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Help with Upgrading X-Over

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by 4-stringB, Apr 14, 2014.

  1. 4-stringB


    Jun 10, 2010
    I've been upgrading an EV PA speaker, using an Eminence Beta15A, and a Selinium D220ti-8 high-freq driver. I want to replace the stock x-over (200 watts) with a x-over in the 350 watt range. Economy is a major factor. Can I use just a HPF, or is that detrimental to the sound? Or do I have to bite the bullet, and go with a standard 2-way?
  2. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2007
    Toronto Ontario Canada
    The crossover should be designed to suit the selected drivers. The drivers have to be chosen to suit the size and porting of the cabinet not just the size of the hole. If you are planning on using the cabinet for bass the woofer and cabinet should be suitable for each other.

    For bass you can get away with just a high pass for the tweeter but if the woofer can not go high enough you'll have a hole in the mids.