Re: Heresy or....
I guess that my definition of a three way speaker design assumes a completely passive crossover network. I understand the advantages of adding a subwoofer to a two-way system and actually recommend this configuration for anybody who has a home theater setup or any system that includes bass management within the receiver to remove the bass signals from the two-way speakers completely.
Originally Posted by Deward Hastings
I still think that the complications of integrating a subwoofer to a two-way speaker are quite a bit different than what needs to be considered when choosing driver location, crossover frequency and crossover slope in a traditional passive three-way speaker design.... especially since you don't have quite as much freedom when it comes to locating the woofer as compared to a subwoofer which usually operates at frequencies whose wavelengths are so long that they don't need to be located as close to the "midrange/midwoofer" and there shouldn't be any sound that can be localized (other than harmonic distortion that might be present).
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