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    Letting crossovers earn their money??

    Should I let the headunit set the crossover or let it run "through" and let the crossovers earn their Money??

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    Re: Letting crossovers earn their money??

    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.



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    Re: Letting crossovers earn their money??

    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.

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    Re: Letting crossovers earn their money??

    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



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    Re: Letting crossovers earn their money??

    hmmm fooled me thought this was a basketball crossover thread



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    Re: Letting crossovers earn their money??

    passive crossovers are wack




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    Re: Letting crossovers earn their money??

    Quote Originally Posted by Flipx99 View Post
    passive crossovers are wack
    x a bazillion.



    Quote Originally Posted by audioholic View Post
    Saying "clipping doesn't kill speakers" is a half-truth at best. Technically no, clipping itself does not hurt the speaker. But in clipping your amp, you can easily create a situation that WILL kill the speaker. Was the squared waveform the DIRECT cause of the failure? No. In the end, the answer is, always has been, and can only be... heat kills speakers. BUT, clipping increases heat generation, sometimes by a drastic amount. So to start a thread simply to state that clipping does not hurt speakers is, again, a half-truth at best.

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    Re: Letting crossovers earn their money??

    Quote Originally Posted by Macklessdaddy View Post
    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 ass.



    Quote Originally Posted by audioholic View Post
    Saying "clipping doesn't kill speakers" is a half-truth at best. Technically no, clipping itself does not hurt the speaker. But in clipping your amp, you can easily create a situation that WILL kill the speaker. Was the squared waveform the DIRECT cause of the failure? No. In the end, the answer is, always has been, and can only be... heat kills speakers. BUT, clipping increases heat generation, sometimes by a drastic amount. So to start a thread simply to state that clipping does not hurt speakers is, again, a half-truth at best.

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    Re: Letting crossovers earn their money??

    TBH, when I used passives, I would still HP @ the HU....like 60 Hz or so




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