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AudioControl 2XS

Stereo 2-way electronic crossover (Black)

Item # 1612XSB

In a 2-way audio system, the mids and highs get the high-pass signal while the subwoofer gets bass.

In a 2-way audio system, the mids and highs get the high-pass signal while the subwoofer gets bass.

Item # 1612XSB

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About the AudioControl 2XS

Feed your amps the right signals in your 2-way system

In a 2-way audio system, the mids and highs get the high-pass signal while the subwoofer gets bass. You amplify each signal separately, resulting in greater power handling and sonic clarity. AudioControl's 2XS 2-way crossover uses a steep 18 dB per octave slope to separate the high and low frequencies, along with a built-in line driver that'll beef up the signal so your amplifiers will have something clean and powerful to work with.

Feed your amps the right signals in your 2-way system

In a 2-way audio system, the mids and highs get the high-pass signal while the subwoofer gets bass. You amplify each signal separately, resulting in greater power handling and sonic clarity. AudioControl's 2XS 2-way crossover uses a steep 18 dB per octave slope to separate the high and low frequencies, along with a built-in line driver that'll beef up the signal so your amplifiers will have something clean and powerful to work with.

High- and low-pass filters

The 2-way crossover features one set of inputs and two sets of outputs: high-pass and low-pass. You can change the preset 90 Hz crossover point by installing another AudioControl module, or by modifying the module installed in your 2XS. A built-in filter removes subsonics from your signal so your amps and subs will play more efficiently.

Simple to set up and adjust

Once connected, the 2XS makes it simple to attain a strong and balanced signal for your amplifier — you adjust the levels for 1-volt or 3-volts minimum RMS output and for smooth-sounding response. Balanced inputs reject noise caused by your vehicle's electrical system, but internal switching gives you other options for dealing with ground loops.

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Product highlights:

  • stereo 2-way electronic crossover (90 Hz, 18 dB/octave)
  • crossover frequency user-programmable via optional AudioControl module or user modification
  • line driver with adjustable output (up to 9.5 volts RMS)
  • top-mounted controls for easy adjustment
  • balanced inputs eliminate noise
  • frequency response: 15 to 20,000 Hz
  • signal-to-noise ratio: 115 dB
  • fuse rating: 1 amp
  • black steel chassis with gold-plated RCA jacks
  • size: 6-9/16"W x 1-5/16"H x 5-15/16"D
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 841-020-8

What's in the box:

  • 2-Way active crossover (black)
  • Owner's manual
  • QC checklist

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Features

Crossover: The crossover point between the high-pass and low-pass outputs is 90 Hz and the crossover slope is 18 dB/octave. The crossover point is governed by a replaceable chip, so it can be modified.

Subsonic Filter: The subsonic filter crossover point is 33 Hz and the crossover slope is 18 dB/octave. The crossover point is governed by a replaceable chip, so it can be modified.

Line Driver: The adjustable output levels allow you to increase the head unit's line voltage to the top of your amp's input range; up to 9.5 volts RMS/13 volts peak. The output voltage is proportional to the input voltage; approximately 5.6 volt RMS input is required to drive 9.5 volts RMS output.

Balanced Inputs: Using the balanced differential input circuit cancels noise picked up in the transmission line between the 2XS and the source unit.

Ground Isolation: The power supply ground is switchable, in case of ground loop noise. The factory position is fully isolated (typically the best choice), but can be changed to Ground or 200Ω.

Terminal Blocks: The power/ground/remote terminal is removable; the wiring is attached to the terminal block, then the block is plugged into the 2XS. The terminal block will accommodate wire up to 12 gauge.

Inputs and Outputs:

  • Line Input: stereo RCA, balanced
  • High-Pass Output: stereo RCA, frequencies above 90 Hz
  • Low-Pass Output: stereo RCA, frequencies below 90 Hz
  • Power Input: removable terminal block

Specifications:

  • Maximum Output: 9.5 volts RMS/13 volts peak
  • Frequency response: 15 Hz-20 kHz; ±1 dB
  • THD: 0.005%
  • S/N Ratio: 115dB

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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needed a Subsonic filter for my system since my amp did not have one. I liked that it had the filter and that it can be changed out for different crossover points. its comes with a 33 hz crossover from the factory but it can be changed out for other chips and you can even make youre own chip according to the manual. ive never used audiocontrol before so ill be interested to see how it performs when I get it next week [ dominic  Jun 28, 2018 ]
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Adding subwoofers to my sound system. [ Brian  Jun 15, 2018 ]
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It's reliable [ Marcel  Sep 06, 2017 ]
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Growing up the Epicenter was the man, it made your system sound like thunder but I'm older now so clarity and quality is what I'm looking for, and who else to come to for that. They specialize in audio control! [ Michael  Feb 24, 2017 ]
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i like audio control products [ Jerry  Sep 09, 2016 ]
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Can this be used for bi-amped component speakers where above 3 kHz would go to the tweeter, and below 3 kHz would go to the mid range speaker?
[ rigurat  Aug 19, 2019 ]
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What Richard said. Great answer. We don't carry the replacement modules however so that would be something you would need to source from AudioControl directly.
[ Cosmo  Aug 31, 2019 ]  Staff
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Absolutely. You must purchase an 18db per octave 3000 hz module from Audiocontrol and replace the internal 90hz module with it. Costs something like 12 to 15 dollars. But then the High output of the 2XS will produce 3000hz and above and the low output will of course produce 3000 and below. There is a second filter module in the 2XS which is a high pass module for the low output. From the factory, it is a 33hz high pass filter module. You can either replace that module with the 90hz that came in the unit, or purchase another purchased frequency module to create a band pass output on the Low output of the 2XS
[ Richard  Aug 28, 2019 ]
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Does it come with the chip modules used for changing the crossover point? What are all the possible crossover points for this device? And how are the modules installed? Are they direct solder?
[ rigurat  Aug 16, 2019 ]
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It does not come with any crossover possibilities. You get the modules from the factory. As I undersfand they are plug in, not solder. Factory set crossover HA is 90HZ.
[ Travis  Aug 17, 2019 ]
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Oh.. additional note; crossover points are pretty much infinite, and if you use breadboard and long resistor leads (cut to length) , you can just pop them in and out of socket.
[ Philip  Aug 17, 2019 ]
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It comes with 1 set of chip modules. I made my own with standard breadboard and a bunch of quality resistors. You change the crossover points by making new resistor modules. (I think you can buy them, but it's silly easy to make). The modules fit into a 16 pin dip socket. Only caution I have to make is that I made a 500 and 5000 module and both showed slightly out of phase output on high/low outputs. Manufacturer said that is expected, but seemed odd. (Maybe 40 degrees out on o-scope). I was pleased with the result. Used this to drive midrange and tweeter set.
[ Philip  Aug 17, 2019 ]

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