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Old 7th August 2004, 12:29 AM   #1
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Im using this ported design for my Triune box. Where should I be mounting the XOver? Right behind the tweeter? Any pros/cons to different locations?
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I have asked the same question myself . I was told the further away from the drivers the better .

Outside of the box is better. On the back In a box of it's own
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Yes, if you have the choice, why not outside of the box and for that matter, right next to the speaker terminals of the amplifier, which is meant to be even better.
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Yes, if you have the choice, why not outside of the box and for that matter, right next to the speaker terminals of the amplifier, which is meant to be even better.

Not always a good thing to do... I hope the amp is right niext to the speaker involved because having the xover by the amp will decouple the lengths of wire which may deteriorate the sound and hurt the amp as well. If it is, well, you should have no problems.

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Make the top, bottom and sides of the box a couple of inches deeper, leaving the back where it is. That will allow you to mount the crossover externally on the back for easy tweaking while remaining invisible from the front and side.
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Since the center is so huge already I guess a seperate chamber for it is no big deal

Its already got its own shelf under my screen anyhow. Thanks for the tips guys.
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I always divide the high pass and low pass sections to separate boards, then mount them on opposite ends of the enclosure.

This makes the boards smaller, keeps the coils generally away from the driver magnets when the boards are placed near the back of the enclosure, and keeps the woofer coil(s) away from the tweeter coil(s) to avoid interaction issues.

Interesting mounting technique shown above: Make the boards the right length so you can wedge them into the insulation if your insulation type allows for this. In this case, the rear insulation is whispermat, while the sides are .50 carpet pad.
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