crossover frequency question

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  1. Willy_Loo

    Willy_Loo Auditioning

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    I've been looking at 3-way speakers and their specs. I noticed that for the higher freq crossover it's typically at 4kHz, but the lower crossover varies from 450 to 800 to 1000hz. Eventually I'd have to listen to them to figure which ones sound better. But from a scientific perspective, is it safe to assume that the higher number (ie. 1000hz) for low crossover sound more bassy? Just thought I throw this out and get everyone's thoughts.
     
  2. John Wes

    John Wes Stunt Coordinator

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    Probably not...

    Have you ever listened to a tone sweep? 500 hz doesn't sound that low.
     
  3. John F. Palacio

    John F. Palacio Supporting Actor

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    Not at all. The choice of crossover frequencies by the manufacturers has to do with choice of drivers as well as where they think the crossover will be less troublesome. The region where the crossover occurs is always prone to phase shifts as well as frequency response aberrations.

    It has really nothing to do with frequency response.
     
  4. ScottCHI

    ScottCHI Screenwriter

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    yeah, you really can't judge at all how a speaker might sound, by it's xover frequencies.
     

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