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Dayton Audio XO3W-375/3K 3-Way Speaker Crossover 375/3,000 Hz

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Overview
These 3-way, 2nd-order (12 dB/octave) crossovers were designed with a 3 octave spread between crossover points. Dayton Audio metallized polypropylene capacitors are used in critical midrange and tweeter signal paths. 18 gauge tweeter and midrange inductors, and 20 gauge woofer inductors are used to keep DC resistance to a minimum.
Highlights
  • Designed with a 3 octave spread between crossover points
  • Polypropylene capacitors are used in the critical midrange and tweeter signal paths
  • Low-pass section allows for the use of 4 or 8 ohm woofers
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260-150
Weight: 2.4 lbs.  
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Dayton Audio XO3W-375/3K 3-Way Speaker Crossover 375/3,000 Hz

These 3-way, 2nd-order (12 dB/octave) crossovers were designed with a 3 octave spread between crossover points. Dayton Audio metallized polypropylene capacitors are used in the critical midrange and tweeter signal paths. 18 gauge tweeter and midrange inductors, and 20 gauge woofer inductors are used to keep DC resistance to a minimum. A unique design feature of the low-pass section allows for the use of 4 or 8 ohm woofers, perfect for building a multi woofer system. The midrange and high-pass sections are 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: 11-3/8" W x 4-3/8" H x 2" D. Terminals are 0.205".



Product Specifications
  • Crossover Type3-Way
  • ConfigurationBoard Only
Dayton Audio XO3W-375/3K 3-Way Speaker Crossover 375/3,000 Hz
  • BrandDayton Audio
  • ModelXO3W-375/3K
  • Part Number260-150
  • UPC844632045202
  • Product CategoryAssembled Passive Crossovers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (16 Reviews)
  • Weight2.4 lbs.
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Dayton Audio XO3W-375/3K 3-Way Speaker Crossover 375/3,000 Hz
Dayton Audio XO3W-375/3K 3-Way Speaker Crossover 375/3,000 Hz is rated 4.375 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Under Built!Not as advertised, the low pass section is using 20AWG inductors. I have been building custom crossovers for years and would not even consider using 20AWG inductors for a low pass in a set of small book shelf speakers.
Date published: 2014-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Built like a TANKAt first I was baulking a little over the price, but having a connector for a 4 ohm/8 ohm woofer is exactly what I needed.When I got them, I was amazed at how well these were built! Like I say, just like a tank. Nice thick PC board and even that is backed up buy a nice thick piece of fiber board that is riveted to it. Well worth the $$ once you hold one in your hand.Would, however, like to see them with with a more 'standard' 1/4" spade terminal though... Easy to find and would have saved me from having to buy a bag of connectors to fit the .208 terminals.Other than that, very impressive product!
Date published: 2014-03-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from OVER PRICED AN UNDER BUILD:(((FIRST THING FIRST THESE CROSSVERS CAN'T HANDLE WHAT THEY SAY THEY CAN THERE REALY 100W CROSSOVERS GIVE THEM ANY MORE AND THEY GIVE UP.CHEAP I PUT 120 HARMONKARDON WATTS TO THEM AN THEY LET ALL MADNESS BREAK LOOSE ON MY WHOLE SPEAKER SYSTEM TWEETER ON DOWN I PURCHASED A SECOND PAIR THE SAME THING HAPPEND SORRY BUT U GET WHAT U PAY FOR SO I WHENT WITH A PAIR OF CERWIN VEGA CROSS OVERS MY SPEAKERS NEVER SOUND BETTER.
Date published: 2014-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great, and not as big as described.Great value. And a good thing is they are actually smaller than described, I thought I would have to do some box cutting. The description says 11 3/8" x 4 3/8" x 2", but they are actually 9 5/8" x 4 3/8" x 1 3/4". Fitted just right.
Date published: 2014-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for meI am running a 15" woofer, 5" mid and 300 Watt Bullet Tweeter. The crossover makes the cabinets sound so much better. The board is VERY larger so make sure you check your measurements. Also another review mentions the .203 conector size, absolutely correct! Make sure you order them at the same time as they are nearly impossible to find. I am very happy with the perfomance of Dayton and of Parts Express. two thumbs up!
Date published: 2013-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No voices in my subs anymore!Ordered this from Parts Express on a Monday at 11:00 AM, received on Tuesday at 4:00 and had everything installed by 7:00 that night! Unbelieveable customer service from Parts Express.Now onto the review. These crossovers are phenomenal for the price. I have no doubt that there are higher priced ones that crossover at a lower point but I don't think these can be topped for how much they cost. I had some generic xover setup in my current three way system. While the sound was ok, it wasn't where I thought it should be.After installing these xovers, I can now tell a HUGE difference in the sound. First thing, no more voices/speech coming through my 12" subs! The voices are kept to where they should be - in the mids and tweeters. Second thing, the bass tightened up alot. Third thing, my 5" midrange is also now a part of the show. Before not much was coming out of it but now its very evident that the dialog is coming from there.A couple things to note, the size measurements are correct and these are LARGE. Also, the terminals take the .205" female terminals. This size isn't always easy to find so make sure to add them onto your order to ensure proper connection.
Date published: 2013-10-09

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Dayton Audio XO3W-375/3K 3-Way Speaker Crossover 375/3,000 Hz

change my 2 way set to 3 way

i am running 2 way of dual 4ohm dayton rs225 and dynavox tweeter in the midle each set. each set using dayton 2k 2 way crossover in 90lit ported cabine .it is sound bad! much worse then the set i tried to "upgrade" i don't realy know why (all conections,wires leads ,and flushs done triple checked)wy ques is:can i split my dual 4ohm rs225 using this xo so one will run 375hz as low pass (saperated inside the cabine) the other will run as a mid (8") and the 8ohm dynavox tweeter for the high passActually right now I do not know why but the speakers sound very bad (bass is very wick and the midrang sound like big mass) 3way transition is the only thing I think of to seperate freq'sthanks for the help
Asked by: yuval
Doing as you suggest would actually make things quite a bit worse. The RS225 needs to be crossed over really low because since it has a metal cone, it has extremely sharp breakup frequencies. That is, for this particular woofer around 5kHz and 7kHz, there are sharp spikes in its frequency response, spikes that are over 10dB high. This type of breakup occurs with all metal-cone woofers, and the larger the woofer, the lower the frequencies that they occur at (in fact, breakup occurs with all types of speakers, but is much more prominent in metal-cone speakers).To deal with breakup frequencies, the woofer must be crossed over really low, with a steep roll-off (often 18 or 24dB/octave), and/or notch filters must be added to the crossover. For the RS225, it is generally recommended that if it is crossed over at 2kHz then a 4th-order (24dB/octave) crossover must be used. Alternately, crossing over at 1.5kHz with a 12dB/octave slope would work. Many people add notch filters on top of this. Crossing over any higher, or with shallower slopes, will make the spikes at the breakup frequencies very prominent. In your case, with a 2kHz, 12dB/octave slope, you will definitely notice the spikes at the breakup freqs, and this is probably why the midrange isn't sounding good. If you used one of the woofers as a midrange, then the breakup freq spikes will be EXTREMELY prominent.Also note that when crossing over at low frequencies, such as 2kHz and 1.5kHz, you have to make sure the tweeter can handle it. For a tweeter to be able to handle these low crossover points, it must be physically large (at least 1” diameter), have a low self-resonance frequency (approx 800Hz or lower), and must have a fairly high power handling (at least 30W). If these conditions aren’t met then the midrange/treble can sound “strained”, and unwanted resonances may occur.You mentioned that bass is weak, which is surprising for these woofers. A 90-litre cabinet is a good size for 2 of these woofers, so it's probably not the internal volume that is the problem. If you designed this cabinet with speaker-box software then check it over once again, and make sure the port size/length is exactly what it should be. If you used a pre-made design that you found online, then that design probably isn’t very good, and you’ll want to find a new design. If this is a pre-existing box that was originally made for different types of woofers then that would explain a lot. Ported boxes are very specific to the particular woofers in them, so putting a different woofer in a pre-existing ported box most often won’t work, and would result in poor, muddy bass, and bad midrange. To fix this, the solution could be as simple as making the port a bit longer, but to know for sure you’d need to simulate the box in some speaker-box software. If you need speaker-box design software then I would suggest WinISD. It is an easy program to get started with, and is actually quite powerful. Using a program like that, you can simulate your current box to see what its theoretical frequency response would be, and then adjust the parameters (such as port size/length, internal volume, etc) until the response is good.I think the best solution for your situation would be to first make sure the current box is properly designed for these woofers (using software), and then buy a dedicated midrange driver, and make a 3-way system with a crossover such as the one this question is listed under. Or, if you’re comfortable with designing your own crossover then do so because that would produce much better results.If you can’t add a midrange to the speaker cabinet (which looks like might be the case, from the looks of your picture), then your options will be more limited. One option would be to buy different woofers that can be crossed over higher. Paper- and poly-cone woofers can generally be crossed over at high frequencies, but there are exceptions, especially when it comes to 8” woofers. Also, as I said above, putting in a different set of woofers to a pre-existing cabinet often will have bad results. Or, you could stick with the RS225’s, but use a custom-made 4th-order, 24dB/octave crossover, along with notch filters. But, that is a very difficult crossover to design, especially if you’re only a beginner.
Answered by: eboyer
Date published: 2013-02-02

Does this crossover have baffle loss compensation designed in? Usually 6db is necessary for good bass response..

Asked by: PMcGuire
No, BSC has to be calculated based on the dimensions of your specific cabinet and the specific reponse of your drivers. Even room response will have an influence on the design of the BSC circuit. In other words BSC is not a generic circuit but has to be custom designed for your specific application. This crossover circuit is strictly a crossover, nothing else.
Answered by: JimOfOakCreek
Date published: 2012-07-16

Is the midrange a band pass or just high pass?

Just wondering if the x-over point for the midrange was a band pass from 375 to 3000Hz. Or does have a low pass for the sub and high pass for the tweeter and midrange?Thanks
Asked by: stingerjg
The midrange on this crossover is of a bandpass design.
Answered by: mikevv
Date published: 2013-09-29

can I add another mid range driver to a 3 way crossover

Asked by: capitan
Yes as long as the total Ohms equals 8ohms.
Answered by: Froste
Date published: 2011-04-14

What resistor to use on a 4ohm tweeter with this crossover?

Hello.. I will be using this crossover with a 4ohm Seas Aluminum tweeter(27TAFNC/G) , an 8ohm 4" Peerless Exclusive mid(830881), and a 4ohm 6.5" Peerless SLS woofer (830946) in a ported .50 cabinet.What resistor do I need to add to my tweeter so it would work with this crossover as an 8 ohm load?
Asked by: ciscokid
4 ohms in series.
Answered by: Sound Advice
Date published: 2012-01-06

Can I use in a Bass cabinet for live shows powered by either a 200 watt amp or higher?

Will be installing this into the cabinet; 2 12 GW1258, 1 PPDR5,1 PDBT38
Asked by: MrBluesBassman
LOOKS FINE TO ME!
Answered by: digitalhaven 53
Date published: 2011-12-31

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