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Dayton Audio XO2W-3.5K 2-Way Speaker Crossover 3,500 Hz
I want to get input from technical staff on which of all of the 2 way cross overs offered would work best for my application
dayton 6.5 classic wooofer and dayton 1" dome tweeter
You don't list specific models of woofers or tweeters - but if the woofer you choose has a range of up to say 5000hz and the tweeter goes down to 2000 or 2500, this crossover should be fine. Check the efficiency of both drivers - tweeters are typically more efficient than woofers and you will need an "L" pad to balance the output of the tweeter with the woofer.
Date published: 2012-07-26
using a 4ohm fullrange & a 5 ohm tweeter . This says 8 ohms to tweeter- Will it work in general anyway at low volumes without damaging...
Or do I need an additional component for unit to accept the 5 ohm tweeter?
A "5 ohm" tweeter is closer to a 4ohm tweeter than an 8ohm, so connect both as 4 ohm loads. If you hook up the tweeter to the 8 ohm terminal, it will just change the crossover frequency, maybe for the better, maybe for the worse. Nothing will burn-up, explode, etc., the worst case is your amp/receiver's overload would shut things down. Very few speakers are any impeadence at all frequencies. Most speaker's impeadences rise with frequency, and that's normal. The important thing is not to let the impeadence be too low and place too much of a load on the amplifier.
Date published: 2011-10-16
if i have 2 8ohm woofers and an 8ohm tweeter what will my final ohm value be with this crossover
4 ohms. though the impedance curve won't be flat. -- not a problem for almost any solid state 4-ohm capable amp. Just set the jumper for 4 ohms and that should be it. I had to L-pad my tweet down about 4 db to match my woof.
Date published: 2011-10-05
I have 2 8ohm peerless 5 1/4 woofers in series in this crossover. I will install a 4 ohm vifa ring tweeter
how inget an 8 ohm load with this? I have a Dayton Audio DNR-4.0 4 Ohm 10W Precision Audio Grade Resistor for the vifa. Woofers in series ok, or parallell? I have 16 omh now, right ?
Wiring two 8 ohm woofers in series shows 16 ohms to an amplifier. You should wire them in parallel. That will present a more reasonable load of 4 ohms to the amp -- as well as matching the tweeter impedance. The crossover you have chosen should work fine. You may need an "L" pad to match the tweeter to the woofers and you are good to go.
Date published: 2012-04-04
will this work with Kef b110A and Kef T27 (replacing Kef Dn13 sp1017 crossover)?
3500hz is perfect but what about watts? - the Kef spkrs typically take 25-50 watts max, 8 ohms. Beautiful speakers - don't want to damage them (Quad 303 amp)
No. KEF very carefully designs their crossovers to match their proprietary components. You can't just "swap out" with this product. If it ain't broken don't fit it, as they say. If you are having a problem, you should get a referral from KEF for factory authorized service. As for the power handling of the speaker - your Quad 303 is a wonderful match and unless you are trying the thump the room with hip-hop - you're not likely going to ever have a problem. Nice set-up by the way - enjoy !!!
Date published: 2012-09-24
15" + 1" compression driver efficiency match
HiI am thinking of using one of these in a PA top box with a Celestion 15" and an Eminence 1" compression driver, both 8-Ohms. I am particularly interested in this crossover because I need around 250 watts power handling. Problem is the horn is way more efficient than the 15 and the only way I know to deal with that (other than chopping a lot out with the graphic EQ) is an L-Pad, and even if they make a 300-watt L-pad it would probably cost about $1,000,000. What is my best option please?
while this is a good crossover, PA use demand the components to operate at high levels constantly. The crossover can become saturated and not peform to spec. That's why you see bi-amped speakers in pro use. Short of that - you would build a custom crossover with way over-spec'd components and hard wired resistors for the amount of padding you require. In theory - you design the component to take 10 times the rated power... so if you are running 100 watts continuous, then you would connect a series of caps to get up to 1000 watts capacity in theory. Same with the resistors - then you will never overload the crossover. Mind you - it becomes easier and more flexible to have a variable electronic crossover and second amp.
Date published: 2012-12-20