A remarkable step up in studio monitors would cost me over 1kiloshekels. A remarkable step up in my current ones’ performance would fall under 300 shekels, I guess.
They have cheap D-class amps, cheap here being also in relative terms to the rest of the speakers, the design emphasis has went to their waveguides/shaping and the woofers. Great monitors, I’m just getting tired of what’s clearly that cheap Class D brashness.
So I was thinking to replace the 40W/driver internals with some affordable class AB plates, maybe a bit more juice for dynamic transients. Luckily there’s no DSP in these making that transition impossible, I just have to get the crossovers acting the same. How do I go on about replicating an electronic crossover exactly? I admit, electronic crossovers are alien to me in function.
Here’s a pic of the speakers’ internals. Could I basically just identify the crossover circuit here and literally cut it off and connect it to the ABs? Or is a Class D module’s integrated crossover not simply agreeable to a Class AB?
Should I just make the simplest passive crossover that parrots the response of the original? For this, what parameters do I need measured? I should have some way to quantify the horn loading aspect of the waveguides to not have to blindly fit the mid-high range.
Should I just give up on this idea?