Component speakers are ideal if you are looking for the best possible sound and audio experience in your vehicle. You need to install these components with a crossover. It will help separate the frequencies.
The subwoofer will get the bass, and the tweeter can reproduce the treble. But most people are not sure how to install the crossover. In this post, we will talk about two different types of crossovers and how to install them.
How to install component speakers with crossover
Crossovers are used to separate the high and low frequencies. They reduce unwanted noise coming from speakers. In a way, you will get better sound quality. Most crossovers come with input terminals, output terminals, and sometimes RCA ports. You can connect these cables with your component speakers quite easily.
You need to install the crossovers in the following order. A professional car audio installation company should do the work if you are not experienced in this field.
- Connect your component speakers with your crossovers
- Route the cables to where you will have them routed permanently
- Mount the crossover(s) in your vehicle according to manufacturer’s instructions
- Connect the power wire to the fuse box or directly to the battery (using an appropriate connector)
- Make the final connections and test your system
There are two types of crossovers: passive and active. The type you will need to install will depend on the type of component speakers you have. Most crossovers will switch between the two types.
If you have a passive crossover, the installation is quite simple, and most people can do it themselves. However, you need to make sure that they are installed correctly because otherwise, your speakers will not sound like they should.
When you buy crossovers, make sure that they are compatible with your component speakers if you want the best performance.
If you have active crossovers, they need to be connected to a power source. It can be done by connecting it to the battery or using a power converter. You will also need a special connector for this. Be sure to consult your component speaker’s manual before installing active crossovers.
Once you have installed the crossovers, it is time to test your system. Play some music and see how it sounds. If everything is connected properly, you should hear the difference in sound quality. Enjoy your improved audio experience.
Tools and Materials Required:
- Component speakers
- RCA cables
- Wire cutters
- Soldering iron (optional)
- Electrical tape (optional)
- Crimping tool (optional)
Component speakers are a great way to improve the sound quality in your car. You need to install crossovers to separate the high and low frequencies. There are two types of crossovers: passive and active.
Active crossovers need to be connected to a power source, while most people can install passive crossovers. Be sure to consult your component speaker’s manual before installing active crossovers.
What does a crossover do for component speakers?
Crossovers are used to separate the high and low frequencies. They reduce unwanted noise coming from speakers. This way, you will get better sound quality.
How many crossovers do I need?
You have two speakers, so you need two crossovers—one crossover per speaker. If your component speaker system has three or more speakers, you will need more crossovers.
How do you hook up component speakers to an amp?
You need to connect your crossovers to the speaker wires. The positive wire should be connected to the positive terminal on the crossover, while the negative wire should be connected to the negative terminal.
Then you have two choices: ground the crossovers or supply them with a power source. If you ground them, it is recommended that you connect the ground wire directly to the negative on the speaker. If you want to connect it to a power source, you need an adaptor that can be bought at almost any electronic store.
What is the crossover range?
It refers to how low or high frequencies are separated. The lower the frequency, the higher number of points per octave that the crossover will have. The higher the frequency, the fewer points per octave it will have.