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Urgent! How to connect the tweeters w/my new amp?

Old 03-13-2009, 11:14 PM
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Urgent! How to connect the tweeters w/my new amp?

my car has no amp originally
the tweeters are in the door. i don't wanna tear down the door to change the tweeters
but my new amp just has 4-ch, 2 for front, 2 for rear
how to connect the tweeters w/my new amp? twist the lines of the tweeter w/the lines of the front speakers that output from the amp? will it burn the tweeters?
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Old 03-14-2009, 09:10 AM
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Just run them in parrallel with the front speakers but make sure you cap the tweeters.
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Old 03-14-2009, 10:59 AM
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^^^^^x2
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Old 03-14-2009, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by selective sound View Post
Just run them in parrallel with the front speakers but make sure you cap the tweeters.
negative. i disagree with you both. first, how much power does this amp put out. second, you need a high pass crossover for the tweeter, not a cap.

if your changing the mid-bass, u may as well change the tweeter as well. if its any respectable amp i'm almost assured that you will implode the tweeter. especially if you do not put it on a high pass filter. it may last at low volume for a while, but the more volume, the drastically shorter lifespan it will have.
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^^certainly a better way to go...depends on your level of commitment and involvement. The cap is still better than nothing at all though.
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Old 03-14-2009, 01:54 PM
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if the amp u plan to run has a high pass crossover built into it....run the tweeter on the front channel, run the front midbass on the rear channel, then u have a bi-amp setup and leave the rear speakers on head unit power.
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^^that's a good suggestion!
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Old 03-14-2009, 03:03 PM
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Originally Posted by doublexl View Post
you need a high pass crossover for the tweeter, not a cap.
A capacitor in line with a tweeter would be a simple first order passive network (6 dB/Octave) whose high pass will be determined by the value of the capacitor selected.
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A capacitor in line with a tweeter would be a simple first order passive network (6 dB/Octave) whose high pass will be determined by the value of the capacitor selected.
who's to say the simple capacitor would survive all the watts being passed through it.
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^ the voltage rating of the capacitor used would be taken into consideration.
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