Originally Posted by Java
Thanks very much for the help!! Your photo is extremely helpful!
Is the negative wire bare on the board?
Also, you didn't use an L-Pad, right?
Last, any concern about the wattage issue (resistors wattage too low) that LTD raised? As the resistors are on the the tweeter circuit and the tweeter gets much lower wattage, it may not be a big concern. I guess I can swap out later, if an issue.
1. You're welcome.
2. Yes, bare wire as the common.
3. Built like the drawing, no L-Pad.
4. I don't know how many watts I was pumping last night, never saw the peak lights on the ART SLA-2 (200 watts/channel), and I thought I would. I do know I don't need it any louder. Only the hf section employs resistors, and at higher frequencies 20 watts is a lot. The power is distributed across the circuit. Could they be a concern? With dynamic HT, who knows....loud passages can catch you by surprise, but I don't have any worries. With more robust drivers and amps doing something crazy, maybe.
I get somewhat carried away when watching concert videos, everyone has their favorites. My neighbor came over and he was astounded, two words: clear and dynamic. He rarely stays more than a few minutes, and I had to turn it off for him to leave. Don't worry too much.. you will learn something from every experience. It is always good to research as much as possible beforehand, but at some point you make choices and go. I like taking the journey, but getting to the destination means reaping its rewards for years to come. The thing nice about DIY, you can usually re-do or re-configure at minimal cost. These DIY designers know what they are doing, and I think they all should have little donate boxes posted somewhere.....it's easy to put 30-40 hours or more into a build with a ready-made design in hand. Imagine what they go through.
Soon I hope "Eternal" becomes "No Longer A".......it is all relative anyway.