View Full Version : Using different crossover with different tweets?

03-08-2009, 05:28 PM
I have the ks20 tweets and was wondering if i switched from the crossovers it came with to the alpine spx-177r crossovers will that be bad or will it be ok?

03-09-2009, 12:41 AM

03-09-2009, 12:42 AM
it depends. Some crossovers are designed to cross over at different frequencies, and with a different slope, and that's based on the relation of the speakers. With that said, unless someone does research for you (which they won't) you won't get a real answer.

03-09-2009, 12:47 AM
some tweeters are different ohm loads as well anywhere from 2 3 4 6 or 8ohm so the passive crossover needs tobe matched to the certain tweeter

03-09-2009, 12:52 AM
I'm using my x-overs from my spx-177a's with different drivers. After many torturous years one of the tencil leads broke. I'm running JL vr tweets and cdt 6.5 mids. They sound great, running 150wpc no issues.

03-09-2009, 12:53 AM
it's hit or miss, but most of the time they'll work...might sound a bit off, being crossed over something different then they were intended to be at, but MUCH better then no crossover lol. I've done it multiple times, worst case it doesn't sound that good, wether it be different xover slope/ohm load

Side Show
03-09-2009, 12:55 AM
Try one side first, and see witch you like the sound of better.

03-09-2009, 01:17 PM
yeah... i actually prefer a the set of crossover coming with the vc-100 tweeters than the normal one on my cdt set... just be sure of the slope/crossing point is ok for your tweeters