View Full Version : Wiring Up Comps

12-12-2006, 03:18 PM
I've got a set of Alpine Type X components... I've got a spare American Pro 600w 4 channel amp VS1405. I'm wanting to get rid of the distorted sound that the speakers are making, and know it's important to have the crossovers hooked up.

If I run the amp to the preouts on the cd player, do I then just run the speaker wire from the speaker to the crossover, or does it have to go to the headunit as well?

And is 600 watts max too much for the speakers?

PS Not sure how to hook up the crossovers to filter out the low frequencies, but the manual gives somewhat of a 'general' idea.

12-12-2006, 03:28 PM
run the pre outs just like you would....then run the speaker wire to the crossover, then from the crossover to the speakers

it should be labeled on the crossover which one is input, mid-bass, and tweeter

12-12-2006, 03:30 PM
So just wire it up to the crossover instead of the H/U? Will the only thing going to the H/U are the RCA's?

12-12-2006, 03:32 PM
yes....preouts to the amp, then from the amp use the speaker outputs...you are using an external amp right?

12-12-2006, 03:33 PM
It is an external amp.

12-12-2006, 03:35 PM
then the only thing going from the hu to the amp is rca's....

your from athens right? me too :)

12-12-2006, 03:56 PM
Small world.

12-12-2006, 04:01 PM