Ashly XR 4001 4 Way Active Stereo Crossover

Ashly XR 4001 4 Way Active Stereo Crossover

Price: $45
(Plus – Tax, Set-up & Delivery)

Ashly XR 4001 4 Way Active Stereo Crossover



The XR-Series crossovers have a design goal of producing a crossover that is sonically accurate, is flexible enough to suit a wide variety of systems, and affords maximum protection for speakers and drivers. The XR4001 crossover is based upon a state-variable filter circuit, which guarantees that two adjacent frequency band outputs always remain in phase. The crossovers offer a number of useful features, including continuous tuning, a response control, and a unique output stage which maintains low noise at any level setting.

The unit can be run as a stereo 4-way or mono 7-way, 24dB per octave electronic crossover and is housed in a two rack space chassis. Also included are a 200:1 tuning range, output mute switches, and both 1/4″ TRS phono and XLR connectors. The XR4001 features low distortion, active balanced inputs, a peak level indicator, a precision regulated power supply and protection against abnormal input or output conditions.

The response control adjusts the damping of the filter, affecting the response shape of the filters at the crossover point. The dial calibrations refer to the amount of attenuation effected by the filter at the crossover frequency, i.e., a setting of 3dB means that the filter’s high-pass and low-pass outputs are each “rolled off 3dB at the crossover point”. This describes a Butterworth filter response, or a gentle 3dB peak at the crossover point when the two filter output signals overlap. To obtain a flat signal, or “Linkwitz-Riley” response through the crossover region on the XR4001, the response control should be set to “6”. This attenuates each output of the filter by 6dB at the crossover point (two identical signals added together yield a +6dB increase). To obtain a notch at the crossover point, the response control should be turned down past “6”. The purpose of this control is to help offset the inaccuracies inherent in typical loudspeakers, thereby helping you to achieve a flat system response.


Variable filter response allows tuning-in Linkwitz-Riley or other filters


24dB/Octave slopes
Output mute switches
Peak overload warning LEDs
Balanced XLR and 1/4″ TRS audio connections
A/D Converter 20 bit, 128 x oversampled delta-sigma stereo
D/A Converter 20 bit 64 x oversampled delta-sigma stereo
Sampling Rate 44.1 kHz
Max Input +20 dBu
Input -10 dBV, +4 dBu, software variable
Max Output +19.5 dBu
Output -10dBV, +4 dBu switchable
Frequency Response Dry 20 Hz. – 20kHz. ±5 dB
Signal to Noise Ratio 94 dB; ref = +4dBu, 22 kHz measurement bandwidth, unweighted
Preset Memory Factory: 100 Programs; User: 100 Programs
Power Consumption 30 watts
Dimensions 19″ (482 mm) W x 3.50″ (88 mm) H x 9.25″ (234 mm) D
Unit Weight 10.25 lbs