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qguy
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 11:56 pm    Post subject: external crossover Reply with quote

would an external passive crossover have any advantage over a crossover thats inside an enclosure
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RGBE
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As I am always experimenting with my speakers, I usualy leave the crossovers in the outside. In that way I can easily change components and compare them.

But I never have a finished pair...

I imagine there is no SOUND advantage, though the speakers magnets could alter in some way the inductors speciffications.
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ColinR
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have a large crossover circuit and cannot install it in the speaker's false base, a totally external one is a good idea. Also when you've a little box and a big pcb.
Otherwise why not get a small, cheapish undamped compass and swing the speaker magnets and circuit whist they are running, before installation inside an enclosure.
Cheap, unless you can get the very small Watchmaker's type.
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