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PV Audio
04-10-2005, 01:57 AM
ok people i am now EXTREMELY ANGRY at the instructions that my GENIUS of a friend in ohio gave me for building a simple 2-way crossover at 3500hz. i went and hooked it up and the fcker started smoking and then just stopped. so now i'm starting from the beginning, as though i never knew anything about 'em in the first place. where can i get a book or instructions or such on how to build home crossovers? any help is GREATLY appreciated!!

JimJ
04-10-2005, 01:59 AM
Crossovers are overrated :)

PV Audio
04-10-2005, 02:06 AM
yea i'm aware lol. but its another skill i'd like to have. ive already made 40 bucks in enclosure designs woot!

JimJ
04-10-2005, 02:07 AM
Well, give us a schematic of the crossover design you were given, we can pick it apart from there...

PV Audio
04-10-2005, 02:08 AM
i would, but i burned some ladybugs on the paper with some acetone

PV Audio
04-10-2005, 02:52 AM
books, web articles or anything would help.

JimJ
04-10-2005, 02:57 AM
Well, since we don't know what you tried, we don't know what to recommend :)

Component values, inductance, resistance, anything...throw me a bone here.

PV Audio
04-10-2005, 02:58 AM
ok frost. we'll do it like this. i don't know anything about crossover building. where should i look?

JimJ
04-10-2005, 03:02 AM
http://www.the12volt.com/caraudio/cross.asp

JimJ
04-10-2005, 03:02 AM
but personally, I'd go full range :)

PV Audio
04-10-2005, 03:07 AM
ok thats good information. anything else? YES I KNOW U DON'T LIKE CROSSOVERS! i just want to learn how.

bean
04-10-2005, 03:14 AM
Lemans, Look for a document called "passive crossovers made easy"

If you can't find it, can you wait a week? When I go back to denver I can fax it to you. I don't have it electronically.

Jack, why the hell don't you like crossovers? That's the most ridiculous thing I've heard on this forum.

JimJ
04-10-2005, 03:15 AM
ok thats good information. anything else?

What else do you need to know...

http://www.speakerbuilder.net/web_files/Articles/constxo/xoconst.htm

The rest is dependent on your drivers.

JimJ
04-10-2005, 03:16 AM
That's the most ridiculous thing I've heard on this forum.

Then I guess you've never heard a crossoverless speaker...do a Google search for Lowther, Fostex, or several others.

http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=51 <-- good link

http://www.audioasylum.com/forums/hug/bbs.html <-- another good link

PV Audio
04-10-2005, 03:22 AM
Lemans, Look for a document called "passive crossovers made easy"

If you can't find it, can you wait a week? When I go back to denver I can fax it to you. I don't have it electronically.

Jack, why the hell don't you like crossovers? That's the most ridiculous thing I've heard on this forum.
i assume he likes his speakers to produce their full ranges. next up for me is a bi-wired speaker pair. but first i need to make a center channel :D

PV Audio
04-10-2005, 03:22 AM
Lemans, Look for a document called "passive crossovers made easy"

If you can't find it, can you wait a week? When I go back to denver I can fax it to you. I don't have it electronically.

Jack, why the hell don't you like crossovers? That's the most ridiculous thing I've heard on this forum.
yeah i can wait a week. i've got plenty of time.