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In Reply to: RE: "bundle" of resistors? posted by madisonears on February 03, 2017 at 21:30:06
I've done that before using on-hand resistors to help determine crossover frequencies. It does the job but once the frequency was determined I re-placed them with non-inductive wire wound resistors which always improved the sound quality. You would be using metal film (I used anything I had on-hand) so don't know if that will be better than a single value wire wound.
What wirewound did you use?
berate is 8 and benign is 9
Mills wire wound non inductive 12watt
The idea of using vastly over-rated resistors in a speaker crossover was batted around extensively in a now old Sound Lab Owners Group discussion. Most guys felt that they could hear a difference between using resistors with power ratings that ought to be "more than adequate", e.g., 12W when maybe 5W was the max power generated across the resistor, was not quite as good as using resistors rated at 10X or even 100X the required power rating. I was a sceptic at first, but my own home trials indicated there was something to it, and I ended up with a monster home-made 10 ohm resistor in the crossover of my Sound Lab speakers. It probably could have handled hundreds of Watts. The difference was not huge, IMO, but worth the extra effort. I don't know if that's where the OP is going with his idea of paralleling a bundle of resistors.
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