2 way -vs- 3 way speakers, Whats the difference!

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  1. Phil Mays

    Phil Mays Second Unit

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    I recently placed a 150WPC amplifier on my system.

    While I was jamming to some floyd and ozzy last night I noticed my 3-way speakers sounded "muddled" at higher volumes and I assume this is the results of adding the AMP. Interestingly enough the RF-3, RC-3 and RC-7 did not sound this way and where clear.

    Is this a funtion of 2 way -vs- 3 way or am I missing something.

    In order to go with a 7.1 set-up I was going to get new mains and was deciding between the 3 way KLF-30's and the 2 way RF-7's (topic for another thread) and move all speakers down.

    Thanks for the help...

    Phil
     
  2. BrianWoerndle

    BrianWoerndle Supporting Actor

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    It has nothing to do with the amp or power. It is how many crossovers the speaker. The frequency range for a speaker is 20 - 20,000hz (Or somewhere in between there. Most main speakers don't go that low. That's what the sub is for.) One speaker can't produce that big of a range, so it is split up into several speakers. The tweeter is used for the high frequencies, and woofers for the low. The range can be split into any number of ranges. A 2-way speaker has one crossover which sends all low sounds to the woofer (usually from 2000 - 3000 is the split), and all the high frequencies to the tweeter. A 3-way design just splits the range 3 times. (Usually at 500, 3000, and the rest). There are even 4 way designs, and 2 1/2 way. It is just how the frequency range is split.
     
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