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I am restoring a 96 Mustang / Saleen and am in the process of replacing interior. I got side tracked on the sterio system due to the butchered wiring I found and blown front amp that was by-passed. After lots of time researching the Mach 460 system I decided to ditch the whole thing.
I now have a Kenwood Excelion, 4ch Fosgate Amp and Mono JL Amp. Speakers are 6.5 seperates for the front and 5.25 seperates for the rear, they are old A/D/S units that were in the car and still sound great, and a JL 12" sealed sub.

Now to my question; The deck has 6 preouts with built in crossover slopes for each preout F,R,Sub. And the amps have crossovers. So which should I use to seperate the sub from the mids? The deck only, the amps only? I think both would be too much? Yes/No?

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Hi new here,

I am restoring a 96 Mustang / Saleen and am in the process of replacing interior. I got side tracked on the sterio system due to the butchered wiring I found and blown front amp that was by-passed. After lots of time researching the Mach 460 system I decided to ditch the whole thing.
I now have a Kenwood Excelion, 4ch Fosgate Amp and Mono JL Amp. Speakers are 6.5 seperates for the front and 5.25 seperates for the rear, they are old A/D/S units that were in the car and still sound great, and a JL 12" sealed sub.

Now to my question; The deck has 6 preouts with built in crossover slopes for each preout F,R,Sub. And the amps have crossovers. So which should I use to seperate the sub from the mids? The deck only, the amps only? I think both would be too much? Yes/No?

Thanks,
Derrick
Do the separates have passive crossovers? I don't think any of the older kenwoods are full active or useful enough to use the crossovers, and ditto on the fosgate amp.
 

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Do the separates have passive crossovers? I don't think any of the older kenwoods are full active or useful enough to use the crossovers, and ditto on the fosgate amp.
yes, the A/D/S have passive for the mid/high.
The Kenwood is brand new and I hooked it direct to the left front last night, with the internal amp, to play with the internal crossover settings. There is a definite change in base at all settings 40hz, 60, 80, 100. It was very impressive.
 

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Well let me ask a different question.

If I do run both crossovers; is that the same as increasing the slope? So if the deck is a 12db and the amp is set at 12db then am I running a 24db slope? Yes/No?
 

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Well let me ask a different question.

If I do run both crossovers; is that the same as increasing the slope? So if the deck is a 12db and the amp is set at 12db then am I running a 24db slope? Yes/No?

Yes, that is correct. But, it's likely the the amp's gain pots are not set exactly correct, but you'll be close.

I assume you're going to use the passives on both sets of comps?
 

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Yes, that is correct. But, it's likely the the amp's gain pots are not set exactly correct, but you'll be close.

I assume you're going to use the passives on both sets of comps?
Yes I will still use the A/D/S passives with the sets to seperate the mids and tweets. I am just using the deck and/or amps to seperate the sub frequency.
 

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Yes I will still use the A/D/S passives with the sets to seperate the mids and tweets. I am just using the deck and/or amps to seperate the sub frequency.

In that case, I would use the deck's crossovers. They'll be more accurate than the pots on the amps. But, if you feel you need a steeper slope then use the amps' crossovers too.
 
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