This is my first attempt at assembling a crossover. I recently finished my Fusion 8 builds and kind of stumbled my way through laying out and soldering all the connections. I had a couple questions pertaining to do's and dont's of crossover layout.
I read to space the inductors out as far as you can and/or orientate them in opposite of each other. I have pretty much been able to verify this and thank god this was how I laid the two inductors on my board.
This may seem like a stupid question but on the underside of the crossover (where all the leads are soldiered, is it a no no to have wires intersecting each other (but definitely not touching).
Here are some pictures of the mess I made.
I made sure there was insulation at the intersecting points of the wire leads but I failed to do this on the first crossover.
I am just wondering if I need to open my fusion 8s back up and fix any technical deficiencies I may have induced.
Actually looking at it a little more I noticed that the whole tweeter circuit has the polarity reversed, + input goes to the negative and grounds are on the + side. I am not 100% sure but it may work as designed wired like that.
Well wired the way the schematic shows yes the polarity is flipped at the CD terminals. However with your original way of wiring it you reversed the polarity at the beginning of the circuit which should mean you should not need to reverse anywhere else. I am not sure which way you were referring to.