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    Default Making speakers quieter

    So, I just got my new budget tweeters and connected them to my amp in parallel to two mid-speakers. The thing is, the tweeters are now too loud, and I lack the mids. Just wanted to know if there is any easy way to make them a bit quieter?
    If not, I guess I'll have to disconnect them, and save for some mid speakers in the mean time.


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    Default Re: Making speakers quieter

    Quote Originally Posted by shiftazz View Post
    So, I just got my new budget tweeters and connected them to my amp in parallel to two mid-speakers. The thing is, the tweeters are now too loud, and I lack the mids. Just wanted to know if there is any easy way to make them a bit quieter?
    If not, I guess I'll have to disconnect them, and save for some mid speakers in the mean time.
    You've made a technical error, your tweeters should be connected through a passive crossover along with the mids, or to separate channels on the amp or a different amp, or to the headunit if nothing else is available. Tweeters are generally WAY more sensitive and require much less power than mids.

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    Default Re: Making speakers quieter

    Yeah, forgot to mention, I did use capacitors as crossovers on both tweeters.


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    Default Re: Making speakers quieter

    Quote Originally Posted by shiftazz View Post
    Yeah, forgot to mention, I did use capacitors as crossovers on both tweeters.
    You'll still need them on separate channels (head unit or amp) to adjust their levels separately from the mids. Or you could get some audio type resistors and wire them inline with the tweets, I completely forgot about that trick. Get an assortment (2,4,8 ohms) of non-inductive high-power resistors and see which one gets your levels close.
    They LOOK like these:
    https://www.hificollective.co.uk/com...esist_r25.html

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    Default Re: Making speakers quieter

    That's exactly what I needed. Thank you a lot for your help.


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    Default Re: Making speakers quieter

    Quote Originally Posted by shiftazz View Post
    That's exactly what I needed. Thank you a lot for your help.
    A more appropriate version, but I finally remembered and you got the idea.
    https://www.radioshack.com/products/...ctive-resistor

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