I've been trying to get clarification from Paradigm Support regarding the Studio CC-690's crossover points and what frequency range the "mid/woofer" covers, but I keep getting responses that don't make sense (to me).
The question that I posted to their support was:
The website clearly states the crossover points are 3 kHz, and 500 Hz.
What the website does not clearly state is:
1) how the "mid/woofer" drivers compare to the mid driver (the driver below the tweeter), and
2) how the "mid/woofer" drivers compare to the outer woofers drivers
If the CC-690 is just a 3-way speaker with only two crossover points, then that would imply either:
a) the two "mid/woofer" drivers operate exactly as the center midrange driver, or
b) the two "mid/woofer" drivers operate exactly as the outer woofers
What role do the "mid/woofer" drivers (ie: the two 7 inch S-PAL cones) perform?
Can you confirm that the CC-690 is not a 3.5-way like the Signature C5?
The 690 is a 3.5 way model. The bass woofers cross over at 500hz and the mid woofer run from 500-3khz. The mid/tweeter assembly operates from 3khz - 22khz.
(Note that this was the second communiqué to Paradigm Support. Their response to my first question was canned and simply told me what I already said I knew from the CC-690's specs page)
Support's latest response implies that the little center mid driver (below the tweeter) starts at 3kHz and goes up. Yet the range for the mid is usually:
Studio CC-490: 500 - 2.1 kHz
Studio CC-590: 400 - 2.5 kHz
Studio 60: 500 - 2.0 kHz
Studio 100: 300 - 2.0 kHz;
Studio ADP-590: 300 - 2.1 kHz
Signature C5: 500 - 2.1 kHz
If the Studio CC-690 is like the Signature C5, then I would have expected a third crossover point. Based on the C5's specs page, my assumption is that the "woofer/mid" in the C5 operates from 43 - 600Hz, and the purpose of the outer woofers is to reinforce the woofer/mid from 350Hz and down (hence the .5 in 3.5-way).
Is there anyone out there who knows what frequency the drivers cover?