Eminence PX2:3K5 2-Way Speaker Crossover 3,500 Hz
Eminence PX2:3K5 2-Way Crossover 3,500 Hz is rated out of 5by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5
by John R C
from Great for 2-way Monitors & SpeakersI used this crossover on a pair of stage monitors I built recently. Each box had a 600w 15in speaker and a 20w yamaha 1.5in compression driver with alumimnum wide-dispersion horn. The attenuation switch and the HF driver protection that this unit offers work like a champ and my monitors sound fantastic, without my having to worry about constantly frying compression driver diaphrams. The fact that the unit was ready to go and had both speakon and 1/4in plugs wired in paralell was icing on the cake. I usually make my own crossovers for speakers I build, and I have to admit that I was a little reluctant to part with $90-something bucks per box...but in retrospect, I don't think I could have build them much cheaper, and not nearly with the professional fit and finish of these crossovers.
Date published: 2012-05-26
Rated 4 out of 5
by Erik O - 12028
from It costs more, but it's worth it.I first bought one of these crossovers several years ago when one of the cheap stage monitors I had purchased for my band blew out. The cabinet was still good but some (or all) of the internal components had fried. Not knowing which of the three components was to blame I purchased a new 12" woofer, a 4x10 horn tweeter, and this Eminence 2-way crossover.The crossover was the single most expensive replacement part but it had all the features I was looking for: 1/4" and 4-pin Speakon inputs and "thru-puts", high power handling (400 Wrms), and it came premounted on a plastic plate to make it easy to mount to my existing cabinet.Four lead-wires are pre-soldered to the board and the ends are terminated with sockets to slide on the blade terminals found on most speakers. The four wires connect to the positive and negative terminals of the woofer and tweeter. The replacement woofer I purchased used larger terminals than what would fit in the sockets of this crossover so I had to cut the sockets off and install new ones.This crossover also comes with a lamp-type power sink that automatically kicks in when the input levels are too high. In my application, there is a cabinet port right next to where the crossover is mounted and on a dark stage you can see the lamp flash occasionally. It concerned me the first time it happened--I thought that something had shorted inside the cabinet, but it works just as it was designed, soaking up the excess power and keeping my replacement woofer and tweeter safe while still providing an adequate load for the power amp.Recently the second cheap stage monitor gave out and I didn't hesitate to buy another Eminence crossover to replace the one that had originally come with the cabinet.
Date published: 2013-09-03