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Car audio I have 2 amps in my vehicle. A phoenix gold mono amp driving 1 10' sub. An alpine 4 channel running 2 alpine 6 by 9 and 2 sony 6 by 9. I have 2 kicker tweets with crossover running off the front channels of the alpine along with the alpine 6 by 9.. Is this safe or is there a better way to run my kicker tweeters.

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As long as the crossover keeps the frequency going to the tweeters within a safe range (I'd say about 500hz+, read the box or look it up by model number) they should be just fine. That is what the crossover is for.

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