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Old 18th July 2012, 04:33 PM   #1
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So I am attempting to build the m&k s-150thx speaker. I heard from Nrik that the tweeters have a crossover point on the 2 outer ones that cover more midrange than the middle one. If I wanted to go with an active crossover would I just put some sort of filter on the 2 outer ones to keep them from going high and a filter on the middle to cut the low? Also, do I leave the woofers bare and just run them straight to the terminal for hook up from the crossed amp? I am new to crossover designing and have no clue what I'm doing. I don't want to blow up anything!!
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Old 18th July 2012, 06:48 PM   #2
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I have been looking at the behringer ultra curve pro. Any thoughts on this one? Also, do they make a rca to xlr cable? I'm using the preamp outs on my Yamaha v-1400 for the front mains.
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Old 18th July 2012, 07:24 PM   #3
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You can get XLR to RCA converters cheap from many places. Any music supply or even Parts Express. I usually make my own cables anyway.

On the DCX: I have one. Very handy for design and setup. I find it has a slight edge or digititus some would say. Others think it is just fine. Anyway, it stays on my bench as a piece of development equipment. Many like the mini-dsp boards.
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Old 18th July 2012, 11:36 PM   #4
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I suspect that speakers of this type would be difficult for even an experienced designer to copy
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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 19th July 2012, 03:20 AM   #5
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Pete I think you are correct after much research and talking with a builder friend. I think we might go for the bose L1 pro system. I've heard it and love the sound it puts out.
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