Have you ever experimented with Sandy Grossman’s ( Golden Ear ) idea of balanced passive crossovers ?
My left brain states, can’t possibly make a difference, but my right brain asks, can splitting the X-over function across two smaller units improve … ?
… distortion … total cost … tolerance effects … amplifier loading …. etc. etc. etc. darn right brain
At work I am strictly digital asic layout, so I asked our analog DAC/ADC design crew the same question.
The immediate response was definitely left brain, but one sleep later and right side alternatives started coming in.
Mostly, Depends, Possibly … ( Where have I heard that before? Analog will never answer with a definitive yes or no : )
… large target values vs available components … precision of smaller values
One ‘polygon pusher’ even set up a spice simulation, but the results were inconclusive because only a ‘small signal’ driver model was available.
Left or Right ?
THX for the Tech Talk’s. Now I look forward to Tuesdays almost as much as Fridays. Shawn