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mr Tibbs
08-06-2005, 04:44 PM
Well, just upgraded my tweets in my RE comp set to some 1" silk CDT's and now I'm looking to upgrade the x-overs. I need suggestions, I have been looking at the CDT 560's and I'm just wondering if there is anything else I should bee looking for. I'm really quite clueless when it comes to this, so I really don't want to go active. If I can get a nice passive set than that would be great. Anyone have suggestions? :uhoh:

OlogyAudio
08-06-2005, 11:14 PM
Well, just upgraded my tweets in my RE comp set to some 1" silk CDT's and now I'm looking to upgrade the x-overs. I need suggestions, I have been looking at the CDT 560's and I'm just wondering if there is anything else I should bee looking for. I'm really quite clueless when it comes to this, so I really don't want to go active. If I can get a nice passive set than that would be great. Anyone have suggestions? :uhoh:
NOOOOOOOO -- Xovers are designed for specific drivers -- well these aren't rly... but still it is the thought that counts... if you want to mix and match drivers... go active... I can design a nice quality passive but it is likely also out of your budget -- you would be better off selling what you have and starting from scratch...

mr Tibbs
08-07-2005, 01:45 AM
Everyone is telling me to go active. Is it that much better?

OlogyAudio
08-07-2005, 02:57 AM
I suggest starting from scratch there are much better drivers out there that can be had on a fairly small budget (about $300 for a complete component set) -- active isn't better rly for 2 ways unless it is implemented by an expert with a very nice active xover or a lot of eq for each driver... 3 ways it can be nice to bi amp though -- I mean if you are shelling out the cash for a nice 3 way, why not? Give your mids and highs some more headroom...

A good 3 way on a budget is to bandpass your midwoofer actively, highpass your mid actively -- then lowpass the mid and highpass the tweeter with a passive network... That way you only need 4 channels of amplification and you get nearly all the benefits of an active setup -- and this active/passive hybrid route is much more flexible than an all passive setup... much easier to install and configure, and in most cases higher quality than an all active setup... and you save money by not having 2 extra channels of amplification...