I am building the X-LS speakers. This my very first speaker build. I have almost finished the crossovers. What is the recommended procedure for test crossovers before burying them in the enclosure?
I use pigtails with alligator clips. I use a total of six pairs (positive & negative). Two of the pairs are cheap speaker wire connected to the amp at one end however you want. The other end has alligator clips and connects to the input wires of the crossovers. The other 4 pairs of pigtails have alligator clips on both ends. They connect the individual drivers to their respective circuits on the crossover boards.
Connect everything up, making sure nothing is touching something it shouldn't, then turn the amp on and play something. Don't get crazy trying to get the drivers to play loud, you might damage something. Listen closely and make sure the drivers are playing properly.