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Old 27th February 2012, 04:15 PM   #1
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Default Crossover Testing Help

Hello everyone. new member here. I am building a set of loud speakers designed for my wake board boat tower. Each speaker consists of 2-8" mid-bass drivers and 1" throat HLCD. I have designed a crossover for the speaker and it sounds pretty good to me but i am no expert at this. What is a good way to test the performance of my crossover as well as the speakers on a shoe string budget?
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Old 27th February 2012, 09:51 PM   #2
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Impedance varies with frequency, use impedance plots of your drivers and make crossover calculations using the actual impedance of the driver at the crossover frequency
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Old 28th February 2012, 03:11 AM   #3
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Thanks. I will give this a try.
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Old 29th February 2012, 02:46 PM   #4
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for free crossover simulation, I like Speaker Workshop. It's qwerky at first, but once you work out the "kinks" in how it has to be used to avoid the programming errors, it's remarkably quick and easy to deal with. The fact that it has a sort of "freeform" workspace on which to build the x-over is highly useful. It's like playing with adult legos!
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