Originally Posted by gtengineer
I feel like tinkering so I am going to take some driver measurements and do a proper crossover.
Sorry for reviving an old thread, by quoting myself no less. But the MB42 remains popular on Amazon from what I've seen so I figure the discussion may be interesting to some.
I never got around to doing any measurements or constructing a crossover for the MB42 but it looks like not only is Micca coming out with a version of the MB42 with a crossover, named appropriately enough MB42X, they are selling the crossovers as an upgrade to the MB42:
The MB42X looks like won't be available until October, and based on the unit prices of the MB42 now at $60, and the crossover selling at $30, one can derive that the MB42X may be at about $90 all told and done. Micca's website has no actual photos of the crossover, just one extremely blurry, dark, and grainy black and white photo, and it's not even the whole crossover, just a corner of it.
Now I'm curious to see the design that the manufacturer has decided on and the degree of improvement realized. I would love to take some before and after measurements, and see if any possible further optimizations are possible. That would make for a fun weekend afternoon. I have no life.
It's also refreshing to see a manufacturer attempt something like this. We've all seen cheap speakers before, such as the Dayton B652 for example. The MB42 was already a bit of a bright spot in terms of features/performance for the money, but I don't think I've ever seen a crossover design as complex as what's claimed on Micca's website for a speaker that sells for less than $100. So from that perspective, I'd be really interested to see just how much improvement these crossovers bring.
My order for the crossover is placed. Will report back of my findings.