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post #1 of 14 Old 04-22-12, 12:22 PM Thread Starter
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Someone want to build crossovers for me?

I am building a pair of statement towers and statement center. Would rather have someone experienced with putting a crossover together do it for me, for a reasonable fee of course. I am going beyond the typical finishing efforts to make some really nice speakers, and want them to be spot on. If someone out there fits the bill, let me know.

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post #2 of 14 Old 04-24-12, 03:22 PM
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Re: Someone want to build crossovers for me?

Hi Brandon,

Do you need them designed or physically built?

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post #3 of 14 Old 04-25-12, 08:00 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Someone want to build crossovers for me?

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Hi Brandon,

Do you need them designed or physically built?

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Just built. The statement series have designed crossovers on the speaker design works website.
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call these guys... i have heard they are top notch

http://www.skiingninja.com/Articles.asp?ID=132

you could also get with danny at GR research... maybe he can suggest someone.
http://gr-research.com/index.aspx

I suggest you try Ski Ninja first.

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Re: Someone want to build crossovers for me?

Not to deter you from another company but Skiing Ninga is pricey, also not to throw you to another site but the folks at PE's tech Forum may be able to help.
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could not hurt to get an estimate!
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post #7 of 14 Old 05-17-12, 08:49 PM
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Madisound will design a custom crossover for you for $35 i think. But you have to use drivers that they sell. Check their website. HTH.
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Re: Someone want to build crossovers for me?

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I ...Would rather have someone experienced with putting a crossover together do it for me...
While I understand the concern over learning a new skill, this is an easy one to learn, albeit at the post-graduate level - Statement XO's aren't simple.

The key to soldering is to heat the wires and let them melt the solder. Get lead solder, rosin core, and a small iron for these projects.

The key to soldering a circuit from a circuit diagram is "nodes." A node is where two or more components connect to each other. As long as each node has the right parts connected, you build a correct crossover.

The key to building a crossover is arranging components so they don't "sing and dance" or "play with fire."
- caps and coils I attach with hot glue, followed by a tie wrap. They shouldn't move even if you drop the speaker. Perf board/pegboard is good for this.
- same for resistors that don't draw much power, including any in parallel circuits.
- Any resistor that does draw power needs air around it, so I let them sit up on their leads, where they can't touch other components. These will be series resistors, but not all series resistors draw a lot of power...

One nice thing about Curt's designs is that he does modular XO's - each driver has it's own circuit diagram. If you don't mind a lot of wire inside the box, you can build each on its' own board (and I mean a board, not a PWBA).

Again, if the nodes have the right connections, you will have the correct crossover circuit. Separate boards make it easier than cramming it all onto one. This is a complex XO, but it isn't a bad place to start. I am aware that one of the resistors will draw power, and I don't know which one... check the build threads.

HAve fun,
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SOLEN in Canada will design your crossover for free and build it for $30.00.
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post #10 of 14 Old 08-30-12, 07:13 AM
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Re: Someone want to build crossovers for me?

Did you ever get this done?
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