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jdelk69
11-11-2009, 04:45 PM
Should I let the headunit set the crossover or let it run "through" and let the crossovers earn their Money??

thanks
Joe

Rich B
11-11-2009, 04:52 PM
The other crossovers are where, on the amp, or a separate unit?

If on the amp, use the HU so you can adjust from the front seats.

If its a separate unit, it depends on whether it has better crossovers (higher slopes, more adjustments) than the HU itself.

jdelk69
11-11-2009, 04:59 PM
These are the crossover units that came with my polk db6501's. I have my system setup like this: head unit = rca'ed to amp = wire's to crossovers for each speaker (polk db6501's and polk momo 690's), from crossovers to speakers.

Thanks
Joe

Macklessdaddy
11-11-2009, 06:27 PM
the passive crossover separates frequencies to the woofer and tweeter and the hu crossover or amps xover acts as a filter,you need some type of high pass filter unless you will be listening at low volume all the time

iknownothin2006
11-11-2009, 06:32 PM
hmmm fooled me thought this was a basketball crossover thread

Flipx99
11-11-2009, 06:34 PM
passive crossovers are wack

ciaonzo
11-11-2009, 06:35 PM
passive crossovers are wack

x a bazillion.

ciaonzo
11-11-2009, 06:36 PM
the passive crossover separates frequencies to the woofer and tweeter and the hu crossover or amps xover acts as a filter,you need some type of high pass filter unless you will be listening at low volume all the time

A crossover and a filter are the same thing. :)

Edit: Rather, a crossover is comprised of filters. I'm bein' an ***. :p:

Flipx99
11-11-2009, 06:37 PM
TBH, when I used passives, I would still HP @ the HU....like 60 Hz or so