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Hi all

I am looking for an active crossover to integrate a sub into my 2 channel system. Budget of $500. The Paradigm X30 is really what I need but it is proving hard to find. I would like something of good quality and it needs to have a high pass output for my bookshelf speakers. I am not interested in the Behringer stuff I like the one from Rane but it only goes down to 70hz. If anyone has any suggestions that would be great.

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Elemental Designs makes one you might want to check out.

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Yeah, the basic Rane is not really meant for subs (and their better models cost a lot more). dbx makes several models that would do the trick, depending upon how low you need the crossover point (I think their standard models go down to 40 Hz). They are fairly inexpensive and good quality. I am using one in my system and it is working well.

Marchand makes a number of models if you know what frequency you want, or you can roll your own if you are tech-savvie. There are a bunch of various kits on the 'net.

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Yeah, the basic Rane is not really meant for subs (and their better models cost a lot more). dbx makes several models that would do the trick, depending upon how low you need the crossover point (I think their standard models go down to 40 Hz). They are fairly inexpensive and good quality. I am using one in my system and it is working well.

Marchand makes a number of models if you know what frequency you want, or you can roll your own if you are tech-savvie. There are a bunch of various kits on the 'net.

Thanks for the info. I took a look at the dbx stuff but couldn't find many reviews on them. I just want to make sure the crossover doesnt add any 'color' to the sound of my system which I heard some of the Behringers do.
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You could also look at the minidsp. What bookshelf speakers do you have that you want a lower crossover than 70hz?

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You could also look at the minidsp. What bookshelf speakers do you have that you want a lower crossover than 70hz?

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Minidsp is on my short list. My speakers are custom and are pretty decent down to around 55hz. I just wanted to have the options to cross them lower while experimenting.

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My experience with dbx has through the years been much more positive than with Behringer. I have not used Behringer anytime recently so can't say if they've improved. The dbx unit did not add noticeable coloration to my system (Pioneer SC-27, Emotiva amps, Magnepan speakers) but YMMV. It ain't a Bryston but for 1/20 the price I'm not complaining.

I agree if you want maximum flexibility for tuning and tweaking, get a miniDSP.

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http://www.hsuresearch.com/products/...crossover.html

probably not the best option, nowadays

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If he is tweaking, he probably does not want that one since you have to change modules to change the crossover frequency...

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