How to Wire a Two-Way Crossover

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How to Wire a Two-Way Crossover
Midrange speaker and tweeter in one closure. (speaker image by gajatz from Fotolia.com)

A crossover is designed to take a full spectrum of sound and break it into two or more groups. A two-way crossover with one input has two outputs: high and low. The high side will connect to an amplifier or the speakers in charge of handling the high frequency sounds. The high range is usually handled by midrange range speakers and tweeters. The low side will connect to the speakers handling the low frequency sounds. This spectrum of sound is usually handled by woofers and subwoofers.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Speaker wire
  • Wire strippers
  • Wire cutters
  • Screwdriver

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Connect the positive output wire from one channel of the stereo to the positive input terminal of the crossover. Connect the negative output wire from the same channel to the negative input terminal of the crossover.

  2. 2

    Connect the positive terminal of the tweeter or high-band speaker to the positive high output side of the crossover. Connect the negative terminal of the same speaker to the negative high output side of the crossover.

  3. 3

    Connect the positive terminal of the woofer or subwoofer to the positive low side of the crossover. Connect the negative terminal of the woofer to the negative low side of the crossover.

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