Attentuate my component speakers
I have Polk db6500 component speakers installed in the doors of my car. The crossovers with these do not include a connection or switch to attentuate the tweeter. I know that some speakers sets offer the option of -3db. I think this would be helpful as my tweeters are installed at the corners of my doors by the side mirrors and my woofers are in the lower part of the door. Is there something simple I could put inline with the tweeter that could lower the level?
Use equalizer or tone controls.
Yes. An LPad. But why on earth would you do this, when I'm assuming your car stereo comes with an equalizer, or at least tone controls. And those are much easier. Use them. They are in line with your sound already.
Re: Use equalizer or tone controls.
> Yes. An LPad. But why on earth would you do
> this, when I'm assuming your car stereo
> comes with an equalizer, or at least tone
> controls. And those are much easier. Use
> them. They are in line with your sound
The tone controls only adjust a certain frequency and some of the frequencies around it. I need the level of all that comes out of the tweeter to be lower. I know someone out there knows how to do this. This is done all the time with home audio crossovers to level the sound between the different drivers. I just don't know what sort of component is used.
So a big home L-Pad in my car?
THERE IS NO NEED TO YELL EITHER.
An L-Pad is simply two resistors. A small one in series, to attenuate, and a big on in parallel, which brings the resistance of the speaker/resistor down by the same amount that the small resistor brings it up. IE, the parallel resistor makes sure the amp sees the original load.
> So a big home L-Pad in my car?
> THERE IS NO NEED TO YELL EITHER.
Well, it was the second time I said it.
You can either wire an adjustable LPad somewhere, or you put two resistors together, solder them in the positive tweeter lead, and tape or glue them behind the tweeter. The values?:
Go to: Attenuation Circuit.
BTW, I would still just use an equalizer. Cars need them anyway.
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