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Crossover stupid for 8x10 full-range cab?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by BigBohn, Oct 19, 2001.

  1. BigBohn


    Sep 29, 2001
    WPB, Florida
    I got a SWR Megoliath, which is a full-range cab. I thought crossovers are used for bi-amping and for stacks composed of 10s and 15s/18s. Is that true?
  2. Sort of. It depends on what type of crossover you mean.

    Electronic crossovers are used mainly for bi-amping.

    Passive crossovers are used whenever you have different functioning drivers in a single cab. In other words, if the 8x10 has a tweeter, you will have a passive crossover that prevents the low frequncies from going to (and destroying) the tweeter. Many of these will come with tweeter controls that adjust the relative volume of the tweeter.

    Did I answer the question you were asking?
  3. BigBohn


    Sep 29, 2001
    WPB, Florida
    Yeah, that a crossover would be senseless for my full-range cab. thanks
  4. jeffgnr90


    Aug 4, 2011
    so if i want to do the same thing but my low end would be going to an acoustic b600h with an acoustic 1x15 and 4x10 and high end going to a 120w crate combo amp? I assume yes cause both those cabs and the combo are designed for full range usage, but I gotta ask
  5. scottfeldstein

    scottfeldstein Roots and fifths and a little extra. Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    West Bend, Wisconsin
    Whoa. What is the goal here with this franken-rig? That I gotta ask! :)
  6. will33


    May 22, 2006
    Nice blast from the past. :)

    Is the Crate a guitar amp by chance?