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Low pass crossover

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Low-pass crossover
Both sets of inputs sum the left and right channels together and the
resulting signal is passed through an adjustable low-pass crossover before
being amplified. The crossover control allows you to adjust the upper limit
of the subwoofer's frequency response from 40 to 120 Hz. The subwoofer's
response will begin rolling off above the frequency you set this control to.
You should set the crossover frequency to obtain a smooth and seamless
transition from the subwoofer to the main speakers in your system. If your
main speakers are smaller units with limited low frequency output, you
may wish to choose a higher frequency (such as 100-120Hz) than you
would with larger speakers which have greater low frequency output. With
larger speakers, you might start with this control set lower, such as 80Hz.

Posted on Mar 28, 2009

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I put a sub in my 2002 Altima but when I turn it up the bass cracks on the door speakers??? What do I do to get all the bass on the sub


Hi Ethan,

What you're looking for is called a "crossover". A crossover is an electronic filter for an audio or speaker circuit. In an audio circuit, a crossover is used to prevent or pass certain frequencies or a range of frequencies from passing through it. Since your sub will reproduce the bass or low frequencies, you don't want other speakers to reproduce them. A band pass filter on your door speakers will do this for you. A band pass filter passes only a range or "band" of frequencies and blocks those that are above and below the range or band of frequencies selected. Installing a band pass filter will prevent the very high & very low frequencies from getting to the door /dash speakers. Likewise, you should consider connecting a low pass filter to your subs, too. The low pass filters work a little differently from of the way band pass filters work - they only allow low frequencies to get to the sub - blocking all the other higher frequencies (your other speakers are better suited to reproduce those). Lastly, you would install a high pass filters on tweeters. Tweeters are designed to reproduce only the high frequencies - sending mid and low frequencies to them is wasting power and can cause damage to them.

You purchase the filters for specific crossover points (the block / unblocked point) as determined by the individual speakers. If a sub has a frequency response of 20Hz - 100Hz, a low pass filter of 100Hz would be ideal. Remaining filters would need to begin at 100Hz - assuming the mid-range speakers have a frequency response beginning at 100Hz. A band pass filter of 100Hz - 3KHz would fit the bill nicely if the mid-range speakers go up to 3Khz Match the high end of the band pass to the high end of the frequency response of the mid-range speakers. Next, a high pass filter at 3KHz would allow only the high frequencies to your tweeters. Basically, you want to have the entire audible range 20Hz - 20KHz covered by the speakers and have the crossover points that match the frequency response ranges of the speakers.

I hope this helps & good luck!

Apr 12, 2012 | Pioneer Car Audio & Video

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Is the bass boost the gain or frequency knob?


Bass boost simply adds DB or gain to the bass signal. Some like it, some dont.
The frequency knob is the Low Pass Filter (LPF) that cuts off the amp output above
the set frequency. A bass system usually cuts off below 400 HZ and more often 200HZ.
A good, rattle your car bass note is in the 25-80HZ range or lower but most amps and audio
input devices cant attain a good low note with clarity.
"Low-pass filter allows only frequencies below the crossover point to be amplified. A high-pass filter allows only frequencies above the crossover point to be amplified - useful for keeping low bass away from small speakers, so they can play more efficiently."
Checkout Crutchfields Glossary of Car Amps.
http://www.crutchfield.com/S-LPyoWWgD5qN/learn/learningcenter/car/amplifiers_glossary.html

Mar 14, 2011 | Rockford Fosgate Car Audio & Video

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Hi Folks, I have the Behringer PMP3000 Europower Desk. now also have a studiomaster VPX15 Sub (Active 600W). Does anyone know what the crossover arrangements are on the PMP for the Mono out, and what...


There is no crossover arrangement. On the PMP5000 they have a tunable filter INTENDED to do low pass for a subwoofer. When selecting this mode for a subwoofer The frequency of the low pass filter can be set between 30 and 200 Hz. This feature is NOT available on the PMP3000.

There is nothing related to a crossover in these amps other than what is mentioned above.

The MONO out is merely an analog summation of both the L and R channels.

Mar 06, 2011 | Behringer Pmp3000 16 Channel Audio Mixer

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Can we use the subwoofer as an amplifier for speakers? it has jacks for speaker in/out, but i can't figure out how to make it work because the speakers have no sound.


I don't believe this hookup is amplified; but, if you have used the regular unfiltered speaker connections from your receiver/amplifier to hookup the subwoofer, the system will pass the signal thru the outputs subject to the crossover adjustment on the back panel. You cannot get the full signal if your system is sending only the bass signal to the subwoofer. I have copied the instructions below from the manual. You would set the high freq crossover to the low end of your satellite's frequency range. The full manual is here: http://www.jbl.com/EN-US/Products/Pages/ProductSupportDetails.aspx?PID=PSW-D110

High-Pass Control
• If you hooked up your subwoofer
as shown in Hookup
3 on page 4, you also have
the capability of adjusting
the high-pass frequency.
The High-Pass control
determines the frequency at
which the main speakers
will start reproducing
sounds. If your main speakers
can comfortably reproduce
some low-frequency
sounds, also set this control
to a lower frequency
setting, between 50Hz –
100Hz. This will concentrate
the subwoofer’s
efforts to the ultradeep
bass sounds, while your
main speakers continue to
reproduce the mid-bass
information. If you are
using smaller bookshelf
speakers that do not extend
to the lower bass frequencies,
set the high-pass crossover
control to a higher setting,
between 125Hz – 180Hz.
With this setting, your main
speakers will not have the
burden of reproducing any
low-frequency sounds.
• If you hooked up your subwoofer
as shown in Hookup
1 on page 3, the high-pass
frequency is fixed at 180Hz.
• If you hooked up your subwoofer
as shown in Hookup
2 on page 4, there is no
high-pass control. Unless
your receiver/amplifier
incorporates a high-pass
crossover, your main speakers
will continue to get a
full-range signal.
Final adjustment and blending
of the low-pass and high-pass
controls may evolve over several
listening sessions. A good
starting point would be to set
both the low- and high-pass
controls to the same frequency
and adjust from that point.

Sep 07, 2010 | JBL PSW-D110 Speaker

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Need apair passive crossover for pair of maxp64 600 watts


You can easily make one yourself. All you need are two non-polar capacitors of about 1 Farad each. Radio Shack and any respectable electronic component store have them. For a high pass filter (AKA crossover) connect in series with the speaker wires. For low pass operation like a sub-woofer, use it in parallel with the speaker.

Oct 02, 2009 | Car Audio & Video

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I have an auto amp with no crossover for subwoofer. i am wanting to know if i can hookup a passive crossover for sub speakers through amp to speakers say from radioshack or other home speaker system? i...


You could go with a type of passive crossover, and that should allow you to also control gain as well as the bass input, and you can also go with a low pass filter as well. These are quite inexpensive at Wal-Mart and other places, and just run in-line with the wiring. There is no real cutomizability with the latter option, but it could be a means to get better sound while you save for a stronger crossover.

Sep 26, 2009 | Car Audio & Video

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2 channel amp to 6-6x9 wiring diagram


Hello magoocsl,

Yes, with the use of 2 high-pass and 1 low-pass crossovers, that Kicker amp will operate in what they call stereo and mono simultaneously (SAMS). You'd run 4 of the 6X9's in mono. Wire them in series-parallel with a low-pass crossover on the positive leg to the amp. The amp would see a 4ω load. The other two 6X9's would be wired as stereo, one to each channel with a high-pass crossover. Again, the amp sees a 4ω load.

Here's a link to the appropriate wiring diagram. The diagram is on page 5. Just substitute your 4 6X9's wired in series-parallel where they show the "mono" speaker.

http://www.kicker.com/sites/default/files/02KX300_400_500_800_2AmpManual.pdf

Hope this helps.

Apr 01, 2009 | Kicker KX500.2 Car Audio Amplifier

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Do you have instructions for wiring install on volfenhag GX8200??


Amplifier Class AB
Number of Channels 2
RMS Power (4 ohms) 120 watts x 2 channels
RMS Power (2 ohms) 200 watts x 2 channels
RMS Power (1 ohm) Not Stable
Bridged RMS Power 400 watts x 1 channel
Total RMS Power Output 400 watts
Peak Power Output 1000 watts watts x 1 channel
Minimum Impedance Unbridged 2 ohms
Minimum Impedance Bridged 4 ohms
THD at Rated RMS Power 0.1%
Speaker Level Inputs No
Preamp Outputs 1 pair
Built-in Crossover High-pass (HP), Low-pass (LP), Full (AP)
High-Pass Crossover Frequency 40 - 250 Hz
Low-Pass Crossover Frequency 40 - 250 Hz
Subsonic Filter N/A
Signal-to-Noise Ratio N/A
Channel Separation N/A
Bass Boost 0 - 18 dB
Bass/Gain Remote Yes
Fan Cooled Yes
Fuse Rating 20A x 2

Dec 24, 2008 | Volfenhag ZX-8200 Car Audio Amplifier

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How do you set this stuff?


Need more info..
How many amps and their RMS rated power.?
If one amp, how many channels + individual power for each channel?.
Two crossovers set at the same freq.is redundant and likely to cause more problems.
Do the front speakers have their own X-over? whats the X-over point? and what is their freq. response (total) are they separates
Rear speakers same question.
I'll point out that you cant hear below 20Hz unless your a whale and very few instruments go that low except organs and synthasizers.
The subsonic filter merely block the lower harmonics from eating up amp power.
Their is no universal setting. all systems are different, as are cars, interiors, ears, windows up or down, noise floor, etc.
A RTA helps with the basics but you will still have to tune by ear,
Good sound is difficult enough to achieve,
Great sound is trial and error and very time consuming.
Sorry no simple answer here. Find a good installer ,preferably with sound judging experience,
It wont be cheap, but if you have enough money invested in the system, Don't skimp. or all you'll have is bragging rights
Best of luck, Sumthin

Jun 10, 2008 | Car Audio & Video

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Car stereo crossovers


you should be able to remove the passive in-line crossover, but since it is blocking everything below 3500 hz, there is no need. leaving the passive crossover in place will also help protect the tweeters if something fails in your setup as any amped frequency below 3500 can seriously damage them.

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