koestner

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A Tale of Two Crossovers
I just looked at the Sublime K235, and for the price, I feel I will stick with the Marchand choice. I like the idea of changing the crossover point without all the work of plugging in new boards. Thank you for suggesting it though, as I had not se... 
Do No Harm ... well the least harm anyway
Yes, The XM-66 is probably the highest on my list of possibilities.  
Do No Harm ... well the least harm anyway
My 2 subs are VINO (Velodyne in name only) because, being Velodyne, they have both broken. Tired of repairing them, I bypassed the electronics and ran wires to just the drivers. So now they are 15" passive subs. I use a Crown 2500 for the lowpass ... 
Do No Harm ... well the least harm anyway
Bomer: I had the DBX Venue 360 in the system, but found it to be annoying having to run it through my computer. It was supposed to run on an iPad also, but they never fixed the problem that arose when Apple changed their OS a while back. I also d... 
Do No Harm ... well the least harm anyway
@mashif Good to know. What is the slope and lowpass frequency on your sub? Also, did you lose any of the "magic" with the Marchand? Specifically fine details, depth and imaging.  
Do No Harm ... well the least harm anyway
@mitch2 Your post reads like you are happy with the passive filter, but you say it did not improve the sound. Please elaborate if you prefer the Marchand or not, and is that why you are selling it on USAM? I'm not trying to be a smarta$$. Thanks.  
Do No Harm ... well the least harm anyway
Well, there you have it. It seems I have about a snowball's chance in Hell of getting this idea to sound correct. I think I will let the Nefes play full range and let the subs give a helping hand under 50 Hz or so. My subs have all kinds of adjust... 
Do No Harm ... well the least harm anyway
OK, thanks all. My reasoning for wanting to do this is to limit cone movement of the 2 full range drivers. Since they have no crossovers at all, they must play the delicate midrange as well as the thumpy bass. I figure if I can cut out the cone mo... 
Marchand Passive Filter
@mashif¬† When you give Marchand the cutoff frequency is that what is considered the -3db point, or the starting point of the high pass?  
What is the lowest voltage acceptable ?
@blackbag20¬† Good one from Mr. Mom Quick and funny... not hurting anyone. A good way to start my day.  
Crossovers and power handling, and why 1st order filters can be bad
I liked the article, but are you Erik or Nigel?  
Active vs passive crossover
Using all the same amps in a multi-way DSP active setup (with subs) seems unusual. It's like having a set of screw drivers that are all the same.  
LAIV Harmony
Check out the Schiit SAGA+ remote preamp for only $399 new. It's way better than its price may suggest.  
LAIV Harmony
Get a Benchmark preamp.  
LAIV Harmony
So, I'm the guy with the broken Harmony DAC. The input board went bad. I contacted Laiv the next day, and 4 days later a new board arrived by FedEx from China. Installation was smooth except for a tricky ribbon cable that I had not ever seen a con...