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    4 ways active crossover suggestion for Westlake HR-7

    i have a chance to pick up a WestLake Studio Version of HR-7, however it come without a crossover network

    i need to look at some good quality / audiophile grade 4 ways active crossover...

    i never use a active crossover..in the past.. wish to have some advice...

    thx..

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    Contact Westlake and see about a crossover for them. You can't use a generic.

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    Yep:

    http://www.westlakeaudio.com/Speaker...cessories.html

    Although Ken P might have some words to offer on using DEQX units
    with Westlake products.

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    thx..thx..thx..i think we can use a generic.., i prefer a good quality analog crossover..

    KEN P did give me soem excellent advice..

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    A highly worthy contender would be the xta 424 or 448. These are astonishing units. I have grown to consider them audiophile quality (although many in that realm are expectedly reeling with that qualification...). Incredible sonic quality; unsurpassed control. In one post I cannot expound sufficiently on these. I own three 448's for SR applications; but if I was doing what you are doing for the home, I would own four..
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    Quote Originally Posted by boputnam View Post
    A highly worthy contender would be the xta 424 or 448. These are astonishing units. I have grown to consider them audiophile quality...
    I see they have digital in and out so if your really wanted audiophile quality it could be done with an outboard A to D and a series of high quality DACs.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Widget View Post
    I see they have digital in and out so if your really wanted audiophile quality it could be done with an outboard A to D and a series of high quality DACs.
    It also has analogue in/out using onboard AD/DA converters. Would outboard converters make much of a difference? Just curious, as I have not seen many comments about the audio quality of digital x-overs. They offer many benefits, but I would hate to compromise audio quality in the process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerry_rig View Post
    It also has analogue in/out using onboard AD/DA converters. Would outboard converters make much of a difference?
    Even an iPod has a built in DAC.

    Would it make much of a difference?

    In absolute terms, no.
    However for those who are after excellence, spending several grand to make a "slight" improvement is money well spent.


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    Good quality / audiophile grade crossovers

    Quote Originally Posted by mgm View Post
    i have a chance to pick up a WestLake Studio Version of HR-7, however it come without a crossover network

    i need to look at some good quality / audiophile grade 4 ways active crossover...

    i never use a active crossover..in the past.. wish to have some advice...

    thx..
    Check out www.marchandelec.com. Tubes or solid state, can custom design if needed. Worthwhile advice, technical explanation - how active crossovers work, etc.

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    the Westlake crossover is quite pricey...the XTA is one of the better options

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