Multiple tweets = Multiple caps?

Hypothetically.... If I were to do a speaker with 4-8ohm tweeters.

Is there any difference if I put 'X' value cap on each tweeter OR use a single cap of the same X value (*wiring series/parallel to make a single 8ohm load) to all the tweets IF the caps wattage capability is not exceeded?

Is there any advantage/disadvantage other than increasing power handling to running a 'cap each' vs 'cap for all'?

Just wondering....

~JH
 
THE AR-MST came in various versions. Some with three tweeters and some with 4.

Those old wise guys like Edgar Vilchur and Roy Allison decided that a single cap was more economic than multiple caps. Probably the same goes for more complex filters. The tweeters in separate enclosures, of course so it works.
 

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eriksquires

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2013-05-10 4:11 pm
Hypothetically.... If I were to do a speaker with 4-8ohm tweeters.

Is there any difference if I put 'X' value cap on each tweeter OR use a single cap of the same X value (*wiring series/parallel to make a single 8ohm load) to all the tweets IF the caps wattage capability is not exceeded?

Is there any advantage/disadvantage other than increasing power handling to running a 'cap each' vs 'cap for all'?

Just wondering....

~JH

Yes, but the answer is the same whether you use a cap or resistor. You aren't understanding parallel and series resistance/impedance.

I suggest you grab a free XSim and try out your various scenarios. It's a great learning and experimentation lab.

Best,


Erik