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thormxkid
01-15-2009, 09:08 PM
how many rms should be sent to a set of to woofer and tweeter when running active????

i have jl 6.5 c5's

where would be a good place to start ?

shaneb
01-15-2009, 09:10 PM
3way active?
I will be powering mids with 300wrms and subs with 300 a piece. Subs don't play a huge role in the SQ scene.
I would prefer more power but I can't find another Minilith for subs.
Typically I've seen around 300wrms on mids and about 500 each sub. But it's so relative. I've also seen 200 on sub and 75 on mids, it's about what you want.

thormxkid
01-15-2009, 09:34 PM
tweeter , mids , and subs , will all be amped sepratly

SQPL
01-15-2009, 09:37 PM
Just follow the rms raiting of the woofer and tweeter but some put more power but never exceed the peak power handling.

thormxkid
01-15-2009, 10:33 PM
well my speakers are rated at 75 rms run passive

so active i would run 75 to tweeters and 75 to woofers separtly

ls2poweredgoat
01-15-2009, 10:40 PM
20 watts to tweeters 100+ to mids..will sound nice.

jerseyboy
01-15-2009, 10:44 PM
I know I am about to ask a noob question. but what are the benifits of running active? I hear people say you can control them better through the HU

ls2poweredgoat
01-15-2009, 10:46 PM
I know I am about to ask a noob question. but what are the benifits of running active? I hear people say you can control them better through the HU

You can control slopes, Xover points, etc, at your finger tips...

Louisiana_CRX
01-15-2009, 10:51 PM
20 watts to tweeters 100+ to mids..will sound nice.

x2 tweeters do not need a lot of power because of their efficiency

jerseyboy
01-15-2009, 10:52 PM
You can control slopes, Xover points, etc, at your finger tips...

but you must have a good HU with crossover to do so? (sorry to thread jack OP)

ls2poweredgoat
01-15-2009, 10:53 PM
x2 tweeters not need a lot of power because of their efficiency

Yes sir.

Get a very small 2-channel that does 30 or 40 watts per channel, and keep the gain all the way down...

Find another 2-channel that does 100+ watts per channel and put it on the mids...

And...enjoy. :D

RAM_Designs
01-15-2009, 10:57 PM
The amount of power needed depends entirely on the speakers you choose, and how you install them. I always make sure I have more power than I'll ever need...

ls2poweredgoat
01-15-2009, 11:02 PM
The amount of power needed depends entirely on the speakers you choose, and how you install them. I always make sure I have more power than I'll ever need...

x2

thormxkid
01-15-2009, 11:08 PM
well im running everything that is in my sig so that should be good enough rite?

ls2poweredgoat
01-15-2009, 11:08 PM
well im running everything that is in my sig so that should be good enough rite?

PDX amps are eh, get something with more balls.

thormxkid
01-16-2009, 08:48 AM
whats wrong with pdx amps?

James Bang
01-16-2009, 11:45 AM
calling jl audio would be a good place to start

jerseyboy
01-16-2009, 12:56 PM
I have 2 pdx 1000.1 and i am pretty happy with them...for the size, they pack a punch!!!

gunz4me
01-16-2009, 01:03 PM
but you must have a good HU with crossover to do so? (sorry to thread jack OP)

If you want to control this at your fingertips you do! If not, you could always go with an external electronic crossover to do it for you. Coustic used to make some great budget electronic crossovers and Audiocontrol makes some great pricey electronic crossovers:D

groove269
01-16-2009, 01:53 PM
Would the pioneer premier F90bt be able to control active at findertips?

thormxkid
01-16-2009, 03:35 PM
calling jl audio would be a good place to start


for getting cross over point and rms setting?

James Bang
01-16-2009, 03:40 PM
for getting cross over point and rms setting?

****, why not?

James Bang
01-16-2009, 03:42 PM
if you don't think they would know what freqs or power their own products can handle, why buy their stuff? If the company can't answer questions of that matter, i'd stay away from them.

thormxkid
01-16-2009, 03:46 PM
yea good point. i was just wondering if thats why you were sayin to call them

bass_lover1
01-16-2009, 05:40 PM
x2 tweeters do not need a lot of power because of their efficiency

Actually it would be the human ear's perception of relative volume at higher frequencies. IE, the human ear is more sensitive to higher frequencies, which is why they sound louder when compared to the rest of the spectrum.

adam71
01-17-2009, 05:53 AM
well im running everything that is in my sig so that should be good enough rite?

How are you running active with rear fill??:confused:

thormxkid
01-17-2009, 10:32 AM
well i don't knoe if i will run active im just condsidering it.
will running active still allow me to get my system tuned by the imprint kit?

thormxkid
04-11-2009, 03:22 PM
???

thormxkid
04-17-2009, 12:05 AM
what does your amp hav to do with anything???

James Bang
04-17-2009, 12:12 AM
craziest shameless plug ever.

bass_lover1
04-17-2009, 12:09 PM
You know, I tried to get that tool banned on DIYMA for spamming the build log section, but I don't think it ever happened. What's the point of the report post button, when no one cares?

tez4life
04-17-2009, 12:35 PM
craziest shameless plug ever.


indeed