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Ok, so the installer that did my installation took the crossover covers off my crossovers when installing my component speaker set (Infinity Kappa 60.7cs) and threw them away. They're not supposed to take anything apart w/o asking first and they definitely shouldn't be just throwing parts away.
So they can't get new covers for my crossovers and now they're telling me that they're going to try and get me "upgraded" crossovers.
Is it ok to use crossovers from a different speaker set? I thought you're only supposed to use the crossovers that are made for your speakers (ie. that come with or are manufactured just for your model of speakers)?
I'm trying to get this resolved in your other thread.
If the crossovers are at the same frequency, it shouldn't make a difference, but it's not preferred (for example, the Infinity 50.7cs sure looks like they use the same crossovers as the 60.7's), also some crossovers are adjustable, and if you know where to set them, that should work. I wouldn't want to install Alpine crossovers in an Infinity set, but likely even different model Infinity crossovers could be okay.
2002 Ford Focus JVC KD-A815 Sony CDX-GT410u Sony XT-100HD HD Tuner Stock speakers, no amp, no subs
Kenwood Excelon X-591 |
2 Infinity Reference 6022i
| 2 Infinity Reference 6022si | 2 Alpine 10" Type-S Subs
Heh, take a look at the thread Tiger linked to.
My experience so far with InstallerNet and this installer has been pretty bad.
I'd ask for a new set of speakers, but no one's going to listen or agree to that. I just noticed there's a new 60.9cs set with the same price as the 60.7cs. Maybe they can replace my 60.7cs set with that? Would be nice, but it's not gonna happen.
I'll send him a PM
i wouldnt trash boston like that. Boston is one of the industys leaders in sound reproduction.
I am currently in a situation simaler to yours. I have had two sets of lanzar componets and i have managed to fry my tweeters. I plan on replacing them with a different brand of tweeters (so i can get titanium tweets) but still using the lanzar cross overs. I dont think i will have a problem.
I would personly like for you, since you do have the capablities, to take the installer up on his offer to give you a different set of crossovers and compare them back to back with the correct cross overs. It would let you know which ones sound better to you.
Thanks for the input Spruce. I wasn't trying to bash Boston Acoustics. It's just that I've asked this question on other forums (whether it's ok to use crossovers from different speakers with mine) and pretty much everyone says it's fine as long as the speakers that the new crossovers are coming from have the same specs. (range of frequencies, power, etc.) as the speakers I have now.
I checked out Boston's site and none of their speakers had the same or similar specs. as my 60.7cs set.
I went to them today to see the crossovers they're trying to give me. They're from a set of used, 5 year old Boston Acoustics Z6. They were massive. The reason the installer took the covers off my Kappa's crossovers in the first place they said, was that he couldn't fit them in my door panels. That was BS since I've found many places in my door panels to place the crossovers in w/o modifying them. Now they're offering me these massive crossovers (that definitely won't fit in my door panels) that I shouldn't even be using with my speakers since they don't match (the Z6 set doesn't have the same specs. as my Kappa 60.7cs).
Freq. Response: 45Hz - 25kHz
Boston Acoustics Z6:
Freq. Response: 40Hz-22kHz
Two key points here ...
Andy is providing you replacement covers so whatever the install shop sends you is pretty much academic anyway.
The critical items are the crossover frequencies, and possibly the crossover slope, and maybe the power handling - not the overall frequency response, none of which you have posted (and might not be available).
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