Crossover design software (good ones for cheap)

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  1. David Giesbrecht

    David Giesbrecht Second Unit

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    What do you guy's recomend for good programs that are affordable as well? I was looking into Xover 3 Pro from Parts Express and it looks like it has everything I'm looking for but I thought I'd better ask before making any purchases. I also want it to be user friendly if possible.[​IMG]

    P.S. I did a search for threads on this topic but my computer turns up nothing on it, I think my computer is acting up (microsoft[​IMG] ).
     
  2. Isaac C

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    Hi,


    General Circuit Simulators:

    SpeakerWorkshop is not entirely user-friendly, but it's free.

    Crossover Simulator isn't entirely finished, but it's functional and free.


    Classic Filter Simulator:

    Jeff B's Passive Crossover Design Calculator is a free, Microsoft Excel-based, filter simulator. PCDC handles classical filter topologies, which is good enough for most builders.


    Do yourself a favor by avoiding XoverPro. It's too simple, too limited and too expensive for what it can do. Jeff's PCDC can do a better job.


    Commercial Programs:

    LspCAD Std. is a much-MUCH wiser (not to mention better) choice compared to XoverPro.

    SoundEasy is currently the best value-for-money CAD tool. For the price, no other software beats it in the features department.


    Cheers [​IMG]

    Isaac
     
  3. Jeff Meininger

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    LspCAD Std (with JustMLS) is really outstanding.
     
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    Does LSPCad handle active crossover networks, or do you have to resort to a PSPICE based program for that?
     
  6. David Giesbrecht

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    It does handle active networks. I just downloaded the trial version of it.
     

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