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    Default Have any of you tweakers redone a car audio xover?

    I'm about to pick up some components for my truck. I was thinking about the crossover, where I would mount it etc., and then I got curious and wondered if anyone had upgraded the xovers in a car system. I realize the car's not much of a "critical listening" environment (especially any vehicle I've ever owned), but was just curious...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimAckley View Post
    I'm about to pick up some components for my truck. I was thinking about the crossover, where I would mount it etc., and then I got curious and wondered if anyone had upgraded the xovers in a car system. I realize the car's not much of a "critical listening" environment (especially any vehicle I've ever owned), but was just curious...
    Not even thought about it. I think most folks that would do that to their crossover end up going active with their amp, which allows them much more flexibility in how things sound based on their amp.

    My db6501's improved much with a better amp, so I would assume thats gonna be the main point in most folks system, get a really good amp and then if needed go "active"

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    On a factory component system that used a single electrolytic cap on the tweeter, I tried swapping the tweeter with a Dayton metalized polypropylene. It didn't do any miracles.

    The benefit may be better on a real crossover vs a cap that is mainly intended to protect the tweeter and also with better speakers.
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