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Old 16th February 2010, 10:34 PM   #11
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What software are you using?
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Old 16th February 2010, 11:23 PM   #12
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re:'I have allready measured the values of the elements' -
sorry, didn't make it clear, but you need to measure the drivers you're using, an impedance curve. Then you'll know what impedance values to plug into your calculator
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That's the "Passive Crossover Designer" from the FRD Consortium. It runs in MS Excel. I love it. Free, too.

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Old 17th February 2010, 11:54 AM   #14
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Thank you panomaniac!

That was an amasing spreadsheet. Together with the Unibox spreadsheet, where I export my impedance curves to be imported to this "Passive Crossover Designer", I can see what I have now and what I need to do.

My old filters can really need some adjustments It's also great to be able to test different "what if" scenarios.
It's almost a pity I have decided to go with active filtering later on. I may go halfway though. Bi amping with a passive filter for the mid and tweeter.
Anyway, knowledge doesn't hurt, does it?
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Old 17th February 2010, 02:06 PM   #15
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You're welcome! The spreadsheet is a great tool. Just playing around with it will teach you a lot about how crossovers work.

If you can get the impedance curves of your drivers, you should plug them into the sheet. That allow you to see what the filter is really doing. It does not tell you the real frequency response, but it gets you closer.
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Old 17th February 2010, 04:56 PM   #16
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Hi
I have now found the spreadsheet "Response modeler" from the same author.

Awesome! Seems to be all I need for armchair designing
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Old 17th February 2010, 06:04 PM   #17
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At first I thought I had it all.

Now I see have problem with the spreadsheets. I can't save any setup. I can't load any of the examples in PCD without errors. I get errors 13 and 1004 All seems related to mid range driver calculations.

I'm running Office 2007 with all upgrades Win XP and SP3.

Ohh if something could be easy and fun all the way

************* time goes by ... *********

Just before I pushed the submit button on this reply, I gave my old Excel 2003 a chance. Installed beside my 2007 installation.
Now it seems to work.

Why isn't Office backward compatible? This is a PITA

Hope someone else can get use of my findings.
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Old 17th February 2010, 06:40 PM   #18
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Good to know. Guess I'll stick with my Excel 2003!
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Old 17th February 2010, 06:48 PM   #19
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There is an excel 2007 version, better to see below

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Old 17th February 2010, 07:58 PM   #20
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Default This is the ultimate passive filter page?

Thanks jerome69
This seems to be the umbrella for all those good softwares.

Anyone been in contact with this genious Jeff Bagby?
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