Cross overs on car audio bad?

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  1. K270

    K270 New Member

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    I have a question. In the past month my radio has been cutting out on me. Through a process of elimination I have the cut out narrowed down to the cross over in one of my speakers being bad. My question is, can a bad speaker make a cross over bad? The cross over has been changed several times and I just bought a new amp, the cross over is still going bad. What could be going on?


    *sidenote. My radio cuts out when it detects a short on the speaker line.

    Thanks in advance for any help.
     
  2. XR250rdr

    XR250rdr OT Supporter

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    We're talking about a passive xover right? Not an electronic one?

    Have you checked the drivers' coil impedences?

    Its more likely that a driver is going bad or you have a wiring fault than a bad xover.
     
  3. K270

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    Being I had this installed at Best Buy and I'm not to sure about audio equitment, I'm not sure what the difference is between the two. I'm looking for insight because Best Buy seems to jump to conclusions before they fully inpsect the problem. I'll mention to them about the drivers' coil impedences. Hopefully they'll listen and inspect.

    Thanks for answering!
     
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    passive crossover is like a capaciter where an electronic one is a little bit more than that, with +/- connections on it
     
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    If it connects between the amp and speakers its passive.
     
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    I forgot about this thread. The problem had been solved. It wasn't a bad crossover at all. One of the screws holding the speaker in place was touching metal. So that's why it kept shorting out.
     

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