file the 2 ways of a 3way

9 years 2 weeks ago #14514 by bitzo
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Hi all,
I want to know your opinion about a 3way reagge rig. What do you prefer an all bass cabs crossed at 150hz at least or a proper sub with mids crossed at 90hz? Also, would be so nice to describe what cabs and driver for those 2 options but I know it's a bit too much ;)

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9 years 2 weeks ago #14515 by saul
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dedicated subs, no question.

4 or 5 way is my preference

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9 years 2 weeks ago #14518 by bee
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minimum 4 way......

hf
high mid
kick
sub

5 way if you want piezos......

i think 3 way you will be crossing over in the mid kick area, running subs up that high wont sound so good, and running the high mid down too low.......

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9 years 2 weeks ago #14520 by saul
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bee wrote: 5 way if you want piezos......


had something else in mind smiley16

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9 years 2 weeks ago #14529 by Gee136
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We run our reflex system 2ways, which consist of x4 double 18"fane xb loaded cabs, & x2 double 15's with 1 & 1/2" horns, that's in one section, our 1 box section is good for upto 300 to 350 peps no problem, if we don't broadcast the fact that we play 2way, people will automatically assume it's a 3way soundsystem, & another thing we are a reggae roots soundsystem, that can keep up with any sound in a indoor venue!!!

It all depends on what you require from your soundsystem, people will always inject their views (nothing wrong with this), but in my experience you should experiment with different arrangements & see what is right for you............. smiley20

Our soundsystem is very practical, this was one of the advantages of why the sound was built as 2 ways, setting up for us is 30mins with 1 box section & packed in the van in 20mins!! & still be able to shake up the venue, many are surprised @ out set, due to the size, it looks small (6 boxes maximum in a section), but it is still very effective indoors!!, @ present we've got plans to play outdoors, so this is where practically comes into play............. he he...


Peace............................ smiley4

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9 years 2 weeks ago #14530 by bee

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9 years 2 weeks ago #14532 by Gee136
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bee wrote: Is your tops run passive......


Electro Voice Iforce 25 cabs, with special custom built crossover................ smiley14

Peace................... smiley4

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9 years 2 weeks ago #14534 by bee
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nice....... so in a way your system is run 3 way. Very nice sounding tops....... smiley20 smiley33 i guess this is one way of running 3 way..... gee where do you cross them over......

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9 years 2 weeks ago #14535 by tony.a.s.s.
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bitzo wrote: Hi all,
I want to know your opinion about a 3way reagge rig. What do you prefer an all bass cabs crossed at 150hz at least or a proper sub with mids crossed at 90hz? Also, would be so nice to describe what cabs and driver for those 2 options but I know it's a bit too much ;)


Just noticed you mentioned x/o at 90hz. If you have sub bass, you must have bass, and when you use this way, make sure you overlap the sub with the bass and time align them.

Peace and goodwill to all speaker builders

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9 years 2 weeks ago #14536 by Gee136
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bee wrote: nice....... so in a way your system is run 3 way. Very nice sounding tops....... smiley20 smiley33 i guess this is one way of running 3 way..... gee where do you cross them over......


We're running our soundsystem off a 3way Mostec Pre amp, the mids & tops are linked over on the pre amp, our system is based on the weight & treble philosophy, so there's no kick bass boxes present on our set, strictly cris clear mids & tops & our reflex sub bass 40hz is what our preference is smiley2

Mids is maybe crossed @ 140hz"ish tops maybe 4.5zh'ish, but then again it's all about juggling the pre amp to achieve the sound we want smiley36

Peace........................ smiley4

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