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Crossover design for bi-wiring?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Chuck Bogie, Mar 4, 2003.

  1. Chuck Bogie

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    Is it easier or harder to cook up a crossover if you intend to bi-wire?
     
  2. a tiny bit easier imo, but the results are the same.
     
  3. Chuck Bogie

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    I'm just wondering - Seems to me that it'd basically amount to a high-pass and a low-pass on the separate circuits. I'm sure this is grossly simplifying the concept. I've ordered the cookbook, and I'll likely be asking Way Too Many questions in the next bit.
     
  4. Patrick Sun

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    But the signal/current is coming from the same amp source, the benefits are debatable, at best.

    For a 2-way speaker, it's not that hard to use a 2-input terminal cup which allows for separate connection to the crossover for the tweeter, and the crossover for the midwoofer. It can aid in tweaking each filter for the drivers. Slap the strap back on the inputs to connect both inputs to the same set of speaker wires from the amp, and you've still accomplished the goal of sending current to drive the drivers. You could bi-wire, but you've just move the Y-connection upstream a little bit.
     

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