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11-26-2007, 05:05 PM
I've been contemplating on what i want to do with my front stage. I have the following equipment:

AMP (Power Acoustik PS4-800 4ch): http://www.dealtime.com/xPF-Power-Acoustik-POWER-ACOUSTIK-POWPS4800-4-CHANNEL-800-WATT-AMPLIFIER

COMPS (Polk MOMO MM6 minus tweets): http://www.polkaudio.com/caraudio/specs/mm6/

TWEETS (Polk MOMO MM400): http://www.polkaudio.com/caraudio/specs/mm400/

I cant decide which would be the best way to run them. I have heard lots of good things about Active vs. Passive, and i think i may want to run them active. The problem comes in when i am trying to figure out which crossovers to use. I know the crossovers that came with the MM6 set are passive. These will not allow me to bi-amp my components. I do have another set of crossovers. They are these: http://mobile.jlaudio.com/products_components.php?comp_id=120 (just the crossovers). These do allow bi-amping. I was thinking that i could use the JL crossovers with my polk speakers, but i am not sure if they will work ok. Should i use the JL crossovers, the MOMO crossovers, or what is another choice? As i have said before, i have never attempted anything such as this, and i'd like to get this done correctly. Thanks for any help.

11-26-2007, 06:04 PM
bump before i go home...

11-26-2007, 06:06 PM
When you run active, you don't use passive Xovers. Sell them, throw them away, make paperweights out of them. You won't be needing them in the install.

11-26-2007, 06:08 PM
exactly what i was thinking. but what should i do?

11-26-2007, 06:18 PM
Go active.

No question.

11-26-2007, 06:27 PM
i've arrived at that. any help getting me there? so use neither of these x-overs. what should i go with? EQX maybe?

11-26-2007, 06:37 PM
I go active with my head unit.

You are left with either a HU or external processing.

02-01-2008, 06:03 PM

will an EQX allow me to go active? will it serve as the eq and the x-over, as an all in one deal, rather than an eq and a x-over? i think it will, need some input

02-02-2008, 11:47 AM

02-04-2008, 11:31 AM
3rd time is a charm... ???

02-04-2008, 11:37 AM

02-04-2008, 11:39 AM
Yup, you should be able to with a EQX