When a sound system is tuned properly, it becomes powerful, balanced and efficient. Bass content is punchy and tight, with vocals and instruments that are rich, crisp and well defined. The CX2310 crossover's accurate signal processing protects critical loudspeaker components and improves overall system efficiency.
Chances are if you're reading this, you already know what a crossover is and you know that you need one. But if you are new to multi way PA systems, here is a brief overview.
Speakers convert electrical signals into sound waves. And no matter how well a speaker is designed and made, it simply cannot reproduce the entire audio spectrum all by itself. Low frequency sounds tend to push a speaker to its maximum, making it impossible for that same speaker to reproduce the treble content with the sound quality it deserves. That is why high quality sound systems use multiple speakers (woofers and tweeters) to share the work. When the woofer (usually the larger speaker) does all the heavy lifting, the tweeter can easily handle the high frequency stuff. Three and four way systems distribute the work even more, allowing the individual transducers to reproduce the frequency range they are best suited to. It is the crossover's function to divide these tasks between the various transducers.
The CX2310 provides two modes of operation: 2 way stereo, for left and right lows and highs; and 3 way mono, for lows, mids and highs. In either mode, there is an additional output provided for a mono subwoofer with its own frequency range and level controls. This extra feature effectively turns the CX2310 into a stereo 2 way + mono 1 way, or a mono 4 way frequency crossover. The subwoofer signal is presented in mono, since people tend to perceive really low bass frequencies as coming from all directions.
By using 1% metal film resistors, along with other extremely tight tolerance components, the CX2310 is able to guarantee surgically precise frequency selection with incredibly low thermal noise. State of the art, ultra low noise op amps ensure super quiet operation. CX3400's elegant LED matrix shows at a glance which operation mode is selected and which controls are active.
All of the inputs and outputs accept balanced and unbalanced XLR connections. The inputs feature 25Hz Low Cut filters for low frequency driver protection. Mute and phase invert switches are provided for each frequency range, making troubleshooting an entire loudspeaker system a breeze.
The CX23 is a 2-way stereo or 3-way mono active crossover designed to split frequencies so that low frequencies are delivered to the amp driving the sub cabinets and mid/top frequencies are delivered to the AMP driving the mid/top frequency cabs. This type of system is more efficient and delivers more accurate sound quality, especially in larger PA systems.