A cool (new) tool for active crossovers

mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,647
Someone on a vacuum tube group I belong to shared a link to this "new" (i.e., current production) three-way active crossover. I mean, perhaps it is too good to be true for the $, but it does look awfully interesting.

https://sublimeacoustic.com/products/k231-stereo-3-way-active-crossover


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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,382
    edited December 2018
    The modules and interior parts look low quality... Not sure about that one for a higher end system
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  • Dennis GardnerDennis Gardner Posts: 4,796
    edited December 2018
    The Marchand is the go to crossover for most active users, but it doesn't present itself as much more exotic than what Doc posted. Just a larger form factor. You do have to consider that low voltage in an active unit doesn't require nearly as high grade materials as a passive speaker unit that handles lots of power.n0fumbtbqbzv.jpg
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,647
    edited December 2018
    Someone on the list where I saw it said, in essence:
    meh, just get a used Bryston 10B
    http://www.bryston.com/products/other/10B-STD.html

    There is a lot to be said about keeping XOs in the low voltage/low power (line level) domain, I would opine.

    To that end, I've acquired a pair of EV (pro audio) XOs, but that's as far as that particular experiment's gotten. :|

    44483319062_904cddcd3e_b.jpgEV XOs by Mark Hardy, on Flickr
  • delkaldelkal Posts: 560
    edited December 2018
    I might be old school but I won't consider a component that uses surface mounted devices. Give me a real resistor.

    I know some well regarded companies are now using miniaturized components and get good reviews. But I never heard one. And never will.
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