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Old 5th February 2006, 07:42 PM   #1
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Default reason for crossover mounting location

i have read that it is best to mount the crossover on the interior of the back panel of the speaker enclosure....because of the binding posts on my currect project, this gets kind of tricky...wouldnt it be ok to mount it on the bottom panel? in my opinion, this would be more efficient because the weight of the components wouldnt be trying to pull the crossover off the back will already be resting on the bottom panel, so it should be easier to glue...

also, can i just use twisty-ties to hold crossover components together, or is glue necessary?
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Old 5th February 2006, 08:07 PM   #2
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best place is outside the cabinet in a separate (non metallic) eclosure- then all the vibrations wont be picked up by microphonic capacitirs and inductors.

Doubt it matters too much where they are inside the box- just as long as they are a reasonable distance from the drive units.
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Old 6th February 2006, 08:53 AM   #3
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crossovers are mounted on the back panel directly behind the main
driver because if it is unshielded this is the point of lowest magnetic
field and it will interference least with cored inductors.

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Old 6th February 2006, 01:02 PM   #4
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thnk you sreten

because of those binding posts, I am gonna go ahead and mount it on the side, but the inductors and placed towards the rear which will be the same as if it was mounted on the back panel...

i have read that multiple inductors should be mounted so that they are at differnent angles, so their magnetic fields dont interfere with each exactly does one make sure they arent interfereing?
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