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Quick question about speaker install

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Canadianboy, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. Jun 13, 2010 at 5:06 PM
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    Canadianboy

    Canadianboy [OP] Taco love in East Van

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    Just about to change out the speakers in my truck. The speakers came with this

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    What is it and if I'm just changing out my speakers, do I need to use this thing?
    (I understand this is the wrong area, but wanted a quick response).
     
  2. Jun 13, 2010 at 5:13 PM
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    Hello sir. What you are holding there is a crossover.


    Sound travels in different frequencies. Lower frequencies are bass, higher frequencies are treble. This you should already know. Tweeters have very little cones and can move air more precisely and quickly, therefor they will be used to play treble at higher frequencies. Subwoofers are bigger, and do the opposite of what I just said, so obviously will play your bass.

    The crossover in the photo must have come with a set of component speakers. (Component = tweeter and woofer are seperate units; Coaxial = tweeter and woofer are combined into one speaker)

    The crossover takes the signal from your head unit and it sends only the high frequencies of sound to the tweeter and only the lower frequencies to the woofer, therefor your tweeter will not get ruined and it will sound crystal clear, and your woofer doesn't have to waste time trying to make high pitched noises because the tweeter is going to do that.

    Basically, it's a little box that takes the audio signal and perfects the frequency ranges that will be going to each separate speaker.

    So you should have 2. One for each set of woofers and tweeters.

    Enjoy! Sorry for being so lengthy.
     
  3. Jun 13, 2010 at 5:30 PM
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    ^Good explanation.

    Close the thread, no additional info needed.
     
  4. Jun 13, 2010 at 5:56 PM
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    Thank you kind sir.

    With a factory head unit, do I still need to use the crossovers? I'm just changing out the speakers and keeping everything else stock.
     
  5. Jun 13, 2010 at 6:48 PM
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    Researched and found info. Thread can be closed. Thank you.
     
  6. Jun 13, 2010 at 7:35 PM
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    Yes, you will need them. Also it takes power to run the crossovers so if you aren't amping the system, things might be quieter than you expect.
     
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