2way vs 3way

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  1. KyleGS

    KyleGS Second Unit

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    I am about to build a pair of stereo speakers. I plan on using the Morel MDT30 and a Vifa 21w020 8in driver. I will have Madisound design the x-overs on the LEAP software and construct them for me. My question is: Will the response of these two drivers cover (or be flat) all frequenices well? Are three ways superior to 2ways in most situations? I am a little nervous that a mid that can play 2000hz will also be playing 50hz. I have a sub but plan on just running two speakers only in a pure stereo application. Should I go another route and put another driver in there and send lower freqs to a woofer? I really want a simple yet high quality 2 way- is this possible? Thanks---Kyle
     
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    Let's try one more time.
     
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    Kyle: You have only two drivers, so a 3-way is not an option. Plus, you stated that you already have a sub that you will be using, so, in effect with 2 way mains and your sub XO, you will have a 3-way system, ultimately.
     
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    If you are using 8" woofers, you might want to have Madisound shoot for 6th order L-R filter response to minimize beaming from the 8" woofers (it happens when you play them at a higher frequency then they were design to play "cleanly).

    Have them also provide around 3dB of baffle step compensation, or they'll sound too weak on the bass.
     
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    In my opinion those woofers start to lose it above 600-700Hz. They still sound good, they just don't sound wonderful.

    In my system I use the VIFA P13 to handle duties above 700Hz which allowed me to crossover the tweeter higher resulting in a much cleaner midrange.

    (Mine are using active crossovers.)
     

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