Whats the difference???


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Username: Bayarea

Vallejo, Ca Usa

Post Number: 4
Registered: Mar-05
whats the difference between a 2 way and a 3 way...im new to this car audio 5hit

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Username: Theelfkeeper

Stockbridge, GA USA

Post Number: 226
Registered: Feb-05
well in a coaxal speaker a 2 way has a tweeter mounted in the middle of a woofer and a 3 way has a tweeter and mid (or sub tweeter) mounted in the middle of a woofer (no difference imo between 2 and 3 way coaxials)

in a component a 2 way has a woofer and a tweeter that are not connected and have a seperate crossover. and a 3 way has a seperate tweeter, mid range and woofer and a seperate crossover.

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Username: Carguy

Post Number: 2183
Registered: Nov-04
3-way will give much smoother response than a 2-way. But in a small environment, like a car, you won't notice much difference.

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Username: Jonathan_f


Post Number: 3601
Registered: May-04
"3-way will give much smoother response than a 2-way."

That was disproven in the 80s. The "more ways is better" argument resulted in dismal hi-fi until better research was put into both sides of the argument and the conclusion was made that both can work equally well. There are plenty of 6.5" midbasses that will play dead-flat up to 7khz and do so better than 3 way systems can, and of course the opposite is true as well, just depends on what you're comparing.

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Username: Importrapist

Savannah, GA U.S.A

Post Number: 124
Registered: Mar-05
3-ways are MUCH better, especially with 2 women. It may cost ya a little bit tho!!!
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