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Dougie
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want highs from my speaker system

HI everyone, newbie here.

I have a great set of Altec speakers in giant wood cabinets. Great sound...2 way speakers. I'm driving them with a Denon AV amp with plenty of power. It is surround sound but I just have the two speakers and the Polk Audio powered subwoofer hooked up.

I'm wild about all kinds of music, but lately just want to hear the drums in my jazz CDs come through clearer.

My first inclination is to find a set of tweeters that are enclosed and hook them up to the surround channel.

Most tweeters I have seen look to be mounted within the existing speaker enclosures which I really would rather not do.

any suggestions? cost is always an issue but a couple hundred bucks is my budget at present.

Thanks in advance for any and all comments and suggestions.

Kal Rubinson
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Yes. I suggest you find

Yes. I suggest you find another strategy. Enclosed tweeters with built-in high-pass filters are uncommon. Also, placement to acoustically align with your main (undefined) speakers is problematic. If you really need more treble, you might try a tone control, an EQ or replacing your speakers. Also, give a thought to the room acoustics which may be contributing to your issue.

BTW, what speakers are these?

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thanks for the comments, Kal.

thanks for the comments, Kal. I ordered some pyramid tweeters for $25 to sit on top of the existing 10" altec speaker cabinets. Also fixing to order a 31 band stereo EQ...around $200.

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Good luck. Let us know how

Good luck. Let us know how it works out.

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