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Ralf
01-31-2004, 03:09 AM
Hi all,

I`m looking for a design software for frequency networks.

Which do you use/prefer? What is the best (from the technical side)?

Thank you

Ralf

Hofmannhp
01-31-2004, 03:13 AM
Originally posted by Ralf
Hi all,

I`m looking for a design software for frequency networks.

Which do you use/prefer? What is the best (from the technical side)?

Thank you

Ralf

Hi Ralf,

I use "Microcap".
With this you can virtualy try nearly all electronics and also networks for crossovers.

HP

Ralf
01-31-2004, 03:24 AM
Originally posted by Hofmannhp
Hi Ralf,

I use "Microcap".
With this you can virtualy try nearly all electronics and also networks for crossovers.

HP

Hi HP,

I have seen the prices for Microcap 7 - $3995

Uuuuups!

RienNeVaPlus
01-31-2004, 04:13 AM
Hi Ralf, may you can take a look at
http://www.gnu.org/software/electric/

probably it fits not to all the things one expect as a professional user but it is free/open source. It runs on any UNIX@Motif, Mac and Windows.

Hofmannhp
01-31-2004, 05:19 AM
Originally posted by Ralf
Hi HP,

I have seen the prices for Microcap 7 - $3995

Uuuuups!

Hi Ralf,

Look at "spectrum-software" there a evaluation shareware for zero bucks. No. 7.2.4

it works fine

HP

TimG
01-31-2004, 07:47 AM
There are 2 affordable programs that will allow you to measure your drivers response in cabinets, design passive or active networks, optimize the networks and even audition them with computer simulations before building them. The most basic version, LspCAD standard, won't allow you to actually listen to the crossover before you build them but it only cost $129. Here is the link http://www.ijdata.com/

SoundEasy v. 8 is available for $225 and is very powerful software. It will allow you to do all of the things mentioned above. The equivalent version of LspCAD Pro will set you back $495. Here is the link for the description of SoundEasy http://www.interdomain.net.au/~bodzio/

One advantage of LspCAD is that all of the updates to the program have been free, so far. Both of these programs will produce nearly identical results and several commercial companies have purchased them.

An older program is called Calsod, but it requires you to have separate measurement software, and I think it still only runs in DOS. It hasn't been updated in a while.

LEAP is probably still the most advanced program you can buy, but it will set you back $1495.

Both programs also have support groups that the designers participate in on Yahoo. Both programs will require you to buy at least a microphone and possibly a preamp for doing measurements.

Ralf
01-31-2004, 10:25 AM
Does anybody use the Xover Pro and can tell me something about?

Ralf
02-03-2004, 03:28 AM
Originally posted by Ralf
Does anybody use the Xover Pro and can tell me something about?

Does really nobody use this program?
I can`t believe...

TimG
02-04-2004, 12:56 AM
Here is some feedback posted by Rick Craig, a speaker designer and enthusiast from the Madisound discussion board

RICK: "That was the first crossover program that I used. The graphics are nice and the manual is excellent; however, LsPCad is really a much better program with measurement capability. XoverPro falls short because it has no way to import phase and impedance measurements. Both of them are critical to getting good results."

I forgot to mention Speaker Workshop. It is a free program that allows you to import impedance, phase, and amplitude data, all of which are necessary for accurate crossover modeling. Here is the link http://www.audua.com/SW/Feature%20Summary.htm

For the money LspCAD standard is the best buy at $129.
I would suggest downloading the demo of LspCAD here http://www.ijdata.com/ to see how easy it is to use. SoundEasy is arguably a more powerful program, but it requires more effort to get started.

I also would recommend reading this article http://www.ijdata.com/ugly_duckling.pdf
that walks you through the whole process of designing a speaker system using LspCAD.

There is also a manual written by John K at the bottom of the Soundeasy wed site http://www.interdomain.net.au/~bodzio/

To conclude, Xover Pro will work for getting you a ballpark crossover design, but both LspCAD and SoundEasy have more complete simulation and will provide more accurate results.

Ralf
02-06-2004, 12:21 PM
Hi TimG,

thank you for your infos. I will try to download the evalution versions of the mentioned programs and will compare it.

Greetings

Ralf

4313B
02-08-2004, 11:22 AM
Here's another site along with links that might be useful.

http://hem.passagen.se/johnygre/ENG/main.htm

http://hem.passagen.se/johnygre/ENG/links.htm

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And another.

http://members.chello.se/jpo/softwares.html

Ralf
02-09-2004, 05:14 PM
Originally posted by Giskard
Here's another site along with links that might be useful.

http://hem.passagen.se/johnygre/ENG/main.htm

http://hem.passagen.se/johnygre/ENG/links.htm

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And another.

http://members.chello.se/jpo/softwares.html

Also to Giskard a 'thank you'.

I did not know that there is a so large selection...