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Tips on Electronic Cross over positions?!

Old 01-03-2004, 07:02 PM
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Hey guys, I finally ran new wiring and installed my 6.5"s in all 4 doors and removed the monsoon system out... I am powering the door speakers off a MTX RT404 Amp thats sending like 40 watts RMS to each speaker and a MTX electronic x-over... The speakers are infinity referance. I still think the monsoon system sounded better but 1 speaker was blown and they wanted to much for the replacement speaker so I switched it all out... but then again it could sound worse because I dont know how to properly use this equilizer aswell... Can someone tell me what Hz level I should have the equilizer on to run full range mids??? It says to start it at 140 and go down to desired level but since the eq is in the trunk and im in the car its becoming a pain... I also find there is to much highs and not enough bass coming from the mids at 140... anyone have any better suggestions???

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Old 01-03-2004, 08:45 PM
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1.Set the amplifier gains (if not done or you don't know how do a search and once accomplished come back to this)
2.Put in a cd of your usual listening material and adjust the volume to the loudest setting YOU listen to it at (not the loudest it will go).
3.Set the crossover to high pass and start it at ~80Hz and lower it until the speakers start to distort because of the bass.
4.Tune the eq from there for desired sound.

This should get you started.
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Old 01-03-2004, 10:16 PM
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Hey thanks Hard Worker, I will give that a shot tommorow morning!! [img]smile.gif[/img]
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Old 01-03-2004, 10:19 PM
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Do it now while it's still mild outside. [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
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Old 01-03-2004, 10:43 PM
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lol well you said to keep it at a level which I listen to, and since its almost 1, I dont think the neighbours would appreciate it!! hah hah!! =)
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Old 01-05-2004, 10:02 AM
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Originally posted by Flow2Dirty:
Hey guys, I finally ran new wiring and installed my 6.5"s in all 4 doors and removed the monsoon system out... I am powering the door speakers off a MTX RT404 Amp thats sending like 40 watts RMS to each speaker and a MTX electronic x-over... The speakers are infinity referance. I still think the monsoon system sounded better but 1 speaker was blown and they wanted to much for the replacement speaker so I switched it all out... but then again it could sound worse because I dont know how to properly use this equilizer aswell... Can someone tell me what Hz level I should have the equilizer on to run full range mids??? It says to start it at 140 and go down to desired level but since the eq is in the trunk and im in the car its becoming a pain... I also find there is to much highs and not enough bass coming from the mids at 140... anyone have any better suggestions???

Thanks guys!
Judging by some of your posts, it may be in your best interests to get your work done by your local shop.

Your product will perform much better when installed and set up correctly [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
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Old 01-05-2004, 02:35 PM
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Hey, I agree actually.. and it probably would have been cheaper in the long run to, but I mean the whole point of any modification to my vehicles is all part of the joy of owning one... I Like working hands on and enjoy learning as I go... If I just pay someone everytime I need something done, you will never learn and it takes ALL of the fun away! Its not a money issue, its just I enjoy it... [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
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