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85cutty
04-15-2003, 07:31 PM
some guy i was talking to told me to wire capcitators on to the positive wire of my 3.5s??? is this a good idea?? or would u guys not use them?

Jacobs
04-15-2003, 07:36 PM
I think it's a good idea; speakers that small aren't meant to handle lows. If your feeding lows to it the speaker will distort and they are relatively cheap!

ngsm13
04-16-2003, 09:15 PM
Originally posted by 85cutty
some guy i was talking to told me to wire capcitators on to the positive wire of my 3.5s??? is this a good idea?? or would u guys not use them?

first of all, this doesn't make sense...capacitors wire to a 3.5" speaker???? what the hell...just to let you know, don't do it. NEVER use a capacitor, they are useless. peace

NG

avistar23
04-16-2003, 09:30 PM
Originally posted by ngsm13
first of all, this doesn't make sense...capacitors wire to a 3.5" speaker???? what the hell...just to let you know, don't do it. NEVER use a capacitor, they are useless. peace

NG

The caps would be used as high pass X overs.... maybe aobut 10 uf would do.

ngsm13
04-16-2003, 09:35 PM
Originally posted by avistar23
The caps would be used as high pass X overs.... maybe aobut 10 uf would do.

never heard of that b4 in my life...woohoo learned something new. BUT, caps used to support a weak electrical system, they ****...are a waste of money and add more stress to the electrical system. peace

NG

avistar23
04-16-2003, 09:45 PM
Originally posted by ngsm13
never heard of that b4 in my life...woohoo learned something new. BUT, caps used to support a weak electrical system, they ****...are a waste of money and add more stress to the electrical system. peace

NG


Yes the caps used to support systems ****, but in some cases they are good.

85cutty
04-16-2003, 09:54 PM
so yes or no??

Jacobs
04-16-2003, 10:59 PM
the ones I am talking about (and i believe he is) are just tiny things you toss on the the (+) connection to the speaker. It eleminates low frequencies to the speaker. so it's basically like a HPF. I believe the ones you guys are talking about is power caps. anyways I think it's a good idea cause speakers that small aren't made to handle lower frequencies. If you have a HPF on your head unit you can just use that instaead of course and save a few bucks. Either way you should have one or the other.

So I would have to give it a big yes. I'll try and find a web sight so you can read about it more!

jjoven1225
04-17-2003, 12:47 AM
lol wrong subjest.. you meant to say *passive crossovers or bass blockers*... yes it is a good idea, but you need a sub... if you're running the the speakers direct from the HU and you dont have a box/sub, you're system will sound like ****, because you dont have any low... if you already have an EQ or crossover tho, you wont need one...

fantomas
04-17-2003, 04:30 PM
Originally posted by jjoven1225
lol wrong subjest.. you meant to say *passive crossovers or bass blockers*... yes it is a good idea, but you need a sub... if you're running the the speakers direct from the HU and you dont have a box/sub, you're system will sound like ****, because you dont have any low... if you already have an EQ or crossover tho, you wont need one...

actually...'capcitators' (capacitors) is the perfect subject. someone told him about a 'capacitor' not a passive crossover or bass blocker. im assuming these 3.5's are int he front. and as long as you have speakers to provide for midrange/(and a little bass) in the back of the car, you don't necessarily need subs. it would be ideal, though.

anyways check this site out and if you have time...read through everything..
http://www.eatel.net/~amptech/elecdisc/caraudio.htm
but theres a section on passive crossovers (capacitors and inductors) which go in series on the positive wire of the speaker....the formula is...
(1)/(2*PI*Desired crossover frequency*speaker impedance) = capacitor value

spyd3r
04-18-2003, 08:28 PM
I think he was talkin about putting x-overs on the 3.5's.

X-overs are just eletrical frequency filters....Very small Capacitors in series with a resistor.
Then the low or high pass is determined by which component its wired to in parallel with. (excuse the simplification) :D

I've done this with speakers when running w/o a Sub...it helps the sound alot , but you would have to compensate for the lack of subs and set the mids to pickup @ ~ 40-60Hz.

Easiest way is to get a EQ with built in X-overs. ..............and then theres always the DIY way and break the soldering iron out. :D

jjoven1225
04-18-2003, 09:49 PM
Originally posted by fantomas
actually...'capcitators' (capacitors) is the perfect subject. someone told him about a 'capacitor' not a passive crossover or bass blocker. im assuming these 3.5's are int he front. and as long as you have speakers to provide for midrange/(and a little bass) in the back of the car, you don't necessarily need subs. it would be ideal, though.

nah i think he's talking about this
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3019339308&category=14931

85cutty
04-18-2003, 10:29 PM
Originally posted by jjoven1225
nah i think he's talking about this
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3019339308&category=14931
ya those are them, thxs for the help guys