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Old 30th August 2002, 06:21 PM   #1
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Default LC meter needed for speaker XO building?

You think it's worthwhile to spend $60-$90 for an LCR meter to make sure speaker crossover components match? Does matching really make much of an audible difference?
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Old 31st August 2002, 02:07 PM   #2
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Default Re: LC meter needed for speaker XO building?

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Does matching really make much of an audible difference?
That's a big fat yes !!!

It is crucial to match crossover components if you want to have optimal depth perception but since it might be less audible than actually matching the drivers, it is not something that would be crucial to the avarage DIY.
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Old 31st August 2002, 03:39 PM   #3
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Default Any software?

Hi,

Do you know any software to measure L or C's using a PC?
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Old 31st August 2002, 04:05 PM   #4
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Speaker workshop can measure L C R:http://www.speakerworkshop.com/

However ,for sure, a LCR meter is better: for $150 you can buy a good one.

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Old 31st August 2002, 04:30 PM   #5
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Default LCR meter at Parts Express

What do you think about this one? Good enough for the occasional hobbyist?

LCR meter at Parts Express
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Old 31st August 2002, 07:29 PM   #6
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Go for it, if your purpose is just for DIY loudspeakers.
Otherwise, caps range is a little bit limited.

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Old 31st August 2002, 08:09 PM   #7
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Default The Heath RCL bridge 5281 is fine

It uses a pair of 9 volts and is pretty good - not a genrad or hp, but it does the trick. these go for $12 to $25 on EBay.

Occasionally you will see a General Radio 1650 bridge go for $50 to $100 -- these are very good instruments.
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Old 20th September 2002, 01:23 AM   #8
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Here's a cheap one I found prob good enough for speaker building.

$39 LCR Meter at MCM Electronics

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Old 20th September 2002, 11:21 PM   #9
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Default Kaito multifunction DMM/LCR $70

What do you think about this one for $70 ? Kaito Electronics DMM

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