Samson S-3-Way

Stereo 3-way/Mono 4-way Electronic Crossover
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Beyond Your Ordinary Crossover

The Samson S 3-Way is a versatile 2-way, 3-way and 4-way crossover with a difference. First, it's a perfect 2-way or 3-way stereo crossover. But its mode is also switchable for use as a 4-way mono crossover!

Samson S 3-Way Crossover at a Glance:
  • Input gain of up to 12dB with LED metering and Peak indicator
  • Sweepable crossover points for fine-tuning your audio output
  • Delay section to time-align low frequency output

Input gain of up to 12dB
The input gain features +/-12dB range with LED metering and Peak indicators. S 3-way features Low, Mid and High Frequency outputs with +/-6dB of gain control. Each output incorporates a Mute switch for monitoring the individual frequency bands and a phase switch to invert the phase of the output.

Sweepable crossover points for fine-tuning your audio output
The first crossover point is sweepable in three ranges: from 35Hz to 800Hz, from 350Hz to 8kHz with the 10X-Multiplier switch engaged, or from 16Hz to 400Hz in 4 way low-mode. The second crossover point is sweepable from 175Hz to 4kHz or from 350Hz to 8kHz depending on the setting of the mode switch.

Delay section to time-align low frequency output
The S 3-way also includes a Delay section with up to 2ms of delay to time-align low frequency outputs for improved phase response of any PA system. S 3-way's global section features a variable threshold Limiter, a CD function (for constant directivity horns) and High Pass Filter.

Samson S 3-Way Crossover Features:
  • Stereo 3-way, Mono 4-way Electronic Crossover
  • Phase Switches Invert the Phase of Individual Outputs
  • Adjustable Low Frequency Delay for Time Aligning Speaker Stacks
  • Mode Indicator LEDs Provide Quick Visual Display of Operating Mode
  • 4 Segment LED Input Meter Allows Easy Gain Adjustment
  • Precision Linkwitz-Riley, 24 dB/Octave filters
  • Output Mute Switches for All Individual Outputs
  • Constant Directivity EQ Smooths the Response of CD Horns Above 3.5 kHz
  • Peak Limiter with Independent Threshold Control and Peak LED
  • High Quality 41 Position Detent Pots and Backlit Switches
  • Three-year Extended Warranty

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Tech Specs

Number of Channels 2
Modes 3-way (Stereo), 4-way (Mono)
Filter Types Linkwitz-Riley
Filters 24dB/octave
Crossover Frequencies - Stereo 35Hz-800Hz
Crossover Frequencies - Mono 175Hz-4kHz/350Hz-8kHz
Inputs 2 x XLR
Outputs 6 x XLR
Rack Spaces 1U
Height 1.73"
Depth 7.4"
Width 19"
Weight 6.6 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number SA-S3WAY

Customer Reviews

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Samson S-3-Way

Easy to use, very precise and mute functions allow easy troubleshooting of sound system Bass, Mid and Highs

awesome crossover

I've used this crossover before and now that I bought new equipment I decided I needed subs and highs in my rig so I new right away this was the thing I needed to pull it off. Its very easy to use and set up. I got my pair of subs, mids, and highs! Yup I'm using the stereo 3-way mode. When you have good equipment and you use everything properly, the sound that is produced is stunning! Definately a good crossover.
Music background: Musician and DJ

Get YOUR sound

Small size with great response. Fine tune your signal and get exactly what you want! You NEED this in your rack if you're serious about your sound.
Music background: Audio engineer, Live giging Musician

Impressive Unit

This crossover makes it very easy ro achieve the correct settings. The settings are very easy to use. First of all, there are three modes. (2-way, 3-way and 4-way mono) When selecting the mode, the leds on the front panel switch to show you which pots are active, and what they are controlling. This was by far my favorite feature. The layout took me only minutes to figure out, and I had the sound I wanted within 10 minutes. The high, low and mid mutes are helpful to solo a channel to pin point settings. Very helpful. I enjoy the fact that I can purchase another down the line to run stereo 4-way sound. Unlikely in my use case, but the option is there. Some notes: None of the XLR connectors on the rear are locking. The knobs are lightweight plastic and slide off with enough pull. (nothing super-glue can't fix) Overall, impressive unit. Rich features put this crossover at a considerable price-point.
Music background: Pro Sound Techie

Samson Tri Amp Application

Unit should have all pots lubed when new unit was fun w/lots of effects unit was versatile /sub out would have been...... cool
See also: Crossovers, Samson, Samson PA Crossovers