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Old 10-19-2009, 03:43 PM
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What is a Crossover?

When I do my searches around the Internet for stuff forsale I usually come across "Crossovers", So now I am wondering what do they do?
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When I do my searches around the Internet for stuff forsale I usually come across "Crossovers", So now I am wondering what do they do?
here ya go!!!! LINK
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Old 10-19-2009, 03:54 PM
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they allow you to filter out a certain range of frequencies from a signal at varying degrees of cutoff. ....so you won't have little 3.5" speakers trying to play 30hz notes ...there are multiple different types of crossovers...once you understand essentially what they do, research about the varying types.

they are extremely useful and necassary to build any decent system.
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Old 10-19-2009, 06:28 PM
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Alright, Thanks guys for the info and the link I will do smoe more research on it.

With that said, does anyone have one forsale?
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Old 10-19-2009, 06:45 PM
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Head Unit: McIntosh MX-406
Fronts: Hertz MLK-165
Rears: Focal 165 CVX
Amps: Alpine PDX 1.1000, Alpine PDX 4.150
Sub: 10" Image Dynamics ID MAX V.3
Power: Second Battery (yellow top optima), 50 Farad Capacitor
Dampening: Dynamat Xtreme (full car)
Wiring: Audison 2gauge

WOW kinda over kill don't you think? I would have spent that money on something more useful.
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Originally Posted by MTT View Post
here ya go!!!! LINK
ohhh man, LMFAO, where did you come across that? "Let me Google that for you."
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Old 10-19-2009, 09:46 PM
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Originally Posted by mustaine4prez View Post
WOW kinda over kill don't you think? I would have spent that money on something more useful.


lol, i would never in my life pay for a 50 farad cap. got it for free from a buddy of mine.
thanks for your input though.



and back on topic...RKnight, generally you will find any decent headunit and amps will have them built in, what are you running right now? you may not need to buy external crossovers.

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Old 10-20-2009, 08:57 AM
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My Car is a 99 Acura 1.6 EL
My System so Far is as followed......

2 10inch Rockford P1 Subs
300W ea. with 150RMS ea.
Pioneer 760W AMP
1.2 Farad Cap
2 or 4 Gauage wire (not sure yet)
2 Pioneer front speakers
2 Kenwood Rear speakers
Monster RCA and all cables
Kenwood KDC-MP728 deck


Planning on buyin some tweeters and some rockford speakers. What else do you guys thing I should do or change?
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your head unit has built in adjustable high pass filter for both the front and the rear, and low pass filter for the subwoofer. read the manual for your headunit, it has alot of useful features


you already have a pretty complete system. 3 things i can think of....
1. get and amp to power your speakers
2. dynamat your car
3. start upgrading what you already have. (keep in mind, you electrical will be fine with what you have, but if your system begins to grow, you may need to upgrade that as well.)

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Old 10-20-2009, 03:14 PM
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Originally Posted by jstoner22 View Post
your head unit has built in adjustable high pass filter for both the front and the rear, and low pass filter for the subwoofer. read the manual for your headunit, it has alot of useful features


you already have a pretty complete system. 3 things i can think of....
1. get and amp to power your speakers
2. dynamat your car
3. start upgrading what you already have. (keep in mind, you electrical will be fine with what you have, but if your system begins to grow, you may need to upgrade that as well.)

Yes thats what I want to do next is the amp for speakers and dynamat.

What size amp do I need for the speakers? I want to try to buy the same one I already have to keep it alike. Is there any paticular place I should buy this dynamat? or should I just go to future shop etc?.

I do want to buy good tweeters, any suggestions?
I already have 2 gauge Lighting audio wire, and a fuse holder, but my fuse holder is missing the cover, which im guessing since it usally gets mounted under the hood it should be covered? any suggestions on this?
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