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    Where do you mount your xovers?

    If your running passive xovers for your comps? I usually mount them in the doors, behind the mid bass, but a friend fried a xover from water getting inside the door and shorting it. So I want to move it. However my issue is the tweet is in the A piller with the wire already through the door to the mid bass speaker so it was easier to mount xovers.



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    Re: Where do you mount your xovers?

    Glove box.. or by the amp.. You have access to them then...



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    Re: Where do you mount your xovers?

    Years ago I heard they needed to be as close as possible to the speakers, not true?



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    Re: Where do you mount your xovers?

    Quote Originally Posted by ace_800 View Post
    Years ago I heard they needed to be as close as possible to the speakers, not true?
    I've only ran them once, when I did I had them in the door sleeve.. When I get my CDT HD6.1's in I will run them in the glove box.. I've seen a lot of sq cars with them mounted by the amp on racks and in the glove box.. You could always mount them under the dash by the door cavity.



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    Re: Where do you mount your xovers?

    I have mine tuked up under the dash on both sides



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    Re: Where do you mount your xovers?

    Accessible, safe and out of sight.




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    Re: Where do you mount your xovers?

    I found a nook under the dp armrests on mine. Clear of water, stays close to the speakers, no drilling of the door shell and only have to run 1 wire though the door grommet.



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    Re: Where do you mount your xovers?

    i mounted mine on the back of my rear seats... right next to the amp



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    Re: Where do you mount your xovers?

    Quote Originally Posted by ace_800 View Post
    Years ago I heard they needed to be as close as possible to the speakers, not true?
    Not true. Mine are on the amp rack, in the trunk. I have put them in doors before but they can and do get wet and corrode. Low power systems you can wrap the crossovers with bubble wrap or a plastic baggie to keep them dry. I wouln't do that with a crossover that gets hot though. Sometimes you can fit them on the back of the inner door panel if you're clever, where they're protected by the door weather seal.



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    Re: Where do you mount your xovers?

    I put mine in the garbage since I run active

    Usually behind the kick panels or under the carpet up under the dash....




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    Re: Where do you mount your xovers?

    I've always done them on the amp rack too.



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    Re: Where do you mount your xovers?

    I run mine close to my amps. but running the close to the speakers is good and probably better. Consider the power chart vs wire size, I would think the same applies to speakers since tweeters have smaller gauge wires.




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    Re: Where do you mount your xovers?

    I avoid putting mine in the door cavity if i can.
    My usual place to install them is inside the car under the dash.
    I must admit, i would worry about them getting damp in the door
    cavity, as it seems to be raining all the time here in the UK!!




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