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    crossovers

    i fitted some vibe speakers to my coupe
    they came with tweeters(yet to fit) and a crossover thingy
    what are they for?
    and should i have fitted it somewhere?

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    a crossover send the right frequency to the right speaker. it cuts the bass frequency to the tweeter and the other way round.

    only need to fit it when you fit the tweeters probably
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    i was just going to cut the wires from the oe tweeters and wire it to the new ones ?

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    can do, i think the astra has its own crossover now you mention it, the one supplied would be better quality though
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    thats what i was thinking, i have an alpine head unit and thought i wouldnt have to fit the crossover thingy.but my knowledge of that stuff is limited lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbo will View Post
    i was just going to cut the wires from the oe tweeters and wire it to the new ones ?
    Don't do that, you need to fit the crossovers otherwise you will damage the new tweeters.
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    Like just said, please do not just splice them into the OEM tweeters or fit the woofers without using the supplied crossovers. The Astra does not have its own crossover, the OEM tweeters have small build in base blockers it’s not in the wiring loom or head unit.

    The crossovers that came with the component kit is designed and tuned to run with the speakers they came with. If you do not fit these then you will not get the right sound and more importantly will damage the components set.

    I would presume you purchased these so as to improve the sound in your car? If so not fitting them correctly will not achieve this, you would get better results from the OEM one’s all ready fitted.
    Secondly I hope you sound deaden the doors with Dyno mat or an equivalent whilst you had the door cards off, not doing this when fitting aftermarket speakers again is a step backwards. The doors will rattle and vibrate without it. All this is basic ICE installation procedure; you will waist your money if you don’t follow these basic rules.

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    so where do i fit the crossovers?
    and would i have to disconnect the oe tweeters

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbo will View Post
    so where do i fit the crossovers?
    and would i have to disconnect the oe tweeters
    When you remove the door cards you will see a piece of foam behind the arm rest on the door card. If you remove it, you can usually mount the crossovers on the inner door skin, where the foam pad would have been.
    Then run your speaker wires to the crossover input, connect the new mid to the mid output on the crossover & the new tweeters to the tweeter output.
    Disconnect the OE tweeter, you might be able to fit the new tweeters where the OE ones were fitted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SQ Man View Post
    When you remove the door cards you will see a piece of foam behind the arm rest on the door card. If you remove it, you can usually mount the crossovers on the inner door skin, where the foam pad would have been.
    Then run your speaker wires to the crossover input, connect the new mid to the mid output on the crossover & the new tweeters to the tweeter output.
    Disconnect the OE tweeter, you might be able to fit the new tweeters where the OE ones were fitted.
    brilliant mate

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