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Old 3rd July 2007, 04:49 PM   #1
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This is my going to be my setup:

Phono ---> Preamp ---> Switch ---> Equalization ---> Active Crossover ---> High Amp
Radio ---> Switch --------------------> ---> Mid/Low Amp
CD ---> Switch ---> DAC ------------>
Cable ---> Switch ---> DAC --------->
Computer ---> Switch ---> DAC --->
DVD ---> Switch ---> DAC ----------->

Should the linestage go between the eq and cross? Or should two go between the cross and the amps?
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if the crossover is digital, then fit line stage/volume control after the crossover. It allows the DACs to run at full welly and allows you to use digital inputs.
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My crossover is analogue. So between DAC and equalizer or equalizer and crossover? Should i just try it both ways?

Any suggestions for a linestage? All together it will be driving four 100th's. My plans are to make either the linestage or a tube equalizer a showpiece with lots of copper and glassware

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After your crossover, you'll have twice as many channels to deal with, so there's that, but OTOH each channel will have a lesser signal to handle so as early as practical sounds good.

If it were me in those shoes, I would try to put the lower distortion conponents first. In practice I would guess that many would end up with the crossovers just before the power amps. For my systems, I try to incorporate the crossover roll-offs into my other stages somehow.
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My crossover is analogue. So between DAC and equalizer or equalizer and crossover? Should i just try it both ways?

Any suggestions for a linestage? All together it will be driving four 100th's. My plans are to make either the linestage or a tube equalizer a showpiece with lots of copper and glassware
I'm afraid I've never really done "showpiece," more "engineering chic." With an analogue crossover, I'd put the volume control/line stage before it. Putting the volume control after the crossover demands excellent tracking from at least 4 volume controls, maybe 6. That implies stepped attenuators and is only worthwhile if it allows digits to work properly.
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