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SEOS Tempest build - Help with crossover hookup

I wanted to clarify how to hookup assembled crossover to the drivers so I don't blow something up. From my question, you will see that I am a newbie to DIY speakers .

Attached is my completed crossover and layout.

Am I understanding correctly that the negative terminal from both the compression driver (DNA-360 - labeled HF) and the woofer (Delta pro 12A - labeled LF) attach to the same negative terminal on the crossover and each positive terminal from the two drivers attach separately to the respective positive terminal (labeled HF and LF) on the crossover? In other words, unlike the negative crossover, which are connected, the positives must stay separately?

Thanks for the help. I will be starting another post with some more pictures of the build to get some advice/ feedback about finishing the cabinet. I am considering veneer vs paying someone to do an automotive finish.
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Huge grin on my face

Was too impatient so just hooked it up....and it worked!

Can someone still take a look and let me know if my layout is ok? it is pretty much impossible to tell from the actual crossover because it's double sided, but at least from the "paper mockup" ...I want to make sure it is ok before I put everything together more permanently and also build the second crossover.

Also, how do people usually attach the crossovers inside the cabinet? I am guessing you don't want to do anything permanent and wondering how that is commonly done given the vibrations, etc... Bubblegum? Velcro? I've read lots of posts but didn't see anyone specifically addressing that.

Thanks!
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Can't tell by just the top, it looks OK from the top though. I just staple and glue mine in, I've seen others do Velcro.
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Neat job on the crossovers.

For each of my speakers, I screwed 1/2" cubes (with predrilled screw holes) onto the corners of the crossover board and then glued the whole thing to the cabinet.

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Can't tell by just the top, it looks OK from the top though. I just staple and glue mine in, I've seen others do Velcro.
My first post has the back side and the layout on paper to make it easier to see. Thanks!
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Neat job on the crossovers.

For each of my speakers, I screwed 1/2" cubes (with predrilled screw holes) onto the corners of the crossover board and then glued the whole thing to the cabinet.
Thanks - sounds good. I guess I am a bit paranoid I may have to take it out for some reason.
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Thanks - sounds good. I guess I am a bit paranoid I may have to take it out for some reason.
Yup. Me too.
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My first post has the back side and the layout on paper to make it easier to see. Thanks!
Oh sorry, it only showed me the first picture before. They look right.


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