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Aural Dan 8th October 2004 03:36 AM

Baffle Step + Sub
Should my (mains) loudspeakers have the baffle step removed from the xover when I integrate my sub?

The sub and mains are both actively xovered at 80Hz 24db/oct.

Would the integration of the speakers be easier if the step filter were removed.

Has any one tried this.

All views welcome.


HeatMiser 8th October 2004 04:10 AM

Unless your baffles are a couple of meters wide, baffle step compensation will effect frequencies much higher than 80 Hz. So no, don't remove it.

paulspencer 8th October 2004 04:33 AM

Keep bafflestep as it will never be low enough unless you have extremely wide speakers and a high crossover point.

Pan 8th October 2004 07:38 AM

Or if you use the speakers very close to the backwall (good forbid), then you would do best with very little or no BSC.


Aural Dan 8th October 2004 05:55 PM

Baffle Step Calculation
Thanx for the replies

My baffle is 9" Wide and 44" high. It houses two 8" drivers and one 1" tweeter.

How do I calculate my 3dB point for the step filter?


Timn8ter 8th October 2004 06:00 PM

MEXXX 9th October 2004 05:45 PM

Doesn't a baffle step correction circuit technically cause more loss and not actually gain by making the whole frequency range down 3db? Wouldn't using an EQ to raise the lower end instead of attenuating the top end be a better way to do things?

Svante 9th October 2004 08:23 PM

Re: Baffle Step Calculation

Originally posted by Aural Dan

How do I calculate my 3dB point for the step filter?

You can try "Edge" in my signature.

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