Crossover Networks

Bryston 10B-SUB Active Stereo Crossover Network


Introduction to the Bryston 10B-SUB Active Stereo Crossover Network

If you have a home theater system where your bass management isn't as flexible as you would like it to be, an outboard crossover network could solve your problems. Bryston makes several models, and the one I chose to review was the 10B-SUB, which is designed for sending the low frequencies to the subwoofer and the mid/high frequencies to the power amplifiers that drive your left and right front channels. You can select the crossover frequency and the slope for both the low-pass and high-pass outputs. It is superbly constructed, extremely flexible, and its bench test results were first rate.

Specifications for the Bryston 10B-SUB Active Stereo Crossover Network

  • Design: Active (Electronic) Stereo Crossover Network
  • Crossover Type: Butterworth
  • Selectable Slopes: 6 dB, 12 dB, 18 dB per Octave
  • Selectable Crossover Frequencies: 40 Hz, 50 Hz, 60 Hz, 70 Hz, 80 Hz, 90 Hz, 100 Hz, 200 Hz, 250 Hz, 300 Hz, 400 Hz, 500 Hz
  • Eleven-step Attenuator (Volume Control) for Adjusting the Output of the High-Pass
  • Selectable Modes: Stereo Two-way, Stereo Two-way Summed Low Pass, Monaural Three-way
  • Inputs and Outputs: Choice of Either XLR or RCA (All Inputs and Outputs Will Have to be One or the Other)
  • Maximum Output Voltage: 13 Volts RCA, 26 Volts XLR
  • Dimensions: 2.75" H x 17" W x 9.4" D
  • Weight: 15 Pounds
  • MSRP: $3,595 USD
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