crossover network


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crossover network

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(Electronics) an electronic network in a loudspeaker system that separates the signal into two or more frequency bands, the lower frequencies being fed to a woofer, the higher frequencies to a tweeter
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Since we are hooking up our system in a tri-amp configuration, a crossover network will be thrown into the mix .The electronic crossover will be a12db/per octave gear at 120Hz turn over.
Stick with just the basic package I reviewed (the satellites, by the way, were mostly engineered, and the crossover network entirely engineered, by SVS speaker-design guru Jim Farina), and two-channel enthusiasts will have a modestly priced system they can crow about when big-spending fellow audio buffs are psychologically paralyzed by the sound quality this ensemble can deliver in a good room.
A sophisticated crossover network provides an exceptional blend of low- and top-end frequency response while front-mounted contour switches allow you to tailor the sound to your room's acoustics.
And while, with a decently designed crossover network, they can have exemplary clarity, they also tend to have a rather dry, non-reverberant sound if they are used without some kind of surround-sound electrical enhancements.
The ElectroMotion lineup features step-up performance with low-distortion aluminum cone woofers, an advanced topology Vojtko crossover network, and premium wire connections.
(A cutaway of the top-of-the-line Veritas speakers, also at CES, showed the drivers to look even more impressive; in addition, the speaker had a significantly more complex crossover network, judging from the component count.) At the rear a metal plate holds the substantial speaker connectors.
Voice reproduction is natural and clear while music reproduction is enhanced with an advanced crossover network for bass clarity and clean highs.
A good example would be Joseph Audio, which has gone the vinyl and tube route depite an innovative crossover network that one could hear even if the speakers were driven with a miniature executive system.
Optimization may also reduce the sensitivity of the crossover network to component variations but it is much, much more likely to make things worse.