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GTSLVR4
02-06-2008, 10:01 PM
My setup is ::

Subs :
3 JL audio w3v2's
400.1 kicker ZX amp
750.1 Kicker ZX amp

Speakers :

Polk audio 5 1/4's front + rear speakers
200.4 Kicker ZX amp


What I wanted to do was add in these tweeters :
http://cgi.ebay.com/LOT-OF-2-PAIRS-INSIGNIA-TWEETERS-200W-1-NIOBIUM-DOME_W0QQitemZ300195525687QQihZ020QQcategoryZ58036 QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Would these be okay to add in or will they crackle/distort or cause any problems to the system, seeing that it is a pretty high power system.

Also, if I did add these in I would splice the front tweeters into the front speakers and the rear tweeters into the rear speakers right?? Also, if I did that would the tweeters also be powered by the amp and wouldnt be a problem?? Or will I need to buy a seperate amp to power the tweeters?? I'm a little confused. If someone could help me 'd appreciate it. Thanks!

BrianChia
02-06-2008, 10:08 PM
Yes, you can add them but you'll need a passive crossover to power them from the same channel/amp or an active crossover if you have 2 extra channels to power them.

GTSLVR4
02-06-2008, 11:44 PM
Okay, So I can power them from the same amp. Will I need to get a more powerful amp to put out more power since im now splitting the wattage between 8 speakers instead of 4??

Also, how exactly does a passive crossover work?? I just install it and thats it?

I just put the speaker wires to ''in'' then put the wires for the speakers to ''Mid'' and the tweeter speaker wires to ''TW'' ?? And thats it??
http://cgi.ebay.com/New-HiFonic-XT-1-X-Over-2-Way-Passive-Crossover-Audio_W0QQitemZ150213459269QQihZ005QQcategoryZ7984 0QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem#ebayphotoho sting

Will putting in this crossover keep the tweeters from crackling?? ATM I have 2 tweeters hooked up and when I turn the volume up loud they crackle hardcore and sound TERRIBLE. Will this fix the problem?

BrianChia
02-07-2008, 12:33 AM
Probably because you are feeding the tweeters frequencies way too low for them to play. A crossover will "divide" the frequencie between the two drivers. Yeah, that ebay one would probably do the job.

GTSLVR4
02-07-2008, 01:54 PM
Sounds good. I appreciate it guys. 2 last questions and thats it! I promise! =)

Will I need 2 sets of them because I have 2 pairs of tweeters? (2 upfront and 2 rear)

Will I need to get a more powerful amp to put out more power since im now splitting the wattage between 8 speakers instead of 4??

GTSLVR4
02-07-2008, 07:42 PM
Sounds good. I appreciate it guys. 2 last questions and thats it! I promise! =)

Will I need 2 sets of them because I have 2 pairs of tweeters? (2 upfront and 2 rear)

Will I need to get a more powerful amp to put out more power since im now splitting the wattage between 8 speakers instead of 4??

Anyone have an answer to this? I'm kinda stuck..

jmanpc
02-07-2008, 07:44 PM
Don't add those tweeters. And why do you have your subs on 2 amps???

jmanpc
02-07-2008, 07:46 PM
Why don't you just sell all your amps, get a ZX1000.1 and a ZX350.4. The comps will be noticibly louder, and all your subs will be on one amp.

Win.

GTSLVR4
02-08-2008, 06:52 AM
I just worked with what I had atm. How much does a ZX 1000.1 go for??

Ken448
02-08-2008, 08:44 AM
yes, to properly play at a passive crossover's crossover point, you will need ONE crossover for EACH set (1 mid, 1 high) of speakers. If you wire more than the set amount of speakers to a passive, you change the ohm output, and that DOES have an effect on the crossover point.