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Old 13th November 2007, 04:01 PM   #1
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Default Upgrade from 2 way to 3 way system

I have a dumb question!
In a 2 way system, can we put another 2 way XO, in the low-pass output, to add a midrange driver, like a 3 way system?

What are the consequences?
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Old 13th November 2007, 04:53 PM   #2
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Generally all three circuits in a 3-way crossover are separate, branching from the positive input - the bass speaker will have a lowpass filter, the midrange will have both a highpass and a lowpass, and the tweeter will have highpass only.

So if you're adding a midrange to your system this is the best way to do it. But the real question is, what 2-way do you have that you want to convert to a 3-way by adding a midrange? Generally speaking what is usually added to a 2-way is a subwoofer, or woofer, where the existing woofer essentially becomes the midrange.

What speakers do you have now? This will provide much useful information towards offering practical guidance.
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