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Manchicle
05-17-2009, 05:28 PM
Hello everybody. I recently installed a set of AudioBahn ABC680V component speakers in my car, and after one side went dead, I troubleshot it down to the crossover splitting the midwoofer and tweeter. Unfortunately, its no longer under warranty and AudioBahn has since gone out of business. So here's my question. Can I buy any generic set of crossovers to replace the faulty one? I have a basic understanding of electricity and circuits, but I thought I should ask some experts first. If I bought only one, would it sound the same as the other working AudioBahn crossover, or does sound quality vary by brand? What specs should I look for? Using what I've gathered from surfing this and other forums, I found these on ebay:
http://cgi.ebay.com/CROSSOVER-1-PAIR-2-WAY-PASSIVE-FREE-GIFT_W0QQitemZ390016873976QQcmdZViewItemQQptZCar_E lectronics_Parts_Accessories?hash=item5aced135f8&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2|65%3A15|39%3A1|240%3A1318|301%3A1 |293%3A1|294%3A50
Is this what I'm looking for? Thanks guys.

jdawg
05-17-2009, 05:49 PM
whats the crossover frequencies on the audiobahn? Gotta match that. If you understand electronics then take the audiobahn apart and put in a new cap or coil, whatever burned up

Manchicle
05-17-2009, 05:49 PM
Or maybe someone could talk me through repairing the old one. I've got a soldering iron and know how to solder, I just don't really know what I'm doing. Here's what my resistance tests have shown:

Continuity between Amp -, Tweeter +, Tweeter -, and Midwoofer -.

Continuity between Amp + and Midwoofer +.

Also, when I apply one lead to either Amp + or Midwoofer + and touch the other lead to one of the other four points, it reads continuity for a split second and then stops. I can do this over and over again by switching back and forth between Amp + and Mid + as my first lead, but can't seem to get it to do it using one of those two points twice in a row. Help?

jdawg
05-17-2009, 05:52 PM
you have to test each componet on the board to make sure what is good and isnt, thats as far as I can go lol, search some stuff on the internet and try to figure out how to measure the resistance of each componet, might be as simple as a 25cent capacitor

Manchicle
05-17-2009, 05:54 PM
My understanding of electricity and electronics goes as far as Ohms Law, basic magnetism, and the inner workings of a car's starter circuit, alternator, and electric motors/actuators. When it comes to circuit boards, I'm lost...

Manchicle
05-17-2009, 05:54 PM
thanks a lot though. If i took it to like a radio shack, do you think they could diagnose it for me?

bustaplz
05-17-2009, 07:02 PM
Radioshack, no. If you have some sort of industrial electronics shop they may be able to take a look at it for you.