Why do my CL-61As not sound good and also a wiring question...

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Ok so my CL-61As have absolutely NO midbass (I know these speakers don't excel in that area, but they have less midbass than my stock speakers by far..sounds almost like a cell phone if i turn my Shiva down), they sound rather muffled/muddy and finally, the tweeters play full range/crackle.

The crossovers on my equalizer (Clarion DPH910) are set properly and I've checked my wiring so many times I've lost count. As for the wiring question, it's tied in with my problems. If I wire the power wire from my amp to the "Mid" inputs on my crossover and the midbass drivers to the "In" inputs, my tweeters don't crackle as much/seem to play a smaller range of frequencies.

Any ideas guys? The only thing I can think of is that running the speaker power wires along the same side as my amp power wires might be causing a problem, though almost everyone has said that's not it.

 
Ok so my CL-61As have absolutely NO midbass (I know these speakers don't excel in that area, but they have less midbass than my stock speakers by far..sounds almost like a cell phone if i turn my Shiva down), they sound rather muffled/muddy and finally, the tweeters play full range/crackle.
The crossovers on my equalizer (Clarion DPH910) are set properly and I've checked my wiring so many times I've lost count. As for the wiring question, it's tied in with my problems. If I wire the power wire from my amp to the "Mid" inputs on my crossover and the midbass drivers to the "In" inputs, my tweeters don't crackle as much/seem to play a smaller range of frequencies.

Any ideas guys? The only thing I can think of is that running the speaker power wires along the same side as my amp power wires might be causing a problem, though almost everyone has said that's not it.
How much power are you giving them?

 
what do you mean the tweets play full range? they are not supposed to play full range.

If I wire the power wire from my amp to the "Mid" inputs on my crossover and the midbass drivers to the "In" inputs, my tweeters don't crackle as much/seem to play a smaller range of frequencies.
I don't understand what you're saying here. you should never hook up power wire to the speaker input. wire it as shown in the manual. you can reverse the polarity when you don't have enough midbass.

 
yea I'm not following either...I know the signal from the power wire is modulated to obtain a channel's output...but you're not doing that are you????

are you sure you got it wired like this on the crossover:

in - amp's channel X -

in + amp's channel X +

mid - mid -

mid + mid +

main tweet - tweet -

main tweet + tweet +

either something's wrong with the crossover, your wiring, or the amp....

 
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