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Old 27th February 2021, 07:13 PM   #1
brsben is offline brsben
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Default Cross-over design software with actual measurements

Hi all, newly signed up but have been reading posts here for years. Many years ago a buddy of mine and I did some work on replacing the crossovers on some speakers of mine and it made such a huge difference. I want to do that again for the recent speakers and wondering what software people would recommend. I see lots of options for cross-over design. But I want to be able to measure the performance of the drivers in the cabinet and use that response curve to simulate the actual final performance of the system/cross-over. We did that before with raising up the speaker up into the air and measuring the frequency response. Our "poor-mans" anechoic chamber.

So there are really two elements I'm looking for, maybe one package can do it all but happy to get separate software if it will work together.

1. Software to measure the response curve of the drivers, I have the mic and audio interface already.
2. Software to design the cross-over that uses the frequency response curve from step one, not a simulation of the driver based on parameters. (Maybe that is standard now?)

Hopefully I didn't miss something but I see lots of software options but really not sure how to compare them to each other.

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Old 28th February 2021, 07:29 PM   #2
LightBit is offline LightBit  Slovenia
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You can measure with Room EQ Wizard or some prefer ARTA or Holmimpulse.
Then you can use XSim or VituixCAD.
SpeakerSim - cross platform open source speaker simulation software
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Old 1st March 2021, 07:36 AM   #3
kimmosto is offline kimmosto  Finland
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ARTA or REW and VituixCAD is the most rational selection. HolmImpulse is obsolete and does not have automated naming by off-axis angle, and XSim is way too limited to handle whole process including processing of measurement data and full space designs which at least should be natural requirement for XO simulator. Not is diyaudio - for some very strange reason.
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