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Passive External Crossover Wiring
Passive External Crossover Wiring
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Old 18th January 2004, 07:30 PM   #1
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This question is specifically about possible undesirable effects of an internal bi-wire speaker cable (not shotgun) which has an inline passive external crossover installed at mid-point which then feeds a filtered (high pass, low pass) signal down the second half of the cable to the loudspeaker terminal (4 pole Speakon). The 4-conductor (twisted) speaker cable is wired star-quad (cross connected) with each conductor feeding a 2-way loudspeaker system's low +, low -, high +, high - driver terminals independantly from the amplifier outputs (bi-wire) with, in this case, the second half of the cable behaving like the loudspeaker's "internal wiring" which, in this case, is cross connected instead of side-by-side or spaced apart as is usual for loudspeaker internal wiring. It is not about the merits of external bi-wire cable vs. internal bi-wire cable, it's about a filtered signal being sent down a cross connected cable... Thanks for any feedback in advance. Duster
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Old 19th January 2004, 08:53 PM   #2
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Mid-point seems a strange place to put it but I can't see any problems,

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Old 19th January 2004, 10:01 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply. I see no reason to place the crossover any closer to the amplifier if that's what you mean. The cable is only 2 meters long total with the last 1 meter (long enough to allow the crossover to rest on the floor) acting as a "hardwired imbilical" from the external crossover output to the loudspeaker input terminal.
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