Go Back   Home > Forums > >
Home Forums Rules Articles diyAudio Store Blogs Gallery Wiki Register Donations FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Multi-Way Conventional loudspeakers with crossovers

New crossover project?
New crossover project?
Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 24th January 2003, 12:20 PM   #1
mikewu99 is offline mikewu99  United States
diyAudio Member
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Audubon, PA
Default New crossover project?

I have an old pair of Altec Model 5 loudspeakers. I was thinking that a good first DIY project would be to upgrade the crossover on these speakers. I haven't opened them up yet, but I assume the existing crossover is pretty crude.

According to the original Altec brochure, these speakers have a 12" bass driver and two 4" HF drivers in a vented enclosure. Crossover is at 1500 Hz.

Would an improved crossover make enough of a difference to be worth the effort?
"Never confuse motion with action." B. Franklin
  Reply With Quote
Old 24th January 2003, 04:53 PM   #2
FrankDIY is offline FrankDIY  Canada
diyAudio Member
FrankDIY's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Quebec City
Better parts may have a little influence but redesigning the whole thing is hard to say. You will have to measure the drivers, etc.
Imagination is more important than knowledge. knowledge is limited, imagination encircles the world. Albert Einstein
FrankDIY's Audio Corner
  Reply With Quote
Old 24th January 2003, 10:40 PM   #3
Bab is offline Bab
diyAudio Member
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Canada
Difficult to find the good adaptations. Often, a mark(brand) of capacitor with a mark(brand) of resistance does not give the wished result.
I experienced to replace parts on Spendor BC2 x-over and it was a disaster. I kept origin.
Change the parts it's ok, but not forget the cabling and the connectors. Please, take a screwdriver and take time to tighten all screw of the box and speakears. You discover an image 3D.
  Reply With Quote
Old 27th January 2003, 07:08 PM   #4
chucker is offline chucker
diyAudio Member
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Asheville, NC
I asked this same question a few weeks ago regarding the x-overs on a pair of Mirage m1si's.. I heard the parts are cheap, and that a few years ago this was the thing to do.. Cant find anyone now who knows what I'm talking about..chucker
  Reply With Quote


New crossover project?Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
First (Noob) crossover project - upgrade klipsch RF-7 okapi Multi-Way 32 1st August 2011 08:12 PM
3 Way Active Crossover Design project powagrip Multi-Way 13 23rd February 2005 08:06 PM
4 Way PC crossover project dunderchief Digital Source 4 17th June 2004 06:46 AM
active crossover project victordsouza Multi-Way 0 9th September 2003 04:17 PM

New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 09:46 AM.

Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Resources saved on this page: MySQL 16.67%
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ©1999-2017 diyAudio