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    New to CA, new tweeters, how do I know...

    So I bought new tweeters for my truck, they replaced some existing tweeters that the factory had in place. I got Memphis whatever so so brand they were about $75 and they came with the crossover box thing for each of them.

    I'm not sure if these are wired correctly and if they are in alignment with each other. How can I tell? I did not look at the factory wring to make sure each side was hooked up the same because at the time I did not see it as a concern.

    After reading on here a bit I see that they could be out of phase and after I listen to them more and more I am convinced they are. Don't get me wrong, they made a huge improvement in the overall SQ of the vehicle.

    Tweeters are not amped, just hooked straight to the factory wiring that came off the factory tweeters.

    Some body please lead me in the right direction, def new at this...

    Off to bed, back tomorrow night to check thread guys.







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    Re: New to CA, new tweeters, how do I know...

    Check polarity or wires




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    Re: New to CA, new tweeters, how do I know...

    How?




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    Re: New to CA, new tweeters, how do I know...

    Really, nobody can tell me this?




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    Re: New to CA, new tweeters, how do I know...

    one of the wires should have a line or spots on it denoting -negative



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    Re: New to CA, new tweeters, how do I know...

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstroker View Post
    one of the wires should have a line or spots on it denoting -negative
    thank you for the help, I will look back under the dash. But how do I "check polarity"




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    Re: New to CA, new tweeters, how do I know...

    polar is - or +. Make sure the lined(-) wire is connected to the neg post on each speaker and anywhere else you've added wire



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    Re: New to CA, new tweeters, how do I know...

    Thanks, will look for the lined wire tomorrow




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    Re: New to CA, new tweeters, how do I know...

    Quote Originally Posted by Staynlean View Post
    Thanks, will look for the lined wire tomorrow
    Been told use a AA battery to check it also if wires arent marked




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    Re: New to CA, new tweeters, how do I know...

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverado SS View Post
    Been told use a AA battery to check it also if wires arent marked
    OK, how does this work? i've heard something about this, like watching which way the cone moves or something...




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    Re: New to CA, new tweeters, how do I know...

    Quote Originally Posted by Staynlean View Post
    OK, how does this work? i've heard something about this, like watching which way the cone moves or something...
    Forward or back I just actually noticed you want to find out for tweeters which I'm not sure who work so I would hold off for now




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    Re: New to CA, new tweeters, how do I know...

    Quote Originally Posted by Staynlean View Post
    OK, how does this work? i've heard something about this, like watching which way the cone moves or something...
    + BATTERY -

    + SPEAKER WIRE -

    Touch the wires to each side of the battery. When the Speaker pops OUTWARD then the polarity is correct. Mark which wire is touching which side of the battery and move onto the next speaker.
    Make sure all speakers move in the same direction.



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    Re: New to CA, new tweeters, how do I know...

    Quote Originally Posted by Go2Sleep View Post
    + BATTERY -

    + SPEAKER WIRE -

    Touch the wires to each side of the battery. When the Speaker pops OUTWARD then the polarity is correct. Mark which wire is touching which side of the battery and move onto the next speaker.
    Make sure all speakers move in the same direction.
    This works with tweets? I know mids but I thought it may affect a tweet different




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    Re: New to CA, new tweeters, how do I know...

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverado SS View Post
    This works with tweets? I know mids but I thought it may affect a tweet different
    It's the same. Look closely



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    Re: New to CA, new tweeters, how do I know...

    So I will actually see some movement in my little 1 inch tweeter with a grill on it? I 'm not buying it...




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