View Full Version : What are Crossovers?

03-20-2004, 03:23 PM
I'm going to get a set of Alpine Coaxial's (6.5's) and they come with crossovers. What is it that these crossovers do. Lemme know, im a newbie at this stuff.

03-20-2004, 03:39 PM
crossovers basically split the signal from the HU/amp into different frequencies, the high ones for the tweeter and the lower ones for the speaker, i think thats what they do, correct me if im wrong

03-20-2004, 06:24 PM
That is correct. They can also adjust tweeter sensitivity.

03-22-2004, 03:05 PM
can anyone comment on what makes a good one/more efficient/"better" one? For example, differences between slope?

03-22-2004, 04:14 PM
well the more coils and capacitors there are in the crossover the higher the DB/Octave will be, but I don't know if that nescesarily makes it better.

03-22-2004, 11:05 PM
The steeper the slope the less strain on the drivers. Midrange can be crossed higher or tweeter can be crossed lower than on shallower slope. Overall you get a cleaner sound.
There's also an effect in phase shift in different slopes. For example, 6db/oct slope will have a 90 degrees shift, 12db/oct 180 shift. This phase shift will affect the absolute phase.

03-22-2004, 11:38 PM
^^^^ ne one else think what in the hell is he talkin about when they read that? Im just playin man im a newb

03-23-2004, 01:45 AM
phisics is fun

03-23-2004, 01:46 AM
physics..... too much math not enough english