Originally Posted by Scott Simonian
If you want an omelet you're gonna have to break some eggs....erm, I mean, bank account.
If I can do it, anyone
can do it.
Scott, in my case with this design, I just don't see the added cost/equipment benefit by going active. Sure, maybe when I build something you're doing down the road I will consider such an approach.
Besides, my toy fund is beyond tapped for now. I need to sell off some unused gear to recover a bit.
In the last 6 months - for some spending perspective:
New denon 4311
New SHO front stage
New front/side room treatments
New equipment rack(s) and relay boxes
New subs for living room x 2
New basement furniture, drywall, paint
New Dedicated lines x 3
Redesign of basement walls and bar
New dayton dual opposed 4 x 18 build
New Sanway FP14 clone amp
And now....3X B&C 15 kit build
To top it off the wife dropped 10k+ on furniture and bedding last year. That makes me sick to type.
Funding his hobby as well as my automotive
'problem' has been rough, haha. I need to chill for a while and enjoy it!
Originally Posted by tuxedocivic
Wait, guys, the same principles apply to active cross over design as they do to passive. You can't just thumb some dsp settings and take a measurement at the LP. Well, you can, but it is a waste of good gear. Active or passive, you need to look at the anechoic frequency response of both drivers, on and off axis, and chose cross over positions and slopes for the drivers individually to get a system response.
The measurement at the LP is good data, but doesn't tell you direct sound or driver "issues" that need addressing.
The only thing that makes active easier than passive to design is the tremendous flexibility dsp offers.
Sorry - I should clarify. When I said take measurements, I meant outside. I have 100+ feet of space behind my house unobstructed and was planning to use it to take my own measurements for help in designing a crossover. Either way it doesn't matter for me in this case as I'm using the kit components.
Fortunately, for my project you guys have already done the hard work. Edited by Gorilla83 - 1/8/13 at 12:26pm