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Tangband W5-704 almost crossoverless ?
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Old 19th November 2012, 02:14 PM   #1
cs is offline cs  United Kingdom
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Default Tangband W5-704 almost crossoverless ?

The top end response of the Tangband W5-704 looks very smooth and gradual, with no obvious break-up, so I wondered if it would work without a crossover ? (I'm assuming that an associated tweeter would have a suitable highpass filter cutting in at around 4 or 5kHz).

Or is the apparent good response of the W5-704 just an artefact of over enthustiastic smoothing on the part of Tangband !?
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Old 19th November 2012, 10:39 PM   #2
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One of my favs also. I have always used at least a 1st order xover that combined with the natural roll off gives very good results. See Zaph's comments and test results here: Zaph|Audio

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Old 19th November 2012, 11:05 PM   #3
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I won't work without a x/o. You need to do BSC for a two way,
a big inductor and then you might as well properly match to
the tweeter with possibly additional R and C.

rgds, sreten.

Might get way with no x/o in say speciality corner loading,
or implementing BSC at passive line level + high tweeter.

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