AES E-Library

AES E-Library

Another Approach to the Ideal Crossover: The Energy Filler

Document Thumbnail

It is well known that an ideal crossover filter should offer a set of characteristics which are theoretically unrealizable. As a consequence, several ways of approximating this ideal have been proposed in the recent literature. This work reports on an approach which (to the author's knowledge) has not yet been pursued: trying to compensate the energy losses in the crossover region typical of a Linkwitz filter with an additional driver (the "energy filler"). The corresponding crossover theory is presented together with several observations relevant to the implementation of the device. A loudspeaker system has been developed and tested with good subjective as well as measuring results.

AES Convention: Paper Number:
Publication Date:

Click to purchase paper as a non-member or login as an AES member. If your company or school subscribes to the E-Library then switch to the institutional version. If you are not an AES member and would like to subscribe to the E-Library then Join the AES!

This paper costs $33 for non-members and is free for AES members and E-Library subscribers.

Learn more about the AES E-Library

E-Library Location:

Start a discussion about this paper!

AES - Audio Engineering Society