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First X-over build help please

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Posted on January 12, 2021 at 16:44:45
Kurtle
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Hello,

I am building my first crossover as part of a kit. I have a couple of questions if I may (sorry if they are dumb questions):

1) Am I correct that the the yellow highlighted wire bends in the diagram denote that the wire is just passing another wire there and that they are NOT to be connected?

2) Should I hot glue the components down to the board before soldering the component leads and wiring?

3) Is it okay if the components touch each other? Not the leads (obviously), I have sheaths to cover those, but if the components end up touching is this okay? The crossover board is only 2.75" x 2.75", these are desktop speakers.

Thank you for your help and guidance!

 

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RE: First X-over build help please, posted on January 12, 2021 at 20:34:49
hahax@verizon.net
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Neatness matters especially good physical mounting. Crossovers are inside vibration chambers and micrphonics are really significant.

 

RE: First X-over build help please, posted on January 13, 2021 at 10:04:42
Chip647
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Yes, the yellow marked items are just where the wires cross and are not connected. Leave a 1/2 inch between the resistors and the other components as the resistors will heat up

 

RE: First X-over build help please, posted on January 14, 2021 at 08:24:30
dee eye why
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If you are tight on space you could "stack" the caps. Butt the two larger ones next to each other then place the third one on top of them.
Make sure to mount the coils 90 degrees from one another as shown.
Consider using RTV instead of hot melt glue. It is less permanent than the glue in case you ever need to replace something.


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RE: First X-over build help please, posted on January 14, 2021 at 08:28:48
dee eye why
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Zip ties through holes in the mounting surface is another viable option for mounting components.


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