Closed Thread
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Reload Thread: Caraudio crossover for PA speakers?

  1. #1
    Joe89's Avatar
    Joe89 is offline Senior VIP Member



    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Northern California
    Posts
    268
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Caraudio crossover for PA speakers?

    I know this will not be the correct way to do things, however...

    I would like to listen to my Eminence Beta's and ST350's before I install them in my vehicle.
    I have some passive crossovers for Memphis PR 6.5" component speakers.

    I am aware that crossover points are impedance dependent, but given that the Memphis 6.5" speakers are 4ohm, and I can wire (2) Beta's in parallel to 4ohm, (same case for the Memphis tweeters and ST350's), will I be okay testing the speakers (with low wattage) in this manner? In my vehicle the speakers will be run with an active crossover.

    Edit: Just realized the receiver I am using to power these is only stable at 8ohm. Anyone have any ideas? Can a set of useable crossovers be found at Radioshack or Fry's for cheap?
    Edit2: I suppose I will turn this into an educational project and attempt to build my own passive xo's. http://www.parts-express.com/resourc...-crossover.cfm I will be following this guide. Now, I have to see if I can source the necessary capacitors, inductors, resistors, etc locally...
    Last edited by Joe89; 09-22-2012 at 06:33 PM.



    Refs

    .....Realm of Excursion.....

    MajorPayne TEAM_HAVOC_SPL HexiBase

    .....Car Audio Forum.....

    Jybfan04 Jando86




  2. #2
    Seraphim38's Avatar
    Seraphim38 is offline Member



    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    WA
    Posts
    74
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: Caraudio crossover for PA speakers?

    ideas:

    The drivers themselves may be 8 ohms but you also have to account for the resistance of the crossover. Without getting into a lengthy post, you'll likely be fine for a short test. If you want to turn them into your new home theater speakers, that's different.




  3. #3
    TitoThePirate's Avatar
    TitoThePirate is offline Newb Nuthugger



    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Milwaukee,Wi
    Age
    22
    Posts
    456
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)

    Re: Caraudio crossover for PA speakers?

    do realize passive crossovers have a wattage limit. also! you can use pa equiptment in car enviroments and car audio and live enviroments. its just not always recommended.




Closed Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Help with crossovers for midrange speakers
    By 46panel in forum Speakers
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-06-2011, 01:56 PM
  2. WTB Crossover for componet speakers
    By buzyao in forum Wanting to Buy (WTB) - Car Audio
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-03-2009, 10:05 PM
  3. Different brands crossover for speakers?
    By silenkiller in forum Speakers
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 02-28-2008, 12:46 PM
  4. one crossover for two speakers?
    By maldecido33 in forum Home Audio/Video
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-22-2006, 02:32 PM
  5. Designing a crossover for a DIY speaker project
    By jaygeorge1979 in forum Home Audio/Video
    Replies: 39
    Last Post: 11-09-2005, 06:01 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may post attachments
  • You may edit your posts
1e2 Forum