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Crown XTI 1002 as active XO and amp

02 September 2013 - 04:33 AM

I have built 3 X 2 way speaker using JBL 2435 HF (Modified with aquapl.)  and 2X JBL 2251J 10".

To drive these I'm using crown XTI2 1002, one for each speaker. The built in XO and dsp functions of these amps are great and gives good value for the money.

But i have one big problem, the HF is way to "harsh". At high levels it is painful to listen to.

Has anyone else any experience with using a XTI2 1002 like this?

If i put on filters that reduce the level of the HF the distortion is reduced, but this should not be required as the the JBL 2435 HF is a fantastic driver that can play really loud without any distortion, so I'm suspecting the XTI's to blame.

What am I doing wrong? should I activate the limiters on the XTI? Or is this just the way the XTI2 sound?