View Full Version : Hybrid audio now offering Passives for legatia sets

05-06-2009, 12:20 PM
Fresh from the horses mouth lol :)

Hybrid Audio Technologies is proud to announce that the Legatia series can now be ordered with optional passive crossovers!!

We still advise dealers to set up an active system when using the Legatia line but now the option is here to go passive if needed.

The systems availble are L31-2x,L41-2x,and L61-2x and after numerous hours of evaluation and using LMS we feel they are getting the job done very well.

Prices for the crossovers are set at $119.99MSRP per pair.

SPREAD THE WORD....now there is no reason why everyone can't enjoy better sound!!!

05-06-2009, 12:23 PM

05-06-2009, 12:23 PM
this excites and saddens me at the same time:crazy:

05-06-2009, 12:25 PM
nice option for some but most people that are buying their drivers are running active set-ups anyway. Good way to bring extra money though.

05-06-2009, 12:33 PM
Yeah it offers those that like the sound of the legatia's, but don't have the option to go active another option to consider. :)

05-06-2009, 12:39 PM
any pics of the crossover ?

05-06-2009, 01:09 PM
any pics of the crossover ?


PS...thanks for calling me a horse Ramos..lol

05-06-2009, 01:48 PM

PS...thanks for calling me a horse Ramos..lol

No worse than what I normally call you :)

05-06-2009, 02:04 PM
any specs on what the x-over points are? and if there are tweeter attentuation settings (and how many possible points, if so)? Do they allow multiple x-over points or is each x-over only able to do a single x-over freq/slope?

Scott Buwalda
05-06-2009, 04:10 PM
Hey guys:

Wow, that was wierd, I went to type and a new screen popped up. Hopefully this isn't a double post.

Indeed, we are now shipping the Legatia two-way sets with the optional passive crossovers. The Legatia L31-2x, L41-2x, and L61-2x skuís are now ACTIVE.

We continue to strongly encourage dealers and end-users to not use passive crossovers, and rather spend a few moments setting up an active set-up, or at the very least a quasi-active set-up, detailed here:


and here:


The benefits for going active are numerous...read one of the introduction's on the links above.

These passives are for those that simply don't want to attempt an active or quasi-active system, or want an easy rememdy to building a quasi-active three-way front stage using a four-channel amplifier (channels one and two to run the midbass, and channels three and four with the passive crossovers for the midrange and treble)

In case you were wondering, what we have done is produced more of the crossovers we currently use in the Clarus kits. We did this because:

The Clarus crossovers do not have any board-mounted equalization specific to the Clarus speakers, nor is there an impedance correction network specific to the Clarus speakers.

The Clarus crossovers have an appropriate crossover frequency (5,250 Hz at 12 dB/octave).

The tweeter attenuation works flawlessly with the Legatia L1V2 and Pro tweeters.

The board-mounted components on the existing Clarus crossovers are fantastic. They have low tolerance polypropylene capacitors, and air-core inductors, with low tolerance resistors for tweeter attenuation.

I have personally tested the three new skuís (Legatia L31-2x, L41-2x, and L61-2x), both in listening evaluations and using LMS, and these crossovers are getting the job done.

Everyone loves the look of the Clarus crossover, and especially the spring-loaded terminals as well (I am glad we're the only one's doing this).

From here on out, we will refer to the crossovers we make not by brand, but by number of ways...this now becomes our staple two-way crossover for both the Legatia and Clarus brands.


Scott Buwalda
05-06-2009, 04:12 PM

Scott Buwalda
05-06-2009, 04:13 PM
Sorry for the huge-as photo. It's what I have currently on line.


05-06-2009, 04:22 PM
Jesus Scott!!! :) We need to resize those....lol

05-06-2009, 04:22 PM
very nice looking, im kinda interested :)

05-06-2009, 04:23 PM
Jesus Scott!!! :) We need to resize those....lol

awh come on Mr. Edwards. then you cant see all the sexyness and details :)

05-06-2009, 04:24 PM
The best is also the biggest!!!

05-06-2009, 04:36 PM
Holy mother of all big pics :D I can see carbon atoms swimming around in the plastic :)

05-06-2009, 04:37 PM
Scott might have great ears but his eyes must be going out....j/k!!!

James Bang
05-06-2009, 07:41 PM
Sorry Scott. I think Walmart ribbons tweets stole your idea

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b9dc00b3127ccec63e9aa0aba300000040O00AcOWjRo1btG QPbz4C/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/


05-06-2009, 09:41 PM
"Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery"

And I doubt they have as tight tolerances as we do :)

05-07-2009, 09:48 AM
+1 for those push terminals. I've never seen them before. Great idea.

-1 for offing passives on the Legatia line. I understand how this could open the line up to a whole new portion of end users, but it also sort of robs HAT of the exclusivity-factor and market position IMO. I bet sales compared to Clarus are measly. Why would those looking for a passive comp set spend that much more? To sell them with good numbers, I bet you'd have to get a Legatia comp vehicle to sound just as good passive as active as that seems to be HAT's defacto defense (ie 'hey, but look at the trophies').

05-07-2009, 10:02 AM
It is just an option....we really want people to use the Legatia line active but for those that can't or chose not to now have the passive option.

07-05-2009, 03:55 PM

If I go active what xover do you recommend? Arc, Audio Control or other?