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    worth the trouble?

    I bought a Eclipse 7200 MKII for a project that is will more than likely get started less than once a month. I got to thinking about why not put this HU in my DD were I can take advantage of it more regularly.

    My current set up is
    Pioneer 3300bt
    CDT HD642 3 way component. Installed as 2 way with 4in as rear fill. The 6 mids get full range.
    Clarion APX4360 90x4 or 300x2 (it is bridged now)
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    potential set up
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    CDT HD642's probably remove the rear fill
    Clarion APX for the mids; old Linear amp 50x2 for the tweets
    same sub or IDQ12v2 and a matching amp.

    My question is would it be worth the trouble of going active? I have never knowingly listened a truely active system and am curious if it would be a noticable differents for the better. I realize it can take some time to dial it in.



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    Re: worth the trouble?

    I just got my 2 way active setup dialed in yesterday. I dont think I will ever go back to passive crossovers.



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    Re: worth the trouble?

    As long as the mids and tweets will cross over fine as a 2 way I don't see why not...




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    Re: worth the trouble?

    if you're willing to put some time into it then yes active can be better. Will that HU do 4-way though...




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    Re: worth the trouble?

    ^ I don't think it will. So you'll be running 2 way fronts and subs if u go straight off the deck.




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    Re: worth the trouble?

    I have the time to play with it. I haven't ever heard an active set up and don't know if it would sound any/much better than with passive. If I change everything up and I can't really tell a difference I would pretty disappointed. My current HU plays DVD's, aux in the front,Ipod ready, and blue tooth. I listen to my Ipod 80% of the time and XM the rest.

    I ran out of room and didn't want to cut my car up too much so I mounted the 4in in a rear speaker hole that is on the B-pillar. So that kind mangles my sound stage anyway. I pulled the 6 on crossover so it could produce more sound and pull the sound stage forward.

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    Re: worth the trouble?

    Quote Originally Posted by sam_b03 View Post
    I have the time to play with it. I haven't ever heard an active set up and don't know if it would sound any/much better than with passive. If I change everything up and I can't really tell a difference I would pretty disappointed. My current HU plays DVD's, aux in the front,Ipod ready, and blue tooth. I listen to my Ipod 80% of the time and XM the rest.

    I ran out of room and didn't want to cut my car up too much so I mounted the 4in in a rear speaker hole that is on the B-pillar. So that kind mangles my sound stage anyway. I pulled the 6 on crossover so it could produce more sound and pull the sound stage forward.
    3 way would sound real nice active over 2 way.



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    Re: worth the trouble?

    I don't think I can do 3 way active with this head unit. It only has 3 rca's in the back. I could if I wanted to not have a sub stage. I think with where the 3rd speaker is mounted it would mess up the sound more than it would help. The car is a 370Z. I didn't have room in the doors, and I don't want my speakers getting destroyed in the kick panels. It already has some small footwells and I have big friends. Most of the people that ride in my car are well over 6ft.



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