Why digital crossovers?

A digital crossovers is a crossover placed before the DAC, the analog to digital conversion.

A digital crossover makes the crossover very accurate. A passive crossover uses components with a precision normally of 5 % or 1 %.

A higher accuracy makes the sound from the left and right loudspeakers more coherent, which improves the soundstage.

Floating-point digital crossovers give extra possibilities for:

  • Correcting irregularities in the frequency response of the drivers
  • Time alignment of drivers and loudspeakers
  • Phase correction of drivers and loudspeakers
  • And for room correction, see next section