In this video we try to show you how sound looks when passing through your crossover network. The point of this is to help you better understand how passive crossovers work. We want to show what is happening to the sound as it goes through the crossover.

RTA used in this video
test cable were hand made video coming soon


    • sweet misery
      sweet misery

      Does it affect the ohm load too...?

      about 4 days ago
    • Wilbert Kelley 111
      Wilbert Kelley 111

      If I’m running a passive Do I need a DSP?

      about 1 month ago
    • Jody

      Yall are absolutely the best teachers I have are literally making people's lives better by teaching them how to better enjoy their music passion.

      about 1 month ago
    • Le Harj
      Le Harj

      Tho i'm late, excellent explanation. I thought my 2 way passive component woofer was playing very low frequencies. I've been trying to determine what frequency though, probably all the way from bottom as you explained.
      So, as you have described, I played around with the HP crossover and adjusted the range, to eliminate/lower the bass. The thing is tho, its hard to determe what cut off has been applied, and have to just go by ear.
      The I realised my multimeter apparantly reads frequency. So I ran some test tones with an app, throught the system. The meter read the frequency correctly, but according to it, in the HP position, low frequencies were still getting throught?!
      all the wau to 50z. The range on the amp crossover is 50-320hz. I played around and it madeto difference, all low freqencies stillgot through. Maybe the meter is wrong.
      As when I use my ear to listen, in the HP position and adjusting the pot, bass was removed.
      Is it being just attenated? Maybe its damaged? As the LP crossover works as intended, even on the meter. Just so odd. I need one of your meters, but wish I could just rent one.

      about 1 month ago
    • GRGG RZ
      GRGG RZ

      Great explanation thank you

      about 1 month ago
    • Jet black Knight
      Jet black Knight

      How i identify a damaged or bad crossover?

      about 3 months ago
    • Erik Flores
      Erik Flores

      Hey! I have a question for you guys. I'm having an issue with my crossovers from a component set I purchased from Skar Audio. I have an alpine 4 channel amp model MRX-F30 to be exact. And the issue I'm having is when I turn up the volume on my radio its putting the amp into protection mode and wont play any sound until I pretty much reset the amp by turning off the car and turning it back on.... so I tried disconnecting the crossover and just connected the speakers directly to the amp and the speakers and the amp works perfectly fine no issues at all. The only problem I run into is when the crossovers are connected to amplifier. What do you believe the issue can be??

      about 3 months ago
    • Edwin Valle
      Edwin Valle

      Great video! Great explanation! Simple and to the point. THANK YOU!!!

      about 3 months ago
    • Khyree Holmes
      Khyree Holmes

      -highPASS easy!

      about 5 months ago
    • Mohd Nasir
      Mohd Nasir

      Nice video, simple too see, but important knowlage for beginner. Enjoyed... Thanks.

      about 5 months ago
    • defyingtheodds1987

      Great explanation! I was wondering how that worked.

      about 6 months ago
    • Kuch bhi
      Kuch bhi

      How does a passive crossover affect the impedance of a speaker?
      For example if i have a 4 ohm tweeter and a 4 ohm woofer and add a 2. Order crossover what Will the impedance be?

      about 8 months ago
    • Kimmo Hannila
      Kimmo Hannila

      When in doubt and looking for answers regarding car audio it always seems to help to head this way. Thanks for clearing up for me what that switch do.

      about 8 months ago
    • bigkarl24

      I have a 4 channel zapco amp that pushes 280 watts rms @2 ohm
      I am running
      4 6.5 American bass GF series all 4 ohm and
      4 1” alpine spr 10tw tweeters which are also 4 ohm
      What would be the best passive cross over that can handle the 280 rms

      about 10 months ago
    • goofyfoot2001

      good video

      about 10 months ago
    • Trill Will
      Trill Will

      I been watching ya'll videos for a long time. You guys are awesome and very informative. I had to like and subscribe. You and Fernando are great audio partners

      about 10 months ago
    • ⓥⓘⓟ Kenan Bıyıkoğlu
      ⓥⓘⓟ Kenan Bıyıkoğlu

      Excellent video m8. <3

      about 1 year ago
    • FrakU2

      More info here than in any of the many other videos I had wasted my time watching. I am building an open baffle tower (to experiment with) for my home theater and it has been impossible to get the basics on this subject. Thank you!!!

      about 1 year ago
    • Dbuilt Series
      Dbuilt Series

      Would it damage my 6.5s. Kenwoods i have in the rear and nvx. Coaxials ihave in the front. If i set my hpf over 125hz on my 4 channel mrv f300 amp. Nd 80 hz set for subs on my pioneer deh- 8800bhs. Head unit? Whats a good setting i currently have a 4 channel xed600.4 cerwin vega. Amp powering my door speakers and it cuts off when i play loud music and when bass hits .

      about 1 year ago
    • Mark Jackson
      Mark Jackson

      My tweeters are to loud what can I do?

      about 1 year ago
    • Luke Connell
      Luke Connell

      What I've been looking for thank you! I have one question. Will a crossover split the power from an amplifier to each speaker evenly? For example if I want to amplify a component set with a 2 channel 300 watt rms amp (150wX2 @ 4ohms) will each speaker receive 75 watts?

      about 1 year ago
    • Angel Fire479
      Angel Fire479 In reply to Luke Connell

      Luke Connell hey man, idk if you ever figured it out but that would be called bridging your amp. You take the power from both channels and use it as on channel. But technically you could just run both off a single channel in the case because it’s a 2 channel amp. If it was a 4 channel amp running 400 Watts for example, you could split it into 2 and run 200 Watts to each, and then tune it down on the amp so it only allows however many Watts you need, in this example let’s say 75 per speaker, this is crucial so you don’t overpower your components. Hopefully this helps you or someone else. :)

      about 10 months ago
    • Killa Bee
      Killa Bee

      U mean bass and high. The casing is even marked woofer/tweeter.. Not mid and high.

      about 1 year ago
    • Russell Borrego
      Russell Borrego

      Excellent video! I worked in car audio for many years and wish I had a video like this a a visual reference to refer customers to back then. Excellent work and explanation.

      about 1 year ago
    • JT McFarland
      JT McFarland

      How do I know if my crossover has a band pass or low pass only for the woofer without using an RTA?

      about 1 year ago
    • Bennie Blanko
      Bennie Blanko

      Wtf this video maid me forget the little that I knew about crossovers!

      about 1 year ago
    • alan ray
      alan ray In reply to Bennie Blanko

      Valken1 Assasin well then you should watch it again maybe your brain will die the rest of the way .

      about 1 year ago
    • Austin king
      Austin king

      I just installed Comp speakers and my crossover on driver side blew made a loud pop what did I do wrong lol

      about 1 year ago
    • alan ray
      alan ray In reply to Austin king

      Austin king hooked it up backwards or to much watts going to it

      about 1 year ago
    • Tagert Southerland
      Tagert Southerland

      Thank you from Holiday FL !

      about 1 year ago
    • Danny Villamar
      Danny Villamar

      where can I get those test leads that you’re using with your RTA’s?

      about 1 year ago
    • Samuel Brugger
      Samuel Brugger

      thank you now I have a full understanding why I have too much bass in my mid and when it gets loud they sound terrible.

      about 2 years ago
    • Five Star Car Stereo
      Five Star Car Stereo In reply to Samuel Brugger

      Samuel Brugger cool glad we could help

      about 2 years ago
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      Sdmfer DD


      about 2 years ago
    • Five Star Car Stereo
      Five Star Car Stereo In reply to Sdmfer DD

      +Sdmfer DD thanks

      about 2 years ago