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Old 19th December 2002, 03:01 AM   #1
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Default This is incredible!--An audio epiphany!!

So here's my system-

All signals(turntable, CD, mini-disc, DVD) are feeding into a McIntosh MX-110 tuner preamp.

The output is now fed into a passive line level crossover I just put together for about three bucks after finding this website-
http://139.142.118.15/sites/diy/tech...ssiveHLxo.html

I used four 10k ohm resistors and four .050 picofarad capacitors I had laying around.

I figure it's crossing over about 750.

I fed the lows into a - get this- Silvertone single ended 6BQ5 amplifier out of a console I bought at a junk store for 25 bucks.

I fed the high end into two Electronics Tonalities S.E.X single ended monoblocks I bought on eBay.

The lows feed the 421A Altec woofers and the highs to the 808-8A Altec horns in the A-7's.


I'm not going to gush, BUT , I've been listening to Audio for a long time and this is a whole new ball game.


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Old 19th December 2002, 07:36 AM   #2
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Old 19th December 2002, 07:39 AM   #3
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I used four 10k ohm resistors and four .050 picofarad capacitors I had laying around.
Making friends with the local bat population?
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Old 19th December 2002, 09:06 AM   #5
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Making friends with the local bat population?
bats need some friends too.

You mean that the frequency can not be heard by human ears???
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Old 19th December 2002, 09:17 AM   #6
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Guess you all can tell, I'm no tech...

.000000050 farads - would that be microfararads???

Doesn't really matter to me, the sound is the same!

Am I the only one who thinks that it sounds like someone is mocking you when he cuts and pastes part of a topic when replying to it.............


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Old 19th December 2002, 09:32 AM   #7
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Hi Lee,

I knew you meant microfarads...

No offence intended. Just saw you'd made a slip

Some of us have nothing better to do

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Old 19th December 2002, 09:36 AM   #8
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Hi Lee

There's only one thing that bugs me: I don't know the particular type of SE amplifier you use but I guess it is one with only very low output power. I nevertheless wonder if this 6dB/octave crossover is really sufficient for a horn driver ?

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Old 19th December 2002, 11:09 AM   #9
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I nevertheless wonder if this 6dB/octave crossover is really sufficient for a horn driver ?
Why wouldn't it be?
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Old 19th December 2002, 12:13 PM   #10
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... because most horn-driver datasheets recommend 2nd oder or higher (i.e. I didn't even bother to listen to the differences though I have used quite some horn-drivers already).

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