View Full Version : Help with active separates.

04-11-2007, 10:26 PM
I am looking for some speakers to replace my blown MBQ reference. I am going to run active through my 880 prs. I have listened to some comps at local shops and read everything here, but still have to ask the dumb question, what comps should I get? I am running a jl 300/4 to them. Should I buy a comp set with crossovers I wont need, or build my own, something I know little about. It should be cheaper without needing passive crossovers.? I am looking at something that will sound better than my MBQ reference. I can only listen to limited comp sets, and most that are discussed on the net I cant audition. I liked the polk momo's I heard, so I think I like a more subdued speaker with alot of midbass. I have 2 Jl 10w1 with a 500/1 for a substage. I want to spend around $300-$400. TIA, Chuck

04-11-2007, 10:38 PM

Read up there if your going active. TONS of information on that site.

Seas ca18rnx or peerless exclusive mids with a seas neo tweet would be nice.

04-11-2007, 10:42 PM
gah, if only you had the JL 450/4 for running active., thats an awsome amp for active.

id not get a comp set to run active. but piece together a mid/tweet combo. so you know the tweet can play the frequency you want, same with the mid.

04-11-2007, 10:51 PM
Actually I have a 300/4 for my mids and a alpine 40x4 for my tweets. I could bridge these 2 amps and delete my rear MBQ reference. I run the rears off HU power, but I dont think you can do that with an 880 when in active mode? Or can you? Thanks for thr link to more info. Chuck

04-11-2007, 10:54 PM
i would not do anything with rears.

04-11-2007, 11:01 PM
I know about no rears, but this is in a crewcab truck and the subs are behind the rear seat. If your in the back its nothing but bass. Most people say screw them, but its my family. Some sound out back is ok. I dont let it mess with my frontstage too much.

04-12-2007, 12:26 AM
heres are some choices

seas ca18rnx

seas p18rnx

seas L18rnx

seas w18nx

peerless exclusive 7"

focal 6w4311B (uses the w cone)

04-12-2007, 03:58 AM
You got some really nice options at that price.

You can go the DIY route and put together some very very nice comps. People have thrown out some options for that. I will give you few out of the box options and other brands that fit into your price range. You already have the 880 so you have what you need as far as x-over, T/A, Eq to do a nice active set-up.
Pioneer 720PRS
Rainbow-Powerline CMX 256 kick, CMX 265, Soundline SLC 265 Kick, SLC 265

04-12-2007, 08:05 AM
Where can I get a price on the seas? Ive heard them mentioned many times. I did get a price on some rainbow germs, but they were a little out of my price range.:crap:

04-12-2007, 09:07 AM
Here is a link for seas:

You might check out the Rainbow Powerline CMX just below the Germs.

04-12-2007, 01:00 PM
Yeah man, check out the Seas W18NX at madisound or the Seas Lotus mids at mobilesq. Send the guys at mobilesq an e-mail for the real price on the Lotus mids. They'll sell them quite a bit cheaper than the advertised price.

04-12-2007, 05:25 PM
Im having trouble with the seas dealers. The w18nx is a 7'' woofer, I need a 6.5, and I dont know what tweet to get. The other site 's e-mail link doesnt bring me anywhere, maybe an omen?

04-12-2007, 07:29 PM
Im having trouble with the seas dealers. The w18nx is a 7'' woofer, I need a 6.5, and I dont know what tweet to get. The other site 's e-mail link doesnt bring me anywhere, maybe an omen?

The 7" will work. You just have to make an MDF Baffle. The mobile sq address is [email protected]

04-12-2007, 08:50 PM
I just made 6.5 mdf baffles:crying: I e-mailed them and will check it out. What tweeters should I be looking at? TIA, Chuck

04-13-2007, 03:26 AM
Tweeter Roundup:

Midrange Roundup:

04-13-2007, 10:51 PM
Thanks for the great info and links. :)

04-14-2007, 02:00 PM
I just got my 7" Exclusives installed last night and I am loving them. :)