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Default First time setting Xovers on mids and highs

I recently bought a set of CT Sounds 5.25 Meso comps and hooked the speakers and the crossovers up to a Skar 75.4 on my Kenwood KDC-X500. Everything is working and the speakers get as loud as I want without distorting but I feel like the tweets are go too low or the midrange goes too high.
My HU has lots of setting including Xovers for the mids and tweets but my question is what do the do and do the work even with the inline crossover hooked up?
Also is there a way to set the highest frequency that my mids play?
Is that ^^ affected by where my tweeter Xover is set or is it just permanent with the inline crossover?

The Xover on the HU for the tweeters can be set between 1khz up to 12khz and on the midrange from 50hz to 250hz I believe.
and the only setting on the crossover is +3db, +0, or -3.

Right now I have the amp set to Full or thru so the HU setting should be the main controls right?
On the HU The tweeters are set at 5khz and the mids at 90hz.
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If I'm reading your post correctly you have a passive crossover that came with the ct's so your kind of out of luck unless you want to start pulling inductors, resisters, and caps off the board and playing around with the passive. Your out of luck unless you want to go active or create your own passive network.
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^^Agreed. You could ditch the passives and go active, but that's going to be fairly involved with limited equipment and experience.

If your HU has any EQ built in you should start there. Can you describe what you are hearing? If the music sounds "harsh" or "shouty" try dropping somewhere around 2-3khz down a few dBs and see if that helps. If it's more sibilant on S-sounds or sounds "piercing" try a higher frequency, somewhere around 5-8khz. Play around a bit and see if you can narrow it down. I do not suggest using the EQ to raise anything, just lower what needs be.
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Just something to think about if you want to play around with passives I would suggest looking for Jeff Bagby excel spreadsheet "Passive Crossover Designer", or Winpcd. interface is similar between both and they do an excellent job if you happen to have the frequency response of the drivers. I doubt CT has that info listed but if you wanted to play with other drivers it can be handy to learn.
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Thanks for the info. I guess for the moment I'll try to tune using the 13 Band Eq on my HU. I'm just gonna stick with the passive Xovers for now.
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