I've been happily running a 3 way system for a while
Tad 4002 (with Radian drivers, the originals were too expensive at the time)
Crossing over at 800hz and 8khz.
Ideally I'd like to run the 4002 a bit higher (say about 10-12khz) but the ashly wont let me.
Anyway, I like using kit valve amps, and these consumer amps along with a pro cross over is making too much noise.
It will be cheap, fun, and possibly a success I am thinking to knock up a simple 1st order passive crossover to try instead.
From what I understand its..
Inductor on the bass
Cap on the mid (with an L-pad to find the resistor size)
Cap on the Tweet (with an L-pad to find the resistor size)
I have a good friend who will solder it up for me (he doesn't know yet, but he will hahaha)..
but I can't ask him to put figures into a calculator to work out the cap and inductor sizes I need.
I'm ''struggling at the edge of my understanding'', not being an engineer/similar, and wondered if any kind sould could help me punch the numbers?
As I understand it , all you need is the impedence of the drive unit and the frequency you want to crossover at and these programs chuck the figure at you.
I'm going with a simple 1st order, nothing fancy, maybe I can get a bit more elaborate in time with another go if I need to..
Help definately appreciated
(most especially on-going thanks to Widget, without whom I never would have even gotten this far)