How to convert speaker into active centre speaker?

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Hi,
I've had hifi a disaster and have accidently knocked over and damaged one of my hifi speakers (Acoustic energy reference 2) which is now in the possession of the insurance company.

I now have this one speaker left and was thinking of somehow of using it as a DIY sound bar for the TV. I don’t really want to buy another amp to drive it from the T.V and was hoping there was some sort of amplifier kit, I could buy and put into a new box along with the drive units.

Does anyone here have any suggestions? I have little technical knowledge in terms of being able to design an active crossover.
 
Converting a 2 way speaker to active is relatively easy. Take a look at the Hypex AS2.100 plate amplifier which is a 2 way amplifier with DSP crossover/EQ built in.
The crossover is DSP based, so it's all software controlled.

It has 2 ways it can be configured. As a single channel it will act as an active crossover and EQ. You could also use this amplifier to make a 2 channel speaker, but you won't be able to use the crossover because that would require 4 channels of amplification. You could do a hybrid approach. Use the Hypex to power L and R sections and then use a passive crossover in the L and R speakers or speaker sections.

Best,


Erik
 
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