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Stereo 2-way electronic crossover (Gray)
Item # 1612XSG | MFR # 8410153
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Our take on the AudioControl 2XS by Crutchfield's Charlie Pastorfield
Feed your amps the right signals in your 2-way system
In a 2-way audio system, the mids and highs get the high-pass signal while the subwoofer gets bass. You amplify each signal separately, resulting in greater power handling and sonic clarity. AudioControl's 2XS 2-way crossover uses a steep 18 dB per octave slope to separate the high and low frequencies, along with a built-in line driver that'll beef up the signal so your amplifiers will have something clean and powerful to work with.
High- and low-pass filters
The 2-way crossover features one set of inputs and two sets of outputs: high-pass and low-pass. You can change the preset 90 Hz crossover point by installing another AudioControl module, or by modifying the module installed in your 2XS. A built-in filter removes subsonics from your signal so your amps and subs will play more efficiently.
Simple to set up and adjust
Once connected, the 2XS makes it simple to attain a strong and balanced signal for your amplifier — you adjust the levels for 1-volt or 3-volts minimum RMS output and for smooth-sounding response. Balanced inputs reject noise caused by your vehicle's electrical system, but internal switching gives you other options for dealing with ground loops.
Comes with great instructions, is easy to install and easy to adjust.
Borowillis, Shreveport , LA
What's in the Box:
- 2-Way active crossover (gray)
- Owner's manual
- QC checklist
- Product registration card
- 2-way electronic crossover (90 Hz at 18 dB/octave)
- gray steel chassis with gold-plated RCA jacks
- line driver with adjustable output (up to 9 volts)
- top-mounted controls for easy adjustment
- balanced inputs eliminate noise
- frequency response: 15 to 20,000 Hz
- signal-to-noise ratio: 115 dB
- maximum output level: 9.5 volts
- fuse rating: 1 amp
- size: 5-1/2"H x 4-11/16"W x 1-3/16"D
- weight: 2 pounds
- warranty: 5 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
AudioControl 2XS Reviews
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Crossover: The crossover point between the high-pass and low-pass outputs is 90 Hz and the crossover slope is 18 dB/octave. The crossover point is governed by a replaceable chip, so it can be modified.
Subsonic Filter: The subsonic filter crossover point is 33 Hz and the crossover slope is 18 dB/octave. The crossover point is governed by a replaceable chip, so it can be modified.
Line Driver: The adjustable output levels allow you to increase the head unit's line voltage to the top of your amp's input range; up to 9.5 volts RMS/13 volts peak. The output voltage is proportional to the input voltage; approximately 5.6 volt RMS input is required to drive 9.5 volts RMS output.
Balanced Inputs: Using the balanced differential input circuit cancels noise picked up in the transmission line between the 2XS and the source unit.
Ground Isolation: The power supply ground is switchable, in case of ground loop noise. The factory position is fully isolated (typically the best choice), but can be changed to Ground or 200Ω.
Terminal Blocks: The power/ground/remote terminal is removable; the wiring is attached to the terminal block, then the block is plugged into the 2XS. The terminal block will accommodate wire up to 12 gauge.
Inputs and Outputs:
- Line Input: stereo RCA, balanced
- High-Pass Output: stereo RCA, frequencies above 90 Hz
- Low-Pass Output: stereo RCA, frequencies below 90 Hz
- Power Input: removable terminal block
- Maximum Output: 9.5 volts RMS/13 volts peak
- Frequency response: 15 Hz-20 kHz; ±1 dB
- THD: 0.005%
- S/N Ratio: 115dB
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