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In Reply to: RE: Thanks, Dave ... posted by andyr on May 31, 2020 at 16:57:43
Serial vs, parallel: https://sound-au.com/parallel-series.htm
In the case of the 1.6 vs. 1.7, there is a different concept with the super tweeter. You need to compare speakers were the only difference is just if there is a serail or parallel crossover set for the same frequency response - not two differently tuned/voiced speakers.
That would be the ultimate test!
The 1.7's super-tweeter idea means it is not the same as a 1.6. But maybe a 3.7 is pretty much the equivalent of a 3.6 (apart from the quasi-ribbon foil) - so that's a better comparison?
I'm simply interested in determining whether the claim I read that the same amp into a series XO ran cooler than when it was driving a parallel XO ... is correct. Dave suggests not. :-))
Magnepan 3.6 and 3.7 are voiced with their crossovers. If you switch the crossovers between them they will still sound a bit different. If you want to know what a series and parallel crossover sounds like, you need to build two versions for them.
Actually, I'm not particularly (interested in what a series crossover sounds like, compared to a parallel XO) - all I wanted to do was get people's opinions as to whether the claim that I had read elsewhere, that a series XO was an easier load on an amp than a parallel XO, was valid ... or not. :-))
And I thought that comparing 1.6s to 1.7s / 3.6s to 3.7s might be a good test. Obviously that was a wrong assumption.
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