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    No crossover -- the best crossover?

    Showing my ignorance one again!

    Assuming you have a preamp that will supply a -12db signal slope, both 'fore' and 'aft', for any driver with a 'sweet spot' within that range, and an unlimited number of amps for each associated preamp out, is there any reason for a crossover? No matter a 3-way, 4-way, etc.?

    Educate me, please,

    Greg

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    Quote Originally Posted by cgregory4 View Post
    Showing my ignorance one again!

    Assuming you have a preamp that will supply a -12db signal slope, both 'fore' and 'aft', for any driver with a 'sweet spot' within that range, and an unlimited number of amps for each associated preamp out, is there any reason for a crossover? No matter a 3-way, 4-way, etc.?

    Educate me, please,

    Greg
    That's a preamp/electronic crossover you're describing (didn't Kenwood/Trio make a nice one?), so you're still using a crossover.

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    Huge help!

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    Thank you, Sir!

    Greg

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    Wow! Better than pictures of naked women!

    Quote Originally Posted by fpitas View Post
    Thank you, again, fpitas!

    The articles are very readable, and to an old EE like me, they are better reading than 'Playboy'!!

    One question, please: I've read enough to think Rod Elliott actually knows what he is talking about. Does he? Is he generally acknowledged as an 'expert' in the areas he covers in these articles?

    Greg

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    Quote Originally Posted by cgregory4 View Post
    Thank you, again, fpitas!

    The articles are very readable, and to an old EE like me, they are better reading than 'Playboy'!!

    One question, please: I've read enough to think Rod Elliott actually knows what he is talking about. Does he? Is he generally acknowledged as an 'expert' in the areas he covers in these articles?

    Greg
    Rod's a good engineer. As for expert, he has his opinions on audio, like we all do, and they seem as valid as any others I've read.
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    Here's more reading on audio related topics, this time by Nelson Pass, who almost certainly qualifies as an expert in anyone's estimation:

    http://www.firstwatt.com/articles.html
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