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    Hooking up my crossover power wire.

    Can i just run the power wire in with an amp, like connect the power wire to the amps power , or would that hurt.

    It has a 3a fuse on the wire, so i could run this in my power distributor w/o needing another fuse right?

    Whats the simplest way to hook up the power wire up.







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    Re: Hooking up my crossover power wire.

    Yeah I would run it off your power dist block, thats easier than running a new wire. And if its got a 3a fuse already on the wire you are good to go.



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    Re: Hooking up my crossover power wire.

    cool




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    Re: Hooking up my crossover power wire.

    wait i dont have another spot on my distributor. can i just wire it in with an amp at the distributor




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    Re: Hooking up my crossover power wire.

    yup



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    Re: Hooking up my crossover power wire.

    wow. after i hooked everything to the crossover my speakers sounded blowed..... sounded nasty... couldnt get it to sound right so i just took it out. wonder whatg that was all about..




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    Re: Hooking up my crossover power wire.

    Post a pic of how you had everything set and hooked up. Maybe you had done something wrong?



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    Re: Hooking up my crossover power wire.

    Maybe you have no clue what you're doing?

    - What HU/source are you using?
    - What crossover do you have?
    - What amp?
    - What speakers?
    - How is it all hooked up?
    - What were you expecting?



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    Re: Hooking up my crossover power wire.

    ^^This



    Quote Originally Posted by ducatipaso View Post
    15inch subs can't play fast beats, they take more power and that taxes the vehicles electrical system. You will wake up and "hear" then see the light at the end of the tunnel and it will be 3 10's pounding so hard you wont even open your trunk or turn your system on because you 15's will sound sloppy & weak.
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    Re: Hooking up my crossover power wire.

    HU: Pioneer avhp8400bh
    crossover: Coustic 3 way crossover (no telling how old it is, probably 10years, which is probably the problem.)
    tweet amp: alpine mrp300
    component amp: sony xplod XM-GTX1852-FB-R
    Speakers: 4 RF t1693 6x9s, 2 RF P1T-S tweets.

    I have amps hooked to a distributor, which runs from a capacitor. I wired the crossover power in with my tweet amp at the distributor, and used a regular small speaker wire terminal on the ground wire and grounded it to the chasis (the small terminal maybe being another problem). The RCA cables from the HU runing into to the inputs on the crossover, and RCAs coming from output to amps.....

    What was i expecting? To set my frequencies to my tweets and 6x9s...

    By the way i have subs but waasnt running those to this crossover, my HU has one for subs.




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    Re: Hooking up my crossover power wire.

    One thing, I dont think you should have your power dist block hooked up to a cap.



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    Re: Hooking up my crossover power wire.

    Why?




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    Re: Hooking up my crossover power wire.

    Someone correct me if I'm wrong, I have never actually used a cap.

    But you want the cap as close to the amp as possible. And generally you only need a cap for the sub amp. I doubt your mids draw enough power to need a cap.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ducatipaso View Post
    15inch subs can't play fast beats, they take more power and that taxes the vehicles electrical system. You will wake up and "hear" then see the light at the end of the tunnel and it will be 3 10's pounding so hard you wont even open your trunk or turn your system on because you 15's will sound sloppy & weak.
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    Re: Hooking up my crossover power wire.

    Quote Originally Posted by calebkhill View Post
    HU: Pioneer avhp8400bh
    crossover: Coustic 3 way crossover (no telling how old it is, probably 10years, which is probably the problem.)
    tweet amp: alpine mrp300
    component amp: sony xplod XM-GTX1852-FB-R
    Speakers: 4 RF t1693 6x9s, 2 RF P1T-S tweets.

    I have amps hooked to a distributor, which runs from a capacitor. I wired the crossover power in with my tweet amp at the distributor, and used a regular small speaker wire terminal on the ground wire and grounded it to the chasis (the small terminal maybe being another problem). The RCA cables from the HU runing into to the inputs on the crossover, and RCAs coming from output to amps.....

    What was i expecting? To set my frequencies to my tweets and 6x9s...

    By the way i have subs but waasnt running those to this crossover, my HU has one for subs.
    Is the crossover the XM6? If not, what model?
    The Alpine amp is 4 channel - are you bridging it to 2 tweeters?
    The Sony amp is 2 channel - are you running the 4 6x9's as parallel pairs?

    How do you have the crossover configured, and what settings are you using on the amps' HPF/LPF? They all play together. You're running an active system that can take a lot of time to dial in.

    And the capacitor isn't your problem. Don't worry about that.



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    Head Unit: JVC KWHDR720
    EQ: Audiocontrol EQL
    Front Stage: Hybrid Audio Technologies Imagine 5.25 mids, Morel Maximo tweets
    Sub Stage: Boston G3 10", 0.5 cu ft sealed
    Amp: PPI Phantom 900.4
    Rear Fill: Boston SE953 6X9's

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