeter trim piece? I am looking to pick up some polks as well n would like to order the factory trim pieces. Thanks
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Do you happen to have the part number for the tweeter trim piece? I am looking to pick up some polks as well n would like to order the factory trim pieces. Thanks
If you promise not to ask me why the right side is more expensive than the left, I can get you the part numbers.

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If you promise not to ask me why the right side is more expensive than the left, I can get you the part numbers.

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Tweeters on Sport (EX Mirror mounts)


Cost me a dollar for the left side and 20 dollars for the right side when I did my project. MAKES NO SENSE.

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