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Crossover design with Andrew Jones

Andrew Jones is a good sport when it comes to sharing his design secrets with the public. While it take much more than a simple conversation with one of HiFi’s more recognizable names in speaker-making to actually create a market-ready sounding transducer, more often than not, Mr. Jones is happy to relay some insider information from his years of experience.

Such is the situation with this week’s episode of The Occasional Podcast. Andrew shares some insider baseball with host Brian Hunter from his deep pool of expertise on the elusive subject of speaker crossover design. Recent rumblings within message boards and comment sections have given rise to some more radical thoughts on crossover networks, and Andrew does his best to address these (and a host of other) subjects within the interview.

The Occasional Podcast is finishing up their 9th season with this episode covering crossover education, but previous episodes include 3 things to know about streaming audio5 things to consider when buying a tube amplifier, coverage of the HIGHEND Munich 2023, interviews with Steve Guttenberg, how to’s and more from audio’s greatest talents, including Michael Fremer and Pacific Audio Fest 2022 Best of Show, another interesting conversation about the History Of The BBC’s LS3/5a Loudspeaker,  A Beginner’s Guide To Tube Amplifiers and A View From The Booth: Reference Systems, Accuracy & Why Audiophiles Love Jazz So Much: including rare interview with the late audio legend engineer Al Schmitt. The finale from season 5 includes the yearly “best of awards” and you can also find episodes covering British HiFiSubwoofers/Setup/Tips, and the how to: Budgeting From Entry Level To High End. Season 4 highlights include Joseph AudioPro-Ject Turntables, and Rob Watts. One can still download this season’s educational show with TOP’s Beginners Primer To High Fidelity Digital Audio alongside the latest on Two-Way Speaker Design. Fan favorite What Is Mastering? What Happens When An Album Is Remastered? is also still available as well. If you are interested in further exploring the analog realm, the Guide To Buying A Turntable (and records) might point you in the right direction. 

Options to stream this week’s interview on crossover networks, direct from the embed below or subscribe to the show on your favorite podcast platform including iTunesAndroidGoogle, Deezer, SpotifyiHeartRadio and more.

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