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Guys, what about the different Crites' options? (A, AA, AL-3)

 

What differences should i expect among those?

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AA sounds best. Sounds even better with film and foils. 

 

Hint: the Sonicap is not a film and foil.

 

 

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7 minutes ago, Deang said:

AA sounds best. Sounds even better with film and foils.

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Isn't the AA just an A with added tweeter protection?

I think i read that on the Crites website…

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No. In fact, most others build it without the tweeter protection. I only include it if requested. 

 

The Type A has a first order tweeter section, the AA is 3rd order - but is more like 21dB/octave. The reduced overlap improves imaging, and the steeper slope does allow for more power handling without sending the K-77 into distress. 

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I built the AA's for my Belle clones and they've worked out great. I still wonder sometimes about using the AB-2 that rolls out the mid on the top side or even something that crosses over the tweeter lower since I'm using Crites CT-120 tweeters and A-55-G mids. 

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The AB-2 is similar to the AL-3. It's a good design. However, after three tries with that filter I gave up - I always ended up back with the AA or A. 

 

Forgot to mention, if the room is small and/or the person prefers very low volume listening levels, the Type A can sound very nice. I often recommend it for 45 and 2a3 users.  

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7 hours ago, Alessio said:

Guys, what about the different Crites' options? (A, AA, AL-3)

 

 

Here is the schematic of the Type AL and AA crossvers:

 

 

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It looks like my choice is down to the Crites AA or ALK Universal again.

Since you suggest Crites AA over his A or AL-3.

 

What differences may i hear between those two? (Crites AA or ALK Universal)

 

From the ALK website: In English, all this should translate to a bit more bass and a softer, crisper sound.

 

Again, i'm not a techie, so schematics, constant impedance, and the likes don't tell me much, unfortunately. 😅

 

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if you don't buy Deang's then Crites is the one

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16 minutes ago, Budman said:

Deang's

 

I just googled that, but i can find no website… do you please have a working link?

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54 minutes ago, Alessio said:

 

I just googled that, but i can find no website… do you please have a working link?

@Deang

 

There isn't a website... you can write to him directly. You won't be sorry.

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I'm not accepting any work right now, I need a break.

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Recently acquired Deang's Jupiter crossovers for my LaScalas. The sound is stunning. Hope everything is ok Deang, do get some rest and relaxation. I just bought a pair of 1977 khorns, so I'll quietly wait for your return.

 

Thanks again Dean,

Tony

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Glad you're enjoying them. 

 

Everything is fine, just a little burnt out - the day job is taking a lot out of me. 

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On 6/3/2019 at 3:22 AM, Deang said:

I'm not accepting any work right now, I need a break.

 

How long will your break take? If you have any plan about that…

 

Is there any place where i can 'learn' about your crossover line?

This link seems broken: https://facebook.com/Klipschcrossovers/

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I took the page down for a while. I forgot I had the link in my signature, as it doesn't show up on my phone.

 

I don't really have "a line". I'm a custom builder and build to order. Typically Type A and Type AA, and Type B and B2 (for Cornwall). Some CornScala stuff on occasion. Seemingly cost prohibitive for most, since I use high quality film and foils. 

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1 hour ago, Deang said:

Seemingly cost prohibitive

 

 

You've got me curious, what was the cost of your Type A and Type AA?

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There are many variables...

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The more i'm reading around the forum, the more Deang crossovers seem like what i'd considered as my first choice.

Too bad i just came at the wrong time… 😢

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