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Old 20th June 2004, 06:51 PM   #1
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Default Loud Speaker Crossovers and power amp placement

1)Is it better to have the crossover outside the cabinet?
Not just for being able to get at it, but for the curcuit itself etc.

2)Is it best to have a short run of interconnect and a long run of cable? Or a long run of interconnect and a short run of cable?
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The advantage to having the crossover external to the cabinet would be the additional distance of the inductors from the drivers, which would reduce cross-talk.

Keep the interconnects as short as possible, the speaker cables long. Interconnects are subject to noise pickup, which is then amplified. Any noise picked up on the speaker cables will be less audible and won't be amplified.
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would mounting the crossover on the back of the cabinet make any difference? Or would placement on the floor or some other surface be best?
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For the sake of convenience the cabinet back is best, located as far as possible from the drivers. Another option is below the box in a separate sub-enclosure, especially if it's a floorstander.
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How about if my pre has a balanced output? could I then mount the amps inside and not suffer ill effects?
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The advantage to having the crossover external to the cabinet would be the additional distance of the inductors from the drivers, which would reduce cross-talk.

Keep the interconnects as short as possible, the speaker cables long. Interconnects are subject to noise pickup, which is then amplified. Any noise picked up on the speaker cables will be less audible and won't be amplified.
Unless - heaven forbid - you use optical interconnects. :O
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being a newbi I sometimes have trouble telling an 'in' joke from a valid comment.

I have optical outs I could use. Any good?
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YOu could make mono block gain clones and put them into your speakers that would work pretty good.
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Guess what I have comming from Peter Daniel in Canada?!?!?!

How about a mono block gainclone in a Tannoy Berkerley?
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WEll one of my ideas here soon is to build a few versions of these gain clones since i have about 8 chips.. One is powered active speakers then a pair of stereo mono blocks for bi-amping.
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