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Crossover parts.

#1 Post by rrfireblade954 »

Hi all.
Quick question reguarding crossover parts in Australia.
Im gathering a list so i can start buying parts.
Omni 15 tall boy. Planning on doing the single 15”
So, if i use a single 4ohm speaker. Do i buy components to suit
The 2 speakers, 4 ohm load in the drawing? (Page 18)
Also, i am struggling to find a 5mh coil but with small gauge wire
And less than .5ohm dcr.
Hopefully i have sufficiently explained myself.
Thankyou everyone

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#2 Post by tallevan »

Hi, RRFB.

I had a similar question here: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=25549

The short answer is, it depends:
1) The ohm rating (4, 8 etc.) of speakers is nominal. It's quoted by manufacturers as a standardised number, since the actual resistance in actual use changes a lot depending on power put in to the speaker, among other things.
2) One "4 Ohm" speaker doesn't necesarily have the same resistance behaviour as two ""8 Ohm" speakers in parallell. It might, or it might be close enough, but it might not.
3) Also, the TS parameters for a 4 Ohm version of the same speaker might vary a lot from the 8 Ohm version.

In the link above, I proposed the 4-Ohm version of the 3015LF for an Omni 15 Tallboy.
Bill pointed out that based on the driver specs, the nominal resistance was closer to 6 ohms.
He provided some suggestions for crossover values, which I used.

But not before checking myself.. There are only two parts in a low pass filter of this type, and without knowing the theory there seems to be a linear relationship between the inductance values of the coil and the capacitance value with the nominal resistance of the speaker.

So you have to look at the spec sheet for the driver you intend to use. What is it?

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#3 Post by Bill Fitzmaurice »

rrfireblade954 wrote: Sun Dec 12, 2021 5:37 am So, if i use a single 4ohm speaker. Do i buy components to suit
The 2 speakers, 4 ohm load in the drawing?
Yes.
Also, i am struggling to find a 5mh coil but with small gauge wire
And less than .5ohm dcr.
Read it again: The 5mH coil is the smallest available gauge with no more than 0.5 ohms DCR.It doesn't say that it must be small gauge wire, it says use the smallest gauge you can find with less than 0.5 ohms DCR. For instance: https://www.parts-express.com/5.0mH-18- ... or-266-568

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#4 Post by Seth »

speakerbug.com.au has a 21AWG 4.7mH air core.

Also, my copy of the plans states: The 5mH coil shunts to ground and doesn’t need either low DCR or high current capacity, so here use the smallest available gauge.
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#5 Post by Bill Fitzmaurice »

It doesn't say that in my plans. How old are yours? As I vaguely recall at some point someone used a circuit board mount inductor that probably had 50 ohms or more DCR,and maybe 0.1 amps capacity, so I had to be more judicious in the coil specs. That was probably when I added pictures of coils and caps so that newbies would know what they look like.

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#6 Post by Seth »

The "last modified" date for the pdf file says 5/30/17 6:56AM. Is there a newer version? If so, I think I may just order a new complete set so I can get the new TT and 21 simplex plans in my library too.
Build in process - 2 WH6, one Alpha 6a loaded, one PRV Audio 6MB250-NDY loaded

Two 2x6 shorty SLA Pro's
One T39, 16", 3012LF loaded
Tall AutoTuba, 20" wide, 2x 8" MCM 55-2421
TruckTuba, 8½" wide, 2x 8" MCM 55-2421

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#7 Post by rrfireblade954 »

Thankyou for the replies
Here is the speaker im planning on using.
https://thespeakerfactory.com.au/produc ... 33fc&_ss=r
My amp is capable of minium 2 ohm load. So I figure i will be ok
There.
Am i able to use air core for the low pass? Im struggling to find
Solid/iron core. In Australia anyways.
Getting there….
Thanks guys

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#8 Post by rrfireblade954 »

Righto,
I have the crossover components sorted… i think.
My next question is,
Are the drawings for the bp filter and hi pass to suit 8 ohm
Speakers. (I realise i have both options for the woofer 4 or 8)
How does this affect the total rating of the cabinet?

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#9 Post by Bill Fitzmaurice »

It doesn't. The only pass band where the impedance is of concern is the woofer range.

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