Dayton Audio XO2W-2.5K 2-Way Speaker Crossover 2,500 Hz

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The Dayton Audio line of 2-way crossovers were designed using a second order (12 dB/octave) Bessel alignment. Dayton Audio metallized polypropylene capacitors are used in both the high and low-pass sections.
  • Designed using 12 dB/octave Linkwitz-Riley alignment
  • 18 gauge inductors were used to keep DC resistance to a minimum
  • Allows low-pass section use of 4 or 8 ohm woofers
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Due In: 6/2/2014
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Dayton Audio XO2W-2.5K 2-Way Speaker Crossover 2,500 Hz

The Dayton Audio line of 2-way crossovers were designed using a second order (12 dB/octave) Bessel alignment. Dayton Audio metallized polypropylene capacitors are used in both the high and low pass sections. 18 gauge inductors were used to keep DC resistance to a minimum. A unique design feature of the low pass section allows use of 4 or 8 ohm woofers, perfect for building D'Appolito style or multi woofer 2-way systems. The high pass crossover frequency is rated for an 8 ohm load. All components are glued or fastened down to eliminate buzzing and vibrations. The high quality blue PC board uses a back plate for added rigidity and eyelet holes for easy mounting. Available in a variety of crossover points. 300W power handling. Board measures: 6-1/2" W x 4-1/4" H x 1-3/8" D. Terminals are 0.205".

Product Specifications
  • Crossover Type2-Way
  • ConfigurationBoard Only
Dayton Audio XO2W-2.5K 2-Way Speaker Crossover 2,500 Hz
  • BrandDayton Audio
  • ModelXO2W-2.5K
  • Part Number260-142
  • UPC844632045141
  • Product CategoryAssembled Passive Crossovers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (33 Reviews)
  • Weight1 lbs.
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Dayton Audio XO2W-2.5K 2-Way Speaker Crossover 2,500 Hz
Dayton Audio XO2W-2.5K 2-Way Speaker Crossover 2,500 Hz is rated 4.5758 out of 5 by 33.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Saved me a lot of timeThe selection of crossover frequencies and woofer impedances in this product line made it easy to select the right assembly. The results sound great!
Date published: 2013-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremely smooth transition in frequency and great valueAfter Trying these crossovers in some of my cabinets I have went exclusively to them in all of my cabinets for the simple reason I cant find a better made crossover for the money any where.
Date published: 2013-10-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Reasonably priced replacement.Best fit for two speaker replacement for 12" Utah Celestra Tri Axial and 1" compression tweeter for homebuilt tuned port speakers built in college over 45 years ago. Coupled to the GRS 12PR-8 12" woofer and the Goldwood GT-510 1" dome tweeter.
Date published: 2013-08-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from i think they're making my receiver run hot / overload ??I put these in a pair of sony ss-b1000 . I had to cut out some of the woofer opening to get the crossovers in them . I soldered everything . I used to run these speakers very loud with my sherwood receiver sometimes for maybe 1 1/2 to 2 hours without any problem , even though the receiver was in a "cubbyhole" . Now with the crossover in them I can only play them loud for maybe 5 minutes and my receiver shuts off . I got the receiver out of it's cubbyhole and put it on a wire rack shelf I installed in the open area of the entertainment center where the tv is designed to go . The area is open in the back and front and I now have about 15" of open space above and below the receiver but that didn't help any . I'm next going to try a fan on top of the receiver so it draws air thru the bottom of the receiver and blows it out at the top . I did check the resistance of the speakers at the ends of the speaker wires ( that would be hooked up to the receiver ) and I got 9.6 ohms from both speakers . I was mainly looking if there was a difference between the 2 of them , which would give an indication that something wrong is causing the difference . I also checked a minimus 7 speaker that I installed a crossover I made with inductors and capacitors and resistors and it also was 9.6 ohms , so I don't think there is any problem with the speakers or crossovers , but for some reason they make the receiver shut down . I can turn it back on immediately and it's lowered it's volume for me and then it will play but if I turn it up much beyond the point that it's lowered itself to it will again shut down . I'm just assuming too hot , even though to put my hand over it it doesn't seem very warm , so overheating may not be the problem .The speakers do sound a lot better than they did before , and they sounded pretty good before . They now sound somewhat clearer , I suppose I'd call it . It's like before the woofers were getting a lot of high freq. that I just don't think they like , and now they get just the freq's. they're made for . I know they're not studio quality but I just wanted something to play music and watch dvd's and / or videos in 2 channel sound . I'm not out to impress anyone with my system but for it's price I think it sounds pretty good .The crossovers look very well made and it looks like the circuit tracing side has silicone on it and then it is attatched to a backing board with open rivets you use to mount them . Be sure to check the internal size of your cabinet to make sure they will fit . Like I said , I opened up the opening of the woofer slightly to get them in the cabinet . The woofer still seals of like it should .I feel the crossovers are really nice but somehow are making my receiver have a problem . I don't fault the crossover , I think it's the fault of my receiver . I don't know if someone can reply to this with any ideas , but if you can I would appreciate it . Thanks
Date published: 2013-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from worth your timeused these to replace all 5 original klipsch passive crossovers on rb25 5.1 bookshelf/sorround speakers. as a previous reviewer put it, the oem x-overs sounded "muddied" these have breathed a noticable dynamic spark of life to the sound. especially the titanium horn tweeters sound more livelier, and are producing clearer dialague. running them on a Nad t763 sorround sound receiver. extremely satisfied with these crossovers.
Date published: 2013-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beefy constructionThis is a good, solid, beefy crossover. Great value for the money. Spade lugs are clearly marked and mounting holes have brass rivet construction for solid support. Nicely done.
Date published: 2013-07-11

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Dayton Audio XO2W-2.5K 2-Way Speaker Crossover 2,500 Hz

Is this prebuilt?

Is this product pre-built when it is shipped to me, or do I have to solder the parts on when I get it?
Asked by: TheFiveStarCouch
Yes, it is pre-built, it is a highly-integrated unit consisting of the parts you see, the PCB, and a back-board that is hot-glued and riveted to the PCB.; you just bolt it to the cabinet and then plug it in. I don't own exactly this configuration, but one very similar to it.
Answered by: AlonzoTG
Date published: 2012-01-13

Can I use these with ribbon tweeters??

Asked by: ook488
Yes. You can use these with any 8ohm tweeter with the possible exception of piezos which would require an 8 ohm resistor across the outputs. You may need to pad the volume down to match the output of the woofer as ribbons usually have a higher spl at a given wattage.
Answered by: Shaker
Date published: 2013-09-02

What will the impedance be with both mid and tweeter at 8 ohm?

If I use both an 8 ohm tweeter and an 8 ohm woofer, what will be the load to the amp be
Asked by: jamnhshsipa
The amp would see an 8 ohm load.
Answered by: mtg90
Date published: 2012-02-25

HF polarity

Being a 12 dB/LR alignment, are the output terminals for the HF section pre-wired in reverse polarity, or will I need to reverse the polarity of the HF driver myself?
Asked by: DanDanDan
The tweeter polarity is reversed in the design. As long as you connect all "reds to red and blacks to black" everything will be acoustically in phase.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-09-08

doing a MTM setup

Do I need 2 or 4 of these crossovers for a MTM build?4 - 8 ohm woofers, and 2 - 8 ohm tweeters.2 woofers per cabinet, 1 tweeter.
Asked by: Timb
You need only one per cabinet. Set the jumper to 4-ohms. -- done.There are two undrelying issues though.1. MTM crossover frequency. It is my understanding that the crossover should be set based on your woofer spacing. For the speakers I'm working on, it's 2,250 hz. Just check that before moving forward.2. The book I'm using suggests a 3rd order crossover so I'm re-building mine with active 3rd order crossovers. a 2nd order (which these are) should also produce acceptable results just be aware that there might be some phase and dispersion pattern issues.
Answered by: AlonzoTG
Date published: 2013-01-04

what type of speaker wire and gauge do I use to connect this crossover to the tweeter and woofer (please recommend products)

is there a difference in the type of speaker wire or gauge used on the inside of the speaker box to make connections than the wire used to go from amp to back of speaker box? Also are there special clips that can be purchased so that no soldering is needed on wire connected to the crossover?
Asked by: gmoneygreen
Any speaker wire is really fine inside of a speaker cabinet. I personally use regular 16 gauge speaker wire and push on .205 terminals like the ones listed below.
Answered by: Chrisf
Date published: 2013-06-13

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