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Old 04-30-2012, 11:16 PM
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Default Anyone know anything about speaker cabinet crossovers?

My amp outputs 100 watts per channel, the speakers are vintage 3-ways. When the crossover filters the frequencies for each driver, does it also split the wattage among the drivers 33 watts sent to each(tweeter, midrange, woofer), or is each driver getting 100 watts of power?

And yes I've googled this and cant find any answers.

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My amp outputs 100 watts per channel, the speakers are vintage 3-ways. When the crossover filters the frequencies for each driver, does it also split the wattage among the drivers 33 watts sent to each(tweeter, midrange, woofer), or is each driver getting 100 watts of power?

And yes I've googled this and cant find any answers.
Not actually an audiophile but I'll play one on the internet. If the amp is rated at 100 watts per channel that is the most it will put out per channel under normal conditions.

Part of the function of a good crossover is limiting the damage to high range speakers by acting as a voltage divider, better ones will have a fuse to. Your cabinet is going to receive a max of 100 watts, assuming it's on a single channel. The wattage each speaker receives will depend on your crossover.
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The impedance of the speaker will be a limiting factor for the maximum watts, if the amplifier deliver 100 watts into 8 ohms it will pull 200 watts into 4 ohms. Two 8 ohms speakers in parallel will give 4 ohms total, so the amplifier will pull 200 watts. The Crossover don't reduce watts, they reduce db.
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Ok thanks for the info, I was getting worried because the tweeter and midranges can handle a max of 50 watts.
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