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Old 15th March 2009, 02:12 AM   #1
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a biamped wide bander mated with a woofer/sub and an active crossover?
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Old 15th March 2009, 02:17 AM   #2
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Well, no. Not if you're up to the task. I know I wouldn't be!

Do you have any particulars in mind yet? I'm curious to hum and hah over a sketch up
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that is done quite often. Called an (active) FAST.

I'm listening to a set like this right now (FF85eN + SDX7eN = called Tysen)

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that is done quite often. Called an (active) FAST.

I'm listening to a set like this right now (FF85eN + SDX7eN = called Tysen)

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Dave,

I had to leave last summer before you got the Tysen hooked up, how did it sound?
The crossover you soldered up, did you end up modifying it or was it right on?

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I had to leave last summer before you got the Tysen hooked up, how did it sound?
The crossover you soldered up, did you end up modifying it or was it right on?
They sound REALLY good. XO worked just fine. We have been playing with a buffered version to give a wider range of choice for the HF amp.

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a biamped wide bander mated with a woofer/sub and an active crossover?

Instead I would do 2way active, crossed above baffelsteploss(300-500hz)
Besides, crossing the wideband driver higher you will achieve much better power handling


I plan to use Tangband 6.5" and 4" ti, both underhung and passive xo, may use a small ribbin on top

It will be an omni design, and I will use a plastic sewer drain tube
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I think this is a great idea and is how I am gonna run my Aiko's. Fullrange is really at a disadvantage in the lower frequencies so the addition of a sub/mid-bass woofer really helps. Bi-amping allows for the most desirable type of crossover so coloration is minimal.
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Tysen

Very nicely done and I like this idea. I will have to explore this possibility myself. The lack of low end response has been the stumbling block for me as far as full range goes.
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I think this is a great idea and is how I am gonna run my Aiko's. Fullrange is really at a disadvantage in the lower frequencies so the addition of a sub/mid-bass woofer really helps. Bi-amping allows for the most desirable type of crossover so coloration is minimal.
I've heard the Aikos at Dave's and thought, along with Kevin Haskins, that it was an absolutely splendid, top-notch speaker for vocals and acoustic instruments. OTOH, there certainly was a lack of the lower registers that really need augmentation. I agree with you that a subwoofer/lower mid woofer that is capable of extending into the lower mids would certainly help flesh out, what is otherwise a phenomenal presentation.

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