View Full Version : DEH-P980/9800BT Active?

08-04-2007, 02:24 PM
Has anyone used this deck and ran it activing using the built in 3-way crossover network?

I was curious because I didn't think this deck was capable of that?

08-06-2007, 12:21 PM
High-Pass filtering will only go to 200 (far too low for tweets).
Three sets of preouts (front/rear/sub)

I was thinking if this unit could be run with an active/passive setup.. maybe for a front 2-way possibly.. With a crossover that would biamp two separate channels to tweets and mids (something like the QSD216 x-over). Then you would have all channels to a front two-way and sub running active for sub and mid cuttoff, but passive between mids and tweets.. About the only way I could think of.

I wonder how that would work out?
I kinda like the 980BT with the built in bluetooth and burr-brown dacs..
I wonder if the normal untuned audio signal output is as good as the 880?

08-06-2007, 12:40 PM
So there is no switch on the side of the unit to switch to network mode, correct?

08-06-2007, 12:48 PM
When I researched this unit, I downloaded the install and ops manuals.. I found nothing like a networking type of switch.. Appears to be very conventional.. 4 channels and sub and x-over between them.. But there are separate x-over points for front and rear channels.. which is where they get the misleading 3-way x-over spec.. Still it's limit is 200 hz.

So, you could go 3-way frontstage, just not active (from the head unit) to tweets/mids.. They'd share a channel for time alignment and and get their filtering and post-head unit by another active xover before the amps, or passive after the amps.

08-06-2007, 12:51 PM
Ah ok, ya I didn't wanna get the unit, but someone who was selling one stated that yes you can go active with it, and I wanted to make sure for myself that it is not active capable.

I'm still torn these days - I love my CD7100, but if the 880prs didn't have all the noise issues it did, I prefer its functionality and abilities.

08-06-2007, 01:13 PM
ok.. you just threw me a curve ball.. I haven't really dug into it but what does the 880 do that the 7100 does not? I'd love either.. I dig the 7100 if I could find "the" price for one.