View Full Version : 1500hz or 3500hz which crossover is better?

04-15-2010, 01:51 PM
Hello Everyone!
Yes, I am a newbie so I apologize in advance for any mistakes I have already made so far.

Can anyone please explain to me what the difference between a 1500Hz passive crossover and a 3500hz passive crossover would be?

I am looking for the right crossover to finish my first DIY project consisiting of :o: (get ready to laugh) two 8 ohm 15" subs and a 14x7 tweeter horn. (The subs are APLHA SOUND (based out of San Jose) and the tweeter compression driver is by Eminence)

Any help would be greatly appreciated and I thank everyone for their patience and understanding. Thanks guys!:o:

04-15-2010, 03:14 PM
2000Hz? ;)

If the tweeter can handle it (play that low without burning up at loud levels), 1500Hz sounds like a better choice, given the two. There's a -lot- more to it
than that, but there you go.

04-15-2010, 07:49 PM
Thanks Grumpy
I Appreciate It!


04-27-2010, 08:09 AM
here is a good read on understanding crossovers,,


they also offer info on the various types (butterworth, linkwitc, bessel) for two and three way systems,,


stephane RAME
04-27-2010, 09:41 AM
Other good reading on the crossover



http://audioheritage.org/vbulletin/s...ad.php?t=11750 (http://audioheritage.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=11750)

Harvey Gerst
04-27-2010, 01:33 PM
That Eminence driver/horn combo would need around a 1,000 Hz crossover, so the 1,500 Hz crossover would be the best choice of the 2 crossovers.