Crossovers are essential to deliver the frequency band appropriately to the correct driver, keeping the drivers in phase and delivering a balanced sound. We use passive Linkwitz-Riley filters, developed in-house using computer-aided analysis and design, which give levels of smoothness, accuracy and phase matching once thought possible only with active systems. Unusually, and importantly, we build all our crossovers ourselves, in-house, which tests show yield better results than anything available from a third party.
In combination with our smooth, edge-free cabinets, the crossovers deliver a near-perfectly balanced, symmetrical sound. The sound field is also very broad, so while there’s inevitably still a ‘sweet spot’ (as there always is with any stereo reproduction) where you sit in relation to the loudspeakers is far less critical than with many systems.