I was just wondering if its possible to ruin tweeters by cranking the highs to loud. I was just expierimenting and truning the bass almost to the lowest and my highs quite high and then maxing out my stereo's volume. Would this ruin the speakers somehow if turned my subs up high and then turned my speakers bass down and cranked em? Cause i know that if speakers move too much they can break, but since the speakers arent doing much bass and only high can i still ruin the tweeters or voice coil?
tweeters are perhaps the most sensitive of your drivers. yes, most definitely, like any of your speakers, they can be blown. i agree setting your x-over will help alleviate distortion by preventing the tweeter from reproducing frequencies it was not meant to handle (which would assist in their early demise), but too much power will easily destroy it nonetheless, particularly if your running clipped signals.
well, im keeping the power going to them about the same wattage or less. right now my blown amp is getting repaired so they are getting about half their power. with the amp they would be about the same wattage. its not power im worried about, its extreme highs and volume levels.