Trying to make your car’s system sound good can be hard. No matter how much power you have in it, it’s not going to matter if you do not understand how to put that power where it needs to go. You can have all the loudspeakers that you want, but you have to understand that not all of them can take all the signal they get from the CD player. This is where the crossovers come into play. So what is a crossover and how does it work? Even a better question is, how do you install one of these crossovers? Is it something that you can do yourself?
The audio crossover is kind of like an electronic filtering system. What it does is it is used to help out loudspeakers that are not able to cover the full audio spectrum, which is not uncommon. A lot of times whenever a speaker tries to cover all the different audio sounds by itself, then you are going to get a lot of distortion. This is where the crossover comes into play. You are able to split up the audio over a lot of different speakers. By doing this you are able to get less distortion, because the speakers are set up for different things. Different crossovers split music up in different ways. That is why it’s very important that you understand what kind of ways it’s going to split up the music. This way you can better choose which speaker you want to go where.
After you know what speaker is going to be putting out what sound, you will be able to adjust where you have your speakers. This means that you can install them wherever you want. However, it’s usually best to place the speakers in the locations where they are meant to be. If you place speakers outside of where they are suppose to be you could have a problem getting the speakers installed. This can lead to speakers flying around your car as you are driving, and no one wants that. The whole point of the crossover is so that you can get your speakers placed where you want them and have them sound good. Of course, there is always a limit to where you want them placed.
If you are trying to make your car sound good, then you are going to want to have these crossovers in your car. This way you can break up the signal, and let different speakers get different signals. It’s very important to do this, because if you do not, then you are going to come out with music that is very funny sounding, and no one wants that. So be sure to pay attention to what speaker gets what sound, and you can walk away with a very good sounding system.
Most people that do not care about their systems do not understand how all of this works. They do not know that some speakers can not handle all the different sounds that are being made on a CD. However, if you think about it, it makes sense. Whenever someone is speaking and a bass is going off at the same time, it’s going to be hard for one speaker to do both noises at the same time. When it tries to, that is when you get the speakers that sound funny or get distortion. Crossovers are the answer to all of your problems.