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    Crossovers - do they need an amp?

    Just got some new component speakers which come with 2 crossovers.

    The wiring instructions say the feed to them should be from an amp.
    Does this have to happen, or can I take the existing speaker feeds from the head unit and put them into the amp feed?

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    your head unit (majortiy) contains an amplifier, only not as powerful as most stand alone amps, yes feed the normal speaker output through the crossover to output to the midbass and tweeter units. This is whats known as a passive crossover. Active crossovers are different as they take their own source of power from the battery, and inputs and out puts are at 'line' level ie through RCA/phono interconnects. For what you have tho, yes, what you have said is correct

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    Woohoo!!!

    cheers mate - appreciate it!

    Of course I could have just tried it mayself and found out anyway, but perhaps its better to find this things out before dismantling the door!

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