top of page

Crossovers for Car Audio - Tune on HEAD UNIT or AMPLIFIER? Or combination?

When we build a custom car audio system we need to use crossovers to limit the frequency response sent to each type of speaker, whether it is a subwoofer, mid range, or tweeter. But should we use the crossover settings and tune them on our head unit, or our amplifier, or both? What if we have a DSP? This is a question I get often so I wanted to make a video to help you guys out and teach you some basics on speaker crossover terminology.

🔨 CAF FAN SPECIAL! AudioControl DM-RTA Pro Kit is currently on sale for a limited time. Use this tool kit to analyze and tune your system like a pro! To take advantage of this offer simply click the link below and you should be taken to the cart with the coupon code already applied.


(If the link doesn't work add the DM-RTA Pro Kit to cart and enter code "CAFPROKIT") Thank you to AudioControl for being a channel sponsor and helping our community with this offer!

🔊 Related videos for crossovers:

✅ Advanced Crossover Lesson:

✅ How to Protect Tweeters:

🔊 Want more? Check out these links:

✅Car Audio Tutorial Library:

✅ FREE weekly training program:

✅ Box Designs, BUILD YOUR OWN BOX!:

✅Join the CAF Patreon Member Team:


- Ported Downfiring Subwoofer Build:

- Dad's Sound Quality Daily Driver Build:

- SEMA F150 Subwoofer Box Build:

- LOUD Wrangler Build -

- SQ Grand Cherokee Build -

- Stealth Hidden Bass SQ Build -


bottom of page