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Bigmaker

Enthusiast
I have a pair of Cerwin Vega xls 15 was wondering should I upgrade the crossover in or leave it , if so which crossover would improve sound quality ?
 
William Lemmerhirt

William Lemmerhirt

Audioholic Spartan
Can’t imagine what you’d do to make them better. CV has designed the XO’s to work with the cabs and drivers together. I’d leave them alone. Or buy different speakers. Is there a reason you think think you should do anything to the crossovers?
 
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Bigmaker

Enthusiast
Can’t imagine what you’d do to make them better. CV has designed the XO’s to work with the cabs and drivers together. I’d leave them alone. Or buy different speakers. Is there a reason you think think you should do anything to the crossovers?
My neighbor has the Cerwin Vega dx9 they sound amazing , I was told the XLS (I have) not by Cerwin Vega , but by Gibson (Guitars)
 
William Lemmerhirt

William Lemmerhirt

Audioholic Spartan
My neighbor has the Cerwin Vega dx9 they sound amazing , I was told the XLS (I have) not by Cerwin Vega , but by Gibson (Guitars)
Ok, not sure where you’re going with this. ???
CV is probably owned by Gibson but I’m sure they operate under a corporate umbrella as their own company. What do the dx9’s have to do with your XLS?

I have a pair of D9’s. They need surrounds and a horn. Lots of fun.
 
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Bigmaker

Enthusiast
Ok, not sure where you’re going with this. ???
CV is probably owned by Gibson but I’m sure they operate under a corporate umbrella as their own company. What do the dx9’s have to do with your XLS?

I have a pair of D9’s. They need surrounds and a horn. Lots of fun.
Ohhhhh OK !! He said something like that.
 
lovinthehd

lovinthehd

Seriously, I have no life.
If you could interest someone that actually designs crossovers, you possibly could improve it. An off the shelf one to improve on what CV provided? Not too likely. I'd simply enjoy the speakers for what they are. Or get different speakers....
 
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Bigmaker

Enthusiast
If you could interest someone that actually designs crossovers, you possibly could improve it. An off the shelf one to improve on what CV provided? Not too likely. I'd simply enjoy the speakers for what they are. Or get different speakers....
Gotcha !!
 
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Bigmaker

Enthusiast
If you could interest someone that actually designs crossovers, you possibly could improve it. An off the shelf one to improve on what CV provided? Not too likely. I'd simply enjoy the speakers for what they are. Or get different speakers....
After all , My neighbor have a Marantz 2285 ,
I have a Marantz sr7005 another reason why I think his winning.
 
lovinthehd

lovinthehd

Seriously, I have no life.
After all , My neighbor have a Marantz 2285 ,
I have a Marantz sr7005 another reason why I think his winning.
I don't even know what that means. I'd rather have a newer one....I don't miss my 2270.
 
Kvn_Walker

Kvn_Walker

Audioholic Chief
Money-wise the best thing you can do is sell the XLS and hunt down a pair of DX9's.

Tweaking or rebuilding the crossover is going to cost you, possibly a lot of money, and it adds no resale value to the speakers. If you get the work done and still don't like the sound, you gain nothing.

I was given sage advice a couple years ago when I proposed modifying some speakers of my own: if you don't like how they sound, the cheapest option is to replace them.
 
William Lemmerhirt

William Lemmerhirt

Audioholic Spartan
Money-wise the best thing you can do is sell the XLS and hunt down a pair of DX9's.

Tweaking or rebuilding the crossover is going to cost you, possibly a lot of money, and it adds no resale value to the speakers. If you get the work done and still don't like the sound, you gain nothing.

I was given sage advice a couple years ago when I proposed modifying some speakers of my own: if you don't like how they sound, the cheapest option is to replace them.
Agree with this. I’m still fairly confused my the Op but...
I think the XLS will be possibly louder overall but not sure. I have a pair of D9’s that I’m sure are louder/more sensitive than the dx9 due to having a horn but finding some that don’t need new foam surrounds will be tough.
 

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