ive been thinkin of installing some tweeters in my car and i read a bunch of threads and seemed to just confuse myself. the real question is if i install tweeters, would i need to install crossovers and if so would i need an amp for that? im also on a budget. any help would be apreciated thanks and if you could pleas put it in laymans terms. ps. incase it helps. ive got a blaupunkt mp3000 headunit and rockford amp with kenwood sub. and 6.5 pioneers in the back and 6.5 sonys in the doors.
All tweeters need crossover. If not, the low frequencies will damage them. You don't need a separate amp for the tweeters. You can connect to the existing system. Keep your eye on the resistance, cause it'll drop as you connect speakers in parallel.
thanks for the help. i still have one question tho. the tweeters im getting are rated between 2,000Hz and 20,000Hz witha 4 ohms ipedance. i looked at some bass blockers and i found one that blocks frequencies of 0 to 2.8 khz at 4 ohms or should i go even higher. sorry for the stupid question but i just wana make sure i get it right. thanks
The tweeters should come with a crossover themselves. A company wouldn't want to depend on the consumer to protect their speakers (and their rep) if you get what i mean...If its a halfway decent tweeter, it should come with its on crossover, so you should need to buy seperate bass blockers.
instead of just buying tweeters, why not get a decent set of component separates with midrange and matched tweeters that comes with their own crossover modules?
then you'd have matched speakers, included crossovers, and a good front stage. I never understood people buying "tweeters" for a car, unless they're buying the entire system one speaker at a time like Kicker's old C series components, to build all the crossovers by hand etc for a competition system. the separates you can buy as a package now are so good from many companies tha they'll do the job for 98% of the buyers out there better than buying separate speakers and doing it yourself ever could.