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Active speakers - using different amps

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by AlexKunec, Sep 15, 2004.

  1. AlexKunec

    AlexKunec Stunt Coordinator

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    Im about to build some active speakers and use a Bryston 4B to power the mids and a adcom to power the tweeter.

    Now, on linkwitzlabs.com it says "The amplifiers must have identical voltage gains" (for active crossovers).

    I really doubt that they (Bryston and adcom) do have identical voltage gains. Could I use an active circuit to attentuate or amplify either the tweeter or mids so to compensate for them having different gains?
     
  2. ThomasW

    ThomasW Screenwriter

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    Just put input level controls on the power amps or even easier on the active crossovers.
     
  3. Saurav

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    Figure out which driver needs to be attenuated, and then put potentiometers on it. You can leave it that way, or once you've picked a final position for the pot, measure it and then use fixed resistors to build an equivalent voltage divider. That's what I planned to do, but I'm still playing with the relative levels of the drivers trying to see how different settings sound.
     

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