Marine Electronics Forum - Speakers + Crossover Hook up
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03-21-2012, 11:59 PM
Got some memphis marine coaxil speakers. Going to run two pair (so 4 speakers) and a 4 channel amplifier. These speakers came with inline crossovers. HF and LF they are labled. Where would this crossover go? The OUT Im guessing should hook directly to the speaker right? The IN should go to the amp?
Now the bigger question from looking at this inline crossover. What is a good way of mounting it? Boat is going to be banging around, so it wont do any good hanging loose. It doesnt appear to have any mounting holes, but I will take a closer look at it tonight.
Here is a pic of the crossovers
03-22-2012, 03:51 AM
No manual with the speakers? The high frequency will be the tweeters and low frequency will be the woofer. I suspect the speaker will have two sets of hook ups on the back for tweeter and woofer. The crossover divides the frequencies to each driver.
I would be surprised if there isn't a way to mount them, but you do not want to leave them banging around. The components in the crossovers themselves could be damaged or break loose. Plus, from the picture you provided you wouldn't want those housings to crack.
Are you sure they didn't come with some kind of mounting bracket? If not perhaps you can fashion a bracket that can be placed over the housing and secured on each side with screws (just an idea).
03-22-2012, 04:09 AM
i would just pull tie them to the wire loom that is running to the speaker. the in would be to the amp and the mid to the woofer and the high to the tweeter on the speaker. you can get the kind of pull ties that you can run a screw into or you can also pull tie the cross over to the back of the speaker itself.
03-22-2012, 09:43 AM
Yea I guess zip ties are going to have to be done and in a creative fashion. Only other thing I can think of to do maybe would be to double stick tape them to the magnet of the speaker maybe? Or somewhere on the fiberglass surrounding the area?
03-22-2012, 04:07 PM
Or heavy duty Velcro strips to secure the crossovers. I don't think the magnets would be a good spot. May interfere with the components in the crossovers.
03-22-2012, 05:59 PM
yeah its not a big deal just connect it to the speaker and then just pull tie it back on the wire loom and be done with it. nobody will ever see it and double sided tape works until theres moisture involved.