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Old 12th January 2008, 10:31 AM   #1
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Trying to find a decent active crossover kit to go with my 2/3 way speakers, doesnt have to be a kit of course, but I need to make it to a spec. and want it to be fully adjustable.
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Old 14th January 2008, 02:17 AM   #2
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Have you looked at linkwitzlab.com yet?

Not very nice as the frequency steps were really far apart, but Pyramid (Pyle now?) had (still has?) a 'home or studio' 3-way stereo electronic crossover that used to sell for around $75. I have two (one I found in a pawnshop) and replaced some resistors to make it more useful. I guess I wouldn't call it 'decent,' but it works.

Keep searching: There's lots of options.
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Old 14th January 2008, 03:56 AM   #4
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DIY active crossover board.
http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showt...94#post1374794

Marchand Electronics Inc.
http://www.marchandelec.com/

Welborne Labs
http://www.welbornelabs.com/acm.htm
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Old 14th January 2008, 04:13 PM   #5
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cheers guys
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Old 14th January 2008, 04:23 PM   #6
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Originally posted by SamL
DIY active crossover board.
http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showt...94#post1374794

Marchand Electronics Inc.
http://www.marchandelec.com/

Welborne Labs
http://www.welbornelabs.com/acm.htm
although I do have an issue with welbourne labs, my friend bought a valve kit off off them in March last year, still no Amp. They had a family tragidy (fair enough) but 11 months is a little taking the buscuit.
Anyone know a way of getting his money back or getting the amp.
We are here in UK, and all his emails phone calls are getting ignored.
He is 1000 out of pocket at the mo.
cheers for any help.

graham

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Old 14th January 2008, 11:16 PM   #7
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Have you cchecked out Behringer yet? This is the one I'm going to use for my current project:
http://www.behringer.com/DCX2496/index.cfm?lang=eng

Here are two more for a lot less money:
http://www.behringer.com/CX3400/index.cfm?lang=eng

http://www.behringer.com/CX2310/index.cfm?lang=eng
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Have you cchecked out Behringer yet? This is the one I'm going to use for my current project:
http://www.behringer.com/DCX2496/index.cfm?lang=eng

Here are two more for a lot less money:
http://www.behringer.com/CX3400/index.cfm?lang=eng

http://www.behringer.com/CX2310/index.cfm?lang=eng

These are a great idea, many thanks, and not too expensive, but loads of adjustment.
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Old 15th January 2008, 09:43 AM   #9
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What frequencies will you be crossing at? What kind of speakers? Is it strictly a stereo 2 channel system?
The Behringer stuff is likely to result in audible degradation. I've used a DCX2496 without any modifications via the digital input, and it worked just fine, due to the simple fact that it was only used under a couple hundred Hz at most. The prices are low for a reason.
If you're not running a multichannel setup, going with a dsp based xover would likely be a good choice, depending on your system and personal tastes. If it's multichannel HT, you'll probably be stuck with analog electronic crossovers. If that's the case, there's quite a few good ones out there to choose from. In professional gear, Ashly and a couple others are worth looking into. I haven't personally used a Marchand xover, but I'm always hearing good things about them.
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its a good old two channel, crossing at 170hz and probably 10-15khz but not too sure about the upper one, as to whether I am going to use the Aurum cantus G1. the rest of the drivers are Bandor 50mm for the upper and 150mm for the lower/ transmission.
I am using, in each cabinet, 8 small bandor 50mm drivers, and maybe one ribbon aurum cantus G1,
and in the transmission line cabinets 2 back to back 150mm drivers.
the reason for the ribbon, the bandors and incredibly fast (almost electrostatic speed) so want to get that free sound in the very upper reaches.
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