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jeeper07
01-22-2008, 04:22 PM
Well i dont have too much experience with front stage installs. Im attempting to run an active front stage with 2 7 inch dayton mids per side with one vifa xt-25 per side. Im looking to see what other options are out there. im not looking to compete in sq but i defianntly want a very sweet and good looking install.


dont have an amp yet so power and all that is up for grabs id like to spend about 300 total for the mids and tweets

alxmlr789
01-22-2008, 04:27 PM
You have the drivers already? Do you have an x-over network, or a head unit that can run active?

jeeper07
01-22-2008, 04:28 PM
no im lookin at some alpine hu to run active... dont have any gear yet.

alxmlr789
01-22-2008, 04:30 PM
I'd try to pick up a 9887, they are extremely easy to use, and can be had for 250~. I had one when i was runnin 2 way up front, and i loved it.

ngsm13
01-22-2008, 04:30 PM
What you listed is a solid choice...

nG

MiniVanMan
01-22-2008, 04:37 PM
If you're talking about the Dayton RS180 7" driver, then I don't like that combo. The XT25 doesn't extend down low enough to mate up well with the RS180. I'd pick a different tweeter. The Seas Neo tweeter is a much better option for that application, and is still around the same price as the XT25.

jeeper07
01-22-2008, 04:37 PM
yea ill probably have a 10 or 12 or something like that to back it up as far as a woofer. not goin for too loud just good sounding clean looking install. i think im gonna go ahead and order that setup here in the next couple days unless i find something better

jeeper07
01-22-2008, 04:42 PM
If you're talking about the Dayton RS180 7" driver, then I don't like that combo. The XT25 doesn't extend down low enough to mate up well with the RS180. I'd pick a different tweeter. The Seas Neo tweeter is a much better option for that application, and is still around the same price as the XT25.

well any idea as to where to buy such tweeters?

alxmlr789
01-22-2008, 04:56 PM
www.madisound.com

Look around there, they have some excellent stuff.

Also, take a look at www.zaphaudio.com for some useful information on tweeters, and 6.5"s. This site helped me choose what to buy.

jeeper07
01-22-2008, 05:07 PM
any one know if a alpine 9855 would work well for this set up?

bdawson72
01-22-2008, 05:09 PM
any one know if a alpine 9855 would work well for this set up?

I know that it can be used in an active setup.

budahbuddy803
01-22-2008, 05:11 PM
hey jeeper, i have no experience with any alpine Hu, but i do know that the pioneer 880 is super nice, it might be a little time consuming to get everything tweaked, but man are there unlimited options to mess with. I love that unit and when i get my reg cab i think i am going to do that Hu, my CDT comps in the door, and probably some id8v3s in the rear speaker locations. Along with all the deadening and my IDQ10v3.

jeeper07
01-22-2008, 05:13 PM
yea im makin a list of all the stuff im checkin into but i found a good deal on that radio and think it may work.

jdc753
01-22-2008, 05:29 PM
The 9855 looks to be a good choice, specially if you got a good deal on it. Looking forward to what you do for speaker placement. Currently I am considering putting the woofers in the doors in the factory location and then putting the tweeters up on the top of the dash fired at the driver and passenger. Seems to be soo many choices for location though. I just don't want to do kick panels, cause well I WILL kick them lol.

Where are you thinking of putting the drivers? and are you doing to try and get them on axis or off axis? Guessing that depends more on driver selection though.

jeeper07
01-22-2008, 05:33 PM
well i plan on mounting them in the door, but i dont have any factory locations in the door and soo im just gonna glass over the existing panel with a flushmount setup or just maek a whole new panel

jeeper07
01-22-2008, 05:33 PM
as far as tweeters ill glass them into the pillars

jdc753
01-22-2008, 05:57 PM
as far as tweeters ill glass them into the pillars

Cool thats long the lines of what I am planning. I just don't wanna hack up my relatively new truck too too much lol, otherwise I would go all out and probably put some 8's in my doors or something lol. Plenty of room just staring back at me.

Your truck is gonna be setup really nice when you get all the work done to it along with deadened and with some nice speakers. CA.com truckers unite lol.

jeeper07
01-22-2008, 06:03 PM
yea im actually swappin cabs, so itll b deadened pretty intensly.

RAM_Designs
01-22-2008, 06:05 PM
I use the RS180's and Tang Band Neos pictured here. (http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&Partnumber=264-834) They go well together IMO...

jeeper07
01-22-2008, 06:12 PM
well i got some choices now. gonna do a lil research any mor opinions on the alpine hu? 9855

jeeper07
01-24-2008, 09:08 PM
ne other suggestions?? also are there any double din screens that will work w active?

jeeper07
01-25-2008, 12:49 AM
ttt

jeeper07
01-25-2008, 02:12 AM
ttt

mikey7182
01-25-2008, 02:21 AM
Lots of HUs will run active, including a lot of Alpines. No double DINs will do it that I know of without another processor. For example, the Alpine IVA-W200/205 will do it but requires the H701 processor... you can control it from the deck though. As far as single DIN Alpines go, usually the highest model in a given year can do active... so, CDA-9815, CDA-9835, CDA-9855, CDA-9887, CDA-7998, CDA-7949, etc. The only down side to the 9855 is it used that gay GlideTouch technology that Alpine dropped after a single season. If you can find a 9835 or a 9887, get those instead.

Other brands do it too, including the Pioneer Premier DEH-P880PRS, and the DEH-P980BT. I am not super familiar with other brands, but I know Clarion and Eclipse both offer HUs that do active.

mlstrass
01-25-2008, 05:08 AM
If you do get the XT25's I've found that boosting them at 12.5kHz really wakes them up as they're pretty laid back.

camry_tuner
01-25-2008, 06:32 AM
Lots of HUs will run active, including a lot of Alpines. No double DINs will do it that I know of without another processor. For example, the Alpine IVA-W200/205 will do it but requires the H701 processor... you can control it from the deck though. As far as single DIN Alpines go, usually the highest model in a given year can do active... so, CDA-9815, CDA-9835, CDA-9855, CDA-9887, CDA-7998, CDA-7949, etc. The only down side to the 9855 is it used that gay GlideTouch technology that Alpine dropped after a single season. If you can find a 9835 or a 9887, get those instead.

Other brands do it too, including the Pioneer Premier DEH-P880PRS, and the DEH-P980BT. I am not super familiar with other brands, but I know Clarion and Eclipse both offer HUs that do active.

actually, the top 2 models from alpine for those given years can run active...
9813, 9833, 7987...

jdc753
01-25-2008, 11:20 AM
ne other suggestions?? also are there any double din screens that will work w active?

You thinkin double din in that dash? your goin all out eh. should be pretty sweet though. Best solution I know of for double din and active is a W200/205 and an H701. Thats what I was shooting for when I first started getting stuff for my truck. Seems to be quite a lot of people go for that setup and even if not more than that use an H701 in some form or another to get their processing.

jeeper07
01-25-2008, 11:23 AM
yea man im goin all out... in a few years i hope this to be a complete show quality truck. im gettin the entire new cab repainted... gutting everything and everything sprayed. when i take off the cab im takin off the bed so ill be doing all of the underbody clean up as far as rust and repainting anything down there that needs it. Any one know how much the alpine combo runs?

happyb
01-27-2008, 09:31 PM
kenwood, pioneer and eclipse have double dins that can run active. i have a kenwood and a bunch of my frends have kenwood double dins that have active capabilities.

jeeper07
01-27-2008, 11:43 PM
yea im still feelin out all that i got to choose from. audio is still a couple months away