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Old 25th January 2006, 10:16 PM   #1
woody is offline woody
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Default Crossover Question

I need a 12/db oct xover at 1900hz. Well this is simple enough
but I may be driving it from an amplifier with a 12 ohm output
impedience. Would this high output impedience change the calculations.

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Old 26th January 2006, 08:36 AM   #2
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put simply YES, it will alter the crossover.

Is that 12ohm, the output impedance or the required load impedance for that output stage?

12ohm output impedance is extremely high for a power amplifier, even for a valve amplifier with a transformer coupled output.

Many a preamp has an output impedance down around that 12ohm level. These are specifically designed for driving long cables/high capacitance into the higher impedance load of the next amplifying stage.

To answer the question; we cannot tell because you have not specified the two load impedances on the other side of the crossover.
regards Andrew T.
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Old 26th January 2006, 11:41 AM   #3
woody is offline woody
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Andrew, thanks for the reply. I was thinking about a small
OTL amp built without feedback which explains the high output
impedience. The drivers I intend to use will be 8 ohms after
the zobel circuite is added. On the other hand if I use my SOZ
the output impedience will be 4 ohms. Won`t this call for yet
different component values ?
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Old 26th January 2006, 11:53 AM   #4
sreten is offline sreten  United Kingdom
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you've got more problems than the c/o.

Amplifier source impedances of 4R and 12R will totally change
the bass alignment of the speaker they are connected to.

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