Crossing Over Not Just For John Howard!

A crossover has to do three things: equalise the driver responses; blend them seamlessly; and do both while inflicting minimum degradation on the signal. The first two can be measured by sophisticated laboratory equipment. For the third, we bring in the most sophisticated piece of equipment available: the human ear. The sound of a capacitor, for example, is not something that can be discerned from numbers on a spec sheet or tables of lab figures. So, once we are close to creating a crossover that can perform its first two tasks to our standards, our expert listeners audition different components – over and over and over again – until they find the purest, most natural-sounding B&W combination


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