I am installing a Kenwood KDC-X3906 with a Boastan Acoustics GT1105A amp. I have the option of using the Amp crossovers, or the HU crossovers. Which is best?
The HU has discreet crossover settings, while the amp has continuously variable settings. Being a noob, I assume I will get in less trouble using the HU. Opinions?
Specs as follows
Front/Rear - 50 - 200 Hz continuous.
Q-Tune™ “Q” Adjustment (0.707 to 1.6 - cont. variable)
Lowpass Crossover Adjustment (50Hz to 150Hz - cont. variable))
Q-Tune™ Highpass (Subsonic) Adjustment (10Hz to 50Hz - cont. variable)
Front & Rear High-Pass Filter: The KDC-X396 features an independent High-Pass Crossover for the front & rear channels when your front & rear speakers are connected by the unit's speaker-outputs or preamp-outputs. You can adjust the high-pass crossover from "Through", 100, 120, or 150 Hz. The "Through" selection is a full-range setting. This feature is very helpful when you have smaller-type speakers in the front and larger-type speakers installed in the rear of the vehicle.
Subwoofer Controls: The Kenwood Excelon KDC-X396 offers the following subwoofer controls, when you have the unit's subwoofer preamp output activated.
Low Pass Filter: The receiver features a built-in Low Pass Filter control for the preamp-output, when the output is set to Subwoofer. You can select from 85 Hz, 120 Hz, 160 Hz, or off.
Subwoofer Phase: You can adjust the phase of the subwoofer output between 180-degrees (Reverse) or 0-degrees (Normal).
Subwoofer Level: Once the Subwoofer preamp output is activated, you can independently control the subwoofer preamp output level (-15 to +15) from the CD receiver.