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Speaker Crossover 3-Way 8 Ohm 800/4,500 Hz 200W
I have a 4 ohm midrande that I want to use in a three way system with 8 ohm woffers and tweeter...how do I raise the impedence ? resister? etc
How do I wire it I will use the Dayton x-over Dayton Audio XO3W-500/4K 3-Way Crossover 500/4,000 Hz
well....your well read enough to realize that you loads need to match the cross-overs design parameters or it will hideously shift the cross point....so i am assuming i don't need to go into a lengthy discussion on matching resultant end driver levels, and that you've already done the math there...so yeah, if your hart is set on that mid, a 4ohm series resistor of the same wattage as the driver would do the trick...its a bit of energy down tubes as heat, but it's really your only option other than going with a different driver....but then if your 4ohm mid can keep up with the minus 3db resistor, it's obviously more efficient that a suitable 8ohm, as so makes up for the loss...so yeah...rulg
Date published: 2013-07-23
What is the RMS and Max power rating for this unit?
Crossover is rated for 200 watts RMS (continous) and 400 watts peak (assuming it's clean power and not distortion). This crossover should be more than adequate for everything except extremely high power PA / Pro use. Enjoy.
Date published: 2013-03-06
how do you wire it?
The - side of all woofers, tweeters, and terminals should be attached to "common", the + side should be connected to the input... The + side of each driver should be connected to the W and T depending on whether it's a woof or a tweet. -- these really should come with 1-page manuals, I was a bit in the dark when I installed my Dayton brand crossovers...
Date published: 2011-10-07
Do these come in pairs or is it just a single for the advertised price?
This crossover is sold individually.
Date published: 2012-07-28
how do i know what crossover i need for my speskers
First thing to decide is how many drivers with their own spectrum you want to use. The most common are two and three way system. Where in the two way system you have tweeter for high frequencies and woofer for low and both meet somewhere in the middle depending their range. Crossover will divide the range between the two in the point that both drivers can handle well. The three way system uses in addition the mid-range driver that covers that middle of the range anywhere from 500Hz to 7000Hz and that isn't written in stone because there is other factors that also can effect the selected range. What crossover network you would need depends mainly of the recommended crossover points for the drivers. The enclosure design has also major factor. Fairly average crossovers divide the bands around 800Hz and 5000Hz as most of the drivers in each category can handle those areas. 800HZ is not the best crossover point for it lines up in important sonic area so for that reason it would be good to select mid-range driver that can go lower like 500Hz area with crossover point. Tweeters go down to 2000Hz so crossover point around 3500 Hz would work. On the other hand higher point would give more options for drivers with better sound quality. If you already have drivers, you need to find out their optimal range and then get the crossover that matches that the best. Without knowing what drivers and enclosure you have, it is impossible to recommend any specific type. This is a just general outline.
Date published: 2013-07-07
phase reversal of mids
The 12db slopes seem to be "second order" designs, so, I'm wondering about the usual advice to reverse the polarity of the mids - is it built reversed or does the user choose to reverse the polarity by wiring it "wrong"?
These crossovers are wired with the midrange polarity "in-phase" with the rest of the drivers. Whether it needs to be reversed is determined by the acoustic slopes and phase of the drivers in use. The best way to determine whether it needs to be in phase or not is to try it both ways. If they are out of phase, there will be a noticable dip in the upper mid-bass and upper midrange and may sound a little hollow.
Date published: 2013-10-26