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what xover and eq are you guys using with your passive subs?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by KonradN, Jun 9, 2001.

  1. KonradN

    KonradN Well-Known Member

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    the bfd seems to be the eq to use and i was surprise that it can be had for around 150. by the description i thought it would be something around 5 to 10 bills. Anyways i don't think it includes an xover so what xover are u guys using and also is there a single device that a has xover and parametric eq (doesn't have to be as flexible as the bfd).
     
  2. Julian Data

    Julian Data Well-Known Member

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    Konrad:
    Dont forget some PRO amps have a LP.
    I have used the BFD with great success and have upgraded to the Rane. I am not worried about the XO chore since the B&K 307 has the management for that area.
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  3. Greg Monfort

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    I use Rane also for the XO, and my EQ is an older dbx 1/3 octave RTA unit. This is fine for my LEDE (live end/dead end) room, but isn't adequate for a typical room, which needs a parametric unit.
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  4. Stephen Dodds

    Stephen Dodds Well-Known Member

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    I've had good results with the BFD and the Mirage LFX3 crossover. The LFX3 is a 3 channel crossover with variable slopes and the ability to use up to three subs.
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  5. David-alexander

    David-alexander Well-Known Member

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    it's too bad the BFD does not include an adjustable (12db or 24db per octave and sau 15-18-20-22-25hz for instance ) subsonic filter.
    Unless you have a subsonic filter on the power amps, we pretty much are forced to use an external one which means two gears between the processor/receiver and the power amp feeding the subwoofer.
    Still searching for the right solution. [​IMG]
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  6. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

    Wayne A. Pflughaupt Well-Known Member

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    I'm using AudioControl EQs and crossover. Instead of using the receiver’s sub out, I send the pre- L/R outs to a pair of C-131 1/3 octave equalizers. The C-131’s have sub-sonic filters that can be switched to Off, 15Hz, 25hz or 35Hz. From there the signal goes to a PCA III, which has 24dB/octave slopes with Linkwitz-Riley filters. Separate amps feed the L/R speakers and subs.
    The 1/3 octave EQs don’t do as precise a job at bass as a parametric EQ, but they did allow me to make more adjustments on the main L/R speakers than I could have made with a parametric.
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    Wayne A. Pflughaupt
     
  7. John Morris

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    I am upgrading my system and originally bought a AudioControl Rialto and a Symetrix 551E for EQ and crossover. Then I found an LFX-3 crossover for a song. I happen to own all Mirage M-si speakers, so this crossover offered a nice match for them. Still, I am yet to get a subwoofer so the happiness of this match is unknown. Stephen, any idea how the LFX-3 would work with a symetrix 551e parametric to remove the problems?
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  8. Stephen Dodds

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    John,
    The LFX three should work very well with the Symetrix. The ability to provide slightly different responses for the both the low pass and high pass is handy.
    It takes a bit of fiddling, but the changes are audible and measurable.
    I use mine in stereo mode, and it is great, although I wish it has balanced outs to make hookup to the BFD easier.
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