Originally Posted by 06GTOguy
Something I am still a little confused about, and haven't seen much info about, is what is a good crossover frequency for speakers?
I'm sure its subjective to type of speaker (being two way, three way, brand, room size ect...) but I'm just a little lost.
(I'm a fan of Klipsch so discount anything I say appropriately)
I was once with a group of people who had a chance to visit the factory at a public event however, we got there a day early.
That gave us a chance to mess around with one of their engineers (PWK's right hand man)
One of the things we did was compare some actives using different slopes. The upshot of this was that the steeper the slope of the crossover, the less each component overlapped and the clearer the sound became.
This was not an "omg" black/white moment. Indeed, had you walked into the room you might not have ever noticed the difference. You could however, upon doing a side by side, clearly hear that the "veil" had been lifted from the sound.
My (Klipsch) speakers are 2-way and are crossed around 380hz. Another thing I learned on my own after replacing my Khorns was going from large 3-way horns to large 2-way horns was probably the single most noticable improvement to the coherency of the sound.
Mind you, my Khorns were stock drivers/horns with Al K's extreme slope crossovers. I also had a pair of JBL 2404 tweeters that I could wire in with a moment notice.
All of that was pretty well swept under the mat by going to the 2-way speaker.
I don't know any specific frequency but the more you can avoid crossing anything in the vocal range, the better. That said, if you can totally drop the tweeter crossover, you will notice a larger improvement.