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herrrerrera
01-07-2010, 12:37 AM
Ive searched and cant find any DIY threads on how to hook up component speakers..

just bought the Image Dynamic ctx65cs speakers and
DSC2150- MB Quart 2 Ch 600 Watt Amplifier(thanks to SicAudio:thumbupw:)

here is the amp http://www.woofersetc.com/p6840/DSC2150-MB-Quart-2-Ch-600-Watt-Amplifier.htm

Ive hooked up decks,amps and subs, but never done component speakers, and i have no idea what the crossovers do, or how to hook them up..
also my amp is rated at 150watts @4ohms, does that mean its always continuessly put out 150? what controls how much watts i give to the speakers? is it just the volume? the gain??
and i have no idea how to tune the speakers once installed..

i know im one who should look into getting them professionally installed, but just trying to save some money when possible..

any help would be much appretiated.

misfit138
01-07-2010, 12:39 AM
jeez

SicAudio
01-07-2010, 12:40 AM
gimme a call tomorrow Kyle ill help ya out man ;)


http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=455993

misfit138
01-07-2010, 12:41 AM
Dude, why should this be difficult in the slightest? Surely there are instructions in the manual that ID provides...

SicAudio
01-07-2010, 12:42 AM
their is

misfit138
01-07-2010, 12:43 AM
their is

what a surprise...

SicAudio
01-07-2010, 12:44 AM
lol

herrrerrera
01-07-2010, 12:07 PM
jeez

ya i should have been born to know everything about audio, my bad:crap:
Instructions is all i need, but did not come with the ID's..

misfit138
01-07-2010, 12:14 PM
ya i should have been born to know everything about audio, my bad:crap:
Instructions is all i need, but did not come with the ID's..

It's not rocket science. Download a manual...

herrrerrera
01-07-2010, 12:23 PM
im not the best googler, but could not find a manual on them,
ID's site only offers manual for subs and amp install.

IBmikexxx
01-07-2010, 12:25 PM
Haha it really is insane that someone would refer to a forums with a question or in need of help...someone please explain to the world what a forum is for. lol. I just got in the same speakers man. If my car weren't off being painted, I'd probably be in the same boat, but hopefully someone on here can help you out. Sic always seems like a good dude. Give him a call

herrrerrera
01-07-2010, 12:48 PM
yes it is strange, usually on most forums the new guys are there to ask questions, and the OG's are first to respond with "wait, so you have know idea how to do this? wtf? is you stupid? why don't you go find out else where, and when you know everything feel free to come back to our FORUM..:wow:

on1wheel01
01-07-2010, 12:52 PM
Well im sure you could have found the answer if u had searched. But Sic has ya covered n e ways

hornedfrog1985
01-07-2010, 12:54 PM
best website for noobs to READ on is bcae1.com go there now.

modskwod
01-07-2010, 12:56 PM
http://imagedynamicsusa.com/manuals/ctx/CTX65CS%20MAN.pdf
You're welcome :)

PioneerSPL1990
01-07-2010, 01:06 PM
crossover- it crosses over the frequencies to send the appropriate range to each speaker, in a two way usually there is a coil, and inductor that only allows say 150-500hz to go to the midbass driver, and a capacitor to only allow 2000+ hz to go to the tweeter. u usually use a single power input to the crossover, this signal should be full range. if your bi amping this is just putting a second signal input to the specified speaker, possible if you want to lower your highs by putting less wattage to them.


am i wrong? i've only done 2 sets before.

pickup1
01-07-2010, 01:07 PM
you'll come to find out here,that if your new and dont know anything,you WILL get ragged on.
I've come to find out,this is the "i came here to get help,but got made fun of" site and good luck getting help.There are a few good guys here willing though...

hornedfrog1985
01-07-2010, 01:10 PM
The search button is all you need on here. I rarely ask questions on this site.

hornedfrog1985
01-07-2010, 01:11 PM
crossover- it crosses over the frequencies to send the appropriate range to each speaker, in a two way usually there is a coil, and inductor that only allows say 150-500hz to go to the midbass driver, and a capacitor to only allow 2000+ hz to go to the tweeter. u usually use a single power input to the crossover, this signal should be full range. if your bi amping this is just putting a second signal input to the specified speaker, possible if you want to lower your highs by putting less wattage to them.


am i wrong? i've only done 2 sets before.


2 ways can go as low as they can play, but thats normally only down to 60-80hz. You want to play them as low as possible though.

herrrerrera
01-07-2010, 01:17 PM
best website for noobs to READ on is bcae1.com go there now. thanks!




http://imagedynamicsusa.com/manuals/ctx/CTX65CS%20MAN.pdf
You're welcome :)

haha thanks my friend:)
where is it recommended to mount crossovers?

herrrerrera
01-07-2010, 01:20 PM
you'll come to find out here,that if your new and dont know anything,you WILL get ragged on.
I've come to find out,this is the "i came here to get help,but got made fun of" site and good luck getting help.There are a few good guys here willing though...

i think that can be said about ANY forum:D

modskwod
01-07-2010, 01:21 PM
Somewhere they won't get wet, preferably as close to the speaker as possible.

ciaonzo
01-07-2010, 01:21 PM
heeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrra aaaaa

herrrerrera
01-12-2010, 12:11 PM
so i just finished hooking everything up, these speakers are loud!! if i turned up the volume, i'm pretty sure i'd go deaf before they start to distort.
What do i adjust the amp settings too? i have there are no indications of where they should be set at. so i just turned all the nobs 1/4 up.

do my speakers require any break-in time?
how do i know how much rms watts? i am sending to the speakers



side note, anyone know if compont speakers are worse on your ear drums than subs? cause the mids and the tweets can be ear peircing.

Horsemanwill
01-12-2010, 07:49 PM
http://imagedynamicsusa.com/manuals/ctx/CTX65CS%20MAN.pdf
You're welcome :)

i ain't gonna lie i'm a mod on that forum and i don't see that pdf wtf lol