Car audio crossover question
About a year ago I upgraded the woofers and tweeters in my 2018 VW Golf with some Alpine SPR-50C's. I chose them specifically because the woofers had built-in crossovers and the tweeters had an inline crossover, meaning I could use the stock speaker cable wiring of the car without needing to install a crossover "hub" and run new wire to the woofer/tweeter separately.
My question is, what is the difference between component speakers using a single crossover network, where full signal comes in then is split to the woofer/tweeter separately vs. the setup I have where the full range is sent directly to the woofer/tweeter and then small crossovers (or more likely, low and high pass filters) cut out the unnecessary frequency range?
I did it that way as I wasn't sure I'd be buying out the lease, but now I am for certain keeping the car and didn't know if it is worth looking at a more traditional component setup.