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wesl56
12-30-2006, 08:54 PM
so im deciding i want to run my SLC's active... ive got an alpine 40x4 @ 4ohm amp and an alpine 9857 deck, so i will need an outboard xover... ive been looking and looking and i cant seem to find anything decent... this will be my first active setup so nothing extremely fancy, but something that will do the job right.... what are you guys using?

wesl56
12-31-2006, 04:16 PM
any ideas??

photocrazy8
12-31-2006, 04:17 PM
cant the alpine do active ?

AcidicDreams
12-31-2006, 04:22 PM
cant the alpine do active ?

9853 and 9855 do, not sure about the 9857.... but I don't think the SLC's mid is going to be happy with 40w...

I think you'd be in better shape bridging the 4ch down to 2 ch and using the xovers for now.... get a 4x100 amp or a second 40x2 (for tweets) before you go active...

wesl56
12-31-2006, 04:22 PM
cant the alpine do active ?

nah its a 2006 model without any of the processing features.. i just like it for my ipod

photocrazy8
12-31-2006, 04:23 PM
oh i miss understood, sorry i thought you had an amp and were just looking for a deck that does active

wesl56
12-31-2006, 04:25 PM
I think you'd be in better shape bridging the 4ch down to 2 ch and using the xovers for now.... get a 4x100 amp or a second 40x2 (for tweets) before you go active...

i have the amp bridged and running them passive right now but i think i should be able to get more out of them

i may try it and if the mids need more juice go with a second amp for the tweets as you said

squeak9798
12-31-2006, 06:03 PM
The Coustic XM6 is good for a starter xover.

How much are you looking to spend ?

wesl56
01-01-2007, 11:21 PM
this im gonna pick up this memphis from greasy on here... anyone used it before?
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l200/wesl56/100_1715.jpg

Hintzyboy
01-02-2007, 01:33 AM
I got dibs on that, so we'll see. It is a good crossover though. You can get the new model on woofersetc for like 125.

helotaxi
01-02-2007, 10:32 PM
Just got an XM6 of eBay brand new for $49. Need it cause I was clumsy and killed my PRA-H400. Will be a stop gap until I get my PXA-H701 in a few months. The Coustics have always been very flexible.

iceteebone
01-02-2007, 10:36 PM
i picked up a precisions power dcx-730 on ikesound for $180. 3-way xover plus an eq and time alignment

Hintzyboy
01-02-2007, 10:46 PM
Is that Coustic XM6 any good? I'm looking at a used PPI EPX-223, but if the COustic is any good, i might pick that up since it's new.

adam71
01-02-2007, 11:26 PM
Mtx Lsx-2.;)

Hintzyboy
01-02-2007, 11:45 PM
Does anybody know about THESE (http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=1313) units? I know the Lanzar Optidrive amps are fairly nice, but I know nothing about their other units.

helotaxi
01-03-2007, 05:22 PM
i picked up a precisions power dcx-730 on ikesound for $180. 3-way xover plus an eq and time alignment

Great, except that woofersetc.com is the only place that seems to have them in stock anymore and they are charging $490.

adam71
01-03-2007, 06:09 PM
Does anybody know about THESE (http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=1313) units? I know the Lanzar Optidrive amps are fairly nice, but I know nothing about their other units.

Quite frankly, any and all Lanzar products are now made by Pyramid and therefore crap.

iceteebone
01-03-2007, 06:13 PM
Great, except that woofersetc.com is the only place that seems to have them in stock anymore and they are charging $490.

i guess i got lucky with ikesound, although i almost got an ulcer worrying about it

Hintzyboy
01-03-2007, 06:22 PM
Quite frankly, any and all Lanzar products are now made by Pyramid and therefore crap.

That's good to know. I thought that the Optis were still good. I was never planning on buying their amps, I have way too many as it is. I just thought some of their sruff was still decent. Guess not. What about the aforementioned COustic crossover? Any more input on that unit?

iceteebone
01-03-2007, 06:24 PM
opti amps are still decent. mine worked very well

adam71
01-03-2007, 06:27 PM
opti amps are still decent. mine worked very well

It's a shame companies have to go under and get bought out by companies like Pyramid. If yours is fine then thats cool. I'd like to see a picture of the guts between the old Opti drives made by Lanzar and a new one made by Pyramid.

iceteebone
01-03-2007, 06:28 PM
i think mine was pre-pyramid. it was awhile ago

adam71
01-03-2007, 06:32 PM
What about the aforementioned COustic crossover? Any more input on that unit?

Coustic is owned by Mitek along with MTX, Xtant, Streetwires....etc. Which is why there isn't MTX wiring and cables anymore. To answer your question my buddy has one and used it in his van and it sounds pretty decent. I do know I would take a mitek product over a Pyramid product any day but that is going to depend on you. I personally don't think you'd be disappointed in that x-over.

iceteebone
01-03-2007, 06:34 PM
it ***** alpine didn't just make better decks. i have the 9856 and the only reason i have it is for the ipod interface. if ipod isn't that important, maybe look into upgrading decks

Hintzyboy
01-03-2007, 06:34 PM
I'll keep that unit in mind then. I'm currently working out a trade for a memphis Belle, so I'll wait and see what kind of crossover cababilities that amp has before i pick up an outboard.

adam71
01-03-2007, 06:34 PM
i think mine was pre-pyramid. it was awhile ago

I don't know the exact year they were bought out. When I find out I'll post it.

adam71
01-03-2007, 06:37 PM
I'll keep that unit in mind then. I'm currently working out a trade for a memphis Belle, so I'll wait and see what kind of crossover cababilities that amp has before i pick up an outboard.


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