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Sam524
06-15-2006, 05:48 PM
true or not?

azbass
06-15-2006, 05:48 PM
nah

Prowler573
06-15-2006, 05:52 PM
The settings of the crossover (if there are any) will affect the output.
Its physical location will not.

Your friend = moron :fyi:
:)

alphakenny1
06-15-2006, 05:54 PM
hahah. your friend is a douche.

no the placement of a passive xover will not affect sound. out of curiousity, where does your friend suggest placing the xover for the BEST sound?

anarchy57
06-15-2006, 05:55 PM
hahah. your friend is a douche.

no the placement of a passive xover will not affect sound. out of curiousity, where does your friend suggest placing the xover for the BEST sound?

His friend claims that he got much better SQ after moving the xover from the door to the trunk

Worlddre
06-15-2006, 05:58 PM
beat his ***

revrider1
06-15-2006, 05:58 PM
Nope

Prowler573
06-15-2006, 06:01 PM
His friend claims that he got much better SQ after moving the xover from the door to the trunk

If for some unknown reason he truly believes that and is happier as a result then I suppose more power to him.

But he's wrong.

/story

azbass
06-15-2006, 06:03 PM
hang him!

mikeyboc
06-15-2006, 06:05 PM
Don't you know everything sounds better in the trunk? *******. :)

yacoub
06-15-2006, 06:36 PM
beat his ***

:hilariou:

ssj2xxgotenxx
06-15-2006, 06:45 PM
hang him!

LOL isn't that a tad bit excessive?

vol_fever
06-15-2006, 07:11 PM
Maybe i'll put my wife in there. LOL

T3mpest
06-15-2006, 08:18 PM
If anything they'd be better closer to the speaker, but again, with audio frequencies it is virtually no differnence, I doubt even equipment could pick up the difference.

Fast1one
06-15-2006, 08:32 PM
If anything they'd be better closer to the speaker, but again, with audio frequencies it is virtually no differnence, I doubt even equipment could pick up the difference.Lol I was about to say....TECHNICALLY speaking it could, as the change in speaker wire lengths could affect the current of the sound....but you wont notice it :D

Kickerkitty
06-16-2006, 09:39 AM
Tell your friend that chlorox tastes like rainbows, see what happens.

GSteg
06-16-2006, 02:06 PM
there can be a different. Many crossover networks (non-high end) tends to use cheaper parts and most of them are subject to change with temperature. their tolerance may not be as good so they can affect crossover point. Then again, the temperature needs to change by a lot. Who know how much cooler it is in the trunk than in the doors.

Likewise, the difference might be inaudible in most cases. :)

6spdcoupe
06-16-2006, 02:14 PM
Tell your friend that chlorox tastes like rainbows, see what happens.


What do Rainbows taste like?

StuartV
06-16-2006, 05:16 PM
Imagine these scenarios:

1) pumping lots of power to the xover through speaker wire that is of a marginal gauge. Say, for example, using 18 gauge wire instead of 14 or something. It's going through a long run of wire from the trunk to the xover in the door, then two short runs of wires to the two components.

2) same scenario, except it's one short run of wire to the xover and then two long runs of wire to the components.

It seems to me that, in scenario 1, the long run of too-thin wire could have a noticeable effect on the sound and be noticeably better with a short run of the wire followed by the long run of double the wire.

But that's just my theory.

Prowler573
06-16-2006, 06:28 PM
Imagine these scenarios:

1) pumping lots of power to the xover through speaker wire that is of a marginal gauge. Say, for example, using 18 gauge wire instead of 14 or something. It's going through a long run of wire from the trunk to the xover in the door, then two short runs of wires to the two components.

2) same scenario, except it's one short run of wire to the xover and then two long runs of wire to the components.

It seems to me that, in scenario 1, the long run of too-thin wire could have a noticeable effect on the sound and be noticeably better with a short run of the wire followed by the long run of double the wire.

But that's just my theory.

Replace your 18awg cable with 12awg and see if it makes as much sense.
To me, it doesn't.
Which is indicative of the wire used rather than the placement of the crossover.

yacoub
06-16-2006, 07:55 PM
What do Rainbows taste like?

Skittles. :up2somet:

FoxPro5
06-16-2006, 08:11 PM
Crossovers sound better REmoved ;)

StuartV
06-18-2006, 10:32 PM
Replace your 18awg cable with 12awg and see if it makes as much sense.
To me, it doesn't.
Which is indicative of the wire used rather than the placement of the crossover.

Right. That was my point. Xover placement maybe could make a different if you were using too-thin speaker wire. Obviously, the answer is not to move the xover to make up for the wire. I was just trying to come up with a possible explanation for why one guy might have found that his sounded better with the xovers in the trunk instead of the doors or kicks.

Symon_say
06-18-2006, 11:49 PM
Don't you know everything sounds better in the trunk? *******. :)

LOL