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    help adjusting levels on new system

    I'll try and get right to the point. This is my new system:

    Kenwood KIV-BT900 head unit
    Alpine SPX-17PRO components
    Alpine PDX-5 Amp
    Memphis 10" Sub

    When I turn the volume up to where the sub and my woofers sound good, the tweeters are about to blow my brains out. Should I be making adjustements from my head unit of with the HPF on the amp?







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    Re: help adjusting levels on new system

    no that won't help lol see if your crossovers have a -3db setting or more for your tweets most do. if not mess with the high frequencies on your EQ




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    Re: help adjusting levels on new system

    ^ that.
    It sounds like you have very harsh tweeters, but this can be helped by turning down the attenuation. And possible lowering the high frequencies on your HU.



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    Re: help adjusting levels on new system

    Yes. My crossovers have a 0, -1.5, -3, and -4.5. I currently have it on 0. For the module I'm using, the manual says to either use the 0 or the -1.5.




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    Re: help adjusting levels on new system

    play around see what sounds good to you, personally I think if they're blowing your brains out you prob need at least -3




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    Re: help adjusting levels on new system

    Alright. I'll do that when I get home. I have the LPF on the sub set to 100Hz because it is a shallow mount sub in a sealed box in my passenger footwell. Should I set a filter for the 6.5" woofers in the doors? or is that handled by the crossover as well?




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    Re: help adjusting levels on new system

    I don't know how you have things wired. If you have the components hooked up to an amp then yeah you should set the HPF to cover the rest of the range set it to around 100 if your speakers can handle that without clipping at the volume you listen to. If they start clipping turn the filter up untill the clipping stops.




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    Re: help adjusting levels on new system

    They're running bridged on my PDX-5 amp.




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    Re: help adjusting levels on new system

    Yeah set your full range speakers to HPF and set the HPF to 100hz see how it sounds




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    Re: help adjusting levels on new system

    Sounds good. I will try all these suggestions when I get home. Just wish it wasn't 112 outside...




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    Re: help adjusting levels on new system

    Alright. I turned the HPF on and set it to 100Hz, and set the crossovers to -3db. The components sound 1000 times better! I discovered a new problem by doing this though. My sub is not on. How do I diagnose this problem?




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