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  • What do you guys think of Marchand?


    at <A HREF="http://www.marchandelec.com">www.marchandelec.com</A>

    Looks as if they fancy themselves as "high end" and their kits look interesting, altho there's a HUGE price discrepancy between the "bare board" and the "already done" stuff...



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    Re: What do you guys think of Marchand?


    there's a
    > HUGE price discrepancy between the
    > "bare board" and the "already
    > done" stuff...

    The circuit boards are small. Lots of soldering and a fiar amount of wiring. Medium-to-experienced level project, IMO. Take your time. The chassis mounted RCAs are much nicer than the board-mounted ones.

    I made a 3-way stereo XM9. Works great 10 years later. The knobs are cool. Only I screwed up while soldering two of the circuit boards from the beginning, so I only actually have a 2-way stereo xover! Very little buzz or hiss. And the RCA connections are a rarity in xovers like this.

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    • #3
      Re: What do you guys think of Marchand?


      > there's a

      > The circuit boards are small. Lots of
      > soldering and a fiar amount of wiring.
      > Medium-to-experienced level project, IMO.
      > Take your time. The chassis mounted RCAs are
      > much nicer than the board-mounted ones.

      > I made a 3-way stereo XM9. Works great 10
      > years later. The knobs are cool. Only I
      > screwed up while soldering two of the
      > circuit boards from the beginning, so I only
      > actually have a 2-way stereo xover! Very
      > little buzz or hiss. And the RCA connections
      > are a rarity in xovers like this.

      I built the MX1 boards, put them in on old Dunaco PAT 4 cabinet. I ran the interconnects dirrectlt to the circuit boards. These things are also configurable to 6,12,18 and 24 db oct.
      My amps have volume controls so I didn't need volume controls on the crossover. Cabinets are expensive with silk screen labeling. I would buy Marchand again.

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      • #4
        Re: What do you guys think of Marchand?


        It's well engineered but not neccessarily the
        lowest cost solution. ie, my DCX2496 for $250
        beats anything they offer by a wide margin.

        What exactly are you seeking?

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        • #5
          Re: What do you guys think of Marchand?


          Well, a crossover that comes with RCAs started as the starting point, and well, I was looking through some old magazines, and hey, these things would fit right in with my Hafler stuff...

          > It's well engineered but not neccessarily
          > the
          > lowest cost solution. ie, my DCX2496 for
          > $250
          > beats anything they offer by a wide margin.

          > What exactly are you seeking?

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          • #6
            Re: What do you guys think of Marchand?


            > Well, a crossover that comes with RCAs
            > started as the starting point, and well, I
            > was looking through some old magazines, and
            > hey, these things would fit right in with my
            > Hafler stuff...

            If you need a one trick pony analog crossover
            in a small size, the analog type is more than
            good. If you can install the module inside the
            amp, then cool. If you want to be the clever guy,
            you might be able to steal power from inside the
            amp to power the module to keep costs down.


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