Conventional crossover design methods utilize traditional frequency selective networks to combine multiple transducers into a single full-bandwidth system. These traditional networks, whether they are implemented in analogue or digital form, exhibit large transition bands and suffer from phase distortion. These characteristics result in poor frequency, impulse and polar responses. A practical crossover implementation is presented that removes the detrimental effects of transition bands and phase distortion. This method implements linear phase crossovers whose transition bands approach a theoretical ideal brick wall response. Comparisons to conventional crossovers will be presented. Applications to large scale array optimization are also discussed and presented.
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