Crossover Networks

Tecate has a long-standing reputation as an industry leader in the manufacture of crossover networks.  Since 1986, we have worked with the largest names in the speaker business to produce custom crossovers for the home, car, studio, and stadium.  Our San Diego engineering team, along with our Asia production partner, allows us to offer well-designed, quality networks at competitive prices.

The Tecate Advantage: Crossover Network Products

Tecate offers custom crossover network design.  Our production capabilities allow us to design and build a broad range of crossover networks.  From entry-level consumer products to high-end audiophile crossovers, OEM and aftermarket automotive crossovers to marine application crossovers, and professional audio networks for demanding studio and sound reinforcement applications, we provide a full range of crossover designs. All crossover networks produced in our manufacuring facility are RoHS compliant. Tecate's crossover specialties include:

  • 2-way and 3-way crossovers
  • Subwoofer crossovers
  • Passive crossover design
  • Input plate and input cup mounted crossovers
  • In-ceiling and in-wall speaker crossovers

The Tecate Advantage: Crossover Network Applications and Markets

  • Automotive Applications and Markets

Tecate has produced crossover networks for the automotive industry for over two decades.  We understand the importance of high quality and the value this provides over the life of a product.  We are very familiar with the automotive part approval process and the detailed documentation required to move from the design phase into full production.

  • Outdoor Applications

We have experience with weatherproofing crossover networks for outdoor use, using waterproof connection systems and a variety of robust enclosures.  We have also designed and produced crossovers for use in marine applications.

The Tecate Advantage: Crossover Network Features

  • Quality Components

We understand the importance of using only high-quality components to ensure that all of the crossover networks we manufacture will perform consistently over many years.  Tecate’s extensive offshore resources allow us to offer you a wide range of custom components at very competitive prices.

  • Capacitors

We offer a wide range of audio capacitors, from small electrolytics to large polypropylenes.  We will custom-make the exact capacitance values you need to optimize your network design.

  • Resistors

Our rugged ceramic resistors are available in horizontal as well as vertical designs, have multiple power ratings, and incorporate raised “feet” to allow airflow and help with cooling.  We also offer aluminum-housed resistors for high power applications.

  • Inductors

We carry a large selection of nylon and polycarbonate air core and steel I core inductor bobbins and offer standard and high temperature magnet wire.  Database tools allow us to compare specific inductance values, magnet wire sizes, and DC resistance values for each inductor.  This helps us to quickly determine the most effective inductor size and type to meet your specifications for each circuit design.

  • PC Boards

We offer a variety of PC board material options, giving us the ability to select the best material for your design based on your circuit requirements, board size, power handling, and budget.  Our options include FR-1, CEM-1, and FR-4 materials, with both single-sided and double-sided copper layers.  In addition, you can select from multiple standoff/spacer sizes and types for wood cabinet mounting.
We have multiple male and female FASTON tab sizes available, which can be soldered to your PC board or can be used to terminate your crossover input or output wiring harnesses.  In addition to bullet connectors and standard wire stripping/tinning, we offer a variety of barrier strips, as well as vertical and 90-degree header and housing systems.

  • Wire

We have a variety of wire sizes, colors, and types available from which you can select.  Our wide range of options includes UL1007 and UL1015 insulated wire, oxygen-free copper wire, and parallel wire.

  • Switches

We can incorporate potentiometers, L-pads, and a variety of switch types to your crossover board or satellite assembly, accommodating both low-power and high-power requirements.

  • Engineering Designs

We know speakers are often abused, and our experience allows us to identify potential design problems early on in the process and correct them prior to production.  Our 3-D modeling capability allows us to determine potential fit issues prior to sampling, saving you both time and money.  Using your schematic and component list, our engineering team will cost-effectively design the printed circuit board and component layout to minimize mutual inductance and crosstalk; create a robust design to withstand potential abuse; eliminate possible overheating issues; and fit into areas with limited space or specific mounting requirements.

  • Testing

All of the crossovers we produce are 100% tested for frequency response, amplitude, and phase using the CLIO test system.  In addition, your crossovers will receive a full visual and mechanical inspection before they are delivered to you.

Why Tecate?: Value-Added Services

  • The Customer Service Advantage

Exceptional customer service is the hallmark of the Tecate Group’s success.  Over many years, we have earned an outstanding reputation for consistently superior service and flexibility through our hard work and the value we place on our customer relationships.

  • The Documentation Advantage

We create and control complete AutoCAD specification documentation of your network’s designs and artwork, incorporating 3-D modeling where appropriate.

  • The Prototyping Advantage

We produce quick-turn prototype crossover samples in our San Diego lab, allowing you to approve designs quickly and thereby improve your time to market.

  • The Component Stocking Program Advantage

Since we produce a large volume of crossover networks for many customers, we carry safety stock of several specialized long lead-time items, including audio connectors, jacks, and current limiting bulbs.  This allows us to offer you standard lead times where there would usually be long delays.

  • The Custom Printing and Labeling Advantage

We can tool and manufacture custom input plate labels using your artwork, or we can design artwork to meet your needs.  We offer custom silkscreen printing on metal input plates and crossover PC boards.  We can also design and supply crossover retail packaging, including manuals, inserts, and barcoded carton labels.

  • The Inventory Control Advantage

We provide logistics management and worldwide shipping direct from Asia or from our California warehouse.  We offer inventory programs customized to meet your needs, including blanket orders and safety stock.

Contact us to begin constructing your crossover network today!