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In Reply to: RE: Were all listening through our caps posted by Rpower on March 21, 2017 at 16:01:53
Only those of you that have them are.
So you're saying you have no coupling caps in your amp, preamp, DAC, player or speakers?
I don't have any caps in my speakers. No crossovers at all.
Everywhere else you mentioned in your reply, yes, I have caps. I was just having a bit of fun with your use of the phrase "Were [sic] all listening through our caps" with regard to speakers.
Any added external electronic crossover will have caps in the active audio circuit ( to create the roll-off ), and more caps in the power supply to filter the supply voltages.
It becomes a question of
(a) using a passive crossover, at speaker level or
(b) having a whole other gain stage ( called an active crossover)
with extra cabling, extra RCA jack connections ( in and out ) and less than perfect electronics, repeated " one more time" in the added external active crossover's line stage.
The user gets to " pick their poison ", so to speak.
I prefer as simple as possible, and HIGH efficiency.
So, I run just a two-stage direct-coupled 2A3 SET amplifier into a two - way mass-loaded ALTEC A7-800, with my own DIY speaker-level passive crossovers, film caps multiple-bypassed to get the music played back OK to my ears.
Have fun in the hobby, I still surely do !
You are correct sir. +1
Full range horns!
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