suppressed vocals from 6.5" woofer

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suppressed vocals from 6.5" woofer

Hello. I recently replaced the 6.5" woofers in my 2-way speakers. These are generic replacements with no available specs.

Vocals with acoustical accompaniment sounds great, but the pop music vocals (Linda Rondstand, Steve Winwood, Anita Baker) sounded suppress.

I was wondering if I need a woofer with a frequency range that starts lower or a frequency range that ends higher? The crossover point for the speakers is 2k Hz.

Any advice would be appreciated.
 
I would have expected any 6 1/2 inch driver to give decent level output up to at least 5kHz.

Is the replacement driver the same impedance as the original? If you change this fundamental specification, you can shift the cross point of the low pass section and this can boost or cut the midrange output considerably depending on whether the replacement driver is higher or lower impedance than original.

Alternatively the new driver may have less sensitivity than the original one, which would have a similar effect, but the bass might still sound ok due to cabinet alignment which could give you more apparent bass output (say a system Q of 1.5).

I hope someone on this forum with a better knowledge of manufecturers and components can provide you with a suitable replacement.
 
Pinkmouse saw the obvious solution, whereas I am blind.

If the crossover is a second order type (i.e. has two wire coils and two capacitors), the woofer and tweeter need to be connected OUT of phase to correct the 180 degree shift in the crossover. Either reverse the tweeter or woofer and this could well fix your problem!

On first and third order crossovers, this won't make a difference as they are always 90 degrees out of phase anyway.

Try this first.
 
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