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Old 10th January 2016, 07:32 PM   #1
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Hi Everyone,

Sorry if this is asked elsewhere.

I've been using XSim very successfully but DIY'ers have suggested other software as well. What I particularly thought would be a nice feature is crossover optimization. The idea that you can draw or request a type of electro-acoustic shape and the software will make it for you, based on the actual driver.

I think LspCAD has this, though I've never used it. Are there others?

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Old 10th January 2016, 07:46 PM   #2
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http://www.boxsim.de/download/Boxsim120en.zip maybe not the best tool for Simulation but the xover optimiert works well.i linked the english version and its freeware
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LspCAD_demo

In the demo the optimizer works too.
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Old 10th January 2016, 10:34 PM   #4
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Calsod has one (although you better be prepared to brush up on DOS). Crossovershop (LEAP) does. SoundEasy too as I recall.
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LspCAD_demo

In the demo the optimizer works too.
Thanks for the suggestion. I got to try it. I found the schematic portion too difficult to use. It reminded me of OrCAD in that way. It was good that I could import data from OmniMic and DATS easily though.

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Calsod has one (although you better be prepared to brush up on DOS). Crossovershop (LEAP) does. SoundEasy too as I recall.
First I thought you mean FilterShop instead, but now I see CrossoverShop as well.

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Hi Everyone,

Sorry if this is asked elsewhere.

I've been using XSim very successfully but DIY'ers have suggested other software as well. What I particularly thought would be a nice feature is crossover optimization. The idea that you can draw or request a type of electro-acoustic shape and the software will make it for you, based on the actual driver.

I think LspCAD has this, though I've never used it. Are there others?

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Erik

Hi Erik,

SoundEasy has quite powerful crossover optimizer. Please read Chapter 10 below.
http://www.bodziosoftware.com.au/Chapter_10.zip


More info is on Bodzio Software website.

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SoundEasy has quite powerful crossover optimizer.
IMO, Soundeasy has quite possibly the worst User interface ever designed. It is a kluge of tools the author has seemingly written for his own use and doesn't have any discernable workflow. There (at least at one point) is a guy who makes $11 a pop for an aftermarket manual on one way (of many) to use it and that is not enough of a hint for the author that his software needs improvement. Spend your hard-earned money elsewhere, is my recommendation.

You can get by, to a great extent, with free tools nowadays. Speaker workshop has a really good crossover optimizer for times when you need one. Probably best used with windows XP, though...
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No optimizer, but otherwise, very easy to use. http://audio.claub.net/software/jbabgy/jbagby.html
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IMO, Soundeasy has quite possibly the worst User interface ever designed. It is a kluge of tools the author has seemingly written for his own use and doesn't have any discernable workflow. There (at least at one point) is a guy who makes $11 a pop for an aftermarket manual on one way (of many) to use it and that is not enough of a hint for the author that his software needs improvement. Spend your hard-earned money elsewhere, is my recommendation.

You can get by, to a great extent, with free tools nowadays. Speaker workshop has a really good crossover optimizer for times when you need one. Probably best used with windows XP, though...
Thanks!

Why do so many of the software for speaker measurement and design stink. What's worse is even expensive commercial products like Leap seem stuck in the 1980's of operating systems and literature. It's rather scary to think of spending $1,500 on software that doesn't look like it's been updated in 20 years. Same thing for X-Over Pro. I wonder how many software vendors treat their products as pure cash cows with no future at all.

One nice exception to this seems to be Audiomatica's Clio, which has active development and support.

If Windows 10 were mandatory, most of the software we want to use would drop dead. Hahaha.


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