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Old 24th December 2006, 09:24 PM   #1
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Hi all,

I build my loudspeakers but I dont know where place the crossover... inside fo the speakers cabinet or outside of the speakers cabinet (like living voice speakers)?
Is really matters?
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Old 24th December 2006, 10:01 PM   #2
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It depends:

If you are single and wish to admire your handywork, they go on the outside.

If you are married they go on the inside.
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Hi,

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If you are single and wish to admire your handywork, they go on the outside.
If you are married they go on the inside.


Some people say that they can hear filter components microphonic vulnerabilities (I'm not shure I can).
If placed on outside there will be easier access if modifications are needed. A proper box housing filter, mounted on the back of cabinet cannot hurt the estetics to much I think.
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It depends:

If you are single and wish to admire your handywork, they go on the outside.

If you are married they go on the inside.
Inversely, you are, of course, referring to the speakers and other associated equipment, right?

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Old 25th December 2006, 07:39 PM   #5
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On the basis of no comparative testing whatsoever, I favor outside. It can't hurt and could help.

Outside turned out to have an advantage. The current project would like better speaker cables than I felt I could afford. First pass attempt at DIY (natch) was a bit harsh or hashy in the upper registers. The speakers really like low R in the cables, and with a 16 foot length, silver was out of the question. Colleague brilliantly suggested moving the xo back to the amp and tri wiring. So a 9.5 ga. Cu tw. pair, 5 X 11.5 Cu in a "ribbon" -+-+- for the mid, and 5X 21ga. silver for the tweeter worked out very well. Your mileage may very well vary.
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