Why HiFi manufacturers don't make active crossovers anymore?


Hello to all,

On the recent days, I noticed that a lot of manufacturers of Hifi 2 channel systems, had plenty of options in a not so long past, of active crossovers, like Luxman, Accuphase, higher end Sony stuff, and many more, why do you think HiFi manufacturers abandoned the inclusion of active cross overs, channel dividers, in their lineup?

Accuphase still makes a digital one.

Appears that this devices are only still relevant in the Pro Audio world, why Home HifI abandoned the active cross over route? It's correct to assume that?

I think that can be very interesting tri-amp a three way loudspeakers with active cross overs, would like to know more about it too...

Share your thoughts about the subject, experiences in bi-amp and tri-amp with active crossovers and etc....

Thanks!
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Showing 1 response by richopp

Audio Research made both active and passive crossovers for bi- and tri-amping Magneplanars back in the day.

If you see one for sale today, it is tons of money since, obviously, some people still want to bi- and/or tri-amp their systems.

While the technically descriptive articles above are interesting, if one wishes to use an active or passive crossover to manage their system, I see little reason why this cannot be done.

We set up many systems with these crossovers in the signal path back in the day, and they had no detrimental audible influence on the music.  Possibly that is why these items remain both elusive and expensive today.

Cheers!