I'm no tech by any means, don't even own an ohm meter. what happened with me was I bought a pair of paradigm 100's recently for 400 . The guy said he blew the tweeters so I bought new tweets and still no sound, so I bypassed the crossover by hooking the speaker wires directly to the tweeter and they worked. I then pulled out the crossover which is located behind one of the 8 inch drivers not the one behind the speaker wire binding posts. When looking at the tweeter side of the crossover I found cracked and ruptured caps. I sent the crossovers to paradigm and had them back in about a week and was up and running for something like twenty dollars per speaker. The reason it's not the same as having the tweeter hooked up normally is because if the tweeter crossover is damaged the signal stops there.