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ballistik101
05-29-2007, 08:37 PM
hey i have a pair of infinity component reference speakers up front and im jus running them off of the head unit. i like to play my music really loud, but it distorts a lil. should i hook them up to an amp or get some bass blockers??????

DejaWiz
05-29-2007, 08:46 PM
Defiitely hook them up to an amp. Please read the gain setting write up linked in my sig.

ballistik101
05-29-2007, 09:29 PM
Defiitely hook them up to an amp. Please read the gain setting write up linked in my sig.

i jus read your gain setting write up.... so that does that mean i dont have to use the crossover provided, i could use a 4ch amp to power both tweeters and mid-woofers?

DejaWiz
05-29-2007, 09:42 PM
i jus read your gain setting write up.... so that does that mean i dont have to use the crossover provided, i could use a 4ch amp to power both tweeters and mid-woofers?

You will still need to use the passive crossovers and you are limited to only using 2 amp channels since the Infinity Reference components are not biamp capable. You can use a 4 channel and with those speakers if you get an active crossover and take out the passives.

ballistik101
05-29-2007, 10:44 PM
You will still need to use the passive crossovers and you are limited to only using 2 amp channels since the Infinity Reference components are not biamp capable. You can use a 4 channel and with those speakers if you get an active crossover and take out the passives.

ok so lets say i get an 2-way active crossover. i can thow out the passive one that came w/ the infinity, hook up the tweeter and mid-woofer to the amp, and the amp to th crossover?????? one more thing i would need a 4ch amp to accomplish this this righ???? thanks

thehardknoxlife
05-29-2007, 11:42 PM
ok so lets say i get an 2-way active crossover. i can thow out the passive one that came w/ the infinity, hook up the tweeter and mid-woofer to the amp, and the amp to th crossover?????? one more thing i would need a 4ch amp to accomplish this this righ???? thanks
Why not kill 2 birds with one stone. Get a 4-channel with a crossover built in. I'd try them with the passives first, then if it didn't fit my needs look into going active.

ballistik101
05-30-2007, 01:49 PM
would a 700w 4ch amp be too much jus for a set of those components?

DejaWiz
05-30-2007, 02:19 PM
Which amp, specifically?

ballistik101
05-30-2007, 02:30 PM
a Profile HA740

ballistik101
05-30-2007, 02:40 PM
scratch that previous amp..... what about a Profile AP1040

and one more question, if im going to run an active frontstage setup, will i be able to still have my rear speakers hoooked up???? i was thinking on how they will work if all of the channels on the amp will be used by the mid-woofers and tweeters

DejaWiz
05-30-2007, 03:01 PM
scratch that previous amp..... what about a Profile AP1040

and one more question, if im going to run an active frontstage setup, will i be able to still have my rear speakers hoooked up???? i was thinking on how they will work if all of the channels on the amp will be used by the mid-woofers and tweeters

AP1040 is a great little amp.

ballistik101
05-30-2007, 03:43 PM
and that amp has a crossover on it correct? therefore i dont need to get another crossover. correct me if im wrong please

DejaWiz
05-30-2007, 03:49 PM
and that amp has a crossover on it correct? therefore i dont need to get another crossover. correct me if im wrong please

Not enough frequency range to go active. You'll need a separate active crossover still.

There are only a small amount of decent amps available that have built-in crossovers that have enough frequency range to utilize as active.

mlstrass
05-30-2007, 03:52 PM
Helix Dark Blue 4 channel has Bandpass capability, as does the Sundown 100.4. If going external xover, then the AP1040 is a solid budget amp...

ballistik101
05-30-2007, 04:01 PM
ok kool. so what about my rear speakers? how would i hook those up if i wanna put a amp to those, and im going to put the 6.5 infinity kappa speakers in the bak

DejaWiz
05-30-2007, 04:24 PM
What kind of car and do you have a sub(s)?

ballistik101
05-30-2007, 04:40 PM
its a 95 honda civic and i have a 10" kicker comp for now, but ima upgrade to a 12" type r when i get the extra money

DejaWiz
05-30-2007, 04:46 PM
95 Civic won't need rear speakers. Take the money you had planned for rears and put it towards just the front speakers.

You'll get the best soundstaging you can with just fronts and a sub stage.

And if you feel something is missing after doing so, you can always add in rears later on down the road.

ballistik101
05-30-2007, 05:04 PM
oh ok kool. i dont have any in th rear right now. so it should sound much better when i go "acitve" and add the type r sub?

DejaWiz
05-30-2007, 05:14 PM
oh ok kool. i dont have any in th rear right now. so it should sound much better when i go "acitve" and add the type r sub?

Defiitely!

ballistik101
05-30-2007, 05:17 PM
should i upgrade my components or would that be a good setup jus the way it is???

DejaWiz
05-30-2007, 05:20 PM
should i upgrade my components or would that be a good setup jus the way it is???

The Infinity set is a capable set, although not a favorite. With some fine tuning at the active xover and EQ'ing from the HU, you can make them sound pretty good. Eventually you'll probably want something else, and with an active xover, that opens up so many possibilities. You can either buy another matched comp set altogether or buy separate mids and tweets and piece a new front stage together. Versatility is another key factor when going active.

ballistik101
05-30-2007, 05:50 PM
i was thinking about seperate mids and tweeters instead of the componets. would that setup sound more clearer than components or is it a personal preference thing? i really wanna try an active set up tho.

DejaWiz
05-30-2007, 06:21 PM
i was thinking about seperate mids and tweeters instead of the componets. would that setup sound more clearer than components or is it a personal preference thing? i really wanna try an active set up tho.

It's really going to be a personal preference thing. Generally you can save quite a bit of money by selecting your own mids and tweeters and have them sound just as good (if not better in some cases) than a branded matched component set.

ballistik101
05-30-2007, 08:06 PM
oh thats what i like.... spending less money on something that'll sound much better :)

thanks for everything man

DejaWiz
05-30-2007, 10:40 PM
No problem bud and good luck with your build!

ballistik101
05-31-2007, 05:27 PM
what should i look for in a active crossover when shopping for them?

DejaWiz
05-31-2007, 05:42 PM
Slope, frequency range, and brand, generally.

Coustic XM6, Profile RX30R, and Memphis 16-XO3 would be great budget units to start off with. The Memphis will be a bit more expensive than the other 2 ($30-50 vs $130-180).

ballistik101
06-02-2007, 04:45 AM
lets say i do an active setup with the componets i have right now and i want to add some speakers in the rear deck..... would i have to add another amp??? and if i do how would i hook it up???

bigbang
06-02-2007, 06:11 AM
If those are the new Infinities which are 2ohm at the crossover, you may kill your headunit which is probably made for 4ohm per channel.

ballistik101
06-02-2007, 12:00 PM
i had them in my car for about 2 years now and the model number is 5010cs.... even if i add an amp and an active croosover it'll still be too much for my hu to handle???