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  • Published in issue 1/2016 on page 68
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Active Crossover for Active Loudspeakers

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Active Crossover for Active Loudspeakers
Here we present a crossover network giving you everything you need (in electronic terms) to build your own high-end loudspeakers.
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Balanced input: 0.25’ inch phone jack or XLR connector
Typical input signal level: 0.5–1 Vrms (line level)
Input impedance: 100 kOhm
THD + noise per channel (BW = 22 kHz):
Bass: 0.0003% at 100 Hz
Midrange: 0.0003% at 2 kHz
Treble: 0.0005% at 7 kHz
Supply voltage: ±16 to ±25 V
Current consumption: 65 mA typical
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Component List
All 1% = metal film
R1,R2,R5,R6,R49,R50 = 1kOhm 5%
R3,R4,R32,R33= 100kOhm 5 %
R7,R14,R21,R36,R47 = optional *
R8..R13,R22,R29,R31,R37,R39–R43,R46* = 3kOhm 1%
R15,R17 = 4.7kOhm 1%
R16,R18,R24,R25,R26,R27 = 2.26kOhm 1%
R19,R51 = 3.3kOhm 5%
R20,R35,R45 = 10kOhm 5%
R23,R38,R48 = 100Ohm 5%
R28,R30 = 6.2kOhm 1%
R34,R44 = 180kOhm 5%
P1,P2,P3 = 20kOhm preset, horizontal *
C1,C4,C5,C6,C27–C30 = optional *
C2,C3 = 1µF 63V, PET, 2.5 or 5mm pitch
C7–C16 = 10nF 5%, PET, 5 or 7.5mm pitch *
C17–.C26 = 47nF, 5%, PET, 5 or 7.5mm pitch *
C31–.C44,C52,C53 = 100nF, X7R, 5mm pitch *
C45–C51,C54,C55 = 22µF, 63V, radial, 7mm diam., 2.5mm pitch
D1–D4 = 1N4148
D5,D6 = 1N4001
LED1,LED2 = LED, green, 3mm
IC1–IC7 = NE5532A, DIL case
IC8 = 7812
IC9 = 7912
K1 = 3-way XLR, 6.3mm, socket, Neutrik NCJ6FA-H
K2,K3,K4 = 2-way PCB screw terminal block, 0.2’’ pitch
K5 = 4-way PCB screw terminal block, 0.2’’ pitch
Thermal insulation washer and collar for IC9
Platine 140571-1 *
* see text

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