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Crossover slope for the Apogee Full Range

Postby dazzdax on Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:36 am

Hi all,

This issue has been discussed many times, but I'm still uncertain whether a 6 dB/octave slope with a crossover point at 400 Hz is still recommended by FR owners.
Is there a consensus that the first order slope still is the best sounding? Do some of you apply a second order (12 dB/octave) slope? Is 400 Hz still the preferred crossover point?

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Re: Crossover slope for the Apogee Full Range

Postby dazzdax on Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:22 pm

Anyone?
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Re: Crossover slope for the Apogee Full Range

Postby Graz on Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:37 pm

Hello Chris

First order is good for the Fr for several reasons, though s/o can be used I recommend keeping it at the same point for the bass>mr. Expect a character change - you may or may not like it!

Other forces are at work in your FR that have yet to be identified - but if you experiment with a mini dsp you might find a balance in the meantime...

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Re: Crossover slope for the Apogee Full Range

Postby dazzdax on Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:11 pm

Hi Graeme,

Thank you for your reply. What is s/o?
Is 400 Hz the best frequency for the crossover?
I've read somewhere (not in this forum I guess) that 400 Hz might not be the ideal frequency.
I have another question: can the FR sound as dynamic as a multi way acoustic suspension loudspeaker?

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Re: Crossover slope for the Apogee Full Range

Postby Zardoz on Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:29 pm

Hey Chris,

Let me jump in here. S/O is second order, I think he means. As far as sounding as "dynamic", they should sound more dynamic, but you might mean more "impactful". That will totally be dependent on your room setup and equipment, but YES they can.

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