Hi speaker dave, yes I am running passive. I've been trying to work out what parts of the spectrum to cut or boost to change what I am hearing. I've tried the tutorials that tell you what changing each slider will do to the sound.
I'd like something that guides me to know what I want to cut, when I guess what to do I can't always get it right. Something like a tutorial on tuning a brightness and contrast control on a monitor for optimal results.
I'd like a method of balancing timbre 'till I get the sound I'm looking for.
Here's another tool you might consider if you're building a number of different designs and, if you don't want to go the measurement route and rely strictly on your ears. If things work out right, you could voice a speaker before installing the xover in the box. They are sometimes available for <$100 on *bay.
I feel that it is such a complex task that it needs to be done methodically. I've been doing this for over 30 years but such a method eludes me.